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MLB’s diversity plan for managers gets lost in translation

MLB’s diversity plan for managers gets lost in translation

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE And so the last Latino manager in Major League Baseball has said hasta la vista. And why should we care? I don’t mean to be flip. But I assume that is the first-blush reaction from many passers-by, not overly concerned that Fredi Gonzalez was fired as manager […]

Daytona Beach Half Marathon set for Feb. 5

Daytona Beach Half Marathon set for Feb. 5

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Volusia County Government and Daytona International Speedway have announced the 2017 Daytona Beach Half Marathon will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, two weeks prior to the 59th annual Daytona 500. Registration will open July 1. The 2016 Daytona Beach Half Marathon attracted 2,748 runners, more than double […]

Strapp golf tournament returns June 14

Strapp golf tournament returns June 14

The 13th Annual Elisha J. Strapp Golf Scholarship Tournament hosted by the Greater Friendship Scholarship Ministry will be held June 4 at the LPGA International Golf Course, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach. Celebrating 13 years, the community and education 2016 tournament honorees will be Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick L. Henry and City Manager James Chisholm. […]

DeLand park is site of Trails Day celebration

DeLand park is site of Trails Day celebration

Get your heart pumping and your feet moving as you celebrate Volusia County’s growing trails system on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 4. Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will sponsor an outdoor family event from 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Beresford Park, 2100 Fatio Road, DeLand. The celebration will be set up […]

Researchers: Bubba Smith suffered with CTE

Researchers: Bubba Smith suffered with CTE

Bubba Smith, the Pro Bowl defensive end who transitioned to acting after his NFL career, suffered with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died, researchers announced on Tuesday. Researchers at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank said Smith had Stage 3 CTE (Stage 4 is the most advanced) at the time of his death […]

Tennis courts reopen at Derbyshire Park

Tennis courts reopen at Derbyshire Park

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Derbyshire Community Tennis, Inc. in conjunction with the City of Daytona and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) celebrated the reopening of the Derbyshire Park tennis courts on May 14. The park is located at 849 Derbyshire Road. According to the Saturday’s program, contributors included the USTA Florida Selection Foundation, Race and […]

Eight Wildcats named MEAC all-conference baseball team members

Eight Wildcats named MEAC all-conference baseball team members

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman first baseman Danny Rodriguez was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Rookie of the Year, the MEAC announced Tuesday. Including Rodriguez, a total of eight Wildcats were selected first-, second- or third team all-conference team members. All awards are voted on by the conference’s head baseball coaches and sports […]

Another team win for women golfers

Another team win for women golfers

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES For the fifth time in five years, Bethune-Cookman Women’s Golf captured the women’s team trophy at the 30th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, contested at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. The final round took place on May 8 on the Ryder Course. Bethune-Cookman (295302-300=897) used a five-player roster […]

Holdsclaw discusses ‘Mind/Game’ documentary, mental illness

Holdsclaw discusses ‘Mind/Game’ documentary, mental illness

Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rick Goldsmith, the film chronicles her rise to basketball stardom and her battle against mental illness while offering a revealing look at stigmas associated with the condition in the sports world and African-American community. EURWEB In the eyes of many, athletes are real-life superheroes, able to perform extraordinary feats for […]

B-CU adds four to women’s basketball team

B-CU adds four to women’s basketball team

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES After the historic 2015-16 season, Bethune-Cookman women’s basketball team increases its squad by four with the addition of rookies Jayla Powers and Chardanae Hamilton and transfers Briana Hardee and Monterika Warren, head coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis announced Tuesday. “I am excited about this year’s newest additions,” Blair-Lewis said. “All of these […]