School athletics

August 25, 2017 - 9:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on videos showing high school cheerleaders in Denver forced into doing splits (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A Colorado school district official says educators should have gone to the police in June when they learned of videos showing a high school cheerleading coach pushing...
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August 25, 2017 - 8:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on videos showing high school cheerleaders in Denver forced into doing splits (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A Colorado high school cheerleading coach has been fired amid videos showing him pushing cheerleaders down in splits. Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg...
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August 25, 2017 - 7:17 pm
NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school official says a tweet urging girls' soccer players to bring shanks to a game against a school with many black and Hispanic students was a misunderstanding. The tweet before the St. John Vianney High School game read: "Everyone come support the home team...
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August 25, 2017 - 6:38 pm
DENVER (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about videos showing cheerleaders forced into splits, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Jim Lord, director of the Cheerleading Coaches and Administration Association, said that coaches are required to learn safe stretching practices. The training is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2016, file photo, Ozell Williams performs a somersault as part of pre-game ceremonies before Colorado hosts Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo. Williams, a coach who was shown on video pushing cheerleaders down in splits, was fired from another Colorado high school last year because of concerns about his techniques. Williams is among five school workers who were placed on leave from Denver East High School after the videos were made public and police opened an investigation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
August 25, 2017 - 5:46 pm
DENVER (AP) — A coach shown pushing cheerleaders down into splits on video in Denver was fired from another Colorado high school last year because of concerns about his techniques. Ozell Williams is one of five school workers who have been placed on leave after the videos from East High School were...
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August 25, 2017 - 4:42 pm
DENVER (AP) — A coach shown pushing cheerleaders down into splits on video in Denver was fired from another Colorado high school last year because of concerns about his techniques. Ozell Williams is one of five school workers who have been placed on leave after the videos from East High School were...
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August 25, 2017 - 4:34 pm
MLB-NEWS Indians' Miller won't throw for 5 to 7 days UNDATED (AP) — Indians All-Star reliever Andrew Miller will be shut down from throwing for five to seven days because of tendinitis in his right knee. The Indians said Friday that a more definitive timeframe for Miller's return will be...
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August 25, 2017 - 1:21 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois athletic department spokesman says the school is ending its tradition of playing "war chant " music during sporting events. Spokesman Kent Brown said Friday that the Illini made the decision in an effort to be more inclusive and because students haven...
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File-This July 13, 2017, file photo shows Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaking to the media during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. Swinney is getting a hefty raise after winning the national championship. The university announced Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, its Board of Trustees approved a new 8-year, $54 million contract for Swinney. The deal pays Swinney $6 million this season, has $3.2 million in signing bonuses in three installments and includes a $6 million buyout until the end of 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 25, 2017 - 1:06 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach is getting a hefty raise after winning the national championship. Dabo Swinney and the Board of Trustees agreed to a new 8-year, $54 million contract Friday that averages out to $6.75 million a year. It includes $3.2 million in signing bonuses in three...
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File-This July 13, 2017, file photo shows Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaking to the media during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. Swinney is getting a hefty raise after winning the national championship. The university announced Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, its Board of Trustees approved a new 8-year, $54 million contract for Swinney. The deal pays Swinney $6 million this season, has $3.2 million in signing bonuses in three installments and includes a $6 million buyout until the end of 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 25, 2017 - 12:42 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach is getting a hefty raise after winning the national championship. The university announced Friday its Board of Trustees approved a new 8-year, $54 million contract for Swinney. The deal pays Swinney $6 million this season, has $3.2 million in signing bonuses in...
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