youth sports

In this Feb. 21, 2019 photo Malakye Johnson takes part in a Snider Hockey practice at the Scanlon Ice Rink in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 15, 2019 - 2:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Megan Lincoln couldn't put her son into hockey right away when he wanted to play. She didn't have the time to take off from work to shuttle him to practice or the money to pour into a traditionally expensive sport. "Nothing is cheap," Lincoln said. "There's nothing about hockey...
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In this Feb. 21, 2019 photo Logan Johnson takes part in a Snider Hockey practice at the Scanlon Ice Rink in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 15, 2019 - 2:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a crowded hallway at Scanlon Ice Rink, Logan Johnson slid into his pads as his brother Malakye and sister Wylla skittered around sticks and bags bulging with hockey equipment. Their mother, April, tried to keep order and Wylla asked whether a board game of Candy Land might...
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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 - 2:40 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 - 10:25 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 Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Hesiman Trophy after winning the award in New York. Murray's locker remained empty on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in the spring training clubhouse of the Oakland Athletics, who say they are uncertain when or if the Heisman Trophy winner will report to the baseball team he signed with last summer. Billy Beane, Oakland’s executive vice president of baseball operation, said talks are continuing with Murray, who may drop baseball to pursue an NFL career. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
February 12, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Kyler Murray has chosen football over baseball, at least for now. It is anyone's guess when the world will see another athlete with the skills and opportunity to have such a choice. The Oakland Athletics selected Murray ninth overall in the Major League Baseball draft last June. He then went out...
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A fan holds a Flamengo flag as he and other fans pay a homage to the fire victims at the entrance Flamengo soccer club training complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. A fire tore through the sleeping quarters of the Flamengo soccer club development league, one of Brazil's most popular professional soccer clubs, killing several people who were most likely players and injuring others, authorities said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 09, 2019 - 5:20 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A promising goalkeeper who was being monitored by European clubs. A defender who hoped to become a professional player like his cousin. A forward who wanted to follow in the footsteps of international striker Diego Costa. Each carried similar goals and hopes. Each left family...
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In this Oct. 30, 2018 photo, Dejah Rondeau, quarterback on the Exeter, N.H., Seahawks youth football team, poses on a field in Exeter, N.H. Rondeau,, 11, a seventh-grade girl from New Hampshire who was bullied for playing quarterback on a youth football team, is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of the New England Patriots. (Ioanna Raptis/Portsmouth Herald via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 4:20 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A seventh-grade girl from New Hampshire who was bullied for playing quarterback on a youth football team is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of the New England Patriots. Dejah Rondeau, of Exeter, who wears No. 11 in honor of Julian Edelman, her favorite player, was invited...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014, file photo, Lyndsey Fry of the United States skates during the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game against Switzerland, at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. Fry grew up in Arizona, where resources and opportunities for hockey were scarce. She managed to overcome the obstacles to play hockey at Harvard and earn an Olympics silver medal. Now Fry is back where she started, helping the Arizona Coyotes build their youth hockey programs to give kids opportunities she never had. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
January 17, 2019 - 1:38 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Lyndsey Fry could have continued playing hockey. She had a stellar collegiate career, a degree, an Olympic silver medal placed around her neck, so playing professionally was a logical next step. The grueling rehab from hip surgery it would take to get back to an elite level...
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Steve "Sparky" Fifer
February 12, 2018 - 5:52 pm
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