Brawl at Girls Softball Tourney
Video shows a brawl that broke out between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls softball teams at a Tennessee park.
The Kingsport Times-News reports the fight happened Saturday in Kingsport during a 12-and-under tournament sponsored by USA Softball.
Todd McLemore with Kingsport’s Parks and Recreation Department says a verbal confrontation between two sets of spectators escalated into a chaotic brawl after someone got pushed.
A video shows more than a half-dozen fans tackling each other to the ground amid a flurry of punches and kicks.
Oklahoma coach gets $25M
Lincoln Riley got a major raise a year ago based on potential. This one was based on results.
Oklahoma will pay its football coach $25 million over the next five years, including $4.8 million this season. Oklahoma’s Board of Regents approved the new numbers on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old Riley was one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the nation before being named head coach last summer after Bob Stoops’ abrupt retirement. He led the Sooners to the Big 12 title, a spot in the College Football Playoff and a No. 3 final ranking while coaching Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department, saying officers’ use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.
Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court, accusing police of “discriminating against Mr. Brown on the basis of his race.” The lawsuit alleges officers involved in his arrest used their incident report to try to reframe what happened to give the impression Brown was resisted and obstructed them.
Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings, Jonathan India hit a three-run homer and defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win. Kowar (10-5) held the Longhorns scoreless on five hits, mixing his changeup with a fastball still touching the mid-90s deep into his season-high 121-pitch afternoon...
Roger Federer opened his Gerry Weber Open title defense in Germay by seeing off Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-3, 6-4. The world No. 1 broke the No. 72nd-ranked Bedene at the first attempt and again for 5-4 in the second set to wrap up the win...
Pedro Alvarez has been designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles, who made several moves in an attempt to improve a team with the worst record in the big leagues. The 31-year-old Alvarez had a .181 batting average with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 45 games...
England extended its own record in one-day international cricket by 37 runs after smashing the highest-ever total of 481-6 as it beat Australia by 242 runs in the third ODI. England now has an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.