Baseball opens door to first African player

Gift Ngoepe has opened Major League Baseball’s door to Africans. On April 26, Ngoepe, who is from South Africa, became the first player from the African continent to play in the big leagues.

Frank Mason III hopes to become next small man in NBA

The NBA is something of a real-life Brobdingnag, that fictional land of giants in the novel “Gulliver’s Travels.” How else to describe a population with more men taller than 6-foot-9 than under 6 feet?

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge shattering height records, TVs in the major leagues

Aaron Judge is large and in charge. The New York Yankees rookie right fielder has head-turning size, with talent to match. He also stands above the crowd with his “Wow!” factor.

Age has no hold on Roughriders’ Herb Jones

Don’t let the high mileage fool you. Herb Jones has plenty of tread left. Jones is a top reason the Richmond Roughriders have run roughshod over the competition during the team’s first season in the Arena Pro Football league.

Huguenot to get new basketball coach

Ksaan Brown, activities director at Richmond’s Armstrong High School, has accepted the position of head boys basketball coach at Huguenot High School, starting with the 2017-18 season.

VUU golf team finishes 4th in Florida championship

Led by sophomore Allan Day, the Virginia Union University golf team finished fourth in the 31st Annual PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championships in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

VCU basketball roster changes with new coach

Virginia Commonwealth University’s so-called basketball offseason has been anything but “off” in terms of news. There has been a steady flow of traffic — both arriving and departing — at the Atlantic 10 Conference university in Richmond.

Basketball star Frank Mason III to be honored with special events

Frank Mason III’s legion of basketball fans will get a chance to see their hero up close and personal in Petersburg and Richmond.

Richmonder signs free agent contract with Buffalo Bills

Nigel Williams has a foot in the door with the NFL Buffalo Bills. The next step is to get all the way in. He will have the opportunity to impress first-year Coach Sean McDermott when the Bills open their Official ...

VUU’s Stanback gets free agent contract with Green Bay

William Stanback is hoping his next football touchdown comes at the NFL Green Bay Packers’ historic Lambeau Field. After rushing for 1,299 yards and 15 touchdowns last season for Virginia Union University, Stanback has signed a three-year, make-good, free agent ...

VUU’s Justin Hunter combines physics with track

Virginia Union University’s Justin Hunter excels with body and mind.

College star who broke color barrier dies at 85

Solly Walker was front and center in the desegregation of NCAA college basketball. The South Carolina native, who broke the color barrier on the team at St. John’s University in 1950, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in New York at ...

Former Henrico student signs with Arizona Cardinals

Former Henrico student signs with Arizona Cardinals

Washington signs Alabama players in NFL draft

When you need a hammer and nails, you go to the hardware store. When you need milk and bread, you head to the grocery. When you’re an NFL team desperate for defensive help, a wise place to shop is the ...

Pitcher fireballing across bag at The Diamond

Getting caught speeding on the highway might get you a ticket and a court date. By contrast, showing off high speeds on the pitcher’s mound in baseball might earn you a ticket all the way to the major leagues.