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For George Floyd, a complicated life and consequential death

Apr. 20, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Years before a bystander’s video of George Floyd’s last moments turned his name into a global cry for justice, Floyd trained a camera on himself. “I just want to speak to you all real quick,” Floyd says in one video, addressing the young men in...

Andre Odom went from scouting players to representing them

Apr. 20, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

Andre Odom worked as a graduate assistant at Temple after his college football career ended and eventually landed a job as a scouting assistant with the Chicago Bears before he transitioned to representing players instead of evaluating them. He made the right move. ...

The Associated Press' 2020 Kentucky All-State Football Teams

Apr. 16, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The 2020 Associated Press Kentucky High School All-State first and second teams, as selected by 12 media representatives from across the state: FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback: Cameron Hergott, Beechwood. ...

Hergott, Burton, Love, Hawkins share AP Ky. All-State honors

Apr. 15, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

Dual-threat quarterback Cameron Hergott of Kentucky Class 2A champion Beechwood High School and Frederick Douglass two-way lineman Jager Burton have been selected as Kentucky’s co-Mr. Football for the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season. Tony Love and Phillip Hawkins shared...

Black prep player told to sit near banana peels: 'I'm fine'

Apr. 13, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A Black football player at an Illinois high school captured on video sitting in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatened to break his knees if he didn't comply says he's “fine" and wants people to “stop talking about the incident." ...

Video shows Black player forced to sit near banana peels

Apr. 12, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

A Black football player at a northwest Illinois high school is seen on video sitting down in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatens to break his knees if he doesn't comply. Moline Police Chief Darren Gault called the incident at Moline High School...

Wyoming football recruit killed in Dallas hotel shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A member of Wyoming’s 2021 football recruiting class was shot to death at a Texas hotel. Tony Evans Jr., 17, died at a hospital after the shooting early Sunday at the Hawthorn Suites near the Dallas Love Field Airport. Another person, whom police...

Spring game is last for UAB at Birmingham's Legion Field

Apr. 11, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has played its last game at Birmingham's legendary Legion Field, leaving the stadium known as the “Football Capital of the South” with few tenants. That history was on a lot of minds at the UAB spring...

Football fundraiser to transform 'worst field in America'

Apr. 11, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Since resurrecting its six-man football program in 2016, coaches and players at tiny Branson High School took perverse pride in playing on a rut-and-rock strewn pasture they claimed as the worst field in America. Opponents offered no argument — and last winter announced...

Adams, NFL veteran who killed 5, known as quiet, troubled

Apr. 08, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Phillip Adams was a journeyman NFL player whose career was cut short by injuries, a disappointment that apparently stuck with him during his post-football life. The 32-year-old Adams fatally shot five people — including a doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren —...