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Former Richmonder helps propel D.C. Little League team to spotlight

A native Richmonder was front and center in one of the feel-good stories of the summer. Keith Barnes, a former baseball player at John Marshall High School and Virginia State University, is president and founder of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson Little ...

Former VSU star Trenton Cannon will wear No.40 in Aug.16 NFL exhibition game

Former Virginia State University football star Trenton Cannon, nicknamed “Boom,” will wear the No. 40 jersey for the New York Jets in the Thursday, Aug. 16, exhibition game against Washington at FedEx Field.

Stroman’s and Settle’s path to pros entwined

Few NFL players are more closely entwined than Greg Stroman and Tim Settle. Improbable as it may seem, they’ve been together now on three consecutive levels of gridiron action.

East beats West in MJBL All-Star Game

Tyshawn Cooke was among the offensive standouts in the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s All-Star Game last Saturday.

Shaq’s 6-foot-10 son headed to UCLA

A big man named O’Neal is again making basketball headlines in Southern California.

NFL Hall of Fame ceremony gets emotional

One of the greatest leaders football has seen, Ray Lewis, used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech last Saturday to call for more enlightened leadership in the United States.

Ray Lewis III living outside his father’s shadow at VUU

He has the name and he has the game. When you spot the name Ray Lewis on the Virginia Union University football roster, you take notice.

Richmonder Maurice ‘Mo’ Carter looking for more international hoop time

Richmond native Maurice “Mo” Carter didn’t have to join the Navy to see the world. He has been globetrotting for years. The traveling man has earned basketball paychecks in France, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Macedonia, Libya, Canada, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico, ...

Metropolitan Junior Baseball League All-Star Game this Saturday

The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s stars will shine this Saturday, Aug. 11, at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Parham Campus, 1651 E. Parham Road.

Washington fans looking for Doctson to break out

When Washington selected Josh Doctson in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, fans hoped his career would take off like a jackrabbit. Instead, his progress has been more akin to a tortoise.

Dynamo Chris Thompson looking for healthy season with Washington

Chris Thompson stands just 5-foot-8, but don’t sell him short. The diminutive dynamo spells double trouble as a ball carrier and receiver for the Washington NFL team, but not necessarily in that order.

Dwight Howard, Washington Wizards looking for a championship

The Washington Wizards as a team, and Dwight Howard as a player, are long overdue for an NBA championship.

New players to give VUU new look during basketball season

Virginia Union University basketball will have a distinctly different look this season.

Two NSU players with area ties make preseason All-MEAC team

Norfolk State University football will have a strong Richmond influence this fall. Two NSU athletes with area ties have made the preseason All-MEAC team.

Washington NFL team hopes Da’Ron Payne will stop defense leak

The Washington professional football team was dead last in the NFL in 2017 at defending the run. Nose guard Da’Ron Payne was specifically drafted to change that.

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