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In this June 3, 2020, photo provided by Idaho State Athletics, people walk during a unity march, in Pocatello, Idaho. A strong connection between law enforcement and Idaho State student-athletes set the stage for the peaceful unity march. (Jarius Fields/Idaho State Athletics via AP)

Idaho march brings college athletes, officers together

Jul. 2, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

Tommy Togiai could hear the emotion in his teammates' voices, see it in their eyes, even on a computer screen. The Ohio State defensive tackle felt it, too, in the days after George Floyd's death while in the custody of Minneapolis police. The Buckeyes were planning a protest march. At home in Pocatello, Idaho,...

Montana football coach suspended after post on protesters

Jun. 30, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

DARBY, Mont. (AP) — A high school football coach in Montana will be suspended without pay after suggesting in a social media post that Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City should be hanged, the Darby school board decided. The Darby school board voted last week not to fire coach Jeff Snavely. In...

High school football, girls soccer won't start on time

Jun. 30, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association said Tuesday that football and girls' soccer will not start on schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic. Season openers had been set for Aug. 21 with jamborees a week earlier but on Monday Gov. Bill Lee extended Tennessee's...

Prep hoops star Emoni Bates commits to play for Michigan St

Jun. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan high school basketball standout Emoni Bates has committed to play at Michigan State for the class of 2022. Bates announced his decision Monday on ESPN to play for the Spartans and coach Tom Izzo. In April, the 6-foot-9 guard was named Gatorade’s national player of...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, then-East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes applauds his team during an NCAA men's college basketball championship game against Wofford in the Southern Conference tournament, in Asheville, N.C. Forbes is now the head coach at Wake Forest. Forbes has five Division I transfers joining the program, with three added since he took over in April. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

Some new college hoop coaches turn to experienced transfers

Jun. 29, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

Mark Byington has spent more than three months as the men’s basketball coach at James Madison without being able to take a recruiting trip or meet personally with the eight players joining his program during the coronavirus pandemic. But he takes some comfort in that five of the newcomers have Division I...

In this 1984 photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse, left, and general manager Phil Krueger laugh during NFL football practice in Tampa. Fla. Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Buccaneers' history, died Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was 90. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. (Fraser Hale/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Former NFL, college coach Krueger dies at 90; Bucs' 1st GM

Jun. 28, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history, has died. He was 90. Krueger died Monday at his home, his family said....

Student with hardships named Louisiana Youth of the Year

Jun. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — With five seconds left in the game, Zontré Scott got the ball. He heard voices in the crowd telling him to shoot or pass. Some cheered him on to make the right decision and succeed, and others wanted him to make the wrong choice and fail. Not just at basketball, but at life....

Thibodaux baseball, softball academy thriving on 'The Farm'

Jun. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Former South Terrebonne and Southeastern Louisiana University baseball standout Brock Hebert spent five years in the professional ranks, but after retiring in 2017, he was looking to see what was next for him in life. “I was released by the Mariners and was talking to a couple...

Kansas City, Kansas, makes masks mandatory starting Tuesday

Jun. 27, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Another Kansas City area community is making masks mandatory amid a surge of coronavirus cases. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, announced Saturday in a tweet that a requirement that masks be worn in public will go into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday....

Montana football coach to keep job after post on protesters

Jun. 26, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A high school football coach in Montana will keep his job after suggesting in a social media post that Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City should be hanged, the Darby school board decided. The school board conducted an investigation and voted Thursday to discipline coach...