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In a league of her own

In a league of her own

Claire Smith made history last week by becoming the first female and fourth Black to receive Baseball Hall of Fame award. BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Sports writer Claire Smith made history on July 29 when she became the first woman to be presented the J.G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame. The […]

Basketball Hall of Fame to honor Wade

Basketball Hall of Fame to honor Wade

Former Miami Heat player to receive Human Spirit Award at Sept. 7 dinner BY IRA WINDERMAN SUN SENTINEL/TNS MIAMI – Dwyane Wade has been named one of three 2017 recipients of the Mannie Jackson Basketball’s Human Spirit Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award, according to the Hall, “honors individuals who […]

Dolphins to help sponsor concussion testing in high schools

Dolphins to help sponsor concussion testing in high schools

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Miami Dolphins Foundation, through its revamped Youth Programs platform, has partnered with the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute and KiDZ Neuroscience Center at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis to sponsor the University of Miami Countywide Concussion Care High School Program for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The program […]

Police: Williams ‘lawfully’ entered intersection at crash scene

Police: Williams ‘lawfully’ entered intersection at crash scene

The tennis star is being sued by the family of Jerome Barson, 78, who died in the accident. BY TONYA ALANEZ SUN SENTINEL/TNS Police announced on Friday, July 7, that there was a third car involved in Venus Williams’ deadly crash last month near her Palm Beach Gardens home. A Nissan Altima made a left […]

Moms learn about football safety during clinic

Moms learn about football safety during clinic

Miami Dolphins’ annual event attracted more than 300 participants. The Miami Dolphins, in conjunction with Heads Up Football, held its fourth annual Mom’s Clinic on July 8 at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. This year, the clinic welcomed both mothers and fathers for education on football safety. There were more than […]

BOSH, HEAT PART WAYS

BOSH, HEAT PART WAYS

Gone but not forgotten The Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh gets a rebound during a home game on Jan. 31, 2016. After a seven-year relationship, the team announced on Tuesday that it is releasing Bosh and planning to retire his jersey number. (HECTOR GABINO/EL NUEVO HERALD/TNS)

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

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 […]

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