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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 )

South Florida kids get in a workout with Miami Dolphins

South Florida kids get in a workout with Miami Dolphins

DEERFIELD – The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday hosted a Dolphins Blitz at Park Ridge Elementary. Dolphins players Dominque Jones, Jason Jones and Kenny Stills, along with alumni Lousaka Polite, Troy Drayton and Twan Russell and cheerleader Kristan, hosted students in a Gatorade Junior Training Camp. The kids participated in several fitness-orientated stations and learned the […]

Can Christian schools pray before games?

Can Christian schools pray before games?

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A dispute over whether two Christian schools could use the loudspeaker for a prayer at a football championship game is headed to federal court after one of the schools filed suit against an organization that manages high school sports in Florida. The nonprofit that operates […]

Ali was heavyweight for social change, not just boxing

Ali was heavyweight for social change, not just boxing

Exhibit at new museum a tribute to famed boxer BY CURTIS TATE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – The National Museum of African American History and Culture doesn’t just pay tribute to Muhammad Ali’s achievements in the boxing ring. The museum’s Ali exhibit also emphasizes his role as an agent of social change – universally revered […]

Tampa Bay Bucs rookies visit patients, students at Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa Bay Bucs rookies visit patients, students at Moffitt Cancer Center

Members of the 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ rookie class participated in their first community event together on Tuesday by visiting patients at Moffitt Cancer Center and then running football drills with area students who are part of Moffitt’s Healthy Kidz program. The Tampa-based cancer center turned its lawn into a makeshift football field on Tuesday […]

NFC NORTH PREVIEW

NFC NORTH PREVIEW

Click here for a look at the NFC North heading into the 2016 NFL season, with teams listed in predicted order of finish

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 20

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 20

Greg Logan’s college picks

HBCUs teams away this weekend

HBCUs teams away this weekend

Florida HBCU football teams all have games out of state this weekend. Bethune-Cookman University will play North Texas on Sept. 10 in Denton, Texas. The game is at 7 p.m. The Wildcats’ next home game will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 against Tennessee State University. The game will be played at Municipal Stadium in […]

TWO SIMONES, MUCH RESPECT

TWO SIMONES, MUCH RESPECT

Texas swimmer wins two golds and two silvers STORIES BY CHAREAN WILLIAMS FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE RIO DE JANEIRO – When Simone Manuel woke up on Aug. 11, she was just another Olympic swimmer. Twenty-four hours later, the Sugar Land, Texas, native was front-page news. LeBron James, Serena Williams and other celebrities tweeted their […]

Berlin wasn’t just Jesse Owens Olympics

Berlin wasn’t just Jesse Owens Olympics

‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ tells the stories of other African-Americans who excelled at the 1936 games. BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE URBAN NEWS SERVICE Gymnast Simone Biles. Swimmer Simone Manuel. Shot putter Michelle Carter. All three won gold medals at the Rio 2016 Olympics in sports not typically associated with Black American athletes. Eighty years ago, […]