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President crashes little league game

President crashes little league game

EURWEB.COM President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington’s Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for their big Little League game. Stepping onto the field in a tie but no jacket, Obama shook hands with the players and posed for photos with each team. “What’s going on people? How’s […]

Johnson defends himself against Sterling’s broadsides

Johnson defends himself against Sterling’s broadsides

BY JAMES RAINEY LOS ANGELES TIMES / MCT LOS ANGELES – Magic Johnson described Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as “delusional” in thinking that his players love him and lost “in another world” if he believes that the public wants him to maintain his grip on the NBA franchise despite his racially inflammatory remarks. […]

Wife would lose share of team if Donald Sterling is voted out

Wife would lose share of team if Donald Sterling is voted out

BY CARLOS LOZANO LOS ANGELES TIMES / MCT) LOS ANGELES – The NBA issued a statement saying that any interests Shelly Sterling may have in the Los Angeles Clippers would be terminated if the NBA’s owners vote to force her husband, Donald Sterling, to sell the team. “Under the NBA Constitution, if a controlling owner’s […]

Congress considers tax breaks for NASCAR and horse racing

Congress considers tax breaks for NASCAR and horse racing

BY MARIA RECIO MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / MCT WASHINGTON – Horse racing may be thought of as the sport of kings, but the National Thoroughbred Racing Association says breeders and stable owners need a tax break just like everybody else. Stock car racing has a regal status among its followers, but NASCAR has its hand […]

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 […]