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Gruden, Fitzgerald, Morgan work to build grass-roots sports

Jul. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Gruden, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Morgan have reached the summit of their professions. They all recognize the need for strong grass-roots sports programs, and they are doing something about it. Working with DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation, the three have pledged to provide access to...

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin to make summer trip to China

Jul. 18, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL's continued outreach in that country. Ovechkin will visit Beijing in early August as a league ambassador. He's expected to take part in youth hockey clinics, interviews and business development meetings. The Russian star...

Teen ump caught in parents' brawl gets major league support

Jun. 30, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The 13-year-old umpire caught in the middle of a brawl at a youth baseball game got a big league show of support Sunday. Josh Cordova and his family were invited to Coors Field by major league umpire Chris Guccione to see the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies. Guccione, who's from...

Acclaimed prep basketball coach Gene Pingatore dies at 83

Jun. 27, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WESTCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Gene Pingatore, the winningest boys' basketball coach in Illinois history who gained national attention when he appeared in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams," has died. He was 83. Ronald Hoover, principal at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, says Pingatore died Wednesday at...

Police: 11 adults, 1 teen cited after youth baseball brawl

Jun. 27, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Police say a dozen people have now been cited for disorderly conduct after a brawl during a youth baseball game in Colorado. Lakewood police had previously announced the citations to six people and provided an updated total on Thursday. Police received a video of the June 15 fight...

Edmunds: Best cars for today's youth sports families

Jun. 26, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

Young athletes today compete year-round in a variety of clubs and travel to tournaments, usually with staggering amounts of equipment. Vehicle support is often key, and to that end, Edmunds has collected its picks for the best cars, trucks and SUVs for families with active young athletes. Space for passengers and...

The Latest: Police grads honor slain Sacramento officer

Jun. 20, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Sacramento police officer (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A Sacramento Police Academy graduation ceremony has opened with a moment of silence for a rookie gunned down last night by a rifle-wielding attacker. Lt. Steve OIiveira told nearly 60 graduates...

The Latest: Teen ump addresses fist fight at baseball game

Jun. 20, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on an adult brawl at a youth baseball game in suburban Denver (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A 13-year-old umpire says his warning against both sides for using foul language prompted a fist fight between adults at a youth baseball game in suburban Denver. Josh Cordova tells...

Police release video, search for brawlers at kids' game

Jun. 19, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say they are investigating a fist fight between adults over a teenage umpire's calls during a youth baseball game involving 7-year-olds. Video shot by spectators shows men exchanging punches on the field. Lakewood police spokesman John Romero said police want...

Browns' Landry: Mayfield comments on Johnson a "non-issue"

Jun. 14, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry's not worried about the Browns bickering. The splashy wide receiver said Friday he doesn't believe recent harsh comments quarterback Baker Mayfield made about disgruntled running back Duke Johnson will affect chemistry for a Cleveland team dealing with high...