• 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.

  • Playground Fire Causes $150K in Damage

    by Debbie Truong June 2016

    Matting from the playground is believed to have been used to start the fire that then spread to the surrounding equipment, said Thomas E. Kranz, assistant superintendent of support service at Richmond Public Schools.

  • U.S. Gymnasts Focused on Competition, Not Zika

    by Jeff Jacobs June 2016

    Gabby Douglas stared down the Russians, the Romanians and the Chinese at the 2012 London Olympics. So while the world debates the Zika virus and whether it is wise to hold the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the two-time gold medalist sounded ready to stare down the mosquitoes, too.

  • Mexican Soccer Star Overpowers Kidnappers

    by Telegraph Herald June 2016

    About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man's pistol and his cellphone and dialed Mexico's emergency number. Within minutes, he was free. An official summary report of three calls to an emergency operator obtained by The Associated Press shows that the 25-year-old forward for Olympiakos in the Greek league threatened and beat his captor while on the phone, demanding to be told where they were.

  • WHO Rejects Call to Postpone Rio Olympics

    by Geir Moulson May 2016

    The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in hard-hit Brazil, arguing that the shift would make no significant difference to the spread of the virus.

  • NYPD-FDNY Charity Football Game Ends in Violence

    by Larry Celona, Frank Rosario and Bruce Golding May 2016

    This year's NYPD-FDNY charity football game turned into a bloody brawl when a cop viciously tackled a firefighter during the meaningless final minutes. The violent hit near the cops' sideline touched off two fights on the field at MCU Park on Coney Island, site of the 44th annual Fun City Bowl on Sunday.

  • Little League Group Supports AED Safety Measures

    by Telegram & Gazette May 2016

    The Sterling-Princeton George Gibbs Little League supports changes that would ensure coaches are trained to recognize and respond to episodes of sudden cardiac arrest and are able to operate an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).