• 'Several Thousand' Cops Scheduled for NYC Marathon

    by Ivan Pereira November 2016

    City officials and the organizers of Sunday's marathon put the finishing touches on the race's route and gave an update on safety measures Wednesday.

  • After Shooting, HS Football Games Get Security Boost

    by Molly Bloom October 2016

    The Atlanta school district will increase security around high school football games after a student was shot after a game last weekend.

  • How Bombings Altered Marathon Security

    by Brent Schrotenboer, @schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports October 2016

    In Chicago and New York this month and next, race events will have at least 35,000 runners watched by more than a million spectators, all subject to countless risks during events that last several hours.

  • Marathon Runners Shut Out of U.S. Bank Stadium

    by Rochelle Olson October 2016

    The 22,000 runners gathering before dawn for the Twin Cities Marathon and 10-mile runs won't be able to stretch and stay warm inside U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday morning.

  • Stadium Fight Leaves Football Fan in Critical Condition

    by Jason Scott October 2016

    A fight between football fans over the weekend left one man in critical condition with a severe brain injury.

  • Peaceful Protests at Panthers-Vikings Game

    by Meg Kinnard, Emery P. Dalesio and Tom Foreman Jr. September 2016

    Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings was played without interruption.

  • Panthers Won't Move Home Game Despite Protests

    by A.J. Perez September 2016

    The Carolina Panthers will not be moving Sunday's home game against the Minnesota Vikings. The team was discussing the status of its Week 3 contest with law enforcement and NFL officials amid the riots that have left the city of Charlotte under a state of emergency but still intends to play at downtown Bank of America Stadium.

  • No Charges for Student's Football Game Threat

    by Ryan Robinson September 2016

    No charges will be filed in connection with a student threat that forced the evacuation and postponement of a Friday night high school football game in Columbia.

  • Threat Forces Cancelation of HS Football Game

    by Christopher Dornblaser September 2016

    Dale Phillips received a phone call Friday night, an automated message from the York Suburban School District informing parents the football game at Columbia High School had been postponed due to safety concerns. The game, canceled because of a threat from a Columbia student, would be played at 2 p.m. Saturday at York Suburban High School instead, according to the message. Phillips' son is a freshman at York Suburban. Asked if officials had made the right decision postponing the game, she replied "absolutely,"

  • Bomb Blast Forces Marines' Charity Race Cancellation

    by Jacqueline L. Urgo and Rob Tornoe September 2016

    Police and federal authorities blocked boardwalk and beach access Saturday after a pipe bomb blew up in a plastic garbage can — just minutes before thousands of runners were to pass by in the Seaside Semper Five charity 5k race to benefit U.S. Marines and sailors. No one was injured. The race was canceled and homes were evacuated. The discovery of an unattended backpack just before the race began caused a delay in the competition that may have saved many runners from harm.