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Legacy of Coach Jerry Sloan lives on in Illinois hometown

May. 16, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

MCLEANSBORO, Ill. (AP) — When you pull into this town, one of the first things you can see is Hamilton County Junior/Senior High School. It sits on Jerry Sloan Drive. And if you follow the drive around to the back of the school, you find the gymnasium named for the late...

Rogers keeps rolling, Marlins beat Diamondbacks 5-1

May. 14, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trevor Rogers pitched six strong innings and Jesús Aguilar had three more hits to lead the Miami Marlins over the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Thursday night. Rogers (5-2) has been one of the top rookies in the National League. He allowed one run and four...

Black softball player told to cut hair in N Carolina game

May. 13, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system has called for a rule change after a Black softball player was told to cut her hair because of the beads she was wearing, adding that the rule is “culturally biased.” Nicole Pyles of Durham Hillside High School...

Ex-UNR star Armon Johnson new coach at Reno's McQueen High

May. 13, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Nevada Wolf Pack basketball star Armon Johnson has been hired as the new boys’ basketball coach at Reno’s McQueen High School. McQueen Athletic Director Eric Borja confirmed the hiring, the Reno Gazette Journal reported on its web site...

Pleasant Hill stadium latest approved in Des Moines metro

May. 13, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) — The Pleasant Hill City Council has approved site plans for a new multimillion-dollar stadium — the latest in a spate of such facility plans across the Des Moines metro area. The proposed 6,200-seat Pleasant Hill multi-use stadium would be...

In-person graduations planned amid New Mexico vaccine push

May. 12, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A year after holding only drive-thru graduations, the school district for New Mexico's second most populous city has scheduled in-person graduation ceremonies at the district's soccer stadium for its six high schools over two days later this month. ...

Parker Fox, Division 2 All-American, transfers to Minnesota

May. 11, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Parker Fox, a 6-foot-8 forward and a native of Minnesota, became the latest transfer to join the revamped Gophers on Tuesday. Fox played three seasons at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and was selected this year by the National...

Football player, brother IDed as boating accident victims

May. 11, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school football player and his brother have been identified as the two boaters whose bodies have been found in the Intracoastal Waterway in South Carolina, a coroner said. Horry County Coroner Tamara Willard said...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

May. 11, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 7, 2021. Editorial: ‘He should be fired!’ Olathe North coach needs to go after using n-word Pete Flood, head baseball coach at Olathe North High School, needs to be fired after aiming the n-word at the only Black player on...

Kansas high school coach, accused of racial slur, fired

May. 10, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school board has fired a high school baseball coach for allegedly using a racial slur toward a Black player. The Olathe board met Monday morning and announced the firing of Olathe North High School Coach Pete Flood, the Kansas City Star...