Natalie Barnes now state long jump champ

Virginia’s high school long jump champion has deep Richmond roots. Natalie Barnes, a rising senior at Stone Bridge High in Ashburn, is the daughter of former Maggie Walker High and VCU basketball center Norman Barnes and Fran Barnes.

Davis trading nets in Portland for Brooklyn

Richmond’s current homegrown NBA talent is on the move again, leaving broken hearts behind. Much to the chagrin of former teammates, coaches, friends and fans in Portland, Ore., Ed Davis is headed for his fifth team, the Brooklyn Nets.

O’Quinn taking his talents to the Indiana Pacers

Kyle O’Quinn, the last player from an HBCU to be drafted into the NBA, is changing his low-post address.

Hampton’s big move to Big South

Breaking up is hard to do. In the midst of a conference transition, Hampton University’s 2018 football schedule bares slim resemblance to those from the previous 100-plus years.

Bacot says bye-bye to Trinity

The trend continues. Armando Bacot becomes the third top-tier basketball prospect to leave a Richmond school this year.

Stephen Silva, former VCU-VUU point guard, dies

Former Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University basketball point guard Stephen Silva died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in his hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y.

LeBron banks on Lakers

The Golden State Warriors may have won the NBA championship, but now the Los Angeles Lakers clearly have the biggest prize in the offseason.

Rockets’ Harden soars with MVP title

James Harden has gone from the sixth man to the main man in the NBA.

Rodriguez ‘bats’ on nabbing Squirrels’ title

Luigi Rodriguez didn’t wait for Independence Day to set off fireworks for the Richmond Flying Squirrels.


A former Virginian is currently the fastest man on the planet.

Mookie Betts scores big in baseball, bowling

The Boston Red Sox have Major League Baseball’s best record (56-28) entering this week. Many contend, at least among New Englanders, the Bosox also may have the best all-round player, too, in right-fielder Mookie Betts.

World Cup tackles color complex

France won its only World Cup in 1998 with the theme “Black-Blanc-Beur,” meaning black, white and Arab (or North African),” a slogan celebrating integrated France.

After changing his life, Neblett hopes to change others

Raymond Neblett, the former basketball standout who once took a costly wrong turn, continues to make up for lost time.

Trinity Episcopal's Bacot helps national team win gold

Armando Bacot has lifted his basketball game to the international level.

NBA draft roundup

The NBA draft has come and gone and only time will tell who will rise to stardom and who will sink.