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New Smyrna Beach Homecoming: Cudas crush Deltona 56-0; now 1 win from undefeated season Henry Frederick Sun, 11/04/2012 - 09:13

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The Cudas ran all over Deltona for a 56-0 win during Homecoming and now stand one-win away from a perfect season, thanks to four touchdowns by D'Cota Dixon with three touchdown runs and an interception returned for a touchdown. And that was all before halftime and a beautiful homecoming court.

Stetson Hatters of DeLand sign 7-footer transfer from Michigan's Oakland University Henry Frederick Mon, 05/14/2012 - 03:40
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Kyle Sikora played for Miami's Florida Christian

Kyle SikoraDELAND -- Kyle Sikora only averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game for Michigan's Oakland University, but Stetson University men's basketball coach Casey Alexander likes his size. Sikora is a 7-footer who weighs 240 pounds.

“We’re really excited that Kyle chose Stetson,” Alexander said. “His size and skill level is perfect for our offensive system and his presence in the paint will mean a lot for the future of this program.”

College baseball: Lindsey Caughel strikes out 7 in Stetson's 4-2 win over Bison

Stetson's Lindsey CaughelFor the second time in as many days, the Stetson Hatters got solid starting pitching from starter Lindsey Cauhel (5-2) and just enough offensive production Saturday to defeat visiting Lipscomb Bison at Melching Field in DeLand.

DELAND -- Stetson pitcher Lindsey Caughel faced the minimum through five innings as the Hatters took a 4-2 victory from the Bison at home earlier today.

Caughel allowed just one earned run in 6.2 innings of work with one walk and seven strikeouts. The victory moved Stetson (25-13 overall, 8-6 in the Atlantic Sun Conference) past Lipscomb (17-22, 9-8) into fourth place in the league race. In order to hold that spot, the Hatters will have to complete the series sweep on Sunday. The final game of the weekend is set for an 11 a.m. start.

Matt Kenseth wins crash-marred Daytona 500; Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes second in bizarre race

DAYTONA BEACH -- Matt Kenseth staved off a late charge from Dale Earnhardt Jr. off turn 4 of the final lap to win his second Daytona 500 early this morning in a crash-marred race that included Juan Pablo Montoya crashing into a jet dryer.

NBA Christmas: Orlando Magic fall to Oklahoma City Thunder; Dwight Howard limited to 11 points

Dwight Howard scored just 11 points as the visiting Orlando Magic fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 97-89.

Many of the sports world experts picked the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the West and the Miami Heat to win the East. With Oklahoma City dispatching of the Orlando Magic on Christmas, 97-89, it's easy to see why.

Orlando Magic prevail 104-100 over Miami Heat; Glen Davis scores 13 in 3rd quarter

Glen DavisGlen Davis, shown here, delivered big time in the final tuneup for the Magic at home against the Heat before both teams open on the road Christmas Sunday.

ORLANDO -- Glen Davis scored 13 of the Magic's team-high 18 points in the third quarter at home Wednesday night to get by the Miami Heat in the final preseason game for both teams.

NBA preseason: Vince Carter scores 9 in Mavs loss to Oklahoma City Thunder

Vince Carter made his preseason debut for the Dallas Mavericks, shooting 4 for 11 for 9 points, as the Mavs lost on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 106 to 92 Sunday, in preseason action. The Dallas Mavericks open the 2011-'12 NBA regular season at home Christmas Day against the Miami Heat, the team they beat in the finals to win the NBA championship last season.

Dwight Howard: 'No other place I'd rather be but here in Orlando, but a lot of things have to change'

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Here is a video clip from Orlando Magic Media day where Dwight Howard softened his stance on being traded before he can opt out of his contract in July with the team getting nothing in return.

ORLANDO -- Dwight Howard did an about face -- sort of -- today, telling NBA beat writers he has not given up on the Orlando Magic, his teammates or the fans.

Orlando heartbreaker: Dwight Howard trade talks include Lakers, Nets, Bulls, Mavs and maybe even Knicks

Dwight HowardESPN's NBA insider Chris Broussard talks about Dwight Howard trade talks in the left video and at right, Howard is interviewed during an All-Star game practice about his admiration for Kobe Bryant.

ORLANDO -- This is not a good Sunday if you are an Orlando Magic fan: With the shocking news earlier today that Dwight Howard wants to be traded, it looks like the Magic have plenty of suitors .