• Gold Medals Mean Big Celebrations in Little Countries

    by Martin Rogers August 2016

    If you happen to find yourself in Singapore over the next few days, don't be surprised if things get a little confusing. For a start, cabs across the small Southeast Asian country appear to have a reference to education on the top instead of the lit-up word "taxi." Chicken nuggets at McDonald's are free. Shops and restaurants everywhere are offering discounts of just above half off, 50.39% to be exact.

  • Did Youth Soccer Teams Tank to Advance in Tourney?

    by Jason Scott August 2016

    Two soccer teams raised eyebrows as they competed in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships last week, when it appeared that they played to a scoreless draw on purpose in order to advance.

  • Opinion: Sprinter's Defeat Shows Need for Doping Enforcement

    by Deseret Morning News July 2016

    With less than 120 meters to go to cross the finish line of the 800-meter final at the 2016 Olympic trials, Alysia Montano tripped on another athlete, who flailed after being clipped by a third runner, and Montano tumbled to the ground. After the fall, she cried out and then repeatedly struggled to get to her feet. She wailed and then collected herself enough to run a few more feet before the reality of what she'd lost pushed her back to her knees.

  • Youth League Struggles After Parent Threatens Ref

    by Rich Cholodofsky July 2016

    Organizers of the Mt. Pleasant Area Junior Football League are struggling to fill rosters nearly a year after its season was canceled following threats against a referee and organization officials by a disgruntled parent who admitted his guilt Wednesday in Westmoreland County court.

  • After Fight, High School Teams Seasons Canceled

    by Jason Scott January 2016

    Following a nasty fighting incident during a game on Saturday involving fans and players from the Pike and Ben Davis girls basketball teams, the Indiana High School Athletic Association brought the hammer down by canceling the remainder of both teams’ seasons.

  • Students Protest Against WIAA’s Anti-Chant Rule

    by Jason Scott January 2016

    Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Activities Association made headlines for an email message it sent to schools in late December reminding them about a long-standing rule about sportsmanship.

  • Student-Athlete Given Five-Game Suspension for Tweet

    by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016

    Hilbert (Wis.) High School basketball player April Gehl has been suspended for five basketball games for a tweet, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.

  • High School Basketball Coach Hits Referee

    by Jason Scott January 2016

    A Pennsylvania high school basketball coach was placed on leave and could face harsher punishment after hitting an official during a heated moment of a game.

  • Post-Game Brawl Leads to Team Suspensions

    by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015

    The Louisiana High School Athletics Association is investigating a fight that broke out after a game between two of the region’s top high school basketball teams.

  • Columnist Suffers Broken Leg After Court Storming

    by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015

    A Des Moines Register reporter was caught in the action as Iowa State fans stormed the court after beating in-state rival Iowa in Ames Thursday night. According to the Des Moines Register, Randy Peterson suffered a compound fracture to his tibia and fibula after possibly tangling legs with another attendee during the chaos.