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Petty disappointed by Earnhardt Jr.’s return this month to racing

Petty disappointed by Earnhardt Jr.’s return this month to racing

BY JOE MARUSAK CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS Seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty thinks driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. should preserve his health by not returning to racing this year. “I was a little disappointed that he did,” Petty told FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub show of Earnhardt Jr.’s decision to get back behind the wheel of a race car. […]

Tryouts start Feb. 18 for summer lifeguards

Tryouts start Feb. 18 for summer lifeguards

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division plans to hire 150 part-time lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer. Swim tryouts will be on these Saturdays: •Feb. 18: 8 to 11 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; and noon to 3 p.m. at the Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. […]

Hill and Smith power new ESPN show

Hill and Smith power new ESPN show

‘SC6 with Black hosts made its debut this week BY STEPHEN BATTAGLIO LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS BRISTOL, Conn. – A glance at the stage light boxes on the set of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” reveals the passions of its new, early evening hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill. Photos or illustrations of Prince, Michael Jordan, Tommie Smith and […]

Spruce Creek girls win district hoops title

Spruce Creek girls win district hoops title

BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Heading into the season, there was no doubt that the Spruce Creek High School girls basketball team was talented. The question was, would it show when needed? The Hawks beat Flagler Palm Coast (FPC) 62-44 on Feb. 4 to win the district 9A-1 title. “I thought over the past few […]

Warner Christian girls team in position to make history

Warner Christian girls team in position to make history

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES No one has been talking about the Warner Christian Academy girls basketball all season. The Eagles have been a surprise with a 9-3 record, including a 4-0 district mark. “It’s been absolutely surprising. We knew it would be tough going into the season. We lost the first three games,” said […]

Orlando’s Pro Bowl rated a success  by the players

Orlando’s Pro Bowl rated a success by the players

BY ALICIA DELGALLO ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS The sun was shining, but there was a slight chill in the air as Drew Brees smiled and pointed down the field. “My kids are having a ball,” the New Orleans Saints quarterback said. “Look, they’re over here right now throwing a ball on the side, playing tackle football with […]

LeBron James fires back

LeBron James fires back

BY JASON LLOYD AKRON BEACON JOURNAL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE After the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson fired subtle jabs at LeBron James during last season’s NBA Finals, calling the NBA “a man’s league” and insinuating that James had his feelings hurt by Draymond Green, a stunned James sat at the podium prior to Game 5 […]

Steele faces backlash over ‘missed flight’ post

Steele faces backlash over ‘missed flight’ post

EURWEB.COM ESPN anchor Sage Steele is being slammed on social media for venting about missing her flight because of airport immigration protesters. Steele posted a photo on Instagram over the weekend of protesters at Los Angeles International Airport speaking out against 45’s (Donald Trump) order to temporarily suspend immigration from seven Muslim majority nations. She […]

Halifax basketball keeps pushing forward

Halifax basketball keeps pushing forward

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Halifax Academy boys basketball team is flying under the radar with a 15-7 record this season. The Knights have won eight of their last nine games this month, heading into their Jan. 25 game with Pierson-Taylor, which was after the Daytona Times’ deadline. “We have come together. They have […]

Knights girls are sticking with it

Knights girls are sticking with it

Halifax Academy girls team has played just six games with a 3-3 record. The team is still holding together. “The girls still work together and support each other. It’s a great team. We have four seniors that lead by example, give 100 percent and have a great attitude. They help the younger girls. They hold […]