Black coaches were ‘low-hanging fruit’ in FBI college hoops case that wrecked careers, then fizzled

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Book Richardson doesn’t sleep much past 5:30 a.m. anymore. That was around the time seven years ago that FBI agents pounded on his door, barged in, handcuffed him and dragged him away while his 16-year-old son, E.J., looked on helplessly. “Ever since then, everyone looks at me differently,” the former University … Read more

At Duke, basketball provides the perfect backdrop to salute ‘kid captains’ facing medical battles

[ad_1] DURHAM, N.C. — The action had stopped in Duke’s rowdy Cameron Indoor Stadium for a timeout. For 10-year-old Samantha DiMartino, the most exciting part of the night had arrived. She smiled while walking to midcourt alongside Marcelle Scheyer, wife of Blue Devils coach Jon Scheyer, as the arena announcer told her story. Samantha has … Read more

Prince Harry races head-first down a skeleton sled track and says ‘everybody should do this’

[ad_1] WHISTLER, British Columbia — Prince Harry raced head-first on a tiny skeleton sled going 99 kph (61.5 mph) down a track at next year’s Invictus Games site Thursday, saying with a smile afterward that everyone should do it. Harry was in Whistler, British Columbia, with wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, to visit athletes … Read more

Prince Harry races head-first down a skeleton sled track and says ‘everybody should do this’

[ad_1] WHISTLER, British Columbia — Prince Harry raced head-first on a tiny skeleton sled going 99 kph (61.5 mph) down a track at next year’s Invictus Games site Thursday, saying with a smile afterward that everyone should do it. Harry was in Whistler, British Columbia, with wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, to visit athletes … Read more

Tatar scores in shootout, lifts Kraken to 2-1 victory over Islanders

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Tomas Tatar scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Seattle Kraken beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Tuesday night. Matty Beniers scored in regulation, Philipp Grubauer made 26 saves and the Kraken snapped a three-game losing streak. Kyle Palmieri scored and Ilya Sorokin stopped 29 shots in New … Read more