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Watten returns to lead Wildcats softball

Watten returns to lead Wildcats softball

BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University welcomed back Laura Watten Tuesday as head softball coach. Watten is the most successful coach in the program’s history and already is a member of the B-CU Athletic Hall of Fame. “I am super excited to be back. I just wanted to come back home,” responded […]

Another NASCAR win this season for Wallace

Another NASCAR win this season for Wallace

Black racecar driver excelled last month at Eldora Speedway NASCAR WIRE SERVICES In front of a packed house at Eldora Speedway, Darrell Wallace Jr. won the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic on July 23. Wallace, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, earned his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win of the season. Wallace regained […]

Hampton’s Pierce to coach U.S. track and field team in British Columbia

Hampton’s Pierce to coach U.S. track and field team in British Columbia

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Hampton University Director of Track & Field Maurice Pierce is the head men’s coach as part of the U.S. Track & Field National Team for the 2014 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships, which will be held Aug. 8-10 in Kamloops, British Columbia. In his 12th season at Hampton and his […]

Lewis to star in Spike TV’s ‘Coaching Bad’

Lewis to star in Spike TV’s ‘Coaching Bad’

EURWEB.COM Spike TV will team with NFL veteran Ray Lewis and anger management specialist Dr. Christian Conte to tackle the growing problem of coaches with uncontrollable anger issues in a new series, “Coaching Bad.” The show features nine coaches who have realized that they have a problem and need to do something about it before […]

Brian France trying to keep NASCAR popular

Brian France trying to keep NASCAR popular

BY JIM PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski remembers slamming into a rival’s car in Phoenix a few years ago, only to be summoned after the race by officials who scolded him for being too aggressive on the track. Then NASCAR Chairman Brian France, the third generation of his family to run […]

Once ‘Wonder Boy’ of NASCAR wins Brickyard 400

Once ‘Wonder Boy’ of NASCAR wins Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon makes ‘restart’ of his life in Indianapolis BY JIM PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) INDIANAPOLIS — There was a period a few years ago when many wondered whether Jeff Gordon’s best days were behind him. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion earned only one victory from 2008 through 2010 before he rediscovered his […]

Voting begins for MEAC/SWAC Challenge’s Walter Payton Achievement Award

Voting begins for MEAC/SWAC Challenge’s Walter Payton Achievement Award

SPECIAL TO THE COURIER ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, has announced six nominees for the 2014 Walter Payton Achievement Award, granted annually to a player from each team participating in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney. This year’s matchup features the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and […]

Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

BY ROBERTO ALEJANDRO SPECIAL TO THE NNPA A recent report prepared by the Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect on American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Noting that the American Psychological Association issued a call to retire all team and school mascots based on depictions of Native Americans back […]

Dungy says he would not have drafted Michael Sam

Dungy says he would not have drafted Michael Sam

BY TOD PALMER KANSAS CITY STAR (MCT) It’s a storyline that’s bound to be scrutinized — even over-scrutinized — during Rams training camp, as the roster cuts are made and, if Michael Sam sticks on the 53-man roster, week by week during the NFL season. By now, surely every football fan is aware that Sam, […]

Flagler NAACP to host memorial golf tournament

Flagler NAACP to host memorial golf tournament

The Flagler County NAACP will sponsor the 13th Annual Jacqueline A. Browne Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Pine Course of the Grand Club, 400 Pine Lakes Parkway, Palm Coast. The late Jacqueline A. Browne revitalized the dormant Flagler County branch in 2000 after being approached by individuals experiencing bias. Browne, an educator, […]