Sports

THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

| October 15, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Though Ray Rice is guilty of disrespecting his fiancée, this time, it wasn’t a “big secret;” instead, it turned out to be the “big story.” Cameras spy on us everywhere these days. This public display of brutality toward the mother of his child, a […]

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NFL case sparks debate on spanking

NFL case sparks debate on spanking

| October 8, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As the NFL’s 2014 season warms up, Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, prepares to face charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. A week prior, news surfaced that he had spanked his four-year-old son with a switch, resulting in major bruises and lacerations on his legs, […]

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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

| September 22, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The NFL–which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long–has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And when a team takes the rare action of disciplining a player for striking […]

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Fighting to stay fit: Former local boxer readies for record book bid

Fighting to stay fit: Former local boxer readies for record book bid

| September 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Real followers of local sport might already know the name Bobby Moore. “Back in the day,” as they say, Moore was one of the area’s top amateur boxers, winning three Golden Gloves championships and going on to compete in three national finals boxing tournaments before going on to a brief professional career before moving […]

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Kyra Foster ranked No.1 nationwide in girls junior tennis

Kyra Foster ranked No.1 nationwide in girls junior tennis

| September 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Looking for the next big tennis star? Look no further than the Summit City. The Tennis Recruiting Network, recognized as the premier Internet site for junior tennis in the U.S., ranked 14-year-old Kyra Foster of Fort Wayne as the No. 1 junior tennis player in the nation for the months of May through July. […]

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Metro Jamboree celebration of 40 years of greatness

Metro Jamboree celebration of 40 years of greatness

| August 27, 2014

Metro Youth Sports’ coaches, staff, and parents would like to thank the people and organizations who provided contributions and services in the Celebration of 40 years of Greatness serving the youth here in the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County. Listed below are organizations that participated: The African American Health Care Alliance; Chi Eta […]

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Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

| August 27, 2014

(GIN)–Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred. The Algerian Football/Soccer Federation lamented the death of the […]

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Report: Stereotyped mascots harmfully effecting Native American youth

| August 10, 2014

“…remind American Indians of the limited ways in which others see them” By Roberto Alejandro Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper A recent report prepared by The Center for American Progress found stereotypical team mascots have a harmful effect on American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Noting that the American Psychological Association issued […]

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Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

Spotlight on Metro Youth Sports Inc., for 40 fantastic years

| July 30, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope, all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love, to get […]

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Metro set to kick off football season

Metro set to kick off football season

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Metro Youth Sports is scheduled to celebrate “40 Years of Greatness,” kicking off the football season on Aug. 1. All children from seven  through 12 years of age may sign up at the sites listed below, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The program fee is $80 for each child who participates. Team                                Location                                Head Coach Bengals/Volunteers        Bunche Elementary School        Charles Jackson Cardinals                        Towles […]

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