School athletics

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, Oneonta's Abby Blackwood, left, shoots over Charles Henderson's Maori Davenport in a girls' Class 4A state basketball semifinal, in Birmingham, Ala. Alabama high school officials are defending the season-long suspension of a top girls basketball player over money she received from USA Basketball. Charles Henderson High School senior and Rutgers signee Maori Davenport was ruled ineligible this season on Nov. 30 after receiving an $857.20 check from USA Basketball for "lost wages". She represented the organization in a tournament in Mexico City over the summer.(AP Photo/Hal Yeager, File)
January 07, 2019 - 5:00 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — One of the nation's top girls high school basketball players appears likely to remain benched for her entire senior season after spending part of last summer playing with USA Basketball. Maori Davenport, who received an $857.20 check from USA Basketball that was later repaid...
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Purdue Boilermakers superfan and honorary bowl captain Tyler Trent before the game between the Purdue Boilermakers and Auburn Tigers
January 02, 2019 - 1:54 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, died Tuesday. He was 20 years old. His family confirmed the death to The Indianapolis Star . Trent wanted to be a sportswriter and was determined to...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner reacts after being hit by the ball during an at-bat in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 30, 2018 - 2:13 am
As major leaguers Trea Turner, Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader face up to racist and homophobic tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. She went through his whole...
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