NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Christina Mauser poured her heart and soul into coaching and teaching physical education at the school where young Gianna and her basketball star father Kobe Bryant...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The sentencing of former Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. has been pushed back until the end of February.
The former mayor had been due to appear next week in...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of Marty Small as Atlantic City's new mayor (all times local):
Council members in Atlantic City have named Council...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Acting Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and two others were nominated by the city's Democratic party to be considered to serve as mayor for the next year or...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Marty Small intends on bringing big changes to Atlantic City, where yet another political corruption scandal has propelled him to the office he has sought for so...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Marty Small began his tenure as acting mayor of Atlantic City by setting a seemingly low bar for himself, yet one that has tripped up many of his predecessors in the...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s mayor pleaded guilty to stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball team and resigned from office Thursday, becoming the latest in a line of corrupt city...
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleading guilty to wire fraud (all times local):
The mayor of Atlantic City has resigned after pleading...
Mayor of Atlantic City resigns after pleading guilty to defrauding youth basketball club out of $87K
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mayor of Atlantic City resigns after pleading guilty to defrauding youth basketball club out of $87K.
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Bivins, a founding member of the bands New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe, is turning his attention from music to sports.
The Roxbury YMCA in Boston says Bivins has teamed...
WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — A former youth basketball coach accused of having sex with an underage player has had his trial in Virginia postponed because a jury couldn't be selected.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sportswear maker Adidas Group has been added as a defendant in a lawsuit against a former Iowa youth basketball coach now serving a 180-year prison sentence for sexually...
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A youth basketball coach in West Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing one of his players.
News outlets cite court documents that show 48-year-old Brian...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police captain who was caught on video shoving a teenage referee during a youth basketball game in a nearby town has lost has law enforcement officer...
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former youth basketball coach in North Carolina has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to child sex offenses.
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer...
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury began deliberating on Monday at the trial of a business manager and another defendant accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge sent an influential youth basketball coach to prison for the rest of his life on Thursday, saying he secretly collected sexual images of 440 boys and molested...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — New Seattle wide receiver Gary Jennings already has a connection with the quarterback he's about to start catching passes from.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors...
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan youth basketball coach accused of punching a Kentucky referee, knocking him unconscious, has been charged with assault.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — If you're ever looking for Robert Moore, no matter what day it is, chances are he'll be in his makeshift classroom in Wilmington's Browntown and Hedgeville...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former youth basketball coach from Massachusetts has been sentenced to prison for up to seven years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a player.
ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a former NFL player threatened someone with a sword during an argument at a youth sports event.
John "Charlie" Rogers Jr. turned himself in to Aberdeen police Monday and was charged with making terroristic threats, stalking and weapons offenses. The Asbury Park Press reports that Rogers was released.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit seeking class-action status has been filed on behalf of hundreds of victims of a former Iowa youth basketball coach now facing 15 to 180 years in prison for sexually exploiting them.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes.
Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media to trick the boys into making live videos masturbating. He secretly recorded them showering during trips to tournaments. In some cases he recorded himself fondling nude players as they slept.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has dealt a blow to the defense for an Iowa youth basketball coach charged with secretly recording his teenage players undressing.
Judge C.J. Williams ruled Thursday that the seizure of a USB device from former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen didn't violate his privacy rights.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An assistant coach for women's basketball at Tennessee State University is working to send shoes to children in Cuba.
Ronnie Enoch went to Cuba on a mission trip last month and ran youth basketball camps with other coaches. Enoch says it was heartbreaking to see children without shoes or socks, so he asked friends to help him send 100 pairs to Cuba next month.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police captain who was recorded shoving a teenage referee during a youth basketball game earlier this year is no longer with the department.
Officer Paul Cruz tells the Wichita Eagle that Kevin Mears' employment with the Wichita Police Department ended Monday. Cruz didn't say whether Mears was fired or resigned.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A two-time NBA All-Star is returning to his hometown in Alaska to host a weeklong youth basketball camp.
The Juneau Empire reports 36-year-old Carlos Boozer is holding his second camp that begins Monday at Juneau-Douglas High School, where Boozer graduated from in 1999.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police captain was found guilty of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct for confronting a teenage referee at a youth basketball game.
A judge found Capt. Kevin Mears guilty Tuesday and sentenced him to six months of probation. Mears must also pay $450 in fines.
