Latest Youth sports News

NFL looking for next generation of stars _ ages 9-12

Nov. 17, 2019 12:35 PM EST

The NFL is looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century. The league launched a casting call Sunday asking parents and youth coaches of boys and girls ages 9-12 to submit videos of the kids’ best moves on the football field for a chance to attend Super Bowl 54...

Clarification: Sports Concussions-Kids story

Nov. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

In a story Nov. 11, The Associated Press reported that new guidance from an expert panel's consensus statement on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports, including what age is safest to start playing them. The story should have...

Prep basketball takes backseat to AAU in recruiting game

Nov. 11, 2019 4:13 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Back when Bruce Weber was an up-and-coming assistant on Gene Keady's staff at Purdue, the coach would spend countless hours on planes and behind the wheel to catch as many high school basketball games as possible. He would walk into the gymnasium of an elite prospect on a cold...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

Oct. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire fraud,...

The Latest: Councilman Marty Small named Atlantic City mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of Marty Small as Atlantic City's new mayor (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Council members in Atlantic City have named Council President Marty Small the city's new mayor at a special meeting. Small has been serving as acting mayor since former Mayor...

Trump gripes about impeachment, media at Louisiana rally

Oct. 11, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his argument that the House impeachment inquiry is nothing more than a new attempt to overturn his election based on "a lot of crap." Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his...

The Latest: Trump calls Little Leaguers to stage at rally

Oct. 11, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is incorporating the winners of the 2019 Little League World Series into his political campaign rally as he tries to make inroads with Louisiana voters before a gubernatorial primary...

Little League champs fly home to Louisiana with president

Oct. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The winners of the 2019 Little League World Series are flying home from Washington to Louisiana in style — aboard Air Force One. President Donald Trump met with the Eastbank All-Stars on Friday at the White House. The players then met again with Trump at Andrews Air Force Base in...

Concussion PSA compares youth football dangers to smoking

Oct. 10, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out cigarettes. "Tackle football is like smoking," a youthful voice-over...

Marty Small: New rider in Atlantic City's mayor-go-round

Oct. 5, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Marty Small intends on bringing big changes to Atlantic City, where yet another political corruption scandal has propelled him to the office he has sought for so long. Small, the City Council president, became acting mayor Friday, a day after Frank Gilliam Jr., a fellow Democrat,...