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Nigerian-born Michigan football star picks Clemson over UM: 'God's plan'

Nigerian born Ruke Orhorhoro started playing football last year at River Rouge High School.
It took him one year to be recruited by the nation’s  college football powers.
Orhorhoro, a 6-foot-4, 271-pound defensive lineman, committed to Clemson for the class of 2019 on Saturday, choosing the Tigers over Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. Clemson won the national championship in 2016 and advanced to the College Football Playoff each of the past three years.

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VIDEO: Massive brawl breaks out between parents at youth softball game

An enormous, unseemly brawl erupted at a youth softball game in Tennessee, leading to, “a half-dozen men throwing punches and rolling around on the ground.”
The description above came from the Kingsport Times-News, which reported the brawl at Brickyard Park in Kingsport on Saturday. The skirmish involved only parents and no players or coaches, but still led to the disqualification of both teams from the tournament in which they were competing, with USA Softball saying they would be barred from future events as well.

The two teams eliminated were the East Wilkes Cardinals and the Blue Ridge Explosion, competing in a 12-and-under bracket of a USA Softball tournament. According to Kingsport’s Parks and Recreation Department athletic program director Todd McLemore, a group of Blue Ridge parents initiated a verbal confrontation with some Cardinals parents who they felt were being too vocal in their criticism of the umpire (who they felt was issuing calls that favored Blue Ridge)

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11-year-old California girl wouldn't let a near coma stop her from cheering

Emily Kruger jumped, clapped and spun with a smile Saturday at the Lions All-Star Football Games. Her cheer squad’s halftime performances served as a pleasant pause from chaos and combat that took place on the field during the two annual all-star games that pit the best seniors from the top half of the North State against the best from the bottom half.
But the story behind Emily’s performance is more brutal than any tackle delivered on Saturday.

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College football signee arrested on drug charges two weeks before reporting

A recent high school graduate and football star who was set to report to college on June 28 was arrested as part of a longstanding, comprehensive gang and narcotics investigation.
As reported by Cape Fear collaborative ABC/CBS affiliate WWAY and the Star News, among other outlets, former New Hanover football star Wizdom Ryjiek Vaughn, who went by Wiz Vaughn, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and sell/ deliver cocaine. The investigation focused on drug trafficking patterns around New Hanover High School, with eight arrests announced simultaneously.

Of those eight, Vaughn — and one of his former teammates, 17-year-old defensive back Shaquam Kemp — were clearly the names that stood out. A two-sport star at New Hanover, Vaughn was the star running back on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3AA state champion squad