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Williams signs with Canadian Football League

Williams signs with Canadian Football League

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University’s former quarterback Quentin Williams has signed to play with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Williams also competed on Jan. 17 in the inaugural Tropic Bowl in North Miami Beach. The Tampa native was named most valuable player for the National Team after producing stellar numbers […]

Standout B-CU player enshrined into coaches hall of fame

Standout B-CU player enshrined into coaches hall of fame

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES If offensive lineman never get the glory, heaven help the offensive lineman who also runs track. Calvin Jackson will be best remembered as one of the top linemen in Bethune-Cookman football history – remember, Larry Little also played defense during his playing days before the NFL – as Jackson opened holes […]

Palm Coast hosting USTA tournament

Palm Coast hosting USTA tournament

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES See the rising stars of men’s tennis from around the world Friday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Feb. 7, at the USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Futures Tournament at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Parkway. This is the City of Palm Coast’s seventh year hosting the tournament. Making stops in […]

Newton now entertainer, icon, Super Bowl quarterback

Newton now entertainer, icon, Super Bowl quarterback

BY JOSEPH PERSON CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS The Carolina Panthers’ biggest star will play on the world’s biggest stage. Cam Newton — entertainer, icon … and Super Bowl quarterback. Newton turned in a vintage performance in a 49-15 victory over Arizona on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, throwing for 335 yards, accounting for four touchdowns and […]

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

Documentary relives Robinson’s spring training game in Daytona

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Halifax Historical Museum will commemorate Jackie Robinson’s history-making 1946 spring training game in Daytona Beach with a gala reception and documentary movie premiere. On March 17, 1946, Robinson played in a spring training baseball game as a member of the Montreal Royals, the Dodger organization’s AAA Minor League team. […]

Opinions differ on NCAA’s new NBA draft rules

Opinions differ on NCAA’s new NBA draft rules

BY KELLIS ROBINETT KANSAS CITY STAR (TNS) Two of the most influential basketball coaches in the Big 12 have differing opinions on the new, player-friendly NBA draft rules announced by the NCAA last week. “It is a great, great, great first step,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. But West Virginia coach Bob Huggins disagree. “Sometimes […]

Jackie Robinson Foundation accepting scholarship applications

Jackie Robinson Foundation accepting scholarship applications

BLACKNEWS.COM Through his leadership, skill and courage, Jackie Robinson broke barriers in sports, media and business, impacting society and helping to set the stage for the modern civil rights movement. For 42 years, the Jackie Robinson Foundation has continued Robinson’s commitment to equal opportunity. The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program is designed to address […]

B-CU’s LaRon Smith makes MEAC’s top list again

B-CU’s LaRon Smith makes MEAC’s top list again

Bethune-Cookman’s LaRon Smith garnered his second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of The Week honor of the season, it was announced on Jan. 18. The 6-8 redshirt junior from Palm Bay  had 21 rebounds and eight blocked shots in the Wildcats’ two games last week. Against Norfolk State, he sank two key free throws with […]

NBA players shoot to score against gun violence

NBA players shoot to score against gun violence

BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The NBA has some great shooters but they do it without guns and they are urging others to follow their lead. As part of the “End Gun Violence” campaign, some of the sport’s top stars, including Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Joakim Noah, have begun […]

Miami Dolphins name Chris Grier as general manager

Miami Dolphins name Chris Grier as general manager

BY CHRIS PERKINS SUN SENTINEL (TNS) Chris Grier was officially named Miami Dolphins general manager on Monday. Grier, promoted from director of college scouting, will oversee the draft and personnel departments and report to Mike Tannenbaum, the executive vice president/football operations. “I want to thank Stephen Ross and Mike Tannenbaum for this tremendous opportunity,” Grier […]