To keep our suggestions to something realistic, we need a bit more information.
How much are you planning to spend on this camera?
Do you have a preference as to the physical size of the camera?
Will these sporting pictures require a long zoom camera?
Or will you be reasonably close to the action?
For the indoor sporting pictures, I assume you will be using flash.
How far away from the action will you be?
Most inexpensive cameras only have a flash range of about 12 feet.
There are some more expensive cameras that have flash ranges up to 20 feet and a few (even more expensive) with a range of 30 feet.
If you want to take indoor sporting pictures without using flash, plan on spending at least $900.
I have owned an HP Photosmart and felt it did ok. Last year I purchased a used Sony DSCP73 and loved it. Now, the internal flash has died and I need to buy a new one. I am not a techy person. I had everything set to automatic. I want a digital camera that I can take inside and outside sporting pictures to put on a youth website. Each review I read I think tends to focus on the technical side for real picture takers not me. Can anyone tell the most cost effective camera that allows a simple person to take the type of pictures I need to take? I don't want to have to change settings each time I take pictures. just want some good pictures.