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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...

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...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers' Antonio Gates warms-up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. 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/Adrian Kraus, File)

Antonio Gates announces retirement following 16-year career

Jan. 14, 2020 4:30 PM EST

Antonio Gates, who became one of the most prolific tight ends in the NFL without playing a down of college football, announced his retirement Tuesday. Gates spent his entire 16-year career with the San Diego and Los Angeles Chargers. His 116 touchdown catches are the most by a tight end in league history....

Parkland football team to run plays on Super Bowl field

Jan. 14, 2020 2:09 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The football team at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting will get a taste of what it's like to play in the Super Bowl. Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team will be stand-ins as the network tests camera angles for the live broadcast. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1989, file photo, baseball arbitrator George Nicolau poses in New York. Nicolau, who ruled against baseball owners in a pair of collusion cases and served as president of the National Academy of Arbitrators, has died. He was 94. Nicolau died Jan. 2 at Lenox Hill Hospital, Gene Orza, the former chief operating officer of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/David Cantor, File)

George Nicolau dies at 94, arbitrator in MLB collusion cases

Jan. 10, 2020 3:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — George Nicolau, who ruled against baseball owners in two collusion cases and served as president of the National Academy of Arbitrators, has died. He was 94. Nicolau died Jan. 2 at Lenox Hill Hospital, Gene Orza, the former chief operating officer of the Major League Baseball Players...

High school basketball coach accused of assaulting heckler

Jan. 9, 2020 9:01 PM EST

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A winless North Carolina high school basketball coach assaulted a heckler who raised his hand to admit he had made the comment, a sheriff's office said. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said in a news release posted to social media that one of its deputies working security at the...

NFL announces nominees for Shula coaching award

Jan. 9, 2020 3:15 PM EST

The NFL has announced its 32 nominees for the Don Shula Award to honor the top high school coaches in the country. The nominees, one per team, will be invited to attend the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 26, when the winner will be announced. The winner will also attend the NFL Honors show in Miami on Feb....

In this 1984 photo, Michigan state NCAA college football head coach George Perles gets lifted on the shoulders of team members after a victory. George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was an assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s that won four Super Bowls, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, the school said. He was 85. (Manny Crisostomo/Detroit Free Press via AP)

George Perles, longtime Michigan State coach, dies at 85

Jan. 8, 2020 4:04 PM EST

George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was a key defensive assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 85. Perles played football at Michigan State and later was an assistant coach, head coach, athletic director and member of the...