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neak peek at next year’s high school basketball season

High school basketball fans have an opportunity to preview the 2019-20 season.

The Heyward brothers are making their mark in baseball

Chicago’s Wrigley Field and The Diamond in Richmond have something in common this season.

Kawhi Leonard and Steph Curry are ready for the spotlight in the NBA Finals

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, Toronto aims to keep NBA star Kawhi Leonard well fed and happy in Canada.

NBA Awards finalists announced

The envelope please ... Finalists for the 2019 NBA Awards, the NBA’s version of the Oscars, have been announced. Winners will be named June 24 from Santa Monica, Calif.

HU’s Jaelen Williams headed to NCAA Track and Field Championships

Hampton University’s Jaelen Williams is heading to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, following a stellar performance in the 400-meter hurdles.

Former Super Bowl champ is new NSU assistant coach

Norfolk State University has an added an assistant football coach with a Super Bowl victory on his résumé.

Deontay Wilder’s KO power shows no signs of letting up

Deontay Wilder is power personified. The 33-year-old native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., packs a knockout punch the likes of which no one has seen in the rich history of the ring.

Coach Penny Hardaway poised to return Memphis to its glory days

Penny Hardaway may the best thing to hit Memphis since Elvis. Quicker than you can say “It’s Now or Never,” Hardaway appears on the verge of returning his alma mater, the University of Memphis, to past glory.

Kenneth A. Merritt Sr., who helped Maggie L. Walker High win 1971 state championship, dies at 66

Kenneth Archie Merritt Sr., the point guard who helped Maggie L. Walker High School to the State Group AAA state basketball championship in 1971, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Who’s the fastest in the NFL?

Richmonder Kevin Snead is in the running to be named the fastest man in the NFL.

VUU to induct 7 into Athletic Hall of Fame

Seven alumni with sparkling credentials have been chosen for induction into the Virginia Union University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Benedictine’s Jay Woolfolk: A talent for all seasons

Jay Woolfolk travels in baseball’s fast lane.

Teams, cities ramping up for NBA lottery

The fun-loving folks on Bourbon Street in New Orleans have one more reason to party.

There’s no missing Tacko and his shining star

Tacko Fall’s star shined in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. It shined even brighter at last week’s NBA Combine in Chicago.

James T. ‘Jim’ Burch, longtime college basketball official, dies at 91

James T. “Jim” Burch, whose career as a college basketball official spanned nearly 60 years, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his home in Apex, N.C. He was 91.