• Soldier Dies Following Fitness Training

    by Colorado Springs Gazette July 2016

    A Fort Carson soldier who collapsed during physical training Monday morning has died, the post said in a news release.

  • Opinion: Sports Help Country Heal After Tragedy

    by Abilene Reporter-News July 2016

    I am old, so I remember the last time this happened. And by this, I mean an entire nation stopping in its tracks to grieve over what’s happening in downtown Dallas where a sniper’s bullets rain down from above and destroy lives and change how we think about our world.

  • Mom, Lifeguards Save Toddler from Drowning

    by Viviane Vo-Duc July 2016

    A 3-year-old boy who faced a drowning scare Wednesday at the city pool is home from the hospital, and he has the quick action of his mother and two lifeguards to thank for saving his life.

  • Coaches Cleared After Swim Exercise Rescue

    by Imran Ghori July 2016

    The coaches involved in an Inland swim team's exercise that turned into a rescue operation have been cleared by an inquiry by the Val Verde Unified School District.

  • Vikings Stadium Damaged by Severe Storm

    by Rochelle Olson July 2016

    Several black zinc panels on U.S. Bank Stadium came loose during Tuesday night's storm, and stadium officials were at a loss to explain why Wednesday. Mortenson Construction vice president John Wood said the "extreme weather" caused the panels to partially disengage along their top edges, although none fell off. "The panels will not need to be replaced, just reinstalled, unless the panels themselves were damaged," Wood said.

  • High Schools Will Continue Sports Despite Flooding

    by Rick Ryan July 2016

    The three schools that were hardest-hit by recent flooding — Herbert Hoover, Richwood and Clay County — all say they intend to field their athletic teams when classes resume this fall.

  • Marshall Pitches In for Flood Relief

    by Chuck McGill June 2016

    Marshall football players Chase Litton, Hyleck Foster, Ryan Yurachek and Ryan Bee stood inside a 53-foot equipment truck parked outside of Elkview Baptist Church on Tuesday evening. The sun was sweltering - it was nearly 90 degrees long after temperatures had peaked for the day - and sweat-soaked volunteers awaited on the truck's lift for supplies. Amongst those with waiting arms were Herd football coach Doc Holliday, who seldom left his post as he handed cases of water, mops, brooms and cleaning solution to be added to the donation piles outside of the church. At Holliday's side was MU athletic director Mike Hamrick, who had a special purpose for being in the flood-ravaged region.

  • West Virginia Floods Damage HS Sports Facilities

    by Derek Taylor June 2016

    It didn't take long for the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to become involved in relief efforts following last week's flooding that devastated several communities in the central and southern regions of the state. "Shawn Krajeski from Clay County called me on Friday and said, Bill, we are in bad shape here. We lost everything,' SSAC communication, technology and event coordinator Bill Gillispie said Monday. "I thought, with my ability to put it out there we might be able to help out, but let's not just limit it to one school, Gillispie said.

  • String of Drownings Impact Public Pools

    by Jason Scott June 2016

    Public pools around the country were dealing with drowning incidents over the past several days.

  • Rays Plan Special Pride Night to Honor Shooting Victims

    by USA TODAY June 2016

    The Tampa Bay Rays are dedicating their annual Pride Night to the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando.