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Detroit hydroplane champ needs last minute boost

Champion hydroplane racer Jerry Bell is trying to raise the last funding he needs to race in this year’s American Power Boat Association’s Gold Cup races July 11-13. Bell, who began racing in 1995, was trained by the first Black hydroplane racer, Terry Dudley. “I am appealing to the community and to businesses for additional sponsorship,”Bell said, having recently recovered from serious injuries sustained i ...

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Africa and the World Cup

The home continent for all human beings, Africa, is no longer represented in the World Cup, as the quarter-final round begins. On June 30, Nigeria lost to France, and Algeria lost to Germany in the round of 16. This was the first time in the history of the competition that two African teams made it to the round of 16 together. Egypt appeared for the first time during the second FIFA World Cup in 1934, but f ...

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Fencing club challenges Detroit youth to a duel!

Fencing began in Medieval Spain when men would settle their grievances one-on-one in a bloody sword-fight to the death. In the mid-18th century, long after dueling had been banned by the Catholic Church and made illegal by most European nations, the techniques of fencing shifted from battle to sport. Fencing is one of only five activities that has been featured in every modern Olympic Games. This summer Det ...

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Ancient healing art Qi Gong taught weekly in downtown park

Eighteen years ago, Emily Rogers walked into her doctor’s office in Atlanta, Ga., for back pain that nearly disabled her. Rather than commit to surgery or a dependence on pain killers, the doctor taught her about Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gung) and allowed her to experience the body’s natural healing ability. “By the time I would leave his office, I would feel invigorated, just great,” Rogers told The Michig ...

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Rowing connects Detroit youth with fitness, the environment and big scholarship opportunities

The morning sun only just rose above the surface of the Detroit River, and Adrienne Thomas has already finished her workout. Thomas, a 16 year-old rower and rising Cass Tech senior, is helping to carry her boat, or “shell,, off the canal behind the former Fisher Mansion now a Hare Krishna temple surrounded by manicured grounds on the city’s east side and into the Detroit Women’s Rowing Association Boathouse ...

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Downtown Boxing Gym student takes home top honors at Junior Olympics

Downtown Boxing Gym’s Janelson Figueroa is the 2014 Junior Olympics National Champion. Competing in the 145-pound weight class, Figueroa won his last bout in a 3-0 decision. This is the first year he has competed in this division. “He works hard,” said Downtown Boxing Gym’s founder and head coach Khali Sweeney. “We are proud of him as an athlete, as a student, and as a citizen of the community.” ...

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Madonna visits Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym

Pop music icon Madonna paid Downtown Boxing Gym a visit June 4, and spent time with DBG’s student athletes. “It was a complete surprise, and a welcome one,” said Jessica Hauser, executive director. “We’ve never had such a high profile visitor and it is an honor to have her show interest in the work we do every day.” Madonna posted two photos of some of the students to her Instagram account with the hashtags ...

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Douglass’ Darrell Davis, Cass Tech’s Aaliya Davidson named 2013-14 PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Year

Douglass High basketball star Darrell Davis, headed for the University of Dayton, and Cass Tech volleyball standout Aaliya Davidson, bound for George Washington University, were announced as the 2013-14 Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learners of the Year at the fourth annual awards event June 5 at Marcus Garvey Academy’s Harambee Center. A total of 50 student-athletes and three teams were the hon ...

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Cass Tech wins PSL boys’ and girls’ track and field titles

Cass Tech swept boys’ and girls’ team honors at the 2014 Detroit Public School League track and field meet May 22 at Renaissance High School. In addition to Coach Thomas Wilcher’s Technicians and Coach Chris Wright’s Lady Technicians doubling their school’s victory, both meets had three individuals emerge as double champions. ...

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Townsend shatters stereotypes

At 18 years old, Taylor Townsend, last week, became the youngest American to advance to the third round of the French Open since 2003. Townsend, ranked 205th, opened a 6-4, 4-1 lead over France’s number one player. However, the powerful-hitting lefty, found herself in a decisive set after losing five straight games. Rebounding, Townsend built a 5-1 advantage in the third set before finally serving it out. S ...

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