Retired educator from Daytona off to the Olympics

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach native Carrie Harris Allen recently retired as a high school principal in California. A sports fanatic, she chose the...

Athletes with local ties go for the gold

Here’s a glance at area athletes competing in the Olympics this month in Rio. Ryan Lochte Going into the Rio competition, the swimmer had won 11...

Balance beam: Most treacherous, mesmerizing 10 centimeters in sports

BY TIM BANNON CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS RIO DE JANEIRO – Of all the playing surfaces in sports, none is more unforgiving than the balance beam. It measures 10...

MEAC standouts named to All-America team

FROM WIRE REPORTS Five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) student-athletes have been named to the 2016 STATS Pre-Season All-America Team. North Carolina A&T State University led...

Pro-athletes transition with help of LinkedIn

BY MATTHEW GUTIERREZ PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS Among LinkedIn’s 300 million users – lawyers, doctors and financial consultants – is a new profession: pro athlete. Dan Black, a professional...

Barkley to star in TNT’s ‘Race Card’

EURWEB.COM Charles Barkley is getting ready to play “The Race Card.” We’re talking about a new six-episode series on TNT featuring the NBA broadcast analyst...

Jordan finally speaks out about shootings

BY K.C. JOHNSON CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Vowing that he can “no longer stay silent,” Michael Jordan used his mouth and money to make a powerful impact on...

Quarterback Treon Harris transferring from UF

BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Treon Harris’ rocky career with the Florida Gators is over. Harris has been given his release by UF and will transfer, his...

Event honors victims of violence; brings together residents and officers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It was a timely event. The second annual “Gone Too Soon, Your Life Matters Basketball Tournament’’ held on July 9 in...

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

‘Cy’ McClairen retires after 55 years of service to university BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When it comes to history, legacy and tradition at Bethune-Cookman University, only...

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