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Retired educator from Daytona off to the Olympics

Retired educator from Daytona off to the Olympics

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach native Carrie Harris Allen recently retired as a high school principal in California. A sports fanatic, she chose the biggest sports event in the world – the Olympics – for her big retirement trip. Allen, who graduated from historically Black Campbell Senior High School in 1962, flew out […]

Athletes with local ties go for the gold

Athletes with local ties go for the gold

Here’s a glance at area athletes competing in the Olympics this month in Rio. Ryan Lochte Going into the Rio competition, the swimmer had won 11 Olympic medals – five gold, three silver and three bronze medals. This is his fourth Olympic. From Daytona Beach, he graduated from Spruce Creek High School and attended the […]

Balance beam: Most treacherous, mesmerizing 10 centimeters in sports

Balance beam: Most treacherous, mesmerizing 10 centimeters in sports

BY TIM BANNON CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS RIO DE JANEIRO – Of all the playing surfaces in sports, none is more unforgiving than the balance beam. It measures 10 centimeters wide — barely wider than a hockey puck – 5 meters long and stands 1.2 meters above the ground. “It’s the great equalizer,” Michigan women’s gymnastics coach […]

MEAC standouts named to All-America team

MEAC standouts named to All-America team

FROM WIRE REPORTS Five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) student-athletes have been named to the 2016 STATS Pre-Season All-America Team. North Carolina A&T State University led the way with three selections while South Carolina State followed with two. North Carolina A&T State University junior punt returner Khris Gardin was the lone first-team selection from the MEAC. […]

Pro-athletes transition with help of LinkedIn

Pro-athletes transition with help of LinkedIn

BY MATTHEW GUTIERREZ PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS Among LinkedIn’s 300 million users – lawyers, doctors and financial consultants – is a new profession: pro athlete. Dan Black, a professional baseball player who played for both the Miami Marlins and Chicago White Sox organizations, created an account at the networking site a few years ago in preparation for […]

Barkley to star in TNT’s ‘Race Card’

Barkley to star in TNT’s ‘Race Card’

EURWEB.COM Charles Barkley is getting ready to play “The Race Card.” We’re talking about a new six-episode series on TNT featuring the NBA broadcast analyst and Hall of Famer. Essentially, the series will examine the deep political divisions in American culture. The show is set to premiere in early 2017 on the heels of this […]

Jordan finally speaks out about shootings

Jordan finally speaks out about shootings

BY K.C. JOHNSON CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Vowing that he can “no longer stay silent,” Michael Jordan used his mouth and money to make a powerful impact on Monday. In a letter released to ESPN’s The Undefeated website, the former Chicago Bulls star addressed the country’s recent spate of violence involving racial and social undertones and made […]

Quarterback Treon Harris transferring from UF

Quarterback Treon Harris transferring from UF

BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Treon Harris’ rocky career with the Florida Gators is over. Harris has been given his release by UF and will transfer, his older brother, Tim, confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. Ryan Bartow of 247Sports first reported the news Monday. Harris started 15 games during two seasons with the Gators, finishing […]

Event honors victims of violence; brings together residents and officers

Event honors victims of violence; brings together residents and officers

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES It was a timely event. The second annual “Gone Too Soon, Your Life Matters Basketball Tournament’’ held on July 9 in Daytona Beach was an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives to violence and for local youth and police officers to hang out together in a positive […]

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

A storied career for legendary Wildcat

‘Cy’ McClairen retires after 55 years of service to university BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When it comes to history, legacy and tradition at Bethune-Cookman University, only the school’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, ranks higher than 85-year-old Jack “Cy’’ McClairen. The longtime Wildcat retired on June 30 after 55 years of service with the […]