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Tropical Storm Nestor forms, threatening US Gulf Coast

Oct. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Nestor bore down on the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Friday, threatening to hit an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. But unlike Michael, a powerful storm that left thousands...

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

Oct. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state. The...

Shaq donates a year's rent to a paralyzed Atlanta boy

Oct. 18, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal has donated a year's rent in a new home to an Atlanta woman whose 12-year-old son was paralyzed in a shooting at a football game. O'Neal tells WXIA-TV that Isaiah Payton's family had been living in a one-bedroom apartment that wasn't accessible for...

Mississippi residents 'may skip church' to watch Saints-Jags

Oct. 10, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars are big in Brandon, Mississippi, these days. And not just because Saints linebacker Demario Davis and Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew have banners flying outside the high school football stadium there. Davis and Minshew will...

Steelers' season could rest in the hands of QB Devlin Hodges

Oct. 9, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Out of work on the first Saturday in September after getting cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Devlin Hodges sat in his parent's house in Kimberly, Alabama, texted his high school coach Dusty Goode and asked Goode if he wanted to come over and watch some football. As afternoon turned to...

Police: High school coach lifted $40 from player's wallet

Oct. 9, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico football coach has been fired and faces criminal charges after authorities said a student used a cellphone video to capture the coach on video taking money from a player's wallet. State Police arrested Miyamura High School coach John D. Roanhaus on Saturday following a...

2 players ineligible on Briles-coached high school team

Oct. 8, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A district executive committee has ruled that two players on an East Texas high school football team coached by former Baylor coach Art Briles are ineligible. The Dallas Morning News reports the committee voted 6-0 on Tuesday that Brock and Cameron Nellor moved to the Mount Vernon Independent...

High school coach, assistant suspended pending investigation

Oct. 4, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — A high school football coach and assistant coach have been suspended in Tennessee pending an investigation by the school district. News outlets report Ravenwood coach Matt Daniels and assistant coach Ryan Fowler won't coach at the team's game at Dickson County on Friday. Williamson...

Surge in players seeking mental health treatment in England

Oct. 4, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

Dropping in on football clubs across England to speak to players, Michael Bennett poses a question he already know the answers to. “How many of you look after the physical aspects of your game?” The hands all go up, of course. They don’t need to be reminded of the importance of sleep,...

High life: Fletcher takes emotional ride in Goodyear Blimp

Oct. 2, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — London Fletcher looked down and traced his unlikely path to football stardom. From more than 1,000 feet above his hometown, Fletcher gazed out one of the Goodyear Blimp's gondola windows and memories flashed before him. Below, he could see his childhood home on Giddings Road, where life...