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Philadelphia copes with tragic shooting death of high school football star by his twin brother

An unspeakable tragedy unfolded in Philadelphia on Sunday when one Mastery Charter High School football star was shot dead by a teammate who also happened to be his brother.
As the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, Fayaadh Gillard has been charged with murder, possession of an instrument of crime, unsworn falsification to authorities, and obstructing justice in connection with the shooting death of his twin brother, Suhail Gillard, in an apartment. Police documents show that the Gillard brothers were together in the apartment with relatives when the shooting happened, with their father allegedly teaching them how to handle a gun.

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Virginia high school football coach investigated for assault in locker room

A Virginia high school football coach stands accused of an alleged assault against a player in the locker room at an opposing school.
As reported by Virginia CBS affiliate WTKR, New Kent (Va.) High School football coach John Fulks stands accused of an alleged assault against one of his own players. The physical incident reportedly happened on November 8, when New Kent visited Smithfield (Va.) High School, and captured its season finale, 28-0

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Playced recruiting column: You’ve signed. Now what?

USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on the recruiting process. This isn’t about where just the top five-star athletes are headed but rather a guide to the process and the pitfalls for student-athletes nationwide. This week’s article is written by Ross Hawley, the president of Playced Athletic Recruiting. Playced.com is an industry leader in college recruiting

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John Curtis three-star RB Corey Wren decommits from Georgia

Shortly after his final game of the high school season, John Curtis (River Ridge, Louisiana) running back Corey Wren announced he had decommitted from Georgia.
Wren had originally committed to the Bulldogs over summer. After leading John Curtis to the semifinals and rushing for 1,146 yards and 17 touchdowns to go with 132 receiving yards and two touchdowns, the three-star recruit decided to look toward other options.
Prior to his commitment, Wren had been heavily considering Arizona State and Houston, according to UGAWire. He has 31 offers, according to 247Sports

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Former Kentucky HS soccer coach gets prison for rape, sending nude photos

A former high school soccer coach in Kentucky has been sentenced to two years in prison for raping a player and sending nude images to minors.
Andrew Hatton, 29, was sentenced Tuesday on charges of third-degree rape and distributing obscene matter to minors. He pleaded guilty to the charges in August as part of a deal.

RelatedOhio high school under fire for postgame prayer after playoff gamesFlorida politician accused of telling Puerto Rican teenagers to ‘go cut grass’ at tennis club
The former Estill County High School coach was accused of sending nude photos to three teen girls. One of them told police she and Hatton had sex

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Florida politician accused of telling Puerto Rican teenagers to 'go cut grass' at tennis club

A Florida politician is being accused of making racists remarks to a Hispanic teenager at a local tennis club.
A video shows Sarasota City Commission candidate Martin Hyde confronting the young tennis player. In the video, the teenager accuses Hyde of telling him to “go cut grass.”
The alleged confrontation took place last Tuesday at the Bath & Racquet Club in Sarasota.
The incident gained attention late Friday when a video was posted on Twitter

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5 reasons your child might not be motivated in sports

As parents, it’s hard to watch a child not giving it their all on the field or court. Clearly, kids will have days when they aren’t super motivated, and the younger they are, the more often this happens.
Even as adults, think about your workouts — you have days when you have a lot of energy and other days you have nothing in the tank. When you notice your child consistently not working hard, watching this from the sideline can become an extreme source of frustration for parents.
RELATED: What parents could be doing to hurt a child’s motivation
But before you start screaming ‘run’ at them during every soccer game, as we did with our oldest back in the day, you should consider a few things

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Hoophall West to feature top teams including Hillcrest Prep, Prolific, Sierra Canyon

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Dasean Lecque driven by older brother Jalen's journey to the Suns

It was a shock at first, coming from New Jersey to Phoenix, leaving behind close friends and the intense basketball competition that sharpened his skills on the court.
But it’s a move the Lecque family felt it needed to make to be close to Jalen, a 19-year-old beginning his pro basketball journey with the Suns on their G-League team in Prescott Valley.
Dasean Lecque, a 16-year-old high school sophomore, was all-in.
“We’re out here to support him basically,” Lecque said.
When Jalen isn’t playing for the Northern Arizona Suns, he’s watching Dasean play at Desert Vista High School (Phoenix)