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MEAC announces top track and field athletes

MEAC announces top track and field athletes

NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman’s Tremayne Banks and teammate Tristie Johnson were chosen as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Track Athletes Bethune-Cookman’s Ed’Ricus Williams and Hampton’s Teiara Denmark were named the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Field Athletes of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday. Banks, a junior from Fort Lauderdale, finished third […]

OWN orders more of Deion Sanders’ reality show

OWN orders more of Deion Sanders’ reality show

FROM WIRE REPORTS Oprah Winfrey’s network has ordered more episodes of “Deion’s Family Playbook,” the cable channel has announced. The reality show follows Deion Sanders and his girlfriend, Hollywood producer Tracey Edmonds, as they juggle being public figures with each having their own kids, their individual careers, and splitting time between Texas and California. “Deion’s […]

More than a golf tournament

More than a golf tournament

Event named for Huger raises thousands for area students BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Over $12,000 was raised on Saturday at the third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament. The funds will go to area high school seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties. The event, in honor of the well-known 99-year-old community and civil […]

Henry trying to woo football fans to watch NAIA championship game in Daytona

Henry trying to woo football fans to watch NAIA championship game in Daytona

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach will host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) football championship game in December at Municipal Stadium and Mayor Derrick Henry already is promoting it to those interested in watching some good football. He can be seen encouraging tourists to visit the area in a YouTube video […]

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle

Twitter an opponent some athletes find hard to handle

BY TYLER DUNNE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL/MCT The moment a kick is missed, a pass is dropped, a tackle is whiffed is only the beginning. A football stadium is a safe haven. Players don’t hear F-bombs from the student section. They can mute wrath from afar. No, in 2014, blood boils when 21-, 22-year old athletes […]

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants

A new start for Josh Freeman: Quarterback signs with Giants

ASSOCIATED PRESS – Josh Freeman signed with the New York Giants on Monday to be a backup quarterback to Eli Manning. Freeman was released by Tampa Bay early last season and spent the rest of 2013 with Minnesota. His one start for the Vikings was in a 23-7 loss to the Giants in which he […]

Former NBA player says he’s broke and homeless

Former NBA player says he’s broke and homeless

EURWEB.COM Former NBA player Eric Williams, who appeared with his ex Jennifer on VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” says he is now homeless and destitute, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ Sports. Williams, who spent 12 season in the league, made the statements in a letter he wrote to a Colorado court recently explaining why he […]

The danger behind the power dunk

The danger behind the power dunk

Vince Carter among players sharing how dunking basketball has taken its toll BY DWAIN PRICE FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT DALLAS — Shane Larkin is perhaps the poster child toward revealing the dangers lurking for players who have an affinity for power dunking a basketball. Last summer, mere hours before Larkin was about to board the Dallas […]

Magic ends road slate with a 4-37 record

Magic ends road slate with a 4-37 record

BY JOSH ROBBINS ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT CHICAGO — The Orlando Magic can breathe a sigh of relief. They won’t play another regular-season road game until late October at the earliest. Their 2013-14 road slate finally ended Monday night with an ugly turnover-filled 108-95 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Playing without Nik Vucevic […]

Mourning, Richardson to join Basketball Hall of Fame

Mourning, Richardson to join Basketball Hall of Fame

BY SHANON RYAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/MCT ARLINGTON, Texas — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its incoming group that includes former NBA stars Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond and coach Gary Williams. Coach Nolan Richardson and the Immaculata AIAW national championship team will also be inducted Aug. 7-9 in Springfield, Mass. Mourning was a seven-time […]