Latest Youth sports News

It's time: Duncan, Bryant, Garnett to enter Hall of Fame

May. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Vanessa Bryant got a private tour to see some of the newly remodeled Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, viewing the exhibit that will honor the life and legacy of her late husband before the rest of the world gets their first look. ...

Famed Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan dead at age 37

May. 11, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Colt Brennan, a star quarterback at the University of Hawaii who finished third in the 2007 Heisman Trophy balloting, died early Tuesday, his father said. He was 37. Brennan, who had public struggles with alcohol, died at a hospital in California, his...

Athlete union research aims to improve child protection

May. 11, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A world-wide network of athletes’ unions published research Tuesday aimed at better protecting young people in sports following sexual abuse scandals in gymnastics and soccer. About 300 international athletes, including some Olympians, shared their...

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

May. 08, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. Then came a new debate over women’s and girls sports. ...

17-year-old killed at junior basketball game in Australia

May. 07, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 17-year-old boy police believe was a spectator at a junior basketball game was stabbed and later died in hospital from his injuries. Police said Saturday that emergency services were called to Eagle Stadium in the southwestern Melbourne...

Kraken launch foundation focused on youth homelessness

May. 04, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Months before their first game, the Seattle Kraken have launched the club’s One Roof Foundation in partnership with Climate Pledge Arena. The foundation announced Tuesday will have three primary areas of focus: youth homelessness; youth access to...

'Football City, USA' killings raise sport safety concerns

May. 03, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Any visitor to Rock Hill, South Carolina, soon learns that “Football City, USA” basks in the glory of the dozens of youth leaguers who have gone on to win college championships and land coveted NFL contracts. Competitive football is so...

Ty Rodgers wins Michigan AP Division 1 Player of Year award

Apr. 29, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

In three seasons as head coach at Grand Blanc, Mike Thomas has seen junior Ty Rodgers do it all on the basketball court. That’s why Thomas calls the 6-foot-6 small forward, without a doubt, the best player in the state. “I think he does the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 28, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

Vicksburg Post. April 23, 2021. Editorial: The process of getting state and federal help to fix roads takes too long The scope and scale of the damage caused by historic rains in the early part of 2020 cannot be overstated. In the...

Chicharito thrilled with hot start, youth soccer initiative

Apr. 27, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With five goals in only two games, Javier Hernández is off to a spectacular start to his second year with the LA Galaxy. Chicharito’s rebound from a rough MLS debut season is going splendidly, and now the Mexican superstar is sharing his good...