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Council votes to fire 3 officers in death of 8-year-old

Jan. 21, 2022 07:26 AM EST

SHARON HILL, PA. (AP) — A town council near Philadelphia voted to fire three police officers days after charges were recommended over accusations they fired their weapons in the direction of a crowd leaving a high school football game, killing an 8-year-old girl and wounding three people. ...

Gretna stripped of 2021 state high school football title

Jan. 20, 2022 18:05 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gretna High School was stripped of its 2021 Class A state football championship on Thursday following a vote of the Nebraska School Activities Association board. The board voted 8-0 to uphold executive director Jay Bellar's ruling that the Dragons used an...

Ed Littler, central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, dies

Jan. 19, 2022 15:25 PM EST

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Ed Littler, a central Nebraska sportscaster for 25 years, has died after being hospitalized with COVID-19. He was 70. Littler died Tuesday night, according to KSNB-TV in Hastings, where Littler had worked for more than two decades. Littler, who...

3 officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old girl

Jan. 18, 2022 19:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three police officers have been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment after firing their weapons in the direction of a crowd of people exiting a high school football game outside of Philadelphia, killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring three people. ...

Duluth high school student charged in plunger assault

Jan. 14, 2022 17:34 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth high school student has been charged with sexually assaulting a football teammate with a plunger. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the 17-year-old defendant was charged in juvenile court with third-degree sexual assault on Friday. Prosecutors...

DA criticized for handling of police shooting of 8-year-old

Jan. 13, 2022 16:09 PM EST

A hearing for a teenager charged with murder in the death of an 8-year-old girl hit by police gunfire was postponed Thursday as elected officials and activists stepped up their criticism of a prosecutor's handling of the case so far. Authorities say Angelo Ford, 16, got into an...

Maui musings: Finau happy to be back and feels he belongs

Jan. 06, 2022 13:55 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Tony Finau has been in Hawaii long enough to become a motivational speaker. For football, not golf. Finau arrived three weeks ago to spend time with his wife's family near the North Shore on Oahu. His good friend, an assistant football coach at...

Riddell's Axiom could be breakthrough helmet for football

Jan. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EST

Riddell has developed a football helmet that might not be just the next big step in design and player safety, but a major leap. While there has been a focus on position-specific headgear for sometime, Axiom is a personal-fit helmet. It is designed and manufactured player by player...

Trio of referees has been officiating football for 50 years

Jan. 02, 2022 00:29 AM EST

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Just call them The Three Musketeers. If you’ve happened to take in a high school football game in the past … say ... 50 years, then you’ve almost assuredly seen them in action — side by side, rain or shine, linked forever by their friendship and kindred...

Journey of Jets' Neasman filled with adversity, inspiration

Dec. 31, 2021 17:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharrod Neasman refused to give in to the doubts that crept into his head, the flashes of negativity that tried to threaten the dreams and goals he knew he would achieve. Not when he was told he wasn't good enough to play Division I football. Not when he was working...