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Mo’ne Davis Drafted by Harlem Globetrotters

By Courtney Jacobs Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Mo’ne Davis received an unexpected present for her 14th birthday. The Little League star moved up in the ranks after she was drafted to the Harlem Globetrotters in their ninth annual draft. In a Globetrotters draft, the players selected can play whenever they want. Due to Davis’ age, she is going to stay in school before she hits the co ...

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Wizards Draft Oubre, Adds Upside to Aging Roster

By Stephen D. Riley Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper A funny thing happened a few months ago when Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman began to consistently pair the two best small forwards in his rotation together at the same time: he discovered the Wizards’ version of “small ball.” Playing savvy veteran Paul Pierce with sophomore swingman Otto Porter allowed Washington to spread ...

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Football Camp A Touchdown to Achieve Success

Football Camp A Touchdown to Achieve Success - Nease High School grad Mario Butler held his second annual Mario Butler Foundation Football and Cheer Camp, Saturday, June 20th at Mandarin High School. The camp had over 250 kids from throughout the First Coast show up to learn from several NFL players. The event’s title sponsor, Brooks Rehabilitation, had several staff members from its Center for Sports Thera ...

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James Day to be Inducted Into Coaches Hall of Fame

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has selected Duval County coach James Day to be inducted in the NHSACA Hall of Fame. The ceremony takes place in June in Rochester, Minnesota. The honor is presented to coaches in recognition of their achievements in coaching, contributions to their schools, communities, high school sports and their commitment to young athletes. James Day has been an ins ...

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Nation’s First African-American US World Series Little League Team Stripped of Title

In a strange twist of fate of a story that had millions cheering for the underdog across the U.S.,  people are saddened to hear about Jackie Robinson West, the US champions at the Little League World Series, were stripped of their title. The team attracted significant attention after becoming the first all African-American team to win the US title before losing the world championship to South Korea’s Seoul. ...

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Former Gator Willie Jackson Named EWC Athletic Director

Former National Football League (NFL) wide receiver, Willie Bernard Jackson, Jr. was officially named the new Athletic Director for Edward Waters College (EWC)last week at a press conference in the Adams-Jenkins Sports and Music Complex. Jackson played in the NFL for eight seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Jackson also played college football for the University of Florida from 1990 to 1993 under coach Ste ...

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ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott Dies From Cancer at 49-Years Old

 Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died recently from cancer. He was only 49 years old. Scott, who was diagnosed with cancer back in 2007, battled recurring bouts of the disease but continued in his career as an award-winning sports journalist. Just last year, he delivered an epic speech about his fight with cancer at the ESPYs, when accepting the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. During his acceptance speech ...

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Rice wins appeal, ‘suspension vacated’

by Barry Wilner NEW YORK (AP) - Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, the players' union said Friday. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press in an email that "I can only confirm the suspension has been vacated, effective immediately." The appeal was heard earlier this month by former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones. She was deciding whe ...

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