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Chronicling the Black history of baseball

Chronicling the Black history of baseball

USC researcher is trying to interview every living Black player who spent any significant time in Major League baseball. BY ZACH HELFAND LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The project called for patience, perspective and, perhaps most of all, a deep love of baseball. The last part was what made Neftalie Williams’ presence here, next to a baseball […]

Wildcat athletes have great week

Wildcat athletes have great week

COMPILED BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES INTERN CROSS COUNTRY – Daniel Kiptoo and Xavier Walton of the Bethune-Cookman Men’s Cross Country team placed first and second last week at the FLrunners.com College Invitational in Titusville. According to bcuathletics.com, Kiptoo, a freshman from Eldoret, Kenya, and Walton, a sophomore returning to run in his hometown, clocked […]

Dolphins should fire Philbin sooner rather than later

Dolphins should fire Philbin sooner rather than later

COMMENTARY BY DAVID WHITLEY ORLANDO SENTINEL /TNS Take heart, Dolphins fans. NASA announced Monday the discovery of water on Mars, raising hope there might be life beyond Earth. If scientists can discover signs of life on the red planet, surely they can find one on Miami’s sideline. (Rim shot!) I figure a little humor might […]

Daily fantasy leagues blur distinction between games and gambling

Daily fantasy leagues blur distinction between games and gambling

BY SAM MELLINGER THE KANSAS CITY STAR / TNS If you’ll pardon the mangled cliché here, it turns out that a sports revolution is being televised – during commercial breaks. The same factors that are shaping change in every other part of our lives – technology, sure, but also money and power – are shifting […]

Why child athletes of all levels earn more as adults

Why child athletes of all levels earn more as adults

BY BRETT GRAFF MIAMI HERALD / TNS Lori Wolk, a mother of three, was pleased after colleges came to her community to recruit athletes. Mostly because Vassar College selected her daughter Lindsay – now a freshman – to play lacrosse for the selective liberal arts school. She always figured sports would offer a healthy involvement […]

Wildcats defeat Lane, face Savannah State next

Wildcats defeat Lane, face Savannah State next

COMPILED BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES In a low-scoring game, the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats were able to pull off another victory in their home opener Saturday against Lane College of Jackson, Tenn. With a final score of 7-3, B-CU quarterback Quentin Williams totaled 168 passing yards on 14-of-19 passing as well as rushing for 63 […]

Wide receiver from Miami helps  Wildcats eke out win over Grambling

Wide receiver from Miami helps Wildcats eke out win over Grambling

COMPILED BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES After being on the losing end of a disappointing week 1 shutout in Miami, the Wildcats bounced back with a 56-53 victory over Grambling State on Sept. 12 in Louisiana. A career-best performance from wide receiver Jawill Davis helped the Wildcats secure the victory while earning himself the Mid-Eastern […]

B-CU at Miami stadium:  On and off the field

B-CU at Miami stadium: On and off the field

The first football game of the season at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens attracted plenty of enthusiastic Wildcats eager to cheer on their team. Although Bethune-Cookman lost the game to the University of Miami, it didn’t keep the Wildcats from showing their team spirit. The Hurricanes defeated B-CU 45-0 in a lightning delayed game. […]

Bryant and O’Neal make up during podcast

Bryant and O’Neal make up during podcast

Former NBA Lakers teammates talk and laugh about years of arguments and disagreements BY BRODERICK TURNER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS More than a decade after a feud between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal led to the breakup of one of the NBA’s most dynamic duos, the two shared stories about their bickering Lakers days and why […]

Daytona Tortugas draws Black baseball fans

Daytona Tortugas draws Black baseball fans

The Daytona Tortugas’ game against the Tampa Yankees was rained out on Aug. 29. However, Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry got to throw the first pitch at the Minor League Baseball game at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. Negro League player Doc Graham, 86, who played with baseball great Jackie Robinson, also attend the game. The Daytona […]