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Former Powhatan High School football star headed to Olympics

The explosive power that made Hakeem Abdul-Saboor a star football running back has earned him a berth on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team.

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VSU beats VUU in Freedom Classic — again

Trey Brown is a major reason why Virginia State University is enjoying perhaps its best basketball season in program history.

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Talented Griffin plays big, wins big

The University of Central Florida this season won all of its football games, going 13-0. At the same time, Knights linebacker Shaquem Griffin won the hearts of all who saw him. Griffin drew attention for two clear reasons — his aggressive, physical play and because he competes with just one hand.

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Talent doesn’t fall far from family tree for Arnold Henderson VI

Some of Richmond’s prominent basketball family trees have branches stretching to St. Christopher’s School’s leafy West End campus.

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VCU’s Tillman breaks out with double-doubles

At least on the basketball floor, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Justin Tillman has double the appetite of most others.

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John Marshall shows off its squad on the road

For most high school basketball teams, a road trip means a quick bus ride across town or perhaps to a nearby county. By contrast, the John Marshall High School Justices logged more December miles than just about everyone but Santa Claus.

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Double trouble awaits Lady Panthers’ opponents

Just one McNeill freshman would be a nice addition to the Virginia Union University women’s basketball program. Having two makes it twice as nice.

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Huguenot High’s tall, secret weapon: Eric Rustin

Most people need a step stool or possibly a ladder to do things Huguenot High School senior Eric Rustin does with both feet flat on the floor. He’s the teenager for the job if you need a ceiling light replaced, a ripe apple plucked from a high branch or, better yet, someone to assist in winning a basketball game. It sure helps when you stand 7 feet tall, can grip a basketball like it’s a softball and can nearly reach the rim of the basket on your tippy toes.

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VCU’s ‘pass master’ Johnny Williams ranks among the nation’s top players in total assists

Jonathan “Johnny” Williams is listed as a point guard in Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball lineup, but passing guard better defines his well-crafted skill set.

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College football championship to be served Southern style

If you like your pigskin served with biscuits and gravy, with a side of grits, then this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship is for you. You might say this year’s grand finale is pretty as a peach, with the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama playing down in Atlanta.

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