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Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

BY TIM REYNOLDS ASSOCIATED PRESS SOCHI, Russia – Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher as she tries to keep herself from crying. So she wraps the tale up quickly, her eyes welling with tears. She shouts the four words: “They had my back.’’ […]

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

BY BOB CONDOTTA SEATTLE TIMES/MCT NEW YORK — Coach Pete Carroll’s mantra of “Always Compete” doesn’t come with exceptions, such as “until the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl.” No, even before the cheering had died down at MetLife Stadium on Sunday in the wake of Seattle’s 43-8 win over Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, […]

‘A pretty awesome experience’

‘A pretty awesome experience’

Black families have rewarding time at Rolex 24 at Daytona BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Action, entertainment and family fun describe the Rolex 24 at Daytona races held last weekend at Daytona International Speedway. “There were flames shooting out on the sides!” nine-year-old Nathan Douglass exclaimed as he gave a play-by-play of a crash […]

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mario Mack, a recent Bethune-Cookman University graduate, said he was surprised when he learned the Greater Daytona Beach area didn’t have a semi-professional basketball league. Upon finding this out, the 24-year-old has joined with other sports enthusiasts to develop the Volusia County Basketball League. “I have two passions in […]

Seahawks coach discusses Sherman’s rant

Seahawks coach discusses Sherman’s rant

BY BOB CONDOTTA THE SEATTLE TIMES/MCT RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made clear Monday he would have preferred Richard Sherman deliver his message in a more delicate way than he did after Sunday’s NFC Championship game win over the San Francisco 49ers. “We did sit down and talk about it because I […]

B-CU’s Williams excels again as MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

B-CU’s Williams excels again as MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NORFOLK, Va. – The Bethune-Cookman women’s basketball team earned its second conference weekly honors of the 2013-14 season on Monday as officials from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced Kailyn Williams as the MEAC Rookie of the Week. Her second honor of the season, Williams (6-5, New Orleans, La.), a redshirt […]

Burns to make Jackie Robinson documentary

Burns to make Jackie Robinson documentary

FROM WIRE REPORTS Documentarian Ken Burns, who has put his stamp on such topics as the civil war, national parks, jazz, the Central Park Five and most recently prohibition and the Dust Bowl, will next year turn his attention toward baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson. Set for the fall of 2015, the PBS documentary will span […]

Keys to keeping at it in 2014: Fitness gurus share tips

Keys to keeping at it in 2014: Fitness gurus share tips

BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELS TIMES/MCT How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come. Sharing inspiration All you need is some trash and some inspiration, […]

Second-half run secures Lady Wildcats’ victory over North Carolina

Second-half run secures Lady Wildcats’ victory over North Carolina

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Lady Wildcats snapped a five-game losing streak and remained perfect against the North Carolina Central on Monday night at Richard V. Moore Gymnasium, using a multi-faceted attack to down the Lady Eagles, 67-52. The opening minutes of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) matchup was a far cry from […]

B-CU track and field stars named Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week

B-CU track and field stars named Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Kenneth Fisher and Breonca Reid of B-CU’s men’s and women’s track and field team have been named as Chick-fil-A Student-Athletes of the Week for Jan. 13-19. Both student-athletes competed in the South Carolina Indoor Open in Columbia, S.C. Freshman jumper Fisher made an impression in his first collegiate meet at the […]