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L.A. Dodgers unveil statue to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson is known for heroically breaking baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947, as a 28-year-old rookie with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Latest Baseball Hall of Famer shares history with No.42

African-American baseball Hall of Famers Tim Raines and Jackie Robinson have more in common than just immense baseball skills.

Dan Rooney, who opened doors in NFL for African-Americans in top jobs, dies at 84

As a driving force behind the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers for many decades, Dan Rooney won endless battles on the field — most notably a record six Super Bowl titles.

Flying Squirrels open with big win

The Richmond Flying Squirrels’ eighth season at The Diamond opened in a big way — a big crowd, big winds, a big home run and a big victory.

New scoreboard lights up for teams at Thomas Jefferson High School

The good news comes twofold for Thomas Jefferson High School baseball. First, the West End school has its first-ever electronic scoreboard.

John Ross sets record for 40-yard dash

Olympic icon Usain Bolt remains the fastest man on earth, but John Ross is the newest fastest man on turf — football turf that is.

Larry Sanders released by Cleveland Cavaliers

Larry Sanders’ comeback has been put on hold. The former Virginia Commonwealth University center was released Wednesday by the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

Former U.Va. standout player Dawn Staley coaches South Carolina women to NCAA victory

Dawn Staley, who once represented Richmond on the basketball court, ranks with the greatest players in women’s hoops history.

6th NCAA crown for UNC

The University of North Carolina’s sixth NCAA basketball championship will be remembered for many things.

Eliezer Zambrano opens 8th season April 6 with Flying Squirrels

Eliezer Zambrano has become as much a part of Richmond’s baseball scene as peanuts, Cracker Jacks and fireworks lighting up the night above The Diamond.

Dash for Cash runner wins $2,500 in Monument Ave. 10K

No one ran faster than Ryan Hagen. No one earned more money than Kathy Hoverman.

Patrick Ewing returns to Georgetown

Patrick Ewing is returning to Georgetown University, and boy are the Hoyas happy! On Monday, university officials announced that Ewing, who as a player helped build the school into a national powerhouse in the 1980s, would be back on campus.

Petersburg’s Frank Mason III rakes in the honors

Petersburg’s Frank Mason III is creating a national stir.

VUU women return home to cheers despite loss in NCAA final

In judging the stunning success of Virginia Union University women’s basketball, you hardly know where to begin. Out of some 320 programs, the Lady Panthers finished second overall this season, losing last Friday in the NCAA Division II Tournament final ...

Teams ready for Final Four in Arizona

In judging the stunning success of Virginia Union University women’s basketball, you hardly know where to begin. Out of some 320 programs, the Lady Panthers finished se

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