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New documentary explores history of Black hockey players

New documentary explores history of Black hockey players

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER A new Canadian documentary looks at the history of Black athletes in ice hockey. The film, “Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future,’’ by Kwame Mason, made its Tampa premiere last week at the Gasparilla International Film Festival. Mason explores a unique, almost hidden, history that Black […]

Serena withdraws from Miami Open tennis tourney

Serena withdraws from Miami Open tennis tourney

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS The Miami Open’s star-packed field will be missing one marquee name. World No. 1 Serena Williams announced late Tuesday afternoon that she is withdrawing from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., and the Miami Open on Key Biscayne, citing a left knee injury. Bad knees “Sadly, I […]

Miami Dolphins re-sign legendary players

Miami Dolphins re-sign legendary players

The Miami Dolphins announced Wednesday the re-signing of quarterbacks Bob Griese and Dan Marino, wide receiver Nat Moore, guard Larry Little, defensive end/linebacker Kim Bokamper and cornerback Sam Madison. Each player signed a contract and will officially retire as members of the Miami Dolphins. According to a press release, the six former players were added […]

ESPN commentator removed after ‘gorilla’ remark about tennis star

ESPN commentator removed after ‘gorilla’ remark about tennis star

EURWEB.COM An ESPN tennis commentator learned the hard way that you don’t use the word “gorilla” or even “guerilla” when you’re trying to be cute in describing tennis superstar Venus Williams. According to ESPN, it has pulled Doug Adler from its broadcast booth. It happened last week. Here’s network’s reason for the decision: “During an […]

THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

The Dolphins give back This week, Miami Dolphins players, coaches, cheerleaders, Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization members and mascot “T.D.” welcomed 125 preselected kids from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach elementary schools to the Dolphins Holiday Toy Event at Baptist Health Training Facility. Players Jakeem Grant and Lafayette Pitts helped give out toys.

Ezekiel Elliott’s celebration boosts donations to Salvation Army

Ezekiel Elliott’s celebration boosts donations to Salvation Army

BY CLARENCE E. HILL JR. FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/TNS A small jump for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has spurred a big jump in donations for the Salvation Army. Elliott’s now viral end zone celebration in which he jumped in the red kettle bucket in the back of the end zone during Sunday’s 26-20 victory […]

Top 10 bowl games to watch this season

Top 10 bowl games to watch this season

BY MATT MURSCHEL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS As bowl season kicks into gear later this week, here are the top 10 games I’m looking forward to watching this holiday season: PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Matchup: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson When: Saturday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. TV: ESPN The Buzz: Both of these programs have […]

Why TV sports is driving your cable bill up

Why TV sports is driving your cable bill up

BY MEG JAMES LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – Last year, Americans collectively spent 31 billion hours watching sports on TV – a 40 percent increase from a decade ago. They watched football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horse racing, NASCAR, rowing, rugby, soccer and volleyball — even Little League championships and poker games. “Live sports is […]

Dolphins help provide thousands of meals for Thanksgiving

Dolphins help provide thousands of meals for Thanksgiving

DAVIE – The Miami Dolphins are continuing their long tradition this holiday season by assisting those in need with funds for Thanksgiving meals throughout South Florida. In all, more than 10,000 people benefited from this year’s Thanksgiving meals distribution from Homestead through Miami Gardens and in Davie. “This is a great event that we’ve been […]

Numbers dwindle but not enthusiasm

Numbers dwindle but not enthusiasm

Florida Classic game attendance was 45,372, slightly lower than last year. BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER Thousands ascend upon Orlando each year for the Florida Blue Florida Classic. A weekend of events is highlighted with the football game between Florida’s two largest historically Black universities – Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) at […]

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