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Jameis Winston cleared in FSU code-of-conduct case

A retired Florida supreme court justice says Jameis Winston did not violate Florida State's code of conduct and has cleared the Seminoles quarterback of all charges. Major Harding, who conducted the hearing which stemmed from a two-year-old sexual assault claim, said in a letter to Winston, “the evidence must show ...

East, West swimming loaded for run back to state

Dennis Beck figures to have an busy postseason around the pool this season.Beck, the head swimming coach for both Lakota West and Lakota East, has an abundance of talent returning from the four teams — all of whom finished in the top five in the Greater Miami Conference and made ...

Lakota West’s Jacob Biehle takes the shot over Middletown’s James Bailey on Friday night at Wade E. Miller Gym. The Middies dropped a 54-53 overtime decision to the visiting Firebirds. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MARTIN WHEELER

Mahdi leads Firebirds past Middies in OT

Naa’il Mahdi won’t soon forget how he reached double digits in scoring for the first time at the varsity level.Trailing by one in overtime, the Lakota West High School junior guard scored the game-winning layup in the final seconds to lift the Firebirds past Middletown 54-53 in a Greater Miami ...

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 23: Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons makes a catch in the first half against the Cleveland Browns at Georgia Dome on November 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. White starred at University of Alabama-Birmingham, which has decided to shut down its football program. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Boy donates allowance money to UAB football program

Earlier this year, 5-year-old Bennett Williams became enamored with University of Alabama-Birmingham's logo. Then he heard the bad news: UAB football was done. With his quick wit, Williams reacted the only way he knew how: He donated his allowance money—a whole dollar—to the athletic department to keep the program going.  ...

80-year-old accused of fatally shooting friend after putt-putt golf

An 80-year-old man has been charged with shooting and killing his 51-year-old friend after a fight over putt-putt golf Tuesday night. Charles Anderson, claimed that he was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed his friend, Scott Jeffries.    Mason County sheriff's investigators said Anderson and Jeffries were drinking ...

Lakota East’s Leah Goodwin drives to the basket as Lakota West’s Nia Staples defends Wednesday night. Visiting West won the Greater Miami Conference contest 64-40. Nick Graham/Staff

Firebirds overpower East 64-40

Nia Staples is taking her game to the next level, right along with Lakota West High School’s girls basketball team.The junior guard and West Virginia University commit totaled 16 points to lead the visiting Firebirds to a 64-40 rout of Lakota East in Greater Miami Conference play on Wednesday night.“Personally, ...

A holiday video every Cleveland Browns fan should see

A popular Youtube channel called AngryBrownsFan has released a funny take on the "Elf On A Shelf" story. Watch the hilarious video above which tells the story of  "Manzielf Off The Shelf: A Cleveland Tale".

Fairfield coach John Cecere works the sideline Tuesday night during the Indians’ 60-49 loss to visiting Mason. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

Comets top Fairfield in battle of unbeatens

The battle of unbeatens was ruled by the color green Tuesday night.Mason High School’s boys basketball team never trailed and got double-digit scoring from Kyle Lamotte (15), Spencer Cline (13) and Matt King (11) in a 60-49 triumph at Fairfield.It was the first loss for first-year FHS coach John Cecere, ...

East routs West, stays unbeaten in GMC

Halftime adjustments paid off for the Lakota East High School boys basketball team.The Thunderhawks shifted their focus to their interior game and turned it up a notch on defense to extend a five-point lead into a 56-34 win over rival Lakota West on Tuesday at the Hawks Nest.With the win, ...

Cleveland police upset with Browns player's Tamir Rice protest shirt

Cleveland Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving recently donned the now-familiar "I Can't Breathe" shirt in warm-ups. But it was a different shirt, worn by another Cleveland athlete, that has some of the city's police upset. Prior to Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins walked onto the ...

