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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.

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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?

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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.

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Basketball star Frank Mason III returns to Petersburg, fan honors

Frank Mason III left Petersburg High School in 2012 with stars in his eyes but with no guarantees of success. What has followed since for the young basketball player is anything but typical. The 23-year-old son of Sharon Harrison and Frank Mason Jr. returned home last weekend, having dramatically reached the stars — even dancing among them.

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16-year-old Frank Royal III winning long jump titles

Frank Royal III never showed much interest in athletics until being introduced to the long jump pit as a St. Christopher’s School sixth-grader.

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Flying Squirrels open with big win

The Richmond Flying Squirrels’ eighth season at The Diamond opened in a big way — a big crowd, big winds, a big home run and a big victory.

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Larry Sanders released by Cleveland Cavaliers

Larry Sanders’ comeback has been put on hold. The former Virginia Commonwealth University center was released Wednesday by the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Former JFK football standout dies

Richmond has lost one of its former football heroes. Randy L. Crawley, a member of the 1972 Central Region championship team for the John F. Kennedy High School Kougars, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at age 62.

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6th NCAA crown for UNC

The University of North Carolina’s sixth NCAA basketball championship will be remembered for many things.

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Eliezer Zambrano opens 8th season April 6 with Flying Squirrels

Eliezer Zambrano has become as much a part of Richmond’s baseball scene as peanuts, Cracker Jacks and fireworks lighting up the night above The Diamond.

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