Saturday, January 16, 2021

Coveted honor goes to Alabama’s DeVonta Smith

2020 HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER University of Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith celebrates on Jan. 1 after being named Offensive Player of the Game, following a...

Team’s bold move for justice

Lynx was among early promoters of BLM movement BY KENT YOUNGBLOOD STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — It was in July 2016. In some ways it feels like just...

NFL to invite health-care workers to Super Bowl

BY RICK STROUD TAMPA BAY TIMES/TNS TAMPA — Nobody can say for sure how many fans will be allowed to attend Super Bowl 55, but healthcare...

Negro Leagues to get ‘long overdue recognition’ as major league

BY JACK HARRIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS One hundred years later, the Negro Leagues are finally, officially, a major league too. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced...

Simon tapped to lead Volunteer Florida

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Ron DeSantis on December 7 tapped Corey Simon to lead Volunteer Florida. Simon will succeed a former teammate from Florida State...

Jacksonville University grad writes book about basketball

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Jenarie Davis-Middleton is a self-described unconventional writer who likes to share life experiences. A wife and a mother of five, the...

B-CU, FAMU announce virtual Florida Classic week

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU and Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host a “Virtual Florida Blue Florida Classic Week”, a collection of...

Roberts becomes second Black manager to win MLB title

WORLD SERIES 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, middle, celebrates with Mookie Betts (50), who scored the go-ahead run on Oct. 24 against the Tampa...

COVID-19 outbreak postpones Gators’ home game

BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS GAINESVILLE – The Florida Gators’ game against the LSU Tigers scheduled for Saturday in the Swamp has been postponed due to...

Lakers leading the series against the Heat

NBA FINALS 2020