News archive from 10 May 2015

Mike Bianchi: Jimbo Fisher has turned FSU into NFL's favorite farm team

Mike Bianchi: Jimbo Fisher has turned FSU into NFL's favorite farm team

Marketing has never been something I've been particularly interested in, but I believe I have come up with three excellent recruiting slogans for Jimbo Fisher. You ready? 1. Florida State: The place where we turn high school recruits into NFL draft...

 

Liberia is free of Ebola, World Health Organization declares

The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola on Saturday, making it the first of the three hardest-hit West African countries to bring a formal end to the epidemic. “The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over,” the WHO said...

 
Orlando City rookie Cyle Larin continues to show progress

Orlando City rookie Cyle Larin continues to show progress

Orlando City forward Cyle Larin needed some time to adjust to the Florida heat. The Canadian-born, UConn-educated forward had dropped about five pounds in the higher temperatures at practice during his first few weeks in Central Florida. Despite that,...

 

Officials probe why cops called off ambulance for man in custody who later died

Officials are investigating why an ambulance was called off by Sarasota Police for a man who complained of having an asthma attack while being taken into custody. The man, who police hit twice with a Taser, later died in a hospital. Police pulled over...

 
Tour rookie Justin Thomas goes on record-setting birdie binge at TPC

Tour rookie Justin Thomas goes on record-setting birdie binge at TPC

PONTE VEDRA BEACH - Justin Thomas finally made up ground on moving day, and not just on the field at The Players Championship. With rival Jordan Spieth and rookie of the year frontrunner Daniel Berger at home Saturday after missing the cut, Thomas...

 

Few Central Florida schools offer mental illness education

Megan Coduto's first symptoms of mental illness came when she was 2. "I was still in diapers when my mother placed me on the counter in the bathroom, and I looked in the mirror and said, 'I hate me,'" she tells a group of students at...

 
Few Central Florida schools offer mental illness education

Few Central Florida schools offer mental illness education

Megan Coduto's first symptoms of mental illness came when she was 2. "I was still in diapers when my mother placed me on the counter in the bathroom, and I looked in the mirror and said, 'I hate me,'" she tells a group of students at...

 
A life renewed, a vow kept for marrow recipient, donor

A life renewed, a vow kept for marrow recipient, donor

As Rick Haines' search for a bone marrow transplant donor dragged on, he thought he wouldn't live to see his daughter get married. When a donor, Ian Brown, was found in England, Haines promised he'd be there for the wedding, which came Saturday....

 
Woman fatally stabbed by husband in front of deputy

Woman fatally stabbed by husband in front of deputy

A 34-year-old woman trying to flee from her husband was fatally stabbed in front of a Polk County deputy Saturday afternoon, officials said. A deputy who responded to a 911 call reporting a battery witnessed Kristin Finn running to a neighboring...

 
Support groups lead Orlando City's purple passion play

Support groups lead Orlando City's purple passion play

You know you're a real fan when you: Drive 2,000 miles in a weekend to cheer for your team. Buy a $16 Tervis tumbler and smash it just to extricate your team's patch to sew on a hat. You have had a Roy Neary Experience. He was the character in...

 
Orlando Magic should attempt to interview Willie Cauley-Stein, Justise Winslow at the NBA Draft Combine

Orlando Magic should attempt to interview Willie Cauley-Stein, Justise Winslow at the NBA Draft Combine

The Orlando Magic will reach the first major signpost of their offseason on Wednesday, when team officials arrive in Chicago for the 2015 NBA Draft Combine. Although Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns, Duke's Jahlil Okafor, point guard prospect Emmanuel...

 
Evaluating Channing Frye's 2014-15 season

Evaluating Channing Frye's 2014-15 season

No Orlando Magic player became more of a lightning rod for fan criticism during the 2014-15 season than Channing Frye. In July, the franchise signed him to a four-year, $32 million contract, which prompted outsized expectations. But before Frye's...

 

Szwede Mittelstadt, Staruch set 5-K pace

Sebastian Szweda Mittelstadt edged Andrew Ochoa by one second Saturday to claim victory in the Faster Than a Falcon 5-kilometer race. Szweda Mittelstadt finished in 16 minutes, 29 seconds. He and Ochoa were the only runners to finish the 3.1-mile race...

 
Sergio Garcia headlines packed leaderboard at The Players Championship

Sergio Garcia headlines packed leaderboard at The Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH - Sergio Garcia arrived at The Players Championship with good feelings about a course where few players have enjoyed consistent success. He also arrived with three putters - a sign of Garcia's shaky confidence. Of 33 previous winners...

 

At tiny graduation, five new Anchorage mothers get high school diplomas

Before Rebecka Eakin moved the tassel on her graduation cap Friday, she praised Crossroads, an alternative high school in Anchorage for pregnant and parenting students. Without the school, the 17-year-old mother said, she likely would have dropped out...

 
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