Mears has been on leave since shortly after a video of a January game in Augusta appeared to show Mears going on to the court and shoving the 17-year-old female referee.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City Police Department has organized a basketball league aimed at keeping kids busy and out of trouble.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A jailed former Iowa youth basketball coach is charged in a new federal indictment with enticing several minors to produce sexually explicit images and videos.
A superseding indictment returned Wednesday against former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen adds five counts of sexual exploitation of minors and one count of possessing child pornography.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — A former central Illinois girls youth basketball coach has pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges involving two former players.
Fifty-four-year-old Barry S. Wolfe of Martinsville, Illinois, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Coles County to four counts of criminal sexual assault. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss several other criminal sexual abuse charges he'd faced.
A player for a North Carolina youth basketball team collapsed and died on the court at a tournament in Virginia.
James Hampton played for Team United out of Charlotte, North Carolina, and was at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League event in Hampton, Virginia.
NEW YORK (AP) — All the teams in an elite AAU circuit will wear orange patches this season, joining a New York-area program that started wearing them in a campaign against gun violence.
The New Renaissance Basketball Association — or Rens, as the program is known — developed the orange patch program three years ago after four shootings involving teammates. More than 300 teams later joined the campaign, for which the Rens were honored by President Barack Obama in 2016.
Every July, Las Vegas becomes the epicenter of elite youth basketball. Hundreds of top-level AAU teams descend upon Sin City during the summer evaluation windows for college coaches, playing games at dozens of sites across the city.
The Commission on College Basketball would like the NCAA to control some of the chaos.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Seward man has been sent to prison for stealing from a youth basketball program.
Court records say 38-year-old Levi East was sentenced Friday to two to four years, with credit for one day already served in custody. He'd pleaded no contest to felony theft.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for an Iowa youth basketball coach who's accused of secretly recording some of his players undressing.
Federal court records say 42-year-old Greg Stephen has pleaded not guilty to knowingly transporting child pornography. His trial is scheduled to begin June 4.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A former substitute teacher and youth basketball coach in Maryland has pleaded guilty to state and federal child pornography charges.
Christopher Speights, who worked for Prince George's County public schools, pleaded guilty in state court Friday to distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography, child sexual abuse and photographing child pornography.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal magistrate won't free before trial an Iowa youth basketball coach who's accused of secretly recording some of his players undressing.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A coach who ran a program for Iowa's top youth basketball players wants out of jail pending trial on charges that he secretly recorded some of them undressing.
An attorney for ex-Iowa Barnstormers director Greg Stephen argued in a filing Tuesday that he's not a danger to the community or a flight risk.
Stephen has been in custody since he was arrested last week on a charge of knowingly transporting child pornography.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and USA Basketball are dipping their toe into youth sports, recommending guidelines they hope will help with development and enhanced experiences at a young age.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Iowa boys basketball coach on a federal pornography charge (all times local):
A judge has ordered an Iowa youth basketball coach jailed on a federal child pornography charge until a detention hearing Thursday.
Greg Stephen, until recently the co-director of the Iowa Barnstormers, was handcuffed and shackled during an initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon in Cedar Rapids. He wore a Barnstormers T-shirt and jeans.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators seized phones, hard drives and other devices during a search of a cabin owned by a prominent Iowa youth basketball coach under investigation for allegedly making videos of boys showering, court records show.
An investigator also said Monday that Iowa officials are considering asking the FBI to join the probe into Greg Stephen, which has stunned the state's basketball scene.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police are investigating whether an elite Iowa youth basketball coach took video recordings of nude teenagers without their knowledge after a source gave them an electronic device containing child pornography, investigators said Friday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The founder of a youth basketball program in Nevada has placed himself on administrative leave from a national youth sports organization pending an investigation into allegations he had sex with a former player nearly two decades ago.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Wichita police captain has been charged with battery and disorderly conduct after allegedly pushing a teenage referee during a youth basketball game.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the misdemeanor charges identify the captain as Kevin Mears.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a captain with the department is on unpaid administrative leave after a confrontation with a teenage referee during a youth basketball game.
The incident happened Saturday in Augusta at a game involving fifth- and sixth-grade students.
A video shows the police captain, who was off-duty, rushing toward a player on the court who appears to be hurt. A teenage female official appears to try and stop him and the man pushes her out of the way.