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Benedictine’s Jamari Baylor drafted in MLB third round by Philadelphia Phillies

Jamari Baylor is about to become a wealthy teenager. The former Benedictine College Preparatory school shortstop soon will sign a professional baseball contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Warriors hope to go the distance after Game 5 squeaker

Inside their blue and gold jerseys still beats the heart of a champion. The Golden State Warriors are hobbling and clinging to survival, but they’re still kicking — or more accurately — and swishing 3-pointers in a valiant bid for a third straight NBA title.

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Vanderbilt’s Kumar Rocker throws no-hitter to land in NCAA record book

Kumar Rocker is the talk of college baseball as the NCAA World Series is set to begin in Omaha, Neb. The Vanderbilt University freshman threw a no-hitter with 19 strikeouts in the Commodores’ 3-0 win over Duke University on June 8 in the NCAA Super Regional in Nashville.

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Mariah Stackhouse narrowly misses LPGA win

Mariah Stackhouse’s bid to become first African-American to win an LPGA event came up a few shots short. The 25-year-old, former Stanford University standout flirted with the lead and finished in a tie for fifth at the ShopRite Classic in Galloway, N.J., last Sunday.

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MJBL Inner City Classic set for July 30-Aug. 4

The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League Inner City Classic is returning to the Richmond area. Games featuring youngsters in age groups from 19 and under are set for July 30 through Aug. 4 at a variety of diamonds in Richmond and Henrico County.

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4 John Marshall basketball players sign with college teams

Years ago, the basketball coaches and players at Richmond’s John Marshall High School sowed the seeds of success, which have been watered with the perspiration of hard work. Now the players are harvesting the rewards.

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Golden State Warriors’ ‘strength in numbers’ more than a slogan

The Golden State Warriors’ motto during their historic glory run has been “Strength in Numbers.”

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The Heyward brothers are making their mark in baseball

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

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VUU football team ranked 25th nationally in preseason poll

Virginia Union University’s football team is ranked 25th in the nation in Lindy’s Sports Magazine’s preseason poll for NCAA Division II.

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At 45, the Kingsmen softball team still on top

In its 45th year of operation, Kingsmen softball is still knocking it out of the park.

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