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list

Kobe Bryant is officially better than Michael Jordan ... when it comes to total points scored in a career, that is. In Sunday's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Lakers' shooting guard passed Jordan for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. "Moments like this come around and you're really overjoyed by it. At the ...

Man arrested in shooting death of Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell

A man was arrested Sunday in the shooting death of Jakell Mitchell, a freshman football player at Auburn University. http://twitter.com/Sportsnaut/status/544093031474139136 The Associated Press reported that Markale Deandra Hart, 22, of Camp Hill, Alabama, was arrested on murder charges Sunday afternoon. Police arrived at the Tiger Lodge apartments in Auburn, Alabama, about ...

Mason’s Ashley Volpenhein won a state championship as a freshman and will anchor the Comets in 2014-15. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Swimming: Mason girls look to continue state success

Mason High School swim coach Mark Sullivan never has to remind the swimmers of the history of the program.No talks about goals. The expectations are understood.“I really never need to mention it to the team,” Sullivan said. “They know what is involved and know their team expectations. Our kids have ...

Indians return solid corps for first-year coach

Talk about big changes.For the first time in 48 years, Ron Masanek will not be leading the Fairfield High School wrestling program.Longtime assistant – and former Fairfield state champ – Jason Laflin will lead the Indians.And while a lot remains the same, there are a few changes wrestlers were greeted ...

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Shelley Meyer, wife of coach Urban Meyer of the Florida Gators, cheers a 63 - 3 victory against the Florida International University Golden Panthers, November 21, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer’s wife sets hair on fire at birthday dinner

The Meyer family will never forget this 50th birthday party. That’s because Shelley Meyer, the wife of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, suffered a minor mishap while celebrating her 50th birthday, according to TMZ. While at dinner with the family, Shelley Meyer’s hair caught on fire as she was ...

Sgt. 1st Class Robert Vandenberg "planned" on speaking with his family via video link on the Anaheim Ducks scoreboard.  But there were "technical difficulties."

Soldier surprises family at hockey game, meets son for first time

Soldier family reunions never get old, especially during the holiday season, and that's especially true when the soldier meets his child for the first time.  That's exactly what happened at a recent Anaheim Ducks game.  >> Read more trending stories   Sgt. 1st Class Robert Vandenberg's wife Patricia and the ...

Cam Newton: 'I'm on someone's fantasy team, and it's the man's upstairs'

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spoke to reporters Thursday at Bank of America Stadium for the first time since getting into a serious crash near uptown Charlotte two days earlier. “I am lucky to come out of there alive,” Newton said. “Somebody is supposed to be dead.” Newton described the accident ...

Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots smiles during warm ups against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 27, 2011, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Rob Gronkowski melts the Internet’s heart with kitten photo shoot

Just because Rob Gronkowski is one of the NFL’s toughest players doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy a little snuggle time with kittens. The New England Patriots star tight end, affectionately known as Gronk, participated in a strange yet adorable ESPN photo shoot that involved kittens. http://twitter.com/BuzzFeedAnimals/status/542802745112395776 The Internet immediately swooned ...

Nuxhall passed over for Frick broadcasting award

Reds fans will have to wait at least another three years for Joe Nuxhall to get baseball immortality in Cooperstown.Dick Enberg, not the Ol’ Lefthander, won the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence Wednesday, our media partner WCPO reported.A 20-member committee that included Nuxhall’s longtime partner, Marty Brennaman, went ...

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, center, warms up before an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 9, 2014, in Los Angeles. Several athletes have worn "I Can't Breathe" shirts during warm ups in support of the family of Eric Garner, who died July 17 after a police officer placed him in a chokehold when he was being arrested for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. 

Kobe Bryant, Lakers wear 'I Can't Breathe' shirts (PHOTOS)

Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates wore "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during warm-ups before Tuesday's game against the Sacramento Kings. http://twitter.com/WSJ/status/542551875565158400 LeBron James, Derrick Rose and other NBA stars also have worn the shirts in protest of the events surrounding the death of Eric Garner. A grand jury recently ...

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