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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 […]

President teams up with athletes to push Obamacare

President teams up with athletes to push Obamacare

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding on the wave of NCAA basketball tournament, also known as March Madness, the move […]

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty’s wife dies at 72

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty’s wife dies at 72

BY JIM UTTER NEWS & OBSERVER/MCT CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Richard Petty is the “King” of NASCAR. But his castle was ruled by “Mrs. Lynda.” Of that, there never was any doubt. Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, the wife of the seven-time NASCAR champion and a community crusader, died Tuesday at her home in Level Cross […]

Tuskegee Golden Tigers celebrate first time in Elite 8

Tuskegee Golden Tigers celebrate first time in Elite 8

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES TUSKEGEE, Ala.  – The Golden Tigers men’s basketball team returned home on March 19 to a big welcome from Tuskegee University.  A crowd of fans was waiting as the bus carrying Tuskegee’s first NCAA Division II South Region champion team arrived in front of Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Arena. The Golden […]