High school sports

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault, right, gestures against the Las Vegas Aces during the second half of Game 1 of a WNBA playoff basketball series in Washington. Thibault knows that he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age. The 69-year-old coach didn't hesitate about going down to Florida with his team Monday, July 6, 2020, to prepare for the upcoming WNBA season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
July 06, 2020 - 11:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Thibault knows he could be at higher risk for severe illness if he gets the coronavirus because of his age. The 69-year-old Washington Mystics coach didn't hesitate about going down to Florida with his team Monday to prepare for the virus-delayed WNBA season. “There’s no...
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In this June 3, 2020, photo provided by Idaho State Athletics, people walk during a unity march, in Pocatello, Idaho. A strong connection between law enforcement and Idaho State student-athletes set the stage for the peaceful unity march. (Jarius Fields/Idaho State Athletics via AP)
July 02, 2020 - 3:51 pm
Tommy Togiai could hear the emotion in his teammates' voices, see it in their eyes, even on a computer screen. The Ohio State defensive tackle felt it, too, in the days after George Floyd's death while in the custody of Minneapolis police. The Buckeyes were planning a protest march. At home in...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, then-East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes applauds his team during an NCAA men's college basketball championship game against Wofford in the Southern Conference tournament, in Asheville, N.C. Forbes is now the head coach at Wake Forest. Forbes has five Division I transfers joining the program, with three added since he took over in April. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
June 29, 2020 - 1:25 pm
Mark Byington has spent more than three months as the men’s basketball coach at James Madison without being able to take a recruiting trip or meet personally with the eight players joining his program during the coronavirus pandemic. But he takes some comfort in that five of the newcomers have...
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In this 1984 photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse, left, and general manager Phil Krueger laugh during NFL football practice in Tampa. Fla. Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Buccaneers' history, died Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home in Pembroke Pines, Fla. He was 90. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. (Fraser Hale/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
June 28, 2020 - 1:53 pm
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history, has died. He was 90. Krueger died Monday at his home, his family said...
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In this 2019 photo provided by XTECH, XTECH co-founders Teddy Monica, left, and and Bob Broderick pose in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Broderick and Monica have found ways to get shoulder pads out to NFL, college and high school players in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (Evan Pinkus/XTECH via AP)
June 23, 2020 - 1:09 pm
As football teams from the NFL to the high school level prepare — and hope — for a 2020 season, one of the unrecognized concerns by outsiders could be getting those squads fully equipped. Just like those teams, XTECH, which makes custom shoulder pads out of its New Jersey factory, has had to...
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Akashi Commercial High School baseball players collect dirt of the grounds after being defeated by Riseisha High School during a semifinal game at the National High School Baseball Championship at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, western Japan, on Aug. 20, 2019. Every year, after a team loses, the players, many weeping uncontrollably, scrape the dirt from foul territory near the dugout to take home as a memento. Japanese high school baseball players who had their heart set on going to the annual tournament won’t be able to go, with the 2020 event canceled over the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 22, 2020 - 11:56 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese high school baseball players, heartbroken because their annual tournament was canceled due to the pandemic, are getting a consolation prize: a spoonful of dirt. It’s not just any soil -- it’s from Koshien Stadium. Which means it holds special meaning to all who love the game...
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Angela Underwood Jacobs, sister to slain Federal Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, right, speaks to media beside family mambers prior to a memorial service for Underwood on Friday, June 19, 2020, in Pinole, Calif. Underwood was fatally shot as he was guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif., amid protests on May 29. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 19, 2020 - 7:05 pm
PINOLE, Calif. (AP) — Family and friends mourning a federal law enforcement officer who was fatally shot while guarding a U.S. courthouse in Oakland voiced poignant pleas Friday for an end to the violence that cut short his life, saying America needs to overcome discrimination and hatred. David...
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June 17, 2020 - 4:53 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of Congressional Democrats is condemning a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Education that threatens to withhold federal funds over a Connecticut policy allowing transgender girls to compete against non-transgender girls in high school sports. The group of 28...
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In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020 photo, D.J. Boldin throws a football outside of his home in Miramar, Fla. Boldin is the football coach at Pahokee High School, a predominantly black school located alongside Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Recent events have given Boldin an opportunity to use his position to prepare his players for the challenges they will face when they leave the bubble that is their small town. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 17, 2020 - 4:37 pm
PAHOKEE, Fla. (AP) — A wide spot in the road running alongside Lake Okeechobee, Pahokee is a low-income, predominantly black town with two traffic lights and no chain restaurants, 40 miles and a world away from President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. As the first-year football coach at Pahokee High...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2019, file photo, injured Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant smiles as he greets teammates returning to the bench during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, in New York. Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. Durant, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has a 5% ownership stake, with an option for 5% more in the near future, the Union announced Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 15, 2020 - 5:45 pm
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. Durant, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has a 5% ownership stake, with an option for 5% more in the near future, the Union announced Monday. “I’ve always been a soccer fan and have wanted to get...
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