Hampton University turns to eSports for creating entrepreneurs

Students at Hampton University soon will be playing video games as part of their studies. The university is building an eSports lab, thanks to a $340,658 technology grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Simone Biles wins record-tying sixth national gymnastics title

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles reasserted her position as the world’s unrivaled No. 1 gymnast with an amazing winning performance Sunday at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Mo.

Tournament baseball field in the city?

The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s recent Inner City Classic held in Metro Richmond was a smashing success. It had tremendous talent, exciting games and tip-top organization. But here’s the problem: The showcase tournament wasn’t held anywhere near the hustle and ...

Ronald Acuna hopes to bat his way into Hall of Fame

Hank Aaron debuted with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954 and embarked on arguably one of the most illustrious careers in baseball lore. Ronald Acuna Jr., who broke in with the Atlanta Braves last season, shows signs of following a similarly ...

Hampton University gets new quarterback

Hampton University’s football prospects have just become brighter. Quarterback Deondre Francois is the latest addition to the Pirates’ Big South Conference roster.

Washington NFL training camp ends

Seven down and one to go. The Washington NFL team concluded its preseason workouts last Sunday at the Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond.

Former HBCU athlete hoping to remain on roster

Athletes from historically black colleges and universities are getting harder and harder to find on NFL rosters. The Washington NFL team has just one player from an HBCU, and he’s not sure he’ll make it to opening day.

Huguenot wins RPS Alumni Basketball Showdown

There’s still plenty of twinkle left in Huguenot High School’s former basketball stars. The Falcons rule the roost today as champion of the inaugural Richmond Public Schools Alumni Basketball Showdown.

Henrico Stars win MJBL Inner City Classic's U-14 division championship

The U-14 Henrico Stars are the undefeated and undisputed champions of the annual Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s Inner City Classic.

Hopewell Majors All-Stars win Youth Baseball World Series

Hopewell baseball is No. 1.

Jaaber to hold free training session for youths

Leadersport, under the direction of former Virginia Union University basketball standout and later Panthers head Coach Luqman Jaaber, is holding a free training session 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield County.

Preseason poll has NSU Spartans football team finishing in middle of MEAC

Norfolk State University football seems to be stuck in the middle of the MEAC pack.

Daniel 'Sonny Strong' Gordon Jr., karate instructor at YMCA, dies at 79

Karate Grandmaster Daniel Gordon Jr., nicknamed “Sonny Strong,” died Thursday, July 11, in Richmond. Mr. Gordon was 79 and had taught martial arts at the Downtown YMCA for more than 40 years. His pupils over the decades ranged in age ...

Cliff Branch, former NFL receiver, dies at 71

Cliff Branch, one of the premier deep receiver threats in NFL history, died Saturday, Aug. 3, at age 71.

Big Herm's again only black-owned food vendor at Washington NFL team training camp

As football players gather in Richmond this month to test their stuff and compete for a role on the Washington NFL team before thousands of fans, some of Richmond’s small business enterprises are showcasing their best sides, too.