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Growing number of high school girl wrestling teams in Ohio

Jan. 20, 2020 2:22 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ask any of the nearly 500 girls statewide participating in high school wrestling why they do it, and expect a wide variety of answers. “As a female, it’s empowering to be in a sport that features physicality,” said Olentangy Orange senior Anna Grabau, who dropped...

Growing number of high school girl wrestling teams in Ohio

Jan. 20, 2020 2:12 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ask any of the nearly 500 girls statewide participating in high school wrestling why they do it, and expect a wide variety of answers. “As a female, it’s empowering to be in a sport that features physicality,” said Olentangy Orange senior Anna Grabau, who dropped...

18-year-old shot at Texas high school basketball game dies

Jan. 19, 2020 12:29 PM EST

An 18-year-old who was shot during a high school basketball game in Dallas died from his injuries, police say. A police news release said Marc Strickland died Friday at a hospital. He was shot Jan. 11 shooting inside a gymnasium during a game between Kimball and South Oak Cliff high schools. A 15-year-old boy...

50-yard-line mass baptism prompts complaint in Alabama town

Jan. 18, 2020 1:11 PM EST

REELTOWN, Ala. (AP) — The baptism of high school football players on the 50-yard-line in their football stadium has drawn complaints from a group that pushes for separation of church and state. After more than two dozen Reeltown High school players were baptized on the field in November, the...

In this Dec. 29, 2019 photo, Pulaski/Carmen High School basketball coach Melvin White coaches his players In Milwaukee. White works to ensure his kids win in the game of life. (Edgar Mendez/Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service via AP) .

Milwaukee coach prioritizes making students ‘better people’

Jan. 18, 2020 1:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It’s the day after Christmas, and the sounds of thumping basketballs, squeaking sneakers and shouts from Pulaski/Carmen High School boys varsity basketball coach Melvin White echo off the walls of the school’s gym. “No one in the City Conference is going to fall for...

Students reinstated amid hazing probe at Michigan school

Jan. 17, 2020 10:56 AM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Three Detroit-area high school students who were suspended during an investigation of hazing by football players are back in class, a lawyer said. Paul Addis told the Detroit Free Press that a lawsuit against De La Salle Collegiate was settled. One student returned to school Monday...

Missouri farmer ran one of the biggest frauds in US history

Jan. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather of five was a liar, cheat and serial philanderer who masterminded one of the biggest and longest-running...

Superintendent apologizes for teens yelling homophobic slurs

Jan. 16, 2020 3:40 PM EST

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — The superintendent of an Alabama school district issued an apology after a group of high school baseball players shouted homophobic slurs at a same-sex couple. Students on the James Clemens High School baseball team drove by the home of Colin Tomblin and his partner, Jason, on Friday...

Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams celebrates with fans after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 28-23 to advance to the NFC Championship. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Davante Adams' drive to be great has become an 'obsession'

Jan. 15, 2020 8:20 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Davante Adams obsesses about being great. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver wasn't a five-star recruit. He wasn't the biggest, fastest or most athletic. He wasn't even a football player until late in his high school career. But the two-time Pro Bowler has worked himself into being...

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) greets fans before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. Gates announced his retirement, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020,  following a 16-year career that saw him finish with 116 touchdowns, which is the most by a tight end in NFL history. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Antonio Gates ready to move on following 16-year career

Jan. 15, 2020 5:20 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Antonio Gates was hoping to get a final chance at reaching the Super Bowl. However the teams that he thought would be a good fit ended up not making the postseason. Gates said during a conference call on Wednesday he received some calls at midseason about playing, but that he was...