COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Tim Tebow is joining the Columbia Fireflies. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback will start his pro baseball season with the Mets' Class A franchise in Columbia. New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced the move Monday. The 29-year-old Tebow has been in spring training with the Mets and is hitting .235 with four hits in 17 at-bats.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- No. 2 seed Duke (29-7) vs. No. 7 seed South Carolina (23-10) Second round, East region; Greenville, S.C.; 8:40 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Count on tight defense from both teams. South Carolina plays a disruptive designed to take opponents out of their comfort zones. The Gamecocks are 27th nationally in points allowed this year. Duke is 21st in the country in scoring margin.
CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The father of UCLA basketball star Lonzo Ball says his home was broken into while he was attending a high school game involving his two other sons. A representative for LaVar Ball tells ESPN that Ball's neighbors in Chino Hills, California, called police after hearing noises from the house. Ball was attending sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball's playoff game for Chino Hills High School.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Kody Shubert scored 25 points to help Lincoln Charter beat Durham Kestrel Heights 97-75 in Saturday's Class 1-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association men's championship game. Shubert also had six assists and made 16 of 19 free throws for the Eagles (30-4) to be named the game's most valuable player. Lincoln Charter shot 59 percent for the game for its first state title.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Kam Langley had 14 points and 11 assists to help Southwest Guilford beat Raleigh Leesville Road 73-49 in Saturday's Class 4-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association men's championship game. Langley was named the game's most valuable player to help the Cowboys (28-3) win their second state title.
PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Hey umpire, whattayou, drunk? At one Alabama high school baseball game, police say the answer was yes. WAAY-TV (http://bit.ly/2lIvBu0) reports a north Alabama umpire faces public intoxication charges after he was arrested for officiating at a high school baseball game while drunk. Priceville police say Derek Bryant was arrested by Monday with one inning left in a junior varsity game at Priceville High School.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Tierney Lawlor began her college basketball career at UConn as an unknown walk-on and has a chance to end it as one of the most successful players in the history of college basketball. Should the Huskies win out, Lawlor and fellow senior Saniya Chong will leave the school with an unprecedented record of 154-1 and four national titles. "That's pretty crazy," Lawlor said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Troy Taylor spent four days a week teaching football as an actual class at Folsom High School, tinkering with different offensive theories and schemes. His sixth period explorations have led him to current position -- Utah's offensive coordinator -- just two years after being the head coach of the Sacramento-area high school. "It was pretty obvious that Folsom High School was his laboratory," Folsom quarterbacks coach Bobby Freques said.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Tebow made his first rookie mistake even before stepping into the batter's box. The New York Mets newcomer walked behind home plate and took his practice swings near Boston's on-deck circle. "I didn't know who that was back there. I thought it was the ball boy," AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello said. Tebow's debut as a big leaguer didn't go much better Wednesday.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- A Concord high school boys' basketball coach has been arrested in Mecklenburg County on stalking and other charges. Media outlets report that Friday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested 39-year-old Kenyan Bashyn Weaks on two counts of misdemeanor stalking and one count each of simple assault and breaking and entering to terrorize and injure. Weaks coaches basketball at Central Cabarrus High School. He's been suspended without pay. Further details haven't been released.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to back out of a lawsuit over transgender students' bathroom access is a disappointment that will keep transgender children in limbo, said 17-year-old plaintiff Gavin Grimm, who's become a national face of the issue. But Grimm, who sued his eastern Virginia school district to be able to use the boys' bathroom, said Monday that he's ready to keep up his fight.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is leaving the issue of transgender rights in schools to lower courts for now after backing out of a high-profile case Monday of a Virginia high school student who sued to be able to use the boys' bathroom.
DALLAS (AP) -- A transgender boy who won a girls wrestling state title in Texas says he would compete against boys if allowed and is taking lower doses of testosterone to try to be fair to his opponents.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The panel that disciplines judges in Idaho says it has not received any verified complaints against the judge who sentenced a teen to probation for sexually assaulting a high school football teammate. But the Idaho Judicial Council says it will investigate if such a complaint is received. It comes after Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker was widely criticized by some who thought a sentence for John R.K.
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DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a locker room sexual assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town. District Court Judge Randy Stoker sentenced John R.K. Howard of Keller, Texas, on Friday. The Times-News (http://bit.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Both the transgender teen who sued to use a boys' bathroom and the Virginia school board that won't let him still want the Supreme Court to issue a definitive ruling in their ongoing dispute, even after the Trump administration retreated from an Obama-era policy on bathroom use.
EULESS, Texas (AP) -- A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing.
Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach has announced her engagement to Christian writer Glennon Doyle Melton. Melton posted a photo of two hands flashing diamond rings on Facebook Saturday with the note, "Abby and I decided to hold hands forever. Love Wins." Wambach posted the same photo on Instagram on Sunday . She writes in the caption: "Happy." Wambach announced last year that she was getting divorced from Sarah Huffman after three years of marriage.
LONDON (AP) -- A backup goalkeeper paid the price for eating a meat pie during his team's landmark game against Arsenal, resigning from Sutton United as authorities launched investigations into the apparent betting stunt. A British newspaper's betting company, which sponsored Sutton United for Monday's FA Cup game, had 8-1 odds that overweight reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw would eat a meat pie.