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Richmond’s Ed Davis ranks among NBA’s lords of the boards

Native Richmonder Ed Davis ranks with pro basketball’s lords of the boards. Few players crash the backboards more relentlessly than the former Benedictine Prep and University of North Carolina standout.

Teon Tiller turns Thomas Jefferson High into a contender

Don’t blink. Blink once if you’re guarding Teon Tiller, and the Thomas Jefferson High School senior is likely to whiz past for yet another bucket.

Florida teen bench presses 355 lbs.

A search for the nation’s strongest teenage girl might lead to Union County High School in Lake Butler, Fla. That’s where Mahailya Reeves, a 15-year-old freshman, set a Florida state record on Jan. 26 with a jaw-dropping 355-pound bench press.

12 selected for VIA Heritage Association 2019 Hall of Fame

The Virginia Interscholastic Association’s 2019 Hall of Fame is glowing with noted Richmonders. Basketball legends Bobby Dandridge and Charles Bonaparte, football coaching icon Willard Bailey and Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will ...

VSU men’s team wins Freedom Classic, while VUU Lady Panthers clinch victory

The Virginia State University basketball team started this season with a multitude of questions. Since then, it has come up with all the right answers.

Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots headed to Super Bowl LIII

Rematch! The Los Angeles Rams will get a long-awaited chance for redemption in Super Bowl LIII when they meet the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 3.

VCU’s Marcus Evans on course for record books

Virginia Commonwealth University’s leading basketball scorer, Marcus Evans, is back where it all started for him — in the 804 area code.

Sophomore Roosevelt Wheeler is John Marshall High’s tall secret weapon

Young basketball players and teams generally are taught to work the ball inside for a higher percentage of shots close to the basket. That strategy is likely to backfire against Richmond’s John Marshall High School. Facing the Justices, the closer ...

VUU, VSU revving up for Freedom Classic matchup Saturday

Virginia Union University’s basketball season has been given a jumpstart. When the Panthers trek to Ettrick on Saturday to play Virginia State University in the Freedom Classic, VUU will have new vroom under the hood.

MJBL players headed to Bahamas

Some local teenagers won’t have to wait until warm weather to play baseball. The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League is sending a team to Nassau, Bahamas, for games next week.

John E. Wilson, oldest living Harlem Globetrotter, dies in Chester

John E. Wilson, who was the oldest living Harlem Globetrotter, has died at age 91. Known as “Jumpin’ Johnny” for his uncanny leaping ability, Mr. Wilson died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at his home in Chester, where he was living ...

NFL Conference finals players always have had flair

For Sunday’s NFL Conference finals, expect a steady diet of orchestrated end zone celebrations and other zany sideshows, minus the fear of penalty. It wasn’t always that way.

VUU’s Joe Taylor named to College Football Hall of Fame

Joe Taylor, director of athletics for Virginia Union University, has been selected for the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame.

2019 Freedom Classic moves to VSU Multi-Purpose Center on Jan.19

The Freedom Classic Festival basketball game has a new home. The 24th annual event is moving to the Multi-Purpose Center at Virginia State University in Ettrick.

Huguenot basketball team loses height, but not heart

A year ago, Huguenot High School had a mountain-sized basketball team, with a towering front line with players measuring 7-foot, 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-4. This year’s Falcons more resemble a foothill.