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Tennis champion Naomi Osaka brings racial justice to her Grand Slam win

Naomi Osaka capped a transformative U.S. Open by winning her third Grand Slam title and challenging millions of people watching across the globe last Saturday to “start talking” about racial justice.

Fancy footwork will follow NBA All-Star Charles Oakley to ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Charles Oakley proved what he can do on a basketball floor. Now his fans are eager to check out his moves on the dance floor.

From basketball to football, Mo Alie-Cox on rocket trajectory with Colts

Of all the NFL’s human interest stories, few are more intriguing than that of Mo Alie-Cox.

NBA coming down to wire with conference finals

Since there was no college March Madness this year, basketball fans must settle for Autumn Madness NBA style.

U.Va.-Va Tech game postponed; other ACC teams opened last Saturday

The much anticipated football matchup between the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech will have to wait.

Peterson out, Gibson in as Washington NFL team’s feature back

The Washington NFL team is handing the ball — and perhaps its foreseeable future — to a little-known rookie.

Expect the unexpected as NFL kicks off season Sept. 10

The NFL is entering uncharted land.

Virginia Tech defense will be looking to Rayshard Ashby this season

Bud Foster has departed but the longtime Virginia Tech defensive coordinator didn’t leave the cupboard bare or the end zone unguarded.

Beating Coach John Thompson’s Hoyas remains a sweet memory for former VCU Rams

One of Virginia Commonwealth University’s most memorable basketball victories came at the expense of one of the sport’s iconic coaches — the late Coach John Thompson Jr. of the Georgetown University Hoyas.

Lou Brock, MLB’s former stolen base king, dies at 81

Lou Brock, among the greatest MLB leadoff hitters and known for stealing bases, died on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. He was 81 and living in St. Louis.

Jackie Robinson Day commemorated by MLB on Aug. 28

In this unprecedented year of sports, April 15 — better known in Major League Baseball as Jackie Robinson Day — became Aug. 28.

Washington Nationals’ young players looking to make ‘the chaperones’ proud

A nucleus of the Washington Nationals more resembles a college team than a pro squad.

U.Va. kicks off all-ACC football season against rival Virginia Tech on Sept. 19

This will be an upside-down season for the Virginia Cavaliers.

College football starts elsewhere despite pandemic

Pandemic or not, college football is underway.

Anthony Allen receives Awesome Award

Anthony Allen, who has made a career of mentoring youths on Richmond’s North Side, is this year’s recipient of the Awesome Award.

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