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Blount scores 29 as NC Central beats Bethune-Cookman

Jan. 18, 2020 7:26 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jibri Blount had 29 points and 10 rebounds as North Carolina Central routed Bethune-Cookman 86-59 on Saturday. Blount shot 10 for 13 from the field and converted 9 of 10 free throws. C.J. Keyser had 18 points for North Carolina Central (7-11, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Conference). Deven...

Guitars signed by rock stars taken from Florida storage unit

Jan. 15, 2020 8:34 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been arrested after he tried to pawn a red California SG electric guitar signed by the members of rock band Van Halen that he stole from a storage unit, police investigators said. The owner of OK Pawn alerted police last week when Jeremy James Andrewlavage, 43,...

Pope lifts Bethune-Cookman past Morgan St. 85-78

Jan. 13, 2020 10:53 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Cletrell Pope scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, Leon Redd scored a go-ahead 3-pointer and Bethune-Cookman finished on a 12-5 run to beat Morgan State 85-78 on Monday night. Pope shot 9 for 11 from the field. Malik Maitland scored 17 points and made six...

Bailey, French lead Bethune-Cookman past Coppin State 85-80

Jan. 11, 2020 7:39 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Bailey had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Joe French added 20 points, and Bethune-Cookman defeated Coppin State 85-80 on Saturday. The Wildcats led 39-33 at halftime and kept the lead throughout the second half. They led 84-75 after a free throw by Leon Redd with 56 seconds...

Pat Hurst selected as US captain for 2021 Solheim Cup

Jan. 9, 2020 5:14 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Pat Hurst was selected captain of the U.S. team for the 2021 Solheim Cup on Thursday. The 50-year-old Hurst was an assistant to Juli Inkster for the matches against Europe in 2015, 2017 and 2019, and played in the competition five times during a 20-year career on the LPGA Tour....

4 cars hit by bullets on Florida highway, no injuries

Jan. 6, 2020 12:21 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Someone shot at four cars on one of central Florida's busiest highways early Monday but there were no injuries, authorities said. The shootings resembled ones from last week when 15 cars were shot at while motorists were driving along Interstate 4, as well as on Interstate 95. No one...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, Sebastien Bourdais, left, and Joao Barbosa walk back to their garage after a practice session during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bourdais spent a day in early November helping IndyCar fine-tune its newest safety innovation. Later that night, he learned he was likely losing his job with a year remaining on his contract. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Bourdais, Hinchcliffe casualties of cruel IndyCar offseason

Jan. 4, 2020 2:58 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais spent a day in early November helping IndyCar iron out the wrinkles on its newest safety innovation. He'd been chosen to test the new windscreen cockpit protection because of his experience, his ability to offer technical feedback and his methodical approach in...

Kyle Busch climbs in his car for a turn to drive during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Kyle Busch brings the Rowdy show to the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Jan. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fresh from a holiday trip to the Bahamas, NASCAR's newest two-time champion raced back to the track to open the new year. Kyle Busch stepped out of his comfort zone at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, pulling on a white helmet adorned with his nickname...

Sheriff: 15 cars shot at along Florida highways; no injuries

Jan. 2, 2020 11:46 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Fifteen cars were shot at while driving along Interstate 4 and Interstate 95 in Central Florida, authorities said Thursday. No injuries were reported and the damage from the Wednesday shootings appears to have been caused by a BB or pellet gun, according a statement by the Volusia...

Baseball players’ quick action saves landscaper from death

Dec. 28, 2019 3:00 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For four Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University baseball players, the afternoon of Nov. 23 was supposed to be a well earned day off on the golf course. Instead, it turned into a race against time, with a man fighting for his life, and running out of breath. The Eagles had just...