High school sports

NFL player Mario Addison of the Carolina Panthers complains to the referee as he coaches a young team during the final tournament for the UK's NFL Flag Championship, featuring qualifying teams from around the country, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The new stadium will host its first two NFL London Games later this year when the Chicago Bears face the Oakland Raiders and the Carolina Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 14, 2019 - 12:01 am
LONDON (AP) — For the past three years, the only way Sergei Starodoubtsev experienced the NFL was by watching highlights of JuJu Smith-Schuster and other players on Instagram. That the 17-year-old found himself sharing a field with the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver — he was the one in workout...
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U.S. forward Tyler Boyd plays the ball against Trinidad and Tobago defender Aubrey David during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
July 05, 2019 - 5:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Boyd was conceived in the U.S. and now he's playing there, too. His father, Ric, wanted his son to be born in his native New Zealand, so Ric and Sherry Boyd traveled there for their son's birth in December 1994. "We flew straight back to America when I was old enough to travel...
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June 27, 2019 - 1:30 pm
WESTCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The winningest boys basketball coach in Illinois history who gained national attention when he appeared in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams" has died. Gene Pingatore was 83. Ronald Hoover, principal at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, says Pingatore died Wednesday at...
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The Vanderbilt Whistler, Preacher Franklin, cheers for the Vanderbilt Commodores during an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Mississippi State in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Fans at the College World Series and across the Southeastern Conference may have never seen Preacher Franklin. They've surely heard him. Franklin is one of the two famous, or infamous, "Vanderbilt Whistlers," and his distinctive chirps can be heard throughout stadiums the Commodores play in and in the background of television broadcasts. Vandy fans love it, or at least tolerate it. Fans of the opposing team or neutral observers find it annoying. Really annoying. (Ricky Rogers/The Tennessean via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 11:13 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans at the College World Series and across the Southeastern Conference may have never seen Preacher Franklin. They've surely heard him. Franklin is one of the two famous, or infamous, "Vanderbilt Whistlers," and his distinctive chirps can be heard throughout stadiums the...
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Rui Hachimura, a Gonzaga junior college basketball player from Japan, attends the NBA Draft media availability, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in New York. The draft will be held Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 19, 2019 - 11:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japanese consciousness. Though Hachimura was born in Toyama Prefecture two years after the series ended...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in East Rutherford, N.J. McCown has announced he is retiring from playing football after an NFL career that spanned 16 NFL seasons and included stints with 10 teams. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, writes in a piece for The Players' Tribune on Monday, June 17, 2019, that he will be helping coach his two sons — also quarterbacks — in high school this year.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 17, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in. And there were many. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players' Tribune posted Monday that he...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez runs after hitting a triple against the Detroit Tigers during the top of the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
June 16, 2019 - 11:21 pm
There were plenty of highlights for the Cleveland Indians in their weekend sweep at Detroit: Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, Leonys Martin stole home and Trevor Bauer threw his first career shutout. Another plus for the Indians: Some signs of life from the bat of Jose Ramirez. The Cleveland third...
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June 10, 2019 - 6:26 pm
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel dominated in his first minor league game since signing with the Atlanta Braves, pitching one-hit ball for seven scoreless innings for Class A Rome on Monday night. Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, struck out nine against Charleston in the South Atlantic...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announces Adley Rutschman, a catcher from Oregon State University, as the No. 1 selection by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 05, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This one was for Doc. Toronto selected Florida high school pitcher Braden Halladay , a son of the late Roy Halladay, in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft Wednesday — the round matching his father's Blue Jays uniform number. The younger Halladay is a right-hander like...
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announces Adley Rutschman, a catcher from Oregon State University, as the No. 1 selection by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 04, 2019 - 7:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grant McCray will get a chance to leave his mark on professional baseball — but he'll have a tough time making one as dramatic as his famous father. The Florida high school outfielder, drafted in the third round by San Francisco on Tuesday, is the son of former big league outfielder...
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