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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 […]

Former NFL player’s heart saves life of baseball legend

Former NFL player’s heart saves life of baseball legend

It’s believed this is the first time a heart has gone from one pro athlete to another. BY MIKE DIGIOVANNA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – Mary Reuland leaned over the hospital bed and nestled her head on the chest of Konrad Reuland, the oldest of her three football-playing boys, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound NFL tight […]

Pioneer player’s legacy includes Dodgers manager

Pioneer player’s legacy includes Dodgers manager

BY RICH HAMMOND ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/TNS LOS ANGELES – Jackie Robinson wanted baseball to hire its first African-American manager. He said so directly at the 1972 World Series, in his final public appearance nine days before his death. Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947 and paved the path […]

2017 MIAMI OPEN

2017 MIAMI OPEN

No championship this time Madison Keys, a Boca Raton resident ranked No. 9 worldwide in the singles division of the Women’s Tennis Association, hits a return during an early round match in the Miami Open. She was knocked out in the tourney’s third round by Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena. The eventual winner takes home a $1.1 […]

THE FINAL FOUR

THE FINAL FOUR

A preview of the teams heading into the big dance BY DREW DAVISON FORT WORTH STAR- TELEGRAM/TNS March Madness didn’t disappoint yet again. An upset-filled tournament is always a welcome sight, and there were plenty this time around. Top overall seed Villanova didn’t make it to the second weekend. Neither did 2-seeds Duke and Louisville. […]

Out and about at the Miami Open

Out and about at the Miami Open

Florida Courier photojournalist Kim Gibson captured some of the action at the Miami Open, which is being held at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne. Venus Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the 31st Miami Open on Monday night by upsetting seventh-seeded Svetlana Kuznetzova 6-3, 7-6 (4). On Wednesday night, Venus defeated No. […]

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 […]

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