Posts Tagged High school sports

Manny Ramirez Jr vows to make own baseball name for himself

In this April 27, 2015 photo, University of San Francisco first baseman Manny Ramirez Jr., son of former major league baseball player Manny Ramirez, poses for a photo during a workout in San Francisco. At times when Ramirez Jr. might need a little lift, coach Nino Giarratano need go no further than pulling out some old highlight videos of the first baseman’s famous father. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Manny Ramirez Jr.’s hair looked a tad long when University of San Francisco coach Nino Giarratano offered a good-natured wisecrack about his dreadlocked dad.

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Jacksonville Jaguars player takes teen with cancer to prom

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville teen with liver cancer had a special date to her high school prom.

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Maine Sports Hall of Fame inducts 9 new members

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Olympic gold medalist and a 17-year veteran of the NHL were among nine people inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

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Texas the front line on high school ECG debate

Scott Stephens poses for a photo Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Houston. Stephens founded the Go Big or Go Home Cody Stephens Foundation, that awards grants to pay for heart screening,  after his son Cody's death by sudden cardiac arrest. Several organizations are pushing Texas lawmakers to require electrocardiogram tests before public high school students are allowed to participate in athletics. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a nap and didn’t wake up. The autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, which gave out.

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Vikings take Pittsburgh offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings

Michigan State defensive back Trae Waynes celebrates with fans after being selected by the Minnesota Vikings as the 11th pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Football Draft,  Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Their defense fortified with the first three rounds of the NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings turned Saturday to other side of the ball.

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