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Goal of soccer program to help special-needs kids

Goal of soccer program to help special-needs kids

BY ALEXANDRA TORREALBA MIAMI HERALD (MCT) The conclusion of the World Cup has not ended soccer fever throughout South Florida, especially among smaller fans. Oscar Amuz, a passionate soccer trainer born in Uruguay, is devoted, body and soul, to Hope for Autism, United for Soccer Foundation, also know as Autism Soccer, an organization he founded […]

A winning smile

A winning smile

Aric Almirola takes a selfie with a fan on Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway. Almirola, who was born in Fort Walton Beach, won the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 race on Sunday. Click here for story and more photos. ( DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Plenty of rain, wrecks at the racetrack

Plenty of rain, wrecks at the racetrack

Opinions differ on shortened Coke Zero 400 BY DAVID SCOTT CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT One thing is certain at the conclusion of a rain-shortened race: The winner thinks it was called at the right time, and those who didn’t win wish it could have continued. That was the case Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, where Aric Almirola […]

Another win for Black driver

Another win for Black driver

Darrell Wallace Jr. wins second NASCAR  race FROM WIRE REPORTS Darrell “Bubba’’ Wallace Jr. won his second career victory last Saturday in his 29th career start. He raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck victory, holding off German Quiroga at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Wallace won for the first time at Martinsville (Virginia) […]

DIS makeover could include NFL, college games, concerts

DIS makeover could include NFL, college games, concerts

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT Joie Chitwood is a man on the move these days. Catch him if you can. He is calling from Charlotte, N.C., on a Tuesday morning, taking a quick break from updating NASCAR officials on one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the sport: a $400-million makeover on […]

Sam makes history again – signs contract with Rams

Sam makes history again – signs contract with Rams

EURWEB.COM Michael Sam made history when signing his contract as a rookie player with the St. Louis Rams. Sam is already the first openly gay athlete selected in the NFL Draft. The former University of Missouri linebacker is now the first openly gay NFL draftee to sign a contract. His is a $2.65 million, four-year agreement with the Rams. […]

Neck-strengthening device aims to help prevent concussions

Neck-strengthening device aims to help prevent concussions

Cervifit created by former FSU football player BY NICOLE BROCHU SUN SENTINEL/MCT WESTON — Alan Philipson is tackling the problem of head injuries from a different angle — by working out the neck. Influenced by studies showing a link between concussions and neck strength, the entrepreneur has created the Cervifit, a portable device that uses […]

Earnhardt Jr. revved for more success at Michigan speedway

Earnhardt Jr. revved for more success at Michigan speedway

BY MIKE BRUDENELL DETROIT FREE PRESS/MCT DETROIT — June at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) has been kind to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt, nicknamed “June bug” as a youngster by his legendary racing father, has snapped long losing streaks at MIS in June twice during his career and left each time with renewed hope of winning […]

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 […]