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Wendell Scott finally gets his due –  induction into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Wendell Scott finally gets his due – induction into NASCAR Hall of Fame

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT Wendell Scott is in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Let that percolate for a while. A Black man once dismissed as an interloper when he raced in the 1960s and early ’70s is now among the NASCAR legends, alongside Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty and the rest of the bunch. It […]

Rainbow Tennis League hosts annual event in Daytona Beach

Rainbow Tennis League hosts annual event in Daytona Beach

BY KIM GIBSON DAYTONA TIMES The Rainbow Tennis League held its 23rd Annual Tennis Tournament last month at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach. Tournament Director Jack Spencer and Coordinator Pam Gibson were pleased with the turnout of the May 24-25 event, which attracted players from Miami and all parts of South Carolina and […]

Johnson turns NASCAR season around with 600 win

Johnson turns NASCAR season around with 600 win

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT CONCORD, N.C. — The Coca-Cola 600 is NASCAR’s longest race. It also has provided some of the biggest boosts in Jimmie Johnson’s career. Twice before, Johnson has rolled into the 600 winless on the season and rolled out a winner. Sunday night, the third time was the charm. Johnson passed […]

50 senators urge NFL to endorse name change of Redskins

50 senators urge NFL to endorse name change of Redskins

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Fifty U.S. senators have signed on to a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that calls on the National Football League (NFL) to formally endorse a name change of the Washington football franchise. The call to action marks the largest Congressional endorsement of a name change for the football team […]

Lucas to be honored at Strapp golf tournament

Lucas to be honored at Strapp golf tournament

The 11th annual Elisha J. Strapp Invitational Golf Scholarship Tournament hosted by the Greater Friendship Scholarship Ministry will be held June 7 at the LPGA International Golf Course, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach. Celebrating 11 years, the community and education 2014 tournament honoree is Harold V. Lucas, Jr. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with a […]

Dad of tennis stars writes about life, race and reality

Dad of tennis stars writes about life, race and reality

Richard Williams shares experiences in ‘Black and White’ BY SAEED SHABAZZ NNPA NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK – Richard Williams, best known as the father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams, has written his first book. It isn’t about how to play tennis. “There are enough books out about tennis — tired of teaching tennis, […]

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 […]