Friday, April 16, 2021

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

Remembering Gale Sayers

Hall of Fame running back dies at 77 BY RICH CAMPBELL AND FRED MITCHELL CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO — Gale Sayers, the dazzling Chicago Bears running back and...

Baseball legend Lou Brock dies on Sept. 6 at age 81

BY RICK HUMMEL ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/TNS St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall of Famer Lou Brock, who had fought through a number of medical conditions in recent years,...