• $75M Sports Resort Project Proposed

    by AB Staff February 2016

    A developer is proposing a $75 million recreation resort in northwestern Indiana that would include an indoor water park, an indoor drive-in theater and a 150-room hotel.

  • LA Outlines Plans for 2024 Olympic Venues, Costs

    by Scott M. Reid February 2016

    The Los Angeles bid committee will spend as much as $55 million on its campaign to host what it described as transformative Olympic Games in 2024, according to documents LA 2024 filed with the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday. In its Stage I submission documents on "vision, games concept and strategy," LA 2024 officials told the IOC that in hosting a third Olympic Games, Los Angeles would put on a "New Games for a New Era." "Follow the Sun," LA 2024 officials wrote in the opening of the bid documents, "is the perfect expression of our vision: LA 2024 will create a transformative Olympic Games utilizing our city's ideal climate, its unparalleled culture of creativity and innovation, and its youthful energy to reimagine a Games that" take advantage of a wealth of existing venues and infrastructure, rebrands the Olympic Games for a new generation, emphasizes the athlete experience while also complying with the IOC's Agenda 2020 fiscal and sustainability reform package.

  • Los Angeles Tailors 2024 Olympic Bid to IOC's Wishes

    by Rachel Axon February 2016

    For perhaps every other major American city, six months might have been a stretch to go from U.S. Olympic Committee selection to delivering a vision of hosting the 2024 Summer Games to the International Olympic Committee. For Los Angeles, though, the delayed starting process seems to hardly have been a speed bump. LA 2024 organizers face a Wednesday deadline for their first major submission to the IOC since it was selected as America's candidate city in September.

  • Florida Mayors Push for Spring Training Sites

    by Steven Girardi February 2016

    While attention is focused on building a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays, tourism officials and two mayors urged Pinellas County commissioners on Tuesday not to forget about spring training. Two major league baseball teams train in Pinellas - the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin and the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater - and have a combined economic impact of millions of dollars, according to the cities and tourism figures. Those numbers are particularly relevant regarding Dune

  • New Mexico Senate Approves Concussion Protocol Bill

    by Deborah Baker February 2016

    The state Senate on Saturday passed and sent to the House a bill that extends the mandatory rest period for student athletes and other young people who get concussions.

  • West Virginia Park Officials Object to Gun Bill

    by Daniel Desrochers February 2016

    The sign that prohibits guns in Coonskin Park hasn't been moved to the new entrance off of Henry C. "Hoppy Shores Drive. It's still by the old gate, looking out at the barbed wire fence that separates the park and the National Guard Base. And a bill is moving through the Legislature to get the park to remove that sign.

  • Ex-Teacher Secretly Videotaped Nude Athletes

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    Editor's Note: A previous headline on this story inaccurately referred to the man as an athletic trainer. We have since made the correction and apologize for the mistake.

    A former teacher and volunteer at a middle school and high school pleaded guilty Monday to sexual exploitation of a minor after he secretly recorded nude athletes with a camera pen.

  • Cal Admits Negligence Led to Football Player’s Death

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    The University of California Berkeley admitted negligence played a role in the 2014 death of a football player who died after a team conditioning drill.

  • Ex-Coaches Seek $18M in Discrimination Suit Damages

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

    Three former coaches at the University of Minnesota Duluth are seeking $18 million in damages in a lawsuit filed against The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota.

  • UMass Rec Bookkeeper Pleads Not Guilty

    by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016

    Former University of Massachusetts Lowell bookkeeper Denise Daly has been ordered to stay away from all UMass campuses after pleading not guilty to multiple charges related to the theft of  $200,000 from the university recreation center.