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Indiana boy dies after being shot wrestling with dad

Jan. 24, 2020 5:41 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 4-year-old Indiana boy who was mistakenly shot when his father's gun fell and discharged while the two were play-wrestling has died, authorities said. Tripp Shaw died from his wounds Thursday at an Indianapolis hospital, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said. The boy's...

Laurie Hernandez trains with other USA gymnasts in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hernandez, a two-time Olympic medalist, and other veterans in the USA Gymnastics elite program have praised the organization for taking steps to become more accountable and transparent in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Athletes warily embrace progress as USA Gymnastics evolves

Jan. 24, 2020 2:46 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer. Skinner wasn't worried about recapturing the skills that made her an alternate on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. A standout college career at Utah not...

Indiana boy, dad, shot when gun discharges while wrestling

Jan. 20, 2020 3:40 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 4-year-old Indiana boy is in critical condition Monday after a gun his father had concealed in his clothing discharged while the two were wrestling, police said. The Herald-Times reported that the two were play wrestling Sunday night on a bed inside a home near Bloomington,...

Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske speaks during a news conference at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Indianapolis. Penske announced that this year's NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be run on the track's road course for the first time. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NASCAR to run Xfinity race on Indy road course for 1st time

Jan. 15, 2020 3:59 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske already is making changes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It looks like more are on the way, too. On Wednesday, in his first major move since buying the iconic facility, Penske announced the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indy on July 4 will use the track's road course. The...

Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren, center, defends Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Warren was called for his second technical foul latter in the play. The Heat won 122-108. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Heat's Butler, Pacers' Warren fined for altercation

Jan. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami's Jimmy Butler was fined $35,000 and Indiana's T.J. Warren $25,000 by the NBA on Friday, two days after their altercation in the Heat's victory in Indianapolis. The NBA noted that Butler escalated the situation on social media after the game. Warren made an obscene gesture after his...

Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus (87) makes a catch against Ohio State cornerback Cameron Brown (26) during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Indianapolis ramping up prep work for 2022 championship game

Jan. 8, 2020 2:38 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Susan Baughman will spend this weekend getting learning the nuances of putting on a national championship game. Then the Indianapolis College Football Playoff host committee president will spend the next two years using those lessons to come up with a game plan. On Wednesday, Baughman...

Sheriff: Distracted trucker charged in crash that killed 3

Jan. 6, 2020 4:29 PM EST

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A Michigan trucker distracted by his coffee mug was charged in connection with an nine-vehicle crash in central Indiana that killed three people, including a toddler, and injured more than dozen others, authorities said Monday. Boone County sheriff's officials said Matthew Small, 34,...

Rocker John Mellencamp gives $50K to his Indiana hometown

Jan. 4, 2020 10:30 AM EST

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — Rocker John Mellencamp has donated $50,000 to his southern Indiana hometown for construction of a plaza near a mural that pays homage to the singer-songwriter and his 1980s hit “Small Town." Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman announced Mellencamp's gift Tuesday at the end of a...

FILE - In this April 5, 2010, file photo, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and guard Lance Thomas embrace after Duke's 61-59 win over Butler in the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game, in Indianapolis. The 2010s had some of the greatest NCAA Tournament games in college basketball history, from Duke's epic win over Butler in 2010 to Villanova's last-second win over North Carolina in 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Villanova-North Carolina tops NCAA games of the decade

Jan. 2, 2020 2:39 PM EST

Increased parity in college basketball led to some of the greatest games in the sport's history during the 2010s, from massive upsets to moments that had fans screaming from their couches. The decade had so many great games, it's hard to narrow it down to just the five best ones. Well, Associated Press poll...

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen, right, sacks Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Ballard to remain patient about Colts quarterback options

Jan. 2, 2020 1:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are willing to give Jacoby Brissett another full season to prove himself. It doesn't mean they're out of the quarterback market. General manager Chris Ballard acknowledged during Thursday's season-ending news conference that Indy's passing game needs to improve...