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Coronavirus cancels Wyoming's 2020 Shrine football game

Apr. 6, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's 2020 Shrine Bowl all-star high school football game has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Executive Director Frank Selby announced the cancellation in an email Sunday saying he couldn't ask local businesses for their financial support while they're reeling from closures...

Donna Houston holds up a photograph of her husband, Jim, during his playing years with the Cleveland Browns, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Houston's widow would keep notes on her husband's deteriorating condition in a three-ring binder so she would be prepared for the day when he needed full-time care. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Jim Houston, Browns' 'Mr. Dependable,' had CTE

Apr. 3, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money. A two-way player who won titles in high school, college and the pros, Jim Houston had easily transitioned into...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos offensive guard Connor McGovern (60) blocks during the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons in Canton, Ohio. McGovern's tireless work ethic was born from football and potatoes. The big, Midwest-bred New York Jets offensive lineman spent his childhood playing on the ballfields of Fargo, North Dakota, and helping out on the potato-filled farms owned by his family. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Jets' new center McGovern raised on football and potatoes

Apr. 3, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Connor McGovern's tireless work ethic was born from football and potatoes. The big, Midwest-bred New York Jets offensive lineman spent his childhood playing on the ballfields of Fargo, North Dakota, and helping out on the potato-filled farms owned by his family. “The family business...

Police: Alabama student fatally shot, 2nd teen in custody

Apr. 1, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama high school student was fatally shot Wednesday morning and a classmate was taken into custody, authorities said. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said Trent Thomas Parkerson, 18, was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, news outlets reported. Trussville...

Police: Girls high school coach recorded nude student

Mar. 31, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida girls high school coach secretly recorded videos of a female student on his cellphone, authorities said. Darrell Andrew Crews, 38, was jailed Sunday on a charge of video voyeurism, news outlets reported. He has since been released on a $1,500 bond. Crews coached the...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) is tackled by Detroit Lions outside linebacker Devon Kennard during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. Arizona native Kennard is ready to aid the Cardinals' defensive rebuild. The edge rusher had seven sacks in each of the past two seasons with the Detroit Lions and agreed to a three-year deal with the Cardinals on March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Home in Arizona, Kennard ready to aid Cardinals' rebuild

Mar. 23, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

Chandler Jones was one of the NFL's elite defensive players last season even if the rest of the Arizona Cardinals defense usually struggled. Devon Kennard watched from afar as Jones tore through the league with 19 sacks last season and eight forced fumbles, causing havoc multiple times each game. Now the Arizona...

Winners announced in 2019 MAPME newspaper contest

Mar. 16, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Newspapers in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Holland were named the best in the state in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. General Excellence awards for 2019 went to The Detroit News, The Ann Arbor News and The Holland Sentinel. The Detroit Free Press won the...

Park to be named after boy, 10, killed in game shooting

Mar. 10, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey park named after a 10-year-old boy who was killed in a shooting at a high school football game will open over Memorial Day weekend. The Micah “Dew” Tennant Park will be located in the boy's neighborhood in Atlantic City, Mayor Marty Small Sr. announced...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Mar. 4, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ March 2 The Charleston Gazette-Mail on a House bill that would require a certain life-saving device be on hand at all high school football events: Is saving a life worth somewhere around $700 to have a device at every high school sporting event in West...

In this Monday, June 22, 2015, photo, Corky Rogers stands in the tunnel at Skinner-Barco Stadium on the campus of the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. Longtime high school coach Corky Rogers, who won more state championships than anyone in Florida football history, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 76. His family released a statement Thursday saying Rogers “peacefully passed” at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

Record-setting Bolles football coach Corky Rogers dies at 76

Feb. 27, 2020 1:23 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Longtime high school coach Corky Rogers, who won more state championships than anyone in Florida football history, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 76. His family released a statement Thursday saying Rogers “peacefully passed” at 10:40 p.m....