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Florida Memorial has new basketball coach

Florida Memorial has new basketball coach

Florida Memorial University has hired Artis Maddox from Mountain State University as the head coach of the men’s basketball team. “I’m excited about the possibilities at Florida Memorial University.  I am very passionate about athletics and look forward to growing great student-athletes not only for the game but in the game of life,” said Maddox […]

Sports reporter to speak at FAMU graduation

Sports reporter to speak at FAMU graduation

Fox Sports reporter Pam Oliver will address graduates at Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) summer commencement on Aug. 7. Oliver received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from FAMU in 1984. She is entering her 21st season as a reporter for Fox Sports coming the NFL. She was a reporter with ESPN during the early 1990s […]

Miami Dolphins schedule evening scrimmage

Miami Dolphins schedule evening scrimmage

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER For the first time in team history, the Miami Dolphins will host an evening scrimmage at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7 at Ocean Bank Field at Florida International University Stadium. Parking lots will open at 4 p.m. for a special tailgate and fan festival, and stadium gates will at 6 […]

Stanford stars helping to change the complexion of swimming

Stanford stars helping to change the complexion of swimming

Two African-Americans sweep medals at NCAA swim championship BY ELLIOTT ALMOND SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS/TNS SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Simone Manuel was 11 years old when she got a glimpse of her country’s racial divide while standing on a pool deck in Sugar Land, Texas. “(I’m) the only one of that color,” the Stanford swim […]

Champion to become anchor for ESPN ‘SportsCenter’

Champion to become anchor for ESPN ‘SportsCenter’

EURWEB.COM The dream is now a reality for ESPN2’s Cari Champion. After two and half years as co-host of the network’s “First Take,” Champion has graduated to ESPN’s “SportsCenter” as its newest anchor. Champion is expected to work on morning segments of the broadcast starting in mid-July. Among the segments are a series of upcoming […]

EWC starts football season Aug. 22

EWC starts football season Aug. 22

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Edward Waters College (EWC) Athletics Department has released its 2015 Tiger football schedule, which includes games against Kennesaw State University, Morehouse College, Concordia College and an inner-city match-up against the Jacksonville University Dolphins. “This is one of the tougher schedules in Edward Waters College history because of the exciting […]

2015 NBA FINALS

2015 NBA FINALS

Going to the hole The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson (13) can’t stop NBA Finals’ Most Valuable Player Andre Iguodala on a third-quarter dunk in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Tuesday, June 16. Iguodala and the Golden State Warriors won, 105-97, to clinch the championship. (PHIL MASTURZO/AKRON BEACON JOURNAL/TNS)

Miami Dolphins rookies tackle jobs at Fort Lauderdale YMCA

Miami Dolphins rookies tackle jobs at Fort Lauderdale YMCA

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER FORT LAUDERDALE – On June 5, the Miami Dolphins Rookie class participated in its second community service project at L.A. Lee YMCA Family Center in Fort Lauderdale. “Being in the position that we’re in – being in the NFL with the Dolphins organization – people look up to you, children […]

SERENA WILLIAMS / FRENCH OPEN 2015

SERENA WILLIAMS / FRENCH OPEN 2015

Still doing it Palm Beach County resident Serena Williams celebrated during a second round win in the French Open in Paris. Williams also defeated Broward County native Sloane Stephens in a three-set match as she worked her way through the tournament. (JASON CAIRNDUFF/ZUMA PRESS/TNS)

Orlando City Soccer to privately build stadium

Orlando City Soccer to privately build stadium

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Soccer franchise Orlando City is going forward with plans for a downtown soccer-only stadium, privately paying for a project that has been waiting months for state lawmakers to act on a funding package for stadium-construction projects. Orlando City majority owner Flavio Augusto da Silva announced on May 29 that the […]