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DIS makeover could include NFL, college games, concerts

DIS makeover could include NFL, college games, concerts

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT Joie Chitwood is a man on the move these days. Catch him if you can. He is calling from Charlotte, N.C., on a Tuesday morning, taking a quick break from updating NASCAR officials on one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the sport: a $400-million makeover on […]

Sam makes history again – signs contract with Rams

Sam makes history again – signs contract with Rams

EURWEB.COM Michael Sam made history when signing his contract as a rookie player with the St. Louis Rams. Sam is already the first openly gay athlete selected in the NFL Draft. The former University of Missouri linebacker is now the first openly gay NFL draftee to sign a contract. His is a $2.65 million, four-year agreement with the Rams. […]

Neck-strengthening device aims to help prevent concussions

Neck-strengthening device aims to help prevent concussions

Cervifit created by former FSU football player BY NICOLE BROCHU SUN SENTINEL/MCT WESTON — Alan Philipson is tackling the problem of head injuries from a different angle — by working out the neck. Influenced by studies showing a link between concussions and neck strength, the entrepreneur has created the Cervifit, a portable device that uses […]

Earnhardt Jr. revved for more success at Michigan speedway

Earnhardt Jr. revved for more success at Michigan speedway

BY MIKE BRUDENELL DETROIT FREE PRESS/MCT DETROIT — June at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) has been kind to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt, nicknamed “June bug” as a youngster by his legendary racing father, has snapped long losing streaks at MIS in June twice during his career and left each time with renewed hope of winning […]

Wendell Scott finally gets his due –  induction into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Wendell Scott finally gets his due – induction into NASCAR Hall of Fame

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT Wendell Scott is in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Let that percolate for a while. A Black man once dismissed as an interloper when he raced in the 1960s and early ’70s is now among the NASCAR legends, alongside Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty and the rest of the bunch. It […]

Rainbow Tennis League hosts annual event in Daytona Beach

Rainbow Tennis League hosts annual event in Daytona Beach

BY KIM GIBSON DAYTONA TIMES The Rainbow Tennis League held its 23rd Annual Tennis Tournament last month at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach. Tournament Director Jack Spencer and Coordinator Pam Gibson were pleased with the turnout of the May 24-25 event, which attracted players from Miami and all parts of South Carolina and […]

Johnson turns NASCAR season around with 600 win

Johnson turns NASCAR season around with 600 win

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT CONCORD, N.C. — The Coca-Cola 600 is NASCAR’s longest race. It also has provided some of the biggest boosts in Jimmie Johnson’s career. Twice before, Johnson has rolled into the 600 winless on the season and rolled out a winner. Sunday night, the third time was the charm. Johnson passed […]

50 senators urge NFL to endorse name change of Redskins

50 senators urge NFL to endorse name change of Redskins

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Fifty U.S. senators have signed on to a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that calls on the National Football League (NFL) to formally endorse a name change of the Washington football franchise. The call to action marks the largest Congressional endorsement of a name change for the football team […]

Lucas to be honored at Strapp golf tournament

Lucas to be honored at Strapp golf tournament

The 11th annual Elisha J. Strapp Invitational Golf Scholarship Tournament hosted by the Greater Friendship Scholarship Ministry will be held June 7 at the LPGA International Golf Course, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach. Celebrating 11 years, the community and education 2014 tournament honoree is Harold V. Lucas, Jr. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with a […]

Dad of tennis stars writes about life, race and reality

Dad of tennis stars writes about life, race and reality

Richard Williams shares experiences in ‘Black and White’ BY SAEED SHABAZZ NNPA NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK – Richard Williams, best known as the father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, has written his first book. It isn’t about how to play tennis. “There are enough books out about tennis — tired of teaching tennis, […]