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Man gets life in prison for killing of Santa Fe prep star

Jun. 23, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a Santa Fe High School star basketball player after a fight at a house party nearly two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison. A New Mexico district court judge gave 18-year-old Estevan Montoya the maximum sentence...

Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson dies at age 26

Jun. 22, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

Jaylon Ferguson, who set an FBS record for career sacks while at Louisiana Tech and then played the past three seasons in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, has died. He was 26. Police said Wednesday the cause of death was still to be determined. “On June 21, 2022,...

After review, Indiana district ends `peace pipe' routine

Jun. 15, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana school district that adopted a Native American mascot nearly a century ago has dropped a basketball pregame routine where students dressed as American Indians performed a “peace pipe" ceremony. The Anderson Community Schools' athletic teams...

At 85, Georgia man maintains devotion to high school sports

Jun. 12, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — George Groover holds a special place in the hearts of people who love Gainesville High athletics. At 85, the longtime supporter of all things Red Elephants has served in every role imaginable to support their sports teams. And still blessed...

Diabate, Houstan staying in NBA draft and leaving Michigan

Jun. 01, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan standout freshmen Moussa Diabate and Caleb Houstan are staying in the NBA draft. Diabate and Houstan had to make a decision to stay in school, or to remain in the draft, by Wednesday. The 6-foot-11 Diabate started 26 of 32 games for...

Reggie Warford, Kentucky's first Black 4-year player, dies

May. 26, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Reggie Warford, who was Kentucky’s second Black men’s basketball player and first Black basketball player to graduate, has died. He was 67. Kentucky basketball spokeswoman Deb Moore said Warford’s wife, Marisa, notified coach John Calipari that Warford...

Rapper J. Cole to play pro basketball in Canada

May. 19, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

SCARBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will play another season of pro basketball, this time in Canada. The Canadian Elite Basketball League tweeted Thursday night that the 37-year-old rapper will join the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the coming season as a guard. The season...

New league for prep standouts sends 2 players to NBA combine

May. 19, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

They took a chance on each other: The teenage power forward from New Jersey on the start-up league. The start-up league on the young player with immense talent. Dominick Barlow received on-the-job training — and a six-figure salary — to skip college and join Overtime Elite, a new...

Man convicted in fatal shooting of a Santa Fe star athlete

May. 17, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of a Santa Fe High School basketball star nearly two years ago. A jury on Tuesday returned the verdict against Estevan Montoya in the August 2020 shooting of Fedonta “JB” White. ...

Innocence claims denied in death of Chris Paul's grandfather

Apr. 28, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Judges denied the innocence claims Thursday of four men who were convicted of killing the grandfather of NBA star Chris Paul when they were teens, even though a key witness has recanted her testimony. In 2020, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry...