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For Miami, there’s little celebrating as probation ends

For Miami, there’s little celebrating as probation ends

BY CHRISTY CABRERA  CHIRINOS SUN SENTINEL / TNS For the Miami Hurricanes, one of the most tumultuous chapters in program history is officially ending. Saturday marked the end of the three-year NCAA probation period stemming from the investigation into the actions of former booster Nevin Shapiro, a convicted Ponzi schemer, who said he doled out […]

No retaliation against Heat employee who protested during anthem

No retaliation against Heat employee who protested during anthem

BY IRA WINDERMAN SUN SENTINEL / TNS MIAMI – A Miami Heat executive told the Sun Sentinel on Saturday that there will be “no change” in the employment status of the team employee who knelt while singing the national anthem before Friday night’s exhibition game against the Philadelphia 76ers at AmericanAirlines Arena, Michael McCullough, the […]

Warriors favored to win NBA title

Warriors favored to win NBA title

BY LANCE PUGMIRE LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Kevin Durant has taken immense heat by mimicking LeBron James’ departure from one franchise to another to grab an NBA title. By leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder after winning an MVP and four NBA scoring titles, Durant has made the Golden State Warriors a massive betting favorite […]

When fun fulfills a purpose

When fun fulfills a purpose

Youth programs encourage leadership, future goals From Family Features Parents know there is a small window of time to make a meaningful, positive impact on children and shape who they may become as adults. A large portion of that influence comes at home, but it often also involves school, friends and extracurricular activities, many of […]

Perry says ‘Madea’ needed more than ever

Perry says ‘Madea’ needed more than ever

BY SOFIYA BALLIN THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER / TNS PHILADELPHIA – Tyler Perry wears many hats – producer, actor, director, screenwriter – but many know him for the wig he wears as Mabel “Madea” Simmons, who has been to jail, taken over Christmas, and delighted audiences as the voice of reason and recklessness in films and […]

Madea scares away rivals from top box-office spot

Madea scares away rivals from top box-office spot

BY TRE’VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS LOS ANGELES – With Halloween just days away, the box office took a turn to the supernatural, with “Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween” taking hold of the top spot and leaving other new releases and holdovers behind. The Lionsgate picture scared up an estimated $27.6 million […]

Wonderful weeknight dining

Wonderful weeknight dining

Make any day taste like Sunday From Family Features With school, work and evening activities all spiraling in different directions, most families find that some things have to give. Make sure quality time around the dinner table isn’t one of them with these savvy solutions that can help make weekday meals a cinch. One-dish wonders […]

SUNLIGHT AND WEED

SUNLIGHT AND WEED

The fight over Amendments 1 and 2 on this year’s ballot heats up as early voting begins next week. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Big-money interests backing Amendment 1’s solar initiative took a hit this week, while advocates on both sides of Amendment 2’s medical marijuana engaged in a war of words […]

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION / 2016-17

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION / 2016-17

It’s about that time The Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem drives against the Orlando Magic’s Stephen Zimmerman Jr. (33) in a preseason game in Miami on Tuesday. The Heat won, 107-77. The regular NBA season starts Oct. 25. (DAVID SANTIAGO/EL NUEVO HERALD/TNS )

‘Young, connected and Black’

‘Young, connected and Black’

Millennials bridging ‘digital divide’ SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Black “Millennials” – generally defined as people born between 1982 and 2000, who are now between the ages of 18 and 34 – are 11.5 million strong and leading a viral vanguard that is driving African-Americans’ use of mobile technology and closing the digital divide. So […]