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Raising an Olympian

Raising an Olympian

By Terri Fedonczak How do you raise an Olympic athlete? The first question you want to ask yourself is not “How?’ it’s “Why?” Do you want your child to be an Olympic athlete, because it is their dream, or yours? In the former case there is a foundation for success, as you are supporting your child in […]

Fort Lauderdale becomes home for Black tennis

Fort Lauderdale becomes home for Black tennis

Hall of Fame, training facility in the works; national tournament for amateurs, families scheduled in August BY KITTY OLIVER NNPA NEWS SERVICE Plans are under way in Fort Lauderdale for the American Tennis Association (ATA), the country’s oldest organization for Black tennis players, to establish a permanent home for recreational tennis and the training of […]

Sharpe, Marino let go from NFL show

Sharpe, Marino let go from NFL show

EURWEB.COM CBS has made some off-season changes in its NFL pregame show. Longtime fixtures Shannon Sharpe and Dan Marino have been fired from “The NFL Today,” while newly retired tight end Tony Gonzalez will join the program for the upcoming season, the network confirmed. “Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh […]

What’s ahead for NASCAR this season

What’s ahead for NASCAR this season

Racing empire wants fast finish as season gets ready to start with Daytona 500 BY CARLOS MENDEZ FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT NASCAR is looking for some drama this year. Ten years after introducing a playoff format to stock car racing for the first time, the sport has a plan to pump in drama. This year, four […]

Petty critical of Patrick’s driving ability

Petty critical of Patrick’s driving ability

ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says Danica Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup Series race “if everybody else stayed home.” The seven-time champion made the comment during a Sunday appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo in Toronto, according to the website wheels.ca. Petty also said Patrick only […]

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

BY TIM REYNOLDS ASSOCIATED PRESS SOCHI, Russia – Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher as she tries to keep herself from crying. So she wraps the tale up quickly, her eyes welling with tears. She shouts the four words: “They had my back.’’ […]

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

BY BOB CONDOTTA SEATTLE TIMES/MCT NEW YORK — Coach Pete Carroll’s mantra of “Always Compete” doesn’t come with exceptions, such as “until the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl.” No, even before the cheering had died down at MetLife Stadium on Sunday in the wake of Seattle’s 43-8 win over Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, […]

‘A pretty awesome experience’

‘A pretty awesome experience’

Black families have rewarding time at Rolex 24 at Daytona BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Action, entertainment and family fun describe the Rolex 24 at Daytona races held last weekend at Daytona International Speedway. “There were flames shooting out on the sides!” nine-year-old Nathan Douglass exclaimed as he gave a play-by-play of a crash […]

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mario Mack, a recent Bethune-Cookman University graduate, said he was surprised when he learned the Greater Daytona Beach area didn’t have a semi-professional basketball league. Upon finding this out, the 24-year-old has joined with other sports enthusiasts to develop the Volusia County Basketball League. “I have two passions in […]

Seahawks coach discusses Sherman’s rant

Seahawks coach discusses Sherman’s rant

BY BOB CONDOTTA THE SEATTLE TIMES/MCT RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made clear Monday he would have preferred Richard Sherman deliver his message in a more delicate way than he did after Sunday’s NFC Championship game win over the San Francisco 49ers. “We did sit down and talk about it because I […]