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  • Former Coppin track star survives shooting, excels again

    Former Coppin track star survives shooting, excels again
    Dale Dunn strode into Kevin Ondrasek's office at the University of Southern Mississippi with an air of determination. A graduate student with one more year of NCAA eligibility, Dunn told the first-year assistant track coach he had unfinished business....
  • Top events to do Friday: From taiko drumming to African beats

    Top events to do Friday: From taiko drumming to African beats
    Festivals Jamaica birthday celebration: Wave a green-and-black flag this weekend to celebrate Jamaica's 51st birthday at Negril on the Green, 315 S. 62nd Ave., in Hollywood. The event will feature a dance party with DJ Tony Owens and Ron Burke the...
  • Francena McCorory wins first-round heat in track world championships

    MOSCOW — Francena McCorory laughs off her status as No. 6 on the 2013 year list for the women's 400 meters. "Doesn't mean a thing, nothing, zero," she said after taking her first step toward proving that list all wrong. With a 50.56 performance,...
  • Spirit Airlines resumes seasonal Lauderdale-Punta Cana flights

    Spirit Airlines on Thursday resumed its seasonal service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  The Miramar-based ultra low-cost carrier is offering twice weekly non-stop flights (Wednesday and...
  • Baltimore boxer fights for father-son time

    Baltimore boxer fights for father-son time
    One of Venroy July's most vivid recollections from when he was a boy growing up in Jamaica was watching boxing with his father, Venry. The November 1992 bout between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe was especially memorable for the Baltimore lawyer...
  • Marijuana advocates cheer Obama administration stand

    Marijuana advocates cheer Obama administration stand
    Marijuana advocates in California and elsewhere cheered the Obama administration's announcement Thursday that it would not interfere with new laws in Colorado and Washington state permitting recreational use of cannabis. But the advocates cautioned...
  • Usain Bolt wins 100-meter world championship with little celebration

    Usain Bolt wins 100-meter world championship with little celebration
    Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, won his second 100-meter world title by avenging an early-season defeat to American Justin Gatlin on Sunday in rainy Moscow, but the victory came with little fanfare. The usually ebullient Bolt ...
  • McCorory fades to 6th in women's 400 meters at world track and field championships

    McCorory fades to 6th in women's 400 meters at world track and field championships
    MOSCOW — Francena McCorory started strong in Monday's 400-meter final at the world track and field championships, but faded after the 300-meter mark and finished sixth. "I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't disappointed right now," McCorory said...
  • Women's 4x400 relay, anchored by Hampton's Francena McCorory, advances to Saturday's final at world championships

    Women's 4x400 relay, anchored by Hampton's Francena McCorory, advances to Saturday's final at world championships
    MOSCOW — Team USA has won the women's 4x400 relay at the past three track and field world championships, and Francena McCorory and her teammates intend to make it four straight in the final at Luzhniki Stadium on Saturday. The American quartet...
  • Brenda Martinez gets historic 800 bronze at world track championships

    Brenda Martinez of Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday became the first American woman to win a medal in the 800 at the world track and field championships, using a late kick to finish third at the Luzhniki Stadium track in Moscow on the final day of competition....
  • Florida Cruise Guide: Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas ship itinerary

    This itinerary was last updated September 23, 2009. For more Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruises, click here. 4 Night Labadee Extravaganza Cruise 2009 Departure Date: Dec. 1 Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Labadee, Haiti; Fort Lauderdale,...