• Opinion: Racial Incident Highlights MLB's Diversity Problem

    by Mark Anthony Neal May 2017

    That the incident occurred less than a month after Major League Baseball celebrated the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the so-called color line speaks volumes about not only the challenges of diversity faced in the sport, but our nation at large. To be sure, the verbal abuse that Jones faced is nowhere near the level that Robinson experienced during his rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. This is the second incident involving Jones, who had a banana thrown at him at a game in San Francisco in 2013.

  • MLB Mulls Harsher Penalties for Fan Behavior

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Major League Baseball officials will be entering into a planned discussion to hash out the parameters of potential stadium policy changes meant to check unruly fans.

  • Opinion: Rules Protecting Young Athletes a Good Idea

    by Steve Christilaw May 2017

    It's taken time, but we've learned that there aren't an infinite number of throws built into a human arm. Nolan Ryan and Gaylord Perry aside, arm trouble affects scores of pitchers for every one that ever makes it into a major-league uniform.

  • Coach Suspended for Asking Sexual Questions of Player

    by Eli Francovich May 2017

    East Valley high school softball coach Ray Riggin, 54, said he was only attempting to be a father figure to one of his players, according to school records.

  • New Rule Says HS Coaches Can't Also Be ADs

    by Marc Pendleton May 2017

    A new job description for athletic directors at Belmont, Dunbar, Meadowdale, Ponitz, Stivers and Thurgood Marshall high schools would no longer allow them to coach.

  • HS Football Program Penalized for Un-Enrolled Player

    by Troy Provost-Heron May 2017

    Clinton High School's football program has been penalized by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association for allowing a student who was not enrolled at Clinton to participate in a spring scrimmage and practice with the team.

  • Complaints Lead to Revocation of Team's Gym Access

    by Tyler Jett April 2017

    Amid a dispute over an unsanctioned team using county basketball courts without permission, Ringgold Youth Sports Association's president handed his key to the facility to Catoosa County on Thursday.

  • Former Student-Athlete Files $102M Defamation Suit

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., is being sued by a former student-athlete seeking damages in excess of $102 million for emotional distress, loss of athletic opportunities and damage to his reputation, according to WSET.

  • In Wake of Penalties, Athletic Director Renews Contract

    by Jeremy P. Kelley April 2017

    Dayton's school board approved a two-year contract renewal for district athletic director Mark Baker, in the wake of major state penalties imposed on Dayton Public Schools athletic programs.

  • Competitive Boxing Mulls Hijab-Inclusive Uniform Policy

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    This weekend, 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar will box in her first competitive match in Minnesota. After three-and-a-half years of focused training, Zafar was granted a religious exemption last week by national governing body USA Boxing to compete wearing a hijab.