Latest Youth sports News

Lawmaker proposes mandatory neck guards after hockey death

Jan. 14, 2022 17:06 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state lawmaker says she plans to introduce legislation requiring all hockey players to wear a neck guard or a similar protective device during practice or games following the death last week of a 10th-grade player whose neck was cut by a skate. ...

Colorado defender Auston Trusty added to US training camp

Jan. 08, 2022 17:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Colorado defender Auston Trusty was added Saturday to the U.S. training camp roster for keeping Major League Soccer players fit ahead of World Cup qualifiers. The 23-year-old has played for youth national teams but not the senior national team. He was invited to...

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...

City removes Christmas parade memorial

Dec. 29, 2021 15:37 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Officials in Waukesha have taken down a makeshift memorial honoring people who were killed and injured when an SUV plowed through the city’s Christmas parade last month. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported city workers removed the memorial in Veterans...

Good seats still available from Met Stadium looting in 1981

Dec. 27, 2021 01:08 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sunday, Dec. 20, 1981, marked the end of an era for the Minnesota Vikings. After 21 seasons at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, the team played its final game there on that cold, blustery day before moving into the spanking new Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. ...

City to remove temporary Waukesha parade memorial

Dec. 24, 2021 14:15 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Officials in Waukesha plan to take down a temporary memorial honoring the people killed and injured when an SUV plowed through the city’s Christmas parade last month. The city plans to remove the memorial at Waukesha’s Veterans Park on Wednesday, the...

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...

Former youth football coach gets 45 years in sex abuse case

Nov. 24, 2021 10:13 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former youth football coach from Massachusetts who authorities say was filmed sexually abusing 11- and 12-year-old children has been sentenced to 45 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Derek Sheehan, 51, of Norwell was sentenced Tuesday after...

'Mama, are you OK?' In Waukesha, minutes of terror recounted

Nov. 23, 2021 18:45 PM EST

Hours before it started, they were already there — people sitting on lawn chairs or wrapped in blankets, awaiting an event the city's mayor described as straight out of Norman Rockwell. The Waukesha Christmas Parade, a tradition in its Milwaukee suburb for six decades, was to be...

NFL Prospect Watch: Bernhard Raimann's unusual path

Nov. 19, 2021 20:59 PM EST

Probably one of the more unusual stories heading into the 2022 NFL draft involves the journey of Central Michigan offensive lineman Bernhard Raimann. Raimann grew up in Austria and, like many European kids, he was initially into soccer. But he signed up as a teenager to...