Latest Youth sports News

Police: Man shoots football coach over fight between players

Aug. 13, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a youth football coach was shot and wounded after breaking up a fight involving his players and an opposing team. Nashville police say in a statement the 42-year-old coach is recovering from two bullet wounds to his right leg. They say he was shot Saturday...

Rhode Island team heads to Little League World Series

Aug. 13, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Rhode Island little league baseball team is headed to the big game. The Coventry Little League team is going to the Little League World Series after beating their Massachusetts rivals 3-2 Sunday to win the New England Regional Championship. The team had previously lost to...

Vehicle sought in shooting that killed youth football coach

Aug. 11, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a vehicle in connection with the shooting death of a youth football league coach gunned down at a southern New Jersey school. Thirty-seven-year-old Joseph Jones of Millville was shot and killed at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot at Lakeside Middle...

Authorities: Gunman kills football coach, shoots at police

Aug. 10, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A youth football league coach was shot and killed at a southern New Jersey school by at least one shooter who later fired several shots at police officers. Cumberland County prosecutors say many children were in the area when the shooting occurred around 8:15 p.m. Thursday in the...

Police: Falling tree injures child playing in park

Aug. 8, 2018 1:52 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say an 11-year-old boy has been injured by a falling tree in a park. Hartford police say the boy was playing basketball with other children in Goodwin Park Tuesday when the tree snapped and fell. The boy was taken to Connecticut Children's Medical Center...

NBA All-Star returns to Juneau to host youth basketball camp

Aug. 5, 2018 2:39 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A two-time NBA All-Star is returning to his hometown in Alaska to host a weeklong youth basketball camp. The Juneau Empire reports 36-year-old Carlos Boozer is holding his second camp that begins Monday at Juneau-Douglas High School, where Boozer graduated from in 1999. The retired...

Michigan basketball player hopes to inspire others

Aug. 5, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — First there's the weight room, then the film room, then the classroom, then there's practice and finally the game. A day in the life of a Division-I college athlete is so entrenched in sport that by the time their eligibility expires, many start to wonder, "OK, now what?" That...

Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

Aug. 4, 2018 3:20 AM EDT

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a rainy morning that...

Miguel Cabrera trying to stay upbeat about recovery

Jul. 31, 2018 2:54 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera can now say it with a good deal of certainty: Baseball is harder than it looks on TV. "It's so easy when you watch the game on TV. It's so slow," the Detroit slugger said. "The game is so simple on TV." It's not nearly as simple on the field, of course, and right now all...

Group: Youth sports must eliminate win-at-all-costs culture

Jul. 31, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit group is launching an effort in Tennessee youth sports to change the culture of winning at all costs. The InSideOut Initiative addresses redefining the role of sports for students and communities. The group says in a news release millions of children lose out on the...