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Man charged with assaulting referee during his son’s game

Dec. 31, 2021 14:26 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A man is accused of storming the court during his son’s middle school basketball game and slamming into a referee from behind, breaking the man’s nose and cheekbone, according to King County prosecutors. The Seattle Times reports Mark McLaughlin, 31, turned...

California mom charged in case of kid hitting sports rival

Dec. 09, 2021 17:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman was criminally charged Thursday after authorities said she told her basketball athlete daughter to “hit her” before the girl punched an opposing player in the head during a game. The punch was allegedly thrown last month as two club teams...

Daughter of former NBA player throws punch during game

Nov. 12, 2021 16:20 PM EST

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Former NBA player Corey Benjamin has issued an apology after seeing a viral video showing his teenage daughter sucker-punch an opponent during a Southern California girls’ basketball game. “As a father, I’m shocked and disappointed at...

Kentucky signs foursome of five-star recruits for 2022 class

Nov. 10, 2021 22:02 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has signed four five-star recruits for its 2022 class including consensus No. 1 prospect Shaedon Sharpe, who will enroll this spring. Guards Skyy Clark and Cason Wallace and forward Chris Livingston will join the Wildcats for the 2022-23...

FBI looking for players victimized by Connecticut AAU coach

Oct. 22, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

The FBI has identified “quite a few” sexual abuse victims of a former Connecticut girl's AAU basketball coach and authorities are seeking the public's help in finding others, an official said Friday. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, faces both state sexual assault and...

Coach for AAU basketball team founded by WNBA player charged

Oct. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coach in an AAU girl's basketball program founded by a former WNBA player was charged Tuesday with child enticement for the alleged sexual abuse of three players. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, who was already in custody on state charges of...