Youth sports

Christian Dawkins stands outside federal court Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in New York. Dawkins and and youth basketball coach Merl Code were convicted on a conspiracy count, but acquitted of some other charges. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 08, 2019 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and...
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Cayden Walsh (inset) wants to play softball with his sisters, but league rules won't allow it.
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April 01, 2019 - 10:37 am
A 9-year-old boy from Old Tappan doesn't like to play baseball, but he does like softball.
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Attorney Michael Avenatti delivers remarks in front of federal court after his initial appearance in an extortion case Monday, March 25, 2019, in New York. Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
March 26, 2019 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S. custody on charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from the company. In a string of posts on Twitter — a medium he often...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 photo, Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of baseball legend Babe Ruth, prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a champion of his legacy, has died. She was 102. Stevens' family says she died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 10, 2019 - 3:40 pm
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced. Tom Stevens said Sunday that his mother died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in...
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March 06, 2019 - 11:25 am
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban baseball and Little League International say they are launching a relationship that will allow young Cuban players to participate in international Little League tournaments. The agreement announced Wednesday follows a deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies fan Mo'ne Davis, center, who threw a shutout against Tennessee while competing in the 2014 Little League World Series tournament, talks with members of this year's team from Panama, at the Little League Classic baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets, in Williamsport, Pa. Davis, the first girl to pitch a victory in the Little League World Series, will attend Hampton University and play softball. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 19, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game, will attend Hampton University and play softball. At 13, Davis delivered her 70-mph fastballs for Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association during the 2014 LLWS and became a national celebrity...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene where a charter bus that was carrying a youth football team from Tennessee crashed early Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, near Benton, Ark. Arkansas State Police said the bus overturned along Interstate 30 while carrying the team from Texas to Memphis, Tenn. (Josh Snyder/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 3:33 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One child was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities said. Arkansas State Police said the bus crashed along...
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Fire and and law enforcement first responders run with United States flags as they lead players out of the tunnel before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
November 19, 2018 - 11:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After having the toughest two weeks of his firefighting career, Ken Roberts spent his first night off at one of the NFL's most anticipated games of the season. The Ventura County Fire Department Captain was one of many honored by the Los Angeles Rams during Monday night's game...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. A lawsuit, filed Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, seeking class-action status has been filed on behalf of hundreds of victims of Stephen, a former Iowa youth basketball coach now facing 15 to 180 years in prison for sexually exploiting them. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
November 03, 2018 - 2:38 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed on behalf of hundreds of victims of a former Iowa youth basketball coach now facing 15 to 180 years in prison for sexually exploiting them. The lawsuit, which was filed Friday in state court by law firm Grefe & Sidney...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Stephen, a prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, to sexually exploiting minors and possessing and transporting child pornography. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 12:13 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 minor boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on...
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