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Then and Now: Cam Newton and the ongoing plight of the Black quarterback

Cam Newton has been the talk of the NFL this season. As the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, he led his team to the Super Bowl for the first time in his career with his dynamic, electrifying play. Newton is ...

Orange Bowl Committee names new president and chair for 2016 season

Judge Michael B. Chavies was installed as the Orange Bowl Committee's 78th President and Chair on Jan. 26 at Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables. Chavies has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee since 2000 and succeeds Immediate ...

Vikings and Rockets have their sights set on state championship

February marks the beginning of the high school basketball District Playoffs as the first step in a chase for a state basketball championship. District 16-6A features a potential fourth meeting between defending Class 6A Miami Norland Vikings and Miami Central ...

Blacks focus more on football, basketball

The sporting world is abuzz at all levels -- optimists, high school, collegiate and professional. What’s interesting is how so few Black Americans participate in baseball. Not many, no matter the level. And it is particularly obvious at the high ...

Barry basketball pounds Florida Tech

Barry University’s men's basketball team bounced back in a big way. The No. 21 Buccaneers answered their biggest loss of the season with a resounding 20-point victory at Florida Tech on Jan. 20, winning 85-65. Barry (13-3, 6-2 Sunshine State ...

B-CU’s Quentin Williams signs professional contract

Redshirt senior quarterback Quentin Williams from Bethune-Cookman University capped off a successful week on Friday, Jan. 22, signing a professional contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Williams recently competed in the inaugural Tropic Bowl in ...

Will Beckham name team to honor community?

Major League Soccer may come to Miami's Black community, thanks to David Beckham, one of the most famous players in soccer history. Right in the heart of Overtown, Miami's historic beacon for Black history and culture, a soccer stadium may ...

Norland boys' basketball eyeing another state title

Looming on the sports horizon is the Greater Miami Athletic Conference, and there is one team with its sight set on achieving a historical feat. The Miami Norland Vikings boys’ basketball team is seeking to become the first team in ...

Team building a part of coaches, administrators

High school athletic coaches have an awesome responsibility in guiding and molding high school student athletes into productive citizens. While the focus of many student-athletes is a college scholarship and the chance to play professionally, there are other career options. ...

Miami FC, STU announce new partnership at the conference

St. Thomas University (STU) and Miami FC, South Florida’s new North American Soccer League (NASL) team, will host a joint press conference Wednesday, Jan. 13, announcing their new partnership. STU will be the training home of Miami FC, providing the ...

New UM football coach has local support

All eyes are on Mark Richt, the new University of Miami Hurricanes’ head football coach. Richt stepped into his new job full bore after the Hurricanes finished their season, 8-5, after a heartbreaking 20-14 loss to the Washington State Cougars ...

FIU comeback falls short

Florida International University was one point off its season-high and got in a tight game at Florida Atlantic University to open Conference USA play. But the Panthers went on a five-minute shooting slump in the late stages in an 87-82 ...

The hits and misses of 2015 sports

2015 was another exciting year in the world of sports. On the local level, Miami Central and Booker T. Washington high schools continued to be unstoppable on the football field, both winning their fourth straight state championships. In professional sports, ...

Oak Grove Park unveils new tennis courts

Miami-Dade County Chairman Jean Monestime hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 18 to officially inaugurate four new tennis courts at Oak Grove Park. A friendly match against Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez to try out the new courts was accepted by ...

Carol City athletic director never has an ‘off season’

Now that football season is over, basketball season is about to ramp up. With the changing seasons comes a focus on high school athletic directors. They are the administrative arms in the three seasons - as in fall, winter and ...

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