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Speedway funding gets green light

Speedway funding gets green light

Legislators approve bill that allows DIS, others to apply for sales tax breaks BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Public funding will be available to private stadiums in the state under new legislation passed last week. The Florida Legislature approved House Bill 7095 on May 2 recommending Gov. Rick Scott to sign it. The bill […]

MEAC’s softball champion May 8-10 in Ormond Beach

MEAC’s softball champion May 8-10 in Ormond Beach

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host its 2014 softball championship on Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10, at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex. The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats and the Delaware State Lady Hornets will enter tournament play as the number one seeds. Bethune-Cookman clinched the southern divisional title with a 12-3 conference record, […]

Wallace the lone Black NASCAR driver at Talladega

Wallace the lone Black NASCAR driver at Talladega

BY PERRY GREEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR event since 1963, finished 31st behind the wheel of the No. 20 ToyotaCare Camry car in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega, Ala. The May 3 event was Wallace’s first car race at Talladega. He […]

Keflezighi shares emotional Boston Marathon win

Keflezighi shares emotional Boston Marathon win

African-born runner is first American male to win since 1983 BY SAM MCDOWELL KANSAS CITY STAR/MCT OLATHE, Kan. — Sidelined by an injury, Meb Keflezighi left his spectator’s seat near the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line only a few minutes before two explosions killed three people. But he was still close enough to hear the […]

MEAC announces top track and field athletes

MEAC announces top track and field athletes

NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman’s Tremayne Banks and teammate Tristie Johnson were chosen as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Track Athletes Bethune-Cookman’s Ed’Ricus Williams and Hampton’s Teiara Denmark were named the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday. Banks, a junior from Fort Lauderdale, finished third […]

OWN orders more of Deion Sanders’ reality show

OWN orders more of Deion Sanders’ reality show

FROM WIRE REPORTS Oprah Winfrey’s network has ordered more episodes of “Deion’s Family Playbook,” the cable channel has announced. The reality show follows Deion Sanders and his girlfriend, Hollywood producer Tracey Edmonds, as they juggle being public figures with each having their own kids, their individual careers, and splitting time between Texas and California. “Deion’s […]

More than a golf tournament

More than a golf tournament

Event named for Huger raises thousands for area students BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Over $12,000 was raised on Saturday at the third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament. The funds will go to area high school seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties. The event, in honor of the well-known 99-year-old community and civil […]

Henry trying to woo football fans to watch NAIA championship game in Daytona

Henry trying to woo football fans to watch NAIA championship game in Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach will host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) football championship game in December at Municipal Stadium and Mayor Derrick Henry already is promoting it to those interested in watching some good football. He can be seen encouraging tourists to visit the area in a YouTube video […]

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle

BY TYLER DUNNE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL/MCT The moment a kick is missed, a pass is dropped, a tackle is whiffed is only the beginning. A football stadium is a safe haven. Players don’t hear F-bombs from the student section. They can mute wrath from afar. No, in 2014, blood boils when 21-, 22-year old athletes […]

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants

ASSOCIATED PRESS – Josh Freeman signed with the New York Giants on Monday to be a backup quarterback to Eli Manning. Freeman was released by Tampa Bay early last season and spent the rest of 2013 with Minnesota. His one start for the Vikings was in a 23-7 loss to the Giants in which he […]