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DeLand campus cross country athlete makes history 

Amanda Spring of Stetson Univ. in DeLand Atlantic Sun Conf. runner week / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Stetson University freshman cross country runner Amanda Spring is announced Wednesday as 'Runner of the Week' by the Atlantic Sun Conference.

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Stetson University men's golf team finished last in South Carolina tourneyGraphic for Headline Surfer / The Hatters of Stetson University golf team finished at the bottom of the rankings in its first meet of the season.

PAWLEY'S ISLAND, SC – The Stetson men’s golf team got off to a fair start in its first event of the 2013-14 season, but struggled over the next two days at the GolfWeek Program Challenge.

The Hatters opened with a 298 in the first round, but followed up with consecutive rounds of 309 on Monday and 308 on Tuesday to finish last in the 12-team event at the True Blue Course.

It is the second straight year the Hatters have finished 12th in the event.

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Victor Oladipo, shown here in summer pro league, signs with Orlando Magic / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Victor Oladipo was in action Sunday in the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League opener at the Amway Center, scoring 18 points with seven assists, six rebounds, five steals and two 3-pointers in the Magic’s 95-88 defeat of the Boston Celtics. The Magic are hoping the Oladipo, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, can transition from college shooting guard to NBA point guard.

ORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic have signed rookie guard Victor Oladipo, who was drafted second overall by the team in the 2013 NSBA draft, General Manager Rob Hennigan has announced.

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Orlando Magic preseason unveiled / Headline SurferORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic will open the 2013 preseason at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on Oct. 9 against New Orleans.

The Tip-off is 7 p.m. for the Wednesday game.  This marks the third time that the Orlando Magic have played a preseason game in Jacksonville, with their last trip coming in 2008.

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Sheryl Crow to perform at Daytona International Speedway / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH – Nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow, whose long list of hits include “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up The Sun” and her latest single “Easy,” will perform a hour-long pre-race concert prior to the 55th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 6 at Daytona International Speedway.

And you won't find a bigger fan than Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood. 

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Dwight Howard / Headline SurferFormer No. 1 overa;ll draft pick Dwight Howard left the Orlando Magic in a trade two seasons ago. Now he and the LA Lakers are headed for the playoffs, albeit it, without Kobe Bryant with his achilles heel injury. The Magic season is mercifully over with a mere 20 wins.

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Through Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation fund, $1 million-plus distributed 3rd straight year to 17 Central Florida non-profits organizations

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Orlando Magic Capt. Jameer Nelson is a winner on and off the court for his community endeavors.

ORLANDO -- The Orlando Magic's Jameer Nelson was named winner of the 2012-'13 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award Saturday night at the 23rd Annual Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) Black Tie & Tennies Gala presented by FAIRWINDS Credit Union held at the Amway Center.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag in the Daytona 500, with pole winner Danica Patrick becoming the first female driver to lead a lap at Daytona Internaonal Speedway.

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Ray Lewis to wave flag at Daytona 500 / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH -- All-Pro NFL linebacker Ray Lewis will wave the green flag as honorary starter of today's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Last year's starter was WWE superstar John Cena.

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John Wes Townley / Wikipedia / Headline SurferDAYTONA BEACH -- John Wes Townley started on the pole and finished in Gatorade Victory Lane Saturday capturing the 50th annual Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real at Daytona International Speedway.

The race marked Townley's eighth start at the "World Center of Racing," and his first career pole and win in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. His previous best finish in the series also came at DIS when he finished third in 2010.

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