Latest High school sports News

Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?

Feb. 16, 2019 12:07 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year history. Soccer greats around the world expressed condolences, Rio de Janeiro's mayor declared three days of...

Twins reach 5-year deals with Kepler, Polanco

Feb. 15, 2019 8:25 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have locked up a pair of young position players for the long term by agreeing to five-year contracts with right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco. The contracts were announced Friday, a day after they were reached as pitchers and catchers went through...

Wisconsin high school sorry for apparent blackface display

Feb. 14, 2019 4:47 PM EST

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — The principal of a suburban Milwaukee high school says there will be consequences for students at a basketball game who displayed pictures of an opponent making it appear he was wearing blackface. The player was Nicolet High School star Jalen Johnson. Johnson, who is black, is...

New Jersey moves to limit contact in high school football

Feb. 13, 2019 5:41 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The executive committee of the organization that governs New Jersey high school athletes has approved a proposal to drastically reduce contact in football before and during the season. The proposal passed Wednesday by the executive committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic...

Minnesota players suspended over free-throw change-up

Feb. 12, 2019 5:48 PM EST

MINNEOTA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota high school suspended three basketball players after one of the players improperly shot free throws for two teammates. Minneota High School reported the infraction in its Jan. 31 game against MACCRAY to the state high school league and then suspended senior Thomas Hennen...

How many Kyler Murrays are out there in specialization era?

Feb. 12, 2019 3:57 PM EST

Kyler Murray has chosen football over baseball, at least for now. It is anyone's guess when the world will see another athlete with the skills and opportunity to have such a choice. The Oakland Athletics selected Murray ninth overall in the Major League Baseball draft last June. He then went out and won the...

Bengals hire 3 assistant coaches, continue youth movement

Feb. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals hired Jemal Singleton from the Raiders on Monday to serve as their running backs coach, part of their latest moves to fill out Zac Taylor's staff. They also added Joey Boese as strength and conditioning coach, and hired high school coach Doug Rosfeld as director of...

No. 2 prospect Edwards stays in state, commits to Georgia

Feb. 11, 2019 4:49 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia landed a rare top national recruit when shooting guard Anthony Edwards decided to stay close to home. Edwards made the announcement at Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta on Monday, noting first-year coach Tom Crean coached his favorite players — Dwyane Wade at Marquette and...

Questions, criticism of Brazil soccer club where 10 killed

Feb. 9, 2019 7:26 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Under mounting criticism Saturday, Brazilian soccer club Flamengo defended its management of the training ground where a fire killed 10 of its academy players — all between 14 and 16 years old — at a dormitory that had been registered with the city as a parking lot. Rio...

Dreams to tragedy: Fire kills 10 at Brazilian soccer academy

Feb. 8, 2019 3:22 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire early Friday swept through the sleeping quarters of an academy for Brazil's popular professional soccer club Flamengo, killing 10 people and injuring three, most likely teenage players, authorities said. Firefighters were called just after 5 a.m. to the sprawling Ninho de Urubu...