• Women's Football League Catches On in Knoxville, Tenn.

    by John Shearer, Knoxville News-Sentinel April 2015

    Lena Bennett is a bank branch manager by day, giving out loans as part of her work. But on some nights and Saturdays, she dishes out hits as a defensive lineman on the newly formed women’s tackle football team, the Knoxville Lightning.

  • The AB Extra: April 17

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    The April 17th edition of The AB Extra, the inspiring, quirky or downright weird stories you may have missed this week.

  • Man Continued to Coach Youth Softball Despite Arrest

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    Parents in a Georgia county are upset and concerned after they learned a local softball coach was able to coach a team even though the man had been arrested on child pornography charges. 

    Anthony Bartlett was arrested two years ago after investigators discovered child pornography on his laptop, but has been out on bail since then. 

  • A Youth Boxing Revival in Dubuque

    by Andy Piper April 2015

    "Boxing kind of died out around here for a while and we would like to try to bring it back," Richard Vorwald says. "Boxing is addictive.

  • Ex-Felon Wins Case to Coach Prep Football in Ohio

    by Charlie Boss, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH April 2015

    The state Board of Education defied a state hearing officer's recommendation and decided yesterday to grant an ex-offender a permit to continue coaching football -- with conditions.

  • Female Ironman Triathlete Runs Own Fitness Studio

    by Michael Hinkelman, The Philadelphia Daily News April 2015

    ALI JACKSON, 27, of Bala Cynwyd, is owner and head personal trainer of Never Give Up Training, a total-body fitness center in Manayunk that offers a variety of group fitness classes and personalized training. Jackson, an Ironman triathlete, opened her studio in March 2013.

  • The AB Extra: April 10

    by Laura Godlewski April 2015

    This week's AB Extra includes updates on two prominent professional stadiums, a warning for anyone thinking of attending The Masters and a new potential programming idea for your facility. But we begin with a new youth football league aimed at fixing the "broken" culture in sports. New to The Extra? Here's last week's edition.

  • Sports Tourism Drawing Record Numbers in Florida

    by Laura Layden, Naples Daily News (Florida) April 2015

    Last year, sports tourism drew more than 56,000 visitors to Florida's Collier County - and more than 158,000 to Lee County, not including spring training for the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins.

  • Rec Director Seeks Input on 'Dream Playground'

    by Barbara O'Brien, News Staff Reporter March 2015

    Whether it's slides, swings or turrets, the Village of Hamburg wants to know what the most popular playground items are.

  • City's Largest Park to Get $20K Outdoor Fitness Area

    by Steven Matthews, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) March 2015

    The city of Fairborn Parks and Recreation Department plans to add an outdoor fitness area to its largest park - a project that will be completed this summer, officials said.