Serena loses U.S. Open to Naomi Osaka after challenging umpire

Serena Williams’ behavior in last Saturday’s U.S. Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a “liar” and a “thief” and said he treated her differently than male players during her loss to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka.

Panthers on the prowl for win in N.C.

Two weeks into the Alvin Parker coaching era at Virginia Union University, it’s apparent the Panthers are committed to a powerful running attack.

VSU Trojans have more losses now than last season

The journey continues. The third leg of what has been a disappointing Virginia State University opening, four-game football road trip now leads to Raleigh, N.C.

Several RPS athletic facilities slated for upgrades

Some long overdue improvements to athletic facilities are coming soon to Richmond Public Schools. “We’re making a dent; it’s called progress,” said Dr. Stefanie Ramsey, RPS Instructional Specialist. “Like they say, slow and steady wins the race.”

Boxing champ Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini coming to Richmond

Former world boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini is coming to the Richmond area.

VUL looking to grow

Virginia University of Lynchburg has a new football coach but an old problem — trying to succeed against far more established programs.

Panthers roar to 34-28 overtime win in season opener

Two Taylors added up to one exciting Virginia Union University football victory as the Alvin Parker coaching era got underway.

VSU looking for first win after bowing to NSU in Labor Day Classic

There’s good news and not so good news regarding Virginia State University football. The uplifting news is that 2017 VSU sensation Trenton Cannon appears to have made the NFL New York Jets’ 53-man roster.

Spartans hoping for long shot win over JMU

Norfolk State University’s football role has quickly switched from clear favorite to distant long shot.

Huguenot High’s Kevin Gayles is a successful student of the game

Kevin Gayles Jr. knows the way to the end zone. The swift, sure-handed Huguenot High School wide receiver needs no GPS or compass to reach his preferred gridiron destination.

Baylor’s baseball skills expected to draw college, pro scouts

Two physical assets baseball players covet most are power at the plate and speed on the base paths. Jamari Baylor has a high supply of both.

‘Tiny Tornado’ whips up win for John Marshall High School

Never judge a book by its cover. Kevon Dark may not look like a traditional football standout, but he sure plays like one.

VUU Panthers hoping to reclaim glory, titles this season

Virginia Union University has had lots to brag about during it’s more than a century of football. The only problem is it has been a while — some contend way too long — since the Panthers have been able to ...

VSU and NSU ready to roll at annual Labor Day Classic

On the NCAA football pecking order, Norfolk State University is Division I and Virginia State University is Division II.

1, 2 … Jermoin’e Royster rising in the ring

If anyone was ever born to box, it’s 17-year-old Jermoin’e Royster, a George Wythe High School senior and member of Cobra Boxing Gym at the Southside Community Center.