Home » Archives by category » SPORTS (Page 5)
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 […]

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 […]