Posts Tagged Social affairs

2 prep girls teams caught tanking, banned from postseason

In this Feb. 21, 2015, photo, a referee talks to Riverdale high school coach Cory Barrett, left, and Smyrna high school coach Shawn Middleton during a high school basketball game in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Both teams were pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament. The teams were fined Monday, Feb. 23, and also placed on probation for a year by the Tennessee Secondary School athletic Association. (AP Photo/The Daily News Journal, Steve Hardison) NO SALES

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A pair of Tennessee girls basketball high school teams have been pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament.

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Pennsylvania school nixes coaching hire of Artrell Hawkins

In this file photo from Nov. 24, 2002, Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Artrell Hawkins (27) plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Hawkins was named as head coach at Bishop McCort High school in Johnstown Pa. on Feb. 18, 2015. But on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, the western Pennsylvania Catholic school rescinded its decision to hire Hawkins. A spokesman for the school said, that the "formal process" and "protocols" used to hire its coaches were not followed before the school announced that it hired Hawkins Jr. as head football coach. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, FILE)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Retired NFL player Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s alma mater has rescinded its decision to hire him as football coach.

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Paralyzed Minnesota hockey player now freshman at USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Minnesota high school hockey player paralyzed during a game in 2011 is now a freshman at the University of Southern California.

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‘Birdman’ tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu attends the 87th Academy Awards - 21st Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Oscar Party at BOA Steakhouse on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights.

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3 Eden Prairie hockey players out of sectional championship

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three high school hockey players have been suspended following a brawl at a playoff game between Eden Prairie and Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

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