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Caprice Cortez, Faith Goodsell, Autumn Barton and Mykaylla Darrow, all teammates on the Grantsville High School girls soccer team that Alexis Haynie played on, stand together at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Teen charged as adult in fatal family shooting in Utah

Jan. 22, 2020 8:55 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teenager shot and killed his mother and sister as they returned from school pickup, then waited for two more siblings to come home and killed them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Colin “CJ” Haynie, 16, tried to kill his father as well, but the older man managed to...

Montana high schools can offer girls wrestling, powerlifting

Jan. 22, 2020 2:53 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana High School Association is adding girls wrestling and boys powerlifting to its sports offerings, the association announced. Schools that are members of the MHSA voted to approve both sports beginning with the 2020-21 school year. Girls wrestling will be offered during the...

In this Jan. 13, 2020 photo, members of the media take images of a destroyed bust of Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, after it was knocked down on the orders of Bolivia's sports minister, outside a sports center in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Across Bolivia, the government of interim President Jeanine Áñez is taking down statues, painting over murals, changing the names of soccer fields and stadiums, and trying to erase the legacy of the former leader, who ruled the Andean country for more than 14 years as its first indigenous president. (Daniel James/Los Tiempos via AP)

Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlash

Jan. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country's former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning president. Ministers from the current government applauded as the head came down. It was a scene...

California police investigating gun report at soccer brawl

Jan. 13, 2020 1:31 PM EST

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating reports that a spectator pulled a gun during a brawl among players and spectators and caused a panic at a youth soccer tournament in California. The altercation began during the Albion Development Showcase tournament in Temecula on Sunday, KGTV-TV...

Contractor charged with cheating youth soccer club of $17K

Jan. 9, 2020 12:27 PM EST

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut contractor has been charged with failing to reimburse a youth soccer club the $17,000 it paid him for an artificial turf field that he never installed. Robert Malloy, 45, of South Windsor turned himself in Wednesday on a warrant charging him with second-degree...

Ex-teacher sent to prison for sexually abusing 6 students

Jan. 8, 2020 10:39 AM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former high school teacher and coach was sentenced to six to 12 years in state prison for sexually abusing six students over a period of more than 10 years. Christian Willman, 40, of Coopersburg, was sentenced Tuesday in Bucks County after pleading guilty to several charges,...

2 charged with embezzling $50K from youth soccer club

Dec. 27, 2019 2:03 AM EST

ALDIE, Va. (AP) — A former youth soccer club coach in northern Virginia and his wife are accused of embezzling more than $50,000 from the club. Jeffrey J. Kern, 40, and Berkeley C. Kern, 46, surrendered to authorities this month, news outlets report. They have since posted bail and been released from...

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, Charlotte MLS owner David Tepper, center, and Charlotte mayor Vi Lyles pose for a photo after announcing the MLS will have a team in Charlotte in 2021 at an event in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Charlotte lands Major League Soccer expansion team

Dec. 17, 2019 12:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Tepper's vision of bringing a Major League Soccer team to Charlotte has been realized. Charlotte was awarded an MLS expansion team on Tuesday by MLS commissioner Don Garber at a news conference in downtown Charlotte. The team will begin play in 2021 and can sign players...

Ex-school official accused of stealing from Arizona district

Dec. 7, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former business manager for a rural Arizona school district is accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from the district and a youth soccer organization. A 21-count grand jury indictment filed late last month in Pinal County Superior Court charged Amanda Dawn Holcomb with fraud, theft, computer...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives at U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Musk did not defame a British cave explorer when he called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet, a Los Angeles jury found Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Elon Musk cleared of defamation in 'pedo guy' tweet trial

Dec. 6, 2019 10:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for...