Youth sports

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Ann McKee, director Boston University's center for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, addresses an audience on the school's campus about the study of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's brain, projected on a screen behind in Boston. According to a new public service announcement, signing a pre-teen child up for tackle football is like teaching him to smoke. The ad from the Concussion Legacy Foundation encourages parents to choose flag football for children younger than 14. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 10, 2019 - 11:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out cigarettes. "Tackle football is like smoking," a youthful...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, United States forward Josh Sargent runs up the pitch during an international friendly soccer match against Mexico, in East Rutherford, N.J. Sargent hopes to play for the United States in his hometown during Tuesday's exhibition against Uruguay at Busch Stadium. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
September 09, 2019 - 8:02 pm
Josh Sargent's red hair could become as known in St. Louis as the Gateway Arch one day if he develops into an American soccer star. Fresh off a spectacular strike for his first goal of the Bundesliga season, the 19-year-old forward is slated to start in his hometown Tuesday night when the United...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 26, 2019 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is applauding the Louisiana team that claimed its first Little League World Series title, tweeting: "Congratulations to Louisiana's Champions. See you at the White House!" The team from suburban New Orleans beat Curacao 8-0 to win the title on Sunday. The...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's Stan Wiltz embraces Peyton Spadoni (6) as they jump on top of Jeffrey Curtis and Conner Perrot (9) on top of the pile as they celebrate the 8-0 win against Curacao in the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
August 25, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — For the second straight day, a line drive found the glove of Louisiana shortstop Stan Wiltz and a dogpile ensued in the infield at Lamade Stadium. Stan was fine with all that. Nothing seemed to go wrong for the boys from River Ridge over the last week at the Little...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's Egan Prather delivers in the fifth inning of the Little League World Series Championship game against Curacao in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 25, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Louisiana claimed its first Little League World Series title as Marshall Louque hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs, while pitcher Egan Prather threw a two-hit shutout Sunday to lead a team from River Ridge past Curacao 8-0. Egan shut down a powerful Curacao...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's William Andrade delivers during the first inning of the United State Championship baseball game against Wailuku, Hawaii, at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 8:10 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Louisiana's Reece Roussel had a two-run single that broke the Little League World Series tournament record for hits with 15. At the time, it seemed like a footnote. His hit in the sixth inning Saturday that gave Louisiana a 7-0 lead over Hawaii turned out to be the...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As soon as the ball came off his bat, Curley Martha pointed to the sky — he knew that one was gone. Curley hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning and got the final 11 outs as a relief pitcher, helping Curacao beat Japan 5-4 Saturday to advance to the Little...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's William Andrade delivers during the first inning of the United State Championship baseball game against Wailuku, Hawaii, at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 6:26 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Ryder Planchard's pinch-hit single broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning, and Louisiana beat Hawaii 9-5 on Saturday to advance to the Little League World Series title game. Louisiana earned its first championship game appearance, while denying Hawaii a chance to...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 4:58 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As soon as the ball came off his bat, Curley Martha pointed to the sky — he knew that one was gone. Curley hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning and got the final 11 outs as a relief pitcher, helping Curacao beat Japan 5-4 Saturday to advance to the Little...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 3:26 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pitcher Curley Martha hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning to help Curacao beat Japan 5-4 and advance to the Little League World Series title game. He and Shendrion Martinus combined to hold a Japan team that scored 32 runs in its first three games to...
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