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Brian France trying to keep NASCAR popular

Brian France trying to keep NASCAR popular

BY JIM PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski remembers slamming into a rival’s car in Phoenix a few years ago, only to be summoned after the race by officials who scolded him for being too aggressive on the track. Then NASCAR Chairman Brian France, the third generation of his family to run […]

Once ‘Wonder Boy’ of NASCAR wins Brickyard 400

Once ‘Wonder Boy’ of NASCAR wins Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon makes ‘restart’ of his life in Indianapolis BY JIM PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) INDIANAPOLIS — There was a period a few years ago when many wondered whether Jeff Gordon’s best days were behind him. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion earned only one victory from 2008 through 2010 before he rediscovered his […]

Voting begins for MEAC/SWAC Challenge’s Walter Payton Achievement Award

Voting begins for MEAC/SWAC Challenge’s Walter Payton Achievement Award

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, has announced six nominees for the 2014 Walter Payton Achievement Award, granted annually to a player from each team participating in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney. This year’s matchup features the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and […]

Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

BY ROBERTO ALEJANDRO SPECIAL TO THE NNPA A recent report prepared by the Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect on American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Noting that the American Psychological Association issued a call to retire all team and school mascots based on depictions of Native Americans back […]

Dungy says he would not have drafted Michael Sam

Dungy says he would not have drafted Michael Sam

BY TOD PALMER KANSAS CITY STAR (MCT) It’s a storyline that’s bound to be scrutinized — even over-scrutinized — during Rams training camp, as the roster cuts are made and, if Michael Sam sticks on the 53-man roster, week by week during the NFL season. By now, surely every football fan is aware that Sam, […]

Flagler NAACP to host memorial golf tournament

Flagler NAACP to host memorial golf tournament

The Flagler County NAACP will sponsor the 13th Annual Jacqueline A. Browne Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Pine Course of the Grand Club, 400 Pine Lakes Parkway, Palm Coast. The late Jacqueline A. Browne revitalized the dormant Flagler County branch in 2000 after being approached by individuals experiencing bias. Browne, an educator, […]

Goal of soccer program to help special-needs kids

Goal of soccer program to help special-needs kids

BY ALEXANDRA TORREALBA MIAMI HERALD (MCT) The conclusion of the World Cup has not ended soccer fever throughout South Florida, especially among smaller fans. Oscar Amuz, a passionate soccer trainer born in Uruguay, is devoted, body and soul, to Hope for Autism, United for Soccer Foundation, also know as Autism Soccer, an organization he founded […]

A winning smile

A winning smile

Aric Almirola takes a selfie with a fan on Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway. Almirola, who was born in Fort Walton Beach, won the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 race on Sunday. Click here for story and more photos. ( DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Plenty of rain, wrecks at the racetrack

Plenty of rain, wrecks at the racetrack

Opinions differ on shortened Coke Zero 400 BY DAVID SCOTT CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT One thing is certain at the conclusion of a rain-shortened race: The winner thinks it was called at the right time, and those who didn’t win wish it could have continued. That was the case Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, where Aric Almirola […]

Another win for Black driver

Another win for Black driver

Darrell Wallace Jr. wins second NASCAR  race FROM WIRE REPORTS Darrell “Bubba’’ Wallace Jr. won his second career victory last Saturday in his 29th career start. He raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck victory, holding off German Quiroga at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Wallace won for the first time at Martinsville (Virginia) […]

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