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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 […]

‘We made them look like the Miami Heat’

‘We made them look like the Miami Heat’

Notre Dame overpowered by UConn in NCAA championship game BY PHILIP HERSH CHICAGO TRIBUNE/MCT NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Muffet McGraw wound up feeling nothing but awe. The Irish coach expressed it while shaking hands with her bitter rival, Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, after Tuesday night’s NCAA tournament final. “I thought we were playing the Miami Heat out […]

B-CU defeats FAMU in baseball series

B-CU defeats FAMU in baseball series

BY MIKE MORRELL SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Florida A&M’s (11-19, 8-6) late inning rally falls short against Bethune-Cookman as the Rattlers fall 4-2 in Sunday’s finale at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. FAMU scored two runs and left two on in the eighth to end the rally. David Duncan (2-3) took the loss for the Rattlers, giving […]

Familiar foes facing off in Final Four

Familiar foes facing off in Final Four

Florida Gators and UConn have rematch Saturday at 6:09 p.m. BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT GAINESVILLE – It has been 30 games — and 30 wins — since the Florida Gators lost on a buzzer-beater at Connecticut. It might as well be 30 years to senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin. “The game was such a […]

Busch holds off Johnson to win STP 500 in Virginia

Busch holds off Johnson to win STP 500 in Virginia

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Kurt Busch was not seeking redemption, just a victory. He found both in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Busch, 35, who has been involved in a number of controversies on and off the track during his career, found his way back to a top-level organization this […]

Huger golf tournament takes place April 19

Huger golf tournament takes place April 19

The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will present its third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament April 19 with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Huger is a longtime member of the fraternity. The tournament will be held at the Daytona Beach Golf Club, 600 Wilder Blvd. Proceeds from the […]