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Charlotte to host ’17 NBA All-Star Game

Charlotte to host ’17 NBA All-Star Game

BY RICK BONNELL CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS Charlotte has won a bid to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. A formal announcement came Tuesday from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan in attendance at a news conference. Charlotte officials and the Hornets organization formally made a bid for the event last summer. In […]

More African-Americans becoming hockey fans

More African-Americans becoming hockey fans

Blacks have highest growth rate among hockey enthusiasts BY SHANNON RYAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Wearing a Blackhawks sweater, some playoff scruff and a grin, Ken Brown strolled down an avenue of popular bars in Chicago during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, hopping to the next pub between periods before watching the Hawks dramatically finish […]

B-CU golfer ties for fifth at amateur tourney in Scotland

B-CU golfer ties for fifth at amateur tourney in Scotland

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES ANGUS, Scotland – Bethune-Cookman men’s golfer Leon Fricker fired an opening-round 69 on Monday, placing himself tied for fifth at the 120th Amateur Championship in Angus, Scotland. This year’s event runs June 15-20, at Carnoustie and Panmure. Fricker, a native of Ivybridge, England – a small town in the South Hams […]

Monarchs looking for baseball players and coaches

Monarchs looking for baseball players and coaches

The Daytona Monarchs baseball program is looking for players ages 8 through 18. They are also seeking motivated and dedicated coaches. Come learn the fundamentals, skills and techniques of the game while having fun. The Daytona Monarchs are in partnership with the Orlando Monarchs Baseball Youth Leadership and Development program, which is a 501©(3) non-profit […]

Fund started for former B-CU punter

Fund started for former B-CU punter

The Bethune-Cookman University Athletic Department family is seeking spiritually and financially assistance for former punter Zac Adrian. A GoFundMe.com page has been established to help Adrian and his wife, Melissa, with their needs as he continues chemotherapy sessions. He has had major surgeries on his hip and femur as well as 32 radiation treatments. Adrian […]

NFL scout and friends share their expertise with local kids

NFL scout and friends share their expertise with local kids

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Retired NFL player Bruce McNorton continues to give back to the community in which he grew up. Last week, he returned to share his talents with area students eager to pick up tips on becoming great athletes. On June 4, the former Detroit Lions player who grew up in Daytona Beach, […]

Say a prayer for Leah

Say a prayer for Leah

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still is seeking prayers for his 5-year-old daughter, Leah, who has been battling cancer for a year. The girl has been diagnosed with VOD — veno-occlusive hepatic disease — an illness of the liver that often comes as a complication caused by stem cell treatment.  The girl has undergone extensive […]

B-CU wraps up NCAA track and field preliminary

B-CU wraps up NCAA track and field preliminary

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman concluded the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary, May 30. Neither Tristie Johnson (200 meter), Michael Tiller (triple jump) or the 4×100 meter relay of Angelo Cabrera, Kareem Fair, Donavan Frater or Justin Martin could break into the top 12 of their respective events and advance […]

Daytona Beach Baseball honors Port Orange mayor

Daytona Beach Baseball honors Port Orange mayor

The Daytona Beach Baseball recently inducted Port Orange Mayor Allen Green into its Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  Michael Burton, president/CEO of Daytona Beach Baseball stated, “Daytona Beach Baseball recognized Mayor Green for his many decades of coaching and supporting youth in the community.” “As a former softball player, Mayor Green always understood the […]

NASCAR drivers meet with officials to discuss issues

NASCAR drivers meet with officials to discuss issues

BY DAVID SCOTT CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS DOVER, Del. — A group of several drivers met with NASCAR officials the night of May 30 to discuss key issues in the sport. The meeting, which was held in a hotel on the grounds of Dover International Speedway on the eve of the FedEx 400, was part of what […]