World Series gets underway with L.A. Dodgers-Tampa Bay Rays matchup

Entering this postseason, Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers was an established marquee attrac- tion, a leading man if ever there was one.

NFL Hall of Famer Fred Dean dies at 68

Fred Dean, the relentless defensive end who helped the San Francisco 49ers win two Super Bowl titles, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, of complications from the coronavirus. He was 68.

Willie Lanier launches ‘Honey Bear Project’ to upgrade athletic fields at HBCUs

NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Wil- lie Lanier, a graduate of Maggie L. Walker High School, has launched an initiative to install modern artifi- cial playing surfaces at nearly three dozen HBCUs.

Chester’s Chris Tyree making big plays as Notre Dame’s featured tailback

Chris Tyree is a local athlete earning a national reputation.

Quinton Byfield is second overall pick in NHL draft

Quinton Byfield has made hockey history.

L.A. Lakers win 17th NBA crown, with James claiming 4th Finals MVP award

If LeBron James ever wants to make a case for being the NBA’s greatest ever, he might submit the video of Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals as compelling evidence.

MLB Hall of Famer Joe Morgan dies at 77

Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, a key component of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine in the 1970s, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.

Seattle Storm sweeps Las Vegas Aces to claim WNBA championship

Three time zones away, the Seattle Storm found home sweet home in “The Bubble.”

MLB playoff teams battling it out for a place in the World Series

It’s time for popcorn, peanuts and playoffs.

CIAA football the latest victim of COVID-10

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the CIAA.

Jimmy Butler pours on the Heat, taking the NBA Finals to Game 5

There will be a Game 5 Friday night, Oct. 9, in the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler saw to that.

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo snags NBA’s MVP Award, plus some

The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is a double dipper when it comes to awards.

Record 10 Black quarterbacks open NFL season

Black quarterbacks were not so long ago an NFL rarity.

The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals team was bright with stars

The recent deaths of baseball Hall of Famers Lou Brock and Bob Gibson stirred memories of the 1964 St. Louis Cardinals team for which they so brilliantly played.

‘Sweet Lou’ Johnson, who played 14 years with the L.A. Dodgers, dies at 86

Louis Brown “Sweet Lou” Johnson, so nicknamed because of his infectious smile and friendly habit of clapping his hands, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.