NFL black power: NFL starts season with 7 African-American coaches

Virginia native Mike Tomlin is on pace to become the winningest African-American coach in NFL history. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 46-year-old coach started this season with 116 career, regular season victories against just 60 losses.

NFL black power: Mahomes among 6 African-American quarterbacks

Patrick Mahomes II has gone from substitute to superstar with the Kansas City Chiefs. The latest addition to the NFL’s African-American quarterbacks club has passed for 10 touchdowns in Kansas City’s opening wins over the Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh ...

VUU, VSU games back on schedule this Saturday

CIAA football has weathered the storm. After hitting the pause button last week as Hurricane Florence left a path of destruction through North Carolina, the historically black athletic conference will resume activities Saturday, Sept. 22, with seven games to be ...

Mookie Betts, Lorenzo Cain leading candidates for MLB MVPs

African-Americans are short in numbers but large on impact in Major League Baseball. Only about 10 percent of big leaguers are African-American, born in the United States, but they are getting noticed.

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks world marathon record

Kenya’s Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge pulverized the marathon world record with a blistering run last Sunday, slicing a staggering 78 seconds off the previous best to land the one major running crown that had eluded him.

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.