Latest Youth sports News

Police: Youth football game escalates into parents brawling

Oct. 23, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a hard hit in a youth football game sparked a fight that eventually involved coaches and parents. Lawrence Township police said Monday that they are seeking video footage of the Friday brawl at a township park. NJ.com reports police were called to the...

Man charged in youth football coach's slaying to stay jailed

Oct. 22, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in the slaying of a youth football coach who was gunned down in a school parking lot after a practice will remain jailed until his murder trial starts. A judge made the ruling Friday, agreeing with Cumberland County prosecutors who cited the severity of the charges Will...

Iowa basketball coach admits to sexually exploiting 400 boys

Oct. 19, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media...

Pendleton dealing with aphid swarms

Oct. 19, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Pendleton residents have been dealing with huge swarms of flying aphids this fall. The East Oregonian reports Friday that the bugs created a gray haze at a youth football game this week and landed all over spectators. A photo also shows them coating a parked truck and almost...

Pop Warner implements concussion-awareness program for kids

Oct. 18, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

Pop Warner, the country's largest youth football program, is implementing a concussion-awareness initiative aimed at educating young athletes about how to recognize symptoms of a head injury. The program is called CrashCourse and was developed with Stanford University education, engineering and medical...

Preschool employee sentenced for sexually assaulting boys

Oct. 18, 2018 9:31 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Box Elder man who worked at a preschool and in youth sports has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting two boys. Twenty-eight-year-old Trevor Lone Hill was sentenced Wednesday in Seventh Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Craig Pfeifle said Lone Hill caught the...

Quavo on cutting collaborations, solo album, Migos and Drake

Oct. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quavo may be one-third of the uber-successful hip-hop group Migos, but he's also a rapper in high demand, appearing as a featured act on Top 10 hits by Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Drake and Liam Payne. The 27-year-old star said he was collaborating with others so much that he had to turn...

Coach Kobe: Bryant shares philosophies on how to reach kids

Oct. 16, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call him Coach Kobe. Kobe Bryant sounded just as passionate about coaching his daughter's middle-school basketball team as he was about playing for the Los Angeles Lakers under Phil Jackson as he held court about his coaching philosophies and the state of youth sports on Tuesday. Bryant...

Youth baseball league treasurer charged with theft

Oct. 16, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an Ohio woman accused of embezzling at least $180,000 from a youth baseball league while she was its treasurer has been indicted on charges including theft. Authorities say a Warren County grand jury on Monday indicted Renee Nichols on aggravated theft and tampering...

4 arrested over shooting of youth football coach near school

Oct. 11, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a New Jersey youth football coach who was gunned down in a school parking lot after practice last summer. Thirty-seven-year-old Joseph Jones was shot and killed Aug. 9 in the parking lot at Lakeside Middle School...