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Coach has Sweet 16-bound Gators surging at right time

Coach has Sweet 16-bound Gators surging at right time

BY CHRIS HAYS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Gators coach Mike White has been a bit of a soothsayer lately. He peers into his crystal ball and figures out exactly what the Gators need to do to be successful. His clairvoyance is uncanny and his players are latching onto the message at the perfect time. The Gators limped […]

Tryouts scheduled for Junior Lifeguard Program

Tryouts scheduled for Junior Lifeguard Program

Youths between 9 and 15 can enjoy beach activities while learning lifesaving techniques during Volusia County’s Junior Lifeguard Program. Tryouts for the popular summer camps begin May 6. Professional lifeguards will offer participants a chance to learn about water safety and first-aid techniques during week-long camps in June and July. Junior lifeguards will also take […]

Giddens ready to return Mainland to basketball glory

Giddens ready to return Mainland to basketball glory

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach native and former Mainland High School basketball standout Joe Giddens is the new boys basketball coach at Mainland. Giddens leaves the boys program at Spruce Creek in Port Orange. “It’s all about timing. Spruce Creek has really been good to me. They helped me grow as a coached. […]

Warriors’ Iguodala fined $10,000 for racial comments

Warriors’ Iguodala fined $10,000 for racial comments

BY ANTHONY SLATER MERCURY NEWS/TNS OAKLAND, Calif. – For the first time since his racially charged, controversial postgame comments in Minneapolis late Friday night (March 10), Andre Iguodala spoke with gathered reporters at the team’s Monday afternoon practice in Oakland. Iguodala didn’t backtrack, but expressed regret at the timing of the comments and who they […]

Mainland track team continues to build success

Mainland track team continues to build success

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Mainland High School School has built up its track-and-field program in recent years. The Buccaneers boys’ team has won back-to-back district titles. Last season they won a regional title for the first time in school history and finished fifth in the state in Class 3A. Mainland’s girls squad finished as […]

Nike introduces sports hijab collection with input from Muslim athletes

Nike introduces sports hijab collection with input from Muslim athletes

EURWEB.COM On the heels of its newly launched plus-size apparel for women, Nike is becoming even more inclusive with the reveal of its forthcoming Nike Pro Hijab for Muslim women athletes. Global Nike spokeswoman told Al Arabiya English that the product was “designed as a direct result of our athletes telling us they needed this […]

Palm coast sports clinic free to youth 6-16

Palm coast sports clinic free to youth 6-16

Children and teens ages 6-16 are invited to participate in a free NCCAA Youth Sports Clinic on Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m. to noon, in Palm Coast. Youth will choose a clinic from one of the five sports offered, learning new skills and practicing the sport. Instruction will be provided by national Christian College Athletic […]

‘An amazing run’ for Calvary girls

‘An amazing run’ for Calvary girls

Basketball team finishes season as state runner up BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Calvary Christian Academy of Ormond Beach’s girls basketball went 18-9 and finished as the Class 2A state runner up. The Lions won a district title and won 12 of their last 15 games. “We had an amazing run. The girls are […]

Did Daytona 500 lose too many big names early on?

Did Daytona 500 lose too many big names early on?

BY DREW DAVISON FORT WORTH STAR -TELEGRAM/TNS Signature driver after signature driver saw their days end early with wrecks. There were hardly any recognizable names with 50 laps left in the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s Super Bowl. Gone were the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Danica Patrick. Rising stars such as […]

‘Push forward and activate’

‘Push forward and activate’

NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji gives pep talk to kids at Dickerson Center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES One of the country’s few Black professional racecar drivers spent time Tuesday with kids in Daytona Beach’s Black community. Jesse Iwuji, a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver, stopped by the Boys and Girls Club at the John […]