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Richie Plass shows his exhibit Bittersweet Winds at Shawano Community High School, Nov. 26, 2019. Plass portrayed the school's mascot in 1968.  (Rob Mentze/Wisconsin Public Radio via AP)

Ex-high school mascot wants end to American Indian mascots

Jan. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EST

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Richie Plass was 16 when he became his high school's mascot. The school principal approached him about it, along with the basketball coach and the athletic director. The Shawano Community High School mascot at the time was the Indians. Plass is Menominee and Stockbridge/Munsee, and...

Tigers PA announcer Jay Allen dies after cancer fight

Jan. 24, 2020 6:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Jay Allen, the team's public address announcer, has died. “Everyone admired Jay’s faith, determination and positive mindset during his fight with cancer,” the team said in a statement Friday. “His vocal passion for the Tigers and sports...

New York Giants NFL football quarterback Eli Manning announces his retirement on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. In the foreground are Super Bowl XLII and XLVI trophies. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Appreciate Eli for how he met major challenges

Jan. 24, 2020 5:04 PM EST

The debate whether Eli Manning is a Hall of Fame quarterback already has begun and will last for the next half-decade. So why not look back at his achievements without wondering if he is bound for the Canton shrine as his brother Peyton will be next year? The youngest of three sons of a college football...

Only three players on court at buzzer after basketball brawl

Jan. 24, 2020 11:45 AM EST

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A high school basketball game in Delaware devolved into a three-on-three contest after a bench-clearing brawl, and only three of those players were left on the court at the buzzer. Thursday's game ended with only one player on the court for Cape Henlopen High School and two for Sussex...

League nixes hockey jerseys honoring injured officer

Jan. 24, 2020 7:03 AM EST

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — High school hockey players in Waseca won't be able to wear game jerseys made in honor of a local police officer gravely wounded in the line of duty. The Minnesota State High School League stepped in and told the coaches the jerseys don’t comply with rules for special...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn, left, guards Boise State guard RayJ Dennis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego. It's almost like coach Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery. Tired of losing at their old schools, big man Yanni Wetzell and guards Flynn and KJ Feagin transferred to San Diego State after being lured by the prospect of winning and going to the NCAA Tournament. And boy, have they ever won, to the point that they've matched some accomplishments by the breakthrough 2010-11 team led by the most famous player in program history, Kawhi Leonard.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Trio of transfers powering Dutcher's undefeated No. 4 Aztecs

Jan. 23, 2020 4:14 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s almost like Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery when they attracted a trio of transfers. Tired of losing at their old schools, big man Yanni Wetzell and guards Malachi Flynn and KJ Feagin came to SDSU because they wanted to join a winning program and go...

Police investigating racist drawing at WVa high school

Jan. 23, 2020 3:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police are investigating what a prosecutor said was a racist drawing that was posted at a southern West Virginia high school and targeted a biracial basketball player from a rival team. West Virginia State Police spokeswoman Capt. Shallon Oglesby said in a statement that the...

Louisiana teen dies after being shot in weekend robbery

Jan. 22, 2020 6:16 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A high school senior found shot in his Chevy Camaro during a weekend robbery died Wednesday, authorities said. Lafayette police confirmed the death of Matthew Carter, 17, news outlets reported. They said two teens were arrested over the weekend and face charges including...

Army tabs Cody Worley as QBs coach

Jan. 22, 2020 5:25 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has named Cody Worley as its quarterbacks coach. Worley comes to West Point after a five-year stint in the same position at Kennesaw State of the Football Championship Subdivision. He replaces Mitch Ware, who announced his retirement on Monday after a 35-year career, the last...

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Fan passion fuels Iowa women's 30-game home winning streak

Jan. 22, 2020 4:44 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lisa Bluder grew up in Iowa, and her college coaching career has been spent only at in-state schools. So she understands the passion for the sport that spreads from the Mississippi to the Missouri rivers. That love for the game is on display in the Iowa Hawkeyes coach's own arena,...