Former Powhatan High School football star headed to Olympics

The explosive power that made Hakeem Abdul-Saboor a star football running back has earned him a berth on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team.

VSU beats VUU in Freedom Classic — again

Trey Brown is a major reason why Virginia State University is enjoying perhaps its best basketball season in program history.

Talented Griffin plays big, wins big

The University of Central Florida this season won all of its football games, going 13-0. At the same time, Knights linebacker Shaquem Griffin won the hearts of all who saw him. Griffin drew attention for two clear reasons — his ...

Talent doesn’t fall far from family tree for Arnold Henderson VI

Some of Richmond’s prominent basketball family trees have branches stretching to St. Christopher’s School’s leafy West End campus.

VCU’s Tillman breaks out with double-doubles

At least on the basketball floor, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Justin Tillman has double the appetite of most others.

CIAA rivals VUU and VSU to meet at 23rd Annual Freedom Classic

Jemal Smith and Philip Owens, having shed anonymity, are in line to take center stage in the 23rd Annual Freedom Classic Festival.

Rams to take on former coach Anthony Grant’s Dayton Flyers

It would be hard for Virginia Commonwealth University basketball fans to forget former Coach Anthony Grant. After all, it was Coach Grant who recruited the nucleus of the Rams’ 2011 Final Four team while navigating VCU to a 76-25 overall ...

John Marshall shows off its squad on the road

For most high school basketball teams, a road trip means a quick bus ride across town or perhaps to a nearby county. By contrast, the John Marshall High School Justices logged more December miles than just about everyone but Santa ...

Petersburg’s Quinton Spain starting for Tennessee Titans

Petersburg can wrap its arms around the NFL Tennessee Titans. Former Petersburg High School standout Quinton Spain is now the starting left guard — jersey No. 67 — for a Titans squad jubilant about a come-from-behind, 22-21 playoff victory Jan. ...

Alabama rolls to national championship in overtime victory

The University of Alabama’s football team is made up almost entirely of players from the South, but there’s always room for a talented newcomer from far away.

Double trouble awaits Lady Panthers’ opponents

Just one McNeill freshman would be a nice addition to the Virginia Union University women’s basketball program. Having two makes it twice as nice.

Huguenot High’s tall, secret weapon: Eric Rustin

Most people need a step stool or possibly a ladder to do things Huguenot High School senior Eric Rustin does with both feet flat on the floor. He’s the teenager for the job if you need a ceiling light replaced, ...

VCU’s ‘pass master’ Johnny Williams ranks among the nation’s top players in total assists

Jonathan “Johnny” Williams is listed as a point guard in Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball lineup, but passing guard better defines his well-crafted skill set.

College football championship to be served Southern style

If you like your pigskin served with biscuits and gravy, with a side of grits, then this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship is for you. You might say this year’s grand finale is pretty as a peach, with the ...

Flying Squirrels have 1st African-American manager

The Richmond Flying Squirrels have their first African-American manager, Willie Harris. Harris, 39, played for the former Richmond Braves in 2007. He succeeds Kyle Haines as manager of the Class AA Eastern League Squirrels.