• Hornets Rookie Charged with Assault at Y Pick-Up Game

    by John McCann July 2014

    DURHAM - Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston, the troubled former North Carolina guard known for sticking 3-pointers, struck a high school players during a game of pick-up basketball at the Downtown Durham YMCA on Sunday, according to the Durham County Magistrates Office. Hairston, 21, is charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, Durham County Chief Magistrate Don Paschall said.

  • Charleston Coach Accused of Verbal Abuse on Thin Ice

    by July 2014

    Doug Wojcik was on the verge of being fired as College of Charleston basketball coach Monday and still might lose his job for alleged verbal abuse of his players, The Post and Courier has learned. After meeting with current players for more than an hour Monday afternoon, athletic director Joe Hull told team members he was going to fire Wojcik. Hull was overruled by then-school President George Benson later in the day.

  • Team Leaves HS Hoops Tourney Following Confrontation

    by Ryan Mahan Staff Writer July 2014

    A crazy finish with an even crazier aftermath Sunday afternoon had the Lanphier High School boys basketball team boarding a bus and coming home a little earlier than the Lions had hoped.

  • Columnist: The Disturbing History of Baseball's Mascots

    by Frank Fitzpatrick; Inquirer Columnist June 2014

    Few outside of Cleveland would be surprised, or dismayed, if the Indians' overtly racist logo - the toothy Chief Wahoo - soon vanished. The supporters of these anachronistic sporting symbols see them as worthy, innocent, and long-standing traditions. But to believe that, you've got to overlook the disturbing history from which they arose.

  • Prep Soccer Team Accused of Using Racial Slurs at Game

    by Mike Connors June 2014

    One day before its state semifinal contest, Grassfield's boys soccer team was dealing with allegations that some of its players had used racial slurs toward opposing players in the region final against C.D. Hylton.

  • Game Changer Program Fights Violence with Hoops Skills

    by Aaron Besecker; News Niagara Reporter June 2014

    A basketball and character-building program aimed at involving young people in something positive will make its home in Niagara Falls for a second straight year.

  • Columnist: Outside Influences Remain a Concern in Sports

    by Deron Snyder, THE WASHINGTON TIMES June 2014

    The term "suspension of disbelief" usually refers to works of fiction. We're expected to shelve any concerns about the plausibility of novels, movies and plays, in order to engage with the art form and enjoy the experience.

  • Coach Presence Key to Keeping Locker Room Order

    by Jarrett Bell,, USA TODAY Sports June 2014

    The voice boomed from the back of the auditorium, without apology. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was worked up during a question-and-answer session

  • Mother Claims Coach Hit Son, Seeks Teaching Ban

    by Mackenzie Mays, Staff writer May 2014

    A baseball coach at Riverside High School allegedly hit a student in the face and later resigned from his coaching position but is still working there as a teacher, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court Wednesday.

  • Prep Coach's Season Over After Confrontation with Ump

    by Rick O'Brien; Inquirer Staff Writer May 2014

    Pope John Paul II baseball coach John Duffy was suspended for the remainder of the season by the school Thursday for his actions during last week's Pioneer Athletic Conference championship game.