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Cubs visit White House on Monday

Cubs visit White House on Monday

BY MARK GONZALES CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS The Chicago Cubs will continue one of sports’ most highly treasured honors for a champion by visiting the White House on Monday. The Cubs will be honored for their first World Series title since 1908, a source confirmed Tuesday night. The visit holds special significance, since President Obama developed his […]

Clemson’s DeShaun Watson turning pro

Clemson’s DeShaun Watson turning pro

BY MATT CONNOLLY THE STATE/TNS Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is going out on top. The Georgia native announced after Monday’s national championship game that he will enter the NFL draft after leading the Tigers to a 35-31 win over Alabama. Watson passed for 420 yards and had four total touchdowns in his final college game, […]

Versatile Hawks looking to take the next step

Versatile Hawks looking to take the next step

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Spruce Creek boys basketball team is off to a 9-4 start as of Jan. 4, thanks to a combination of talent, depth and versatility. Despite losing talented players Neiko Green, Keyshawn Johnson, Reakwon Sloan and Jessie Davis to graduation, the Hawks have reloaded during a rebuilding campaign. “We lost […]

Bowl attendance down around 5 percent in 2016-17 season

Bowl attendance down around 5 percent in 2016-17 season

BY MATT MURSCHEL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS More than 1.635 million people attended bowl games this postseason, with an average of 40,892 spectators at each game – down around 5 percent from the previous season’s average of 43,002 – based on numbers provided by the Football Bowl Association. Twenty of the 40 games set higher attendance marks […]

Washington facing what could be greatest team ever

Washington facing what could be greatest team ever

Alabama has won 16 national championships, including four (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015) in the last seven years. BY PERCY ALLEN SEATTLE TIMES/TNS No. 1 Alabama hasn’t lost in so long — the Crimson Tide has won 25 in a row — that the thought of being upset by No. 4 Washington in the College […]

A rebuilding year for Mainland’s Buccaneers

A rebuilding year for Mainland’s Buccaneers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES While local girls basketball teams like New Smyrna, Spruce Creek, Atlantic and Father Lopez receive all the hype, not many have been looking at Mainland. The Buccaneers are off to a 6-5 start as of Dec. 28. Earlier that day, they rallied to beat Winter Park Lake Howell 48-45 in […]

Sharks hope to come together at the right time

Sharks hope to come together at the right time

BY ANDREAS BUTLER Daytona Times The girls basketball team for Atlantic High School is one of the best local teams. Atlantic is playing well thus far, having jumped off to a 7-2 start as of Dec. 21. The team has only lost to potential state title contender New Smyrna Beach and traditional small-school power Father […]

Gospel artist performs at service for Sager

Gospel artist performs at service for Sager

EURWEB.COM Grammy winner Yolanda Adams sang two songs at the memorial service of Craig Sager on Tuesday. The beloved TNT broadcaster, 65, died Dec. 15 following a two-year fight with acute myeloid leukemia. Many of the mourners at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia granted one of Sager’s final wishes and wore bright colors, […]

NASCAR reveals new name and logo of premier series

NASCAR reveals new name and logo of premier series

BY KATHERINE PERALTA CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS The new name of NASCAR’s premier series is the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a name that takes effect Jan. 1. The first race in the newly named series will be the 59th Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, NASCAR said. The new series name and brand mark, which features the […]

New Smyrna team has experience, talent for playoff run

New Smyrna team has experience, talent for playoff run

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The New Smyrna Beach Barracudas ON FIRST REFERNCE girls basketball team has jumped out to a 10-2 start to open the season. The team already has signature wins over perennial playoff contenders Atlantic and Father Lopez. They also defeated Mainland who won 20 games last year. Their losses came from […]