Sports shorts: Moore dies week after X Games crash

2013-02-01T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: Moore dies week after X Games crashStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

DENVER - Caleb Moore, an innovative freestyle snowmobile rider who was hurt in a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado, died Thursday morning. He was 25.

Moore had been undergoing care at a hospital in Grand Junction since the Jan. 24 crash. Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson confirmed his death, the first in the 18-year history of the X Games.

"He lived his life to the fullest. He was an inspiration," Lawson said.

Moore was attempting a backflip in the freestyle event in Aspen last week when the skis on his 450-pound snowmobile caught the lip of the landing area, sending him flying over the handlebars. Moore landed face first into the snow with his snowmobile rolling over him.

Baseball

Grace to serve four months in jail

PHOENIX - Former Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail under a work-release program.

The 48-year-old former first baseman with the Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs pleaded guilty Thursday to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. Grace was arrested last August in Scottsdale.

• The Diamondbacks have agreed to a $40 million, four-year contract with Martin Prado just a week after acquiring the former All-Star infielder in the trade that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta. The 29-year-old infielder is a career .295 hitter.

• Omar Vizquel has been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as a roving infield instructor.

Miscellaneous

Beckham will play for Paris-Saint Germain

PARIS - David Beckham, 37, pledged to donate his salary to a children's charity Thursday after signing a five-month contract with Paris-Saint Germain, the latest stop on his globe-trotting career.

• The Pima Community College baseball team dropped a pair of games in Las Vegas on Thursday, losing 9-0 to the College of Southern Idaho and 1-0 to the College of Southern Nevada.

• Oregon has promoted former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost to offensive coordinator under new coach Mark Helfrich.

• Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder, 73, signed a new five-year contract.

• Danish rider Michael Rasmussen admitted Thursday that he took performance-enhancing drugs for more than a decade, the latest cyclist to acknowledge doping.

Includes material from a news release

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