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FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

30,000 girls invade Orlando With an estimated 2,400 teams registered, approximately 80,000 spectators, 9,000 coaches, and 500 college coaches, the annual AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships has been the Guinness Book of World Records “world’s largest volleyball event” for the past four years. Thirty-three national champions will be crowned over the 12-day event played […]

Abdul-Jabbar’s new memoir focuses on friendship with Wooden

Abdul-Jabbar’s new memoir focuses on friendship with Wooden

BY ED SHERMAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS You will be hard-pressed to find photos on the front and back covers of a book that more vividly describe what is written inside than those on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court.” The front cover is a shot of a somewhat […]

Reports: Warriors could skip White House ceremony

Reports: Warriors could skip White House ceremony

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The Golden State Warriors may not be going to the White House for congratulations from President Trump, according to news reports. Less than 24 hours after winning the NBA Finals, there was talk that the Warriors had voted to skip the traditional trip to the White House this year, reports […]

Atlanta Falcons honor Michael Vick and Roddy White

Atlanta Falcons honor Michael Vick and Roddy White

BY D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION/TNS Former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver Roddy White were humbled and appreciative of the franchise’s honoring them as retired former team members on Monday. “He was like a god in Atlanta,” White said of Vick, who ruled over the city for six brief seasons while helping to […]

Black driver hard on himself after rough NASCAR debut

Black driver hard on himself after rough NASCAR debut

BY JAKE LOURIM PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.’s first NASCAR Cup Series start did not go as he planned — he finished 26th and even fainted when he emerged from his car. He wanted to be upbeat, but he did not sugarcoat his performance. On June 11 in the Pocono 400, […]

2017 NBA FINALS

2017 NBA FINALS

Winning at home Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson fouls Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (formerly of the Miami Heat) in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors won both their home games as the series travels to Cleveland for two games there. (NHAT V. MEYER / BAY AREA NEWS GROUP / TNS)

Super Bowl returning to Tampa in 2021

Super Bowl returning to Tampa in 2021

BY SAM FARMER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Call it the Super Bowl Reshuffle. Five days after the Los Angeles Rams announced their Inglewood stadium would be finished in 2020, a year later than the original plan, NFL owners unanimously voted to push the Los Angeles Super Bowl back a year until February 2022. Tampa will host […]

The Champ and the draft

The Champ and the draft

Remembering Muhammad Ali’s bold stance 50 years after he refused to go to war BY MICHAEL K. BOHN TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE “I’m the greatest! I’m the greatest!” Cassius Clay shouted from the center of the ring. The 22-year-old boxer danced about the canvas as the defeated heavyweight champion of the world, Sonny Liston, slumped on […]

Tennis legend suspended after comment about Serena’s baby

Tennis legend suspended after comment about Serena’s baby

BY MICHELLE KAUFMAN MIAMI HERALD/TNS Romanian tennis legend and Fed Cup captain Ilie “Nasty” Nastase is in hot water after allegedly making a racist comment about Serena Williams’ unborn baby, and the next day getting tossed from a Fed Cup match against Great Britain for yelling obscenities from his courtside seat. The International Tennis Federation […]

Remembering Jackie Robinson’s debut

Remembering Jackie Robinson’s debut

Statue unveiled during  70th anniversary of player breaking the color barrier BY BILL SHAKIKIN AND MIKE DIGIOVANNA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – After all the lovely words had been spoken, the blue curtain raised, and the majestic statue of Jackie Robinson unveiled, his daughter reflected on a day she called powerful and inspirational. “It […]

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