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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frank Mason III’s legion of basketball fans will get a chance to see their hero up close and personal in Petersburg and Richmond.
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 ...
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 ...
Virginia Union University’s Justin Hunter excels with body and mind.
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
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 ...
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.