Latest Youth sports News

Ex-NFL star Aqib Talib's brother wanted in youth coach death

Aug. 15, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) — The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib has been identified by police as a suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. Yaqub Salik Talib is suspected in the Saturday night shooting that killed a man, police in the...

Judge won't toss lawsuit against Utah transgender sports ban

Aug. 10, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge on Wednesday rejected the request by Utah officials to throw out a lawsuit challenging a state ban on transgender kids who want to compete in youth sports. The ruling comes ahead of a hearing scheduled for Thursday where Judge Keith Kelly will assess...

Beaned Little League batter rises to console upset pitcher

Aug. 09, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Little League batter rose from a beaning to console the upset pitcher in a dramatic scene at a Little League regional tournament game Tuesday in Waco, Texas. The incident happened during a Little League Southwest Regional Playoff final. ...

Georgia residents say Air Force flyover damaged their homes

Aug. 05, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

BONAIRE, Ga. (AP) — Some Georgia homeowners say that an Air Force flyover of a youth baseball tournament physically damaged their homes. WMAZ-TV reports that an F-15 Eagle from Robins Air Force Base flew over a Little League baseball tournament in Warner Robins on Wednesday. ...

Iowa basketball league to settle youth exploitation lawsuit

Aug. 01, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based youth basketball league agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by former players whose coach secretly recorded them undressing or obtained nude photos of them and is now serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual exploitation of minors. ...

SC youth baseball team takes mission to Dominican Republic

Jul. 31, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The Kingsmen baseball team is back on the diamond attempting to bring home some championship hardware. But the local team’s unforgettable moment from the season has already arrived. Kingsmen head coach Joe Hudak, who has led a faith-based...

Women's soccer energizes England in a league of their own

Jul. 29, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Izzy Short, 13, struggles to pick her favorite England player as she anticipates the team’s appearance in Sunday’s final of the European soccer championships. There’s forward Ellen White. Defender Lucy Bronze. Midfielder Georgia Stanway. Captain Leah Williamson....

Utah asks to throw out case against transgender sports ban

Jul. 15, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah this week asked a state court to throw out a lawsuit challenging its ban on transgender kids who want to compete in youth sports, as the culture war flashpoint moves from statehouses to courtrooms throughout the country. In the Utah case, three...

Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi on cover of NBA 2K23 WNBA edition

Jul. 06, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have been linked for more than two decades, playing together at UConn and then helping the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team win five gold medals. Now the basketball greats will appear on the cover of the NBA 2K23 WNBA edition video game that will be...

Mile High magic: Avs add to Denver's title town run on ice

Jun. 29, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — How's this for a hat trick: The Mile High City is now home to the Stanley Cup, NCAA and national high school hockey champions. There must be something in the (frozen) water around Denver, right? “More the elevation than the water,” cracked...