Tuesday, August 4, 2020

COVID-19 cripples fall HBCU sports

BY ANDREAS BUTLER FLORIDA COURIER The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause havoc on sports, particularly college football and fall sports. The four major Historically Black Colleges and...

B-CU follows FAMU; leaving MEAC for SWAC

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES After a week of speculation, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) is moving to the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). On Thursday, the university announced that...

FAMU switches athletic conference; joins SWAC

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES TALLAHASSEE – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees has approved the university’s move to join the Southwestern Athletic...

FHSAA: Spring sports events canceled

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement that distance learning would continue through the rest of the school year, the Florida High...

Tarvaris Jackson, former NFL quarterback, dies in car crash

BY MARK CRAIG STAR TRIBUNE (MINNEAPOLIS)/TNS MINNEAPOLIS – Tarvaris Jackson, who started 21 games at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-10, was killed in a...

NFL Draft to air on three TV networks

BY CHUCK BARNEY THE MERCURY NEWS/TNS Like everything else affected by the coronavirus crisis, the 2020 NFL Draft is adapting amid challenging times. The league announced on...

XFL files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

BY NATHAN FENNO LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Three days after the XFL suspended operations, the upstart league that promised “fan-first football” and “less stall, more ball” filed...

Kobe Bryant to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

BY DAN WOIKE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Kevin Garnett called it the culmination of his career, the reward for the tireless intensity that he...

Sports psychologist offers advice on life without sports

BY ERIC SONDHEIMER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Dr. Andrew Yellen, 72, is in his 36th year as a Granada Hills-based sports psychologist after spending 10 years as...

Olympics postponed until summer 2021 amid coronavirus outbreak

BY KATE FELDMAN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS The Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be postponed by a year after an agreement was reached with the International...