Virginia Commonwealth University’s Franklin Street Gymnasium has a date with the wrecking ball.
Cori “Coco” Gauff was not well known prior to arriving at Wimbledon as the world’s 313th ranked player. Oh, how that’s changed.
Crystal Dunn won her shining soccer reputation scoring goals. She also won a gold medal preventing them. The quick, savvy left back was like a 5-foot-1 human obstacle course on defense in helping the U.S. Women’s National Team win the FIFA Women’s World Cup last Sunday in Lyon, France.
15-year-old Cori Gauff beats Venus Williams in Wimbledon's first round
You don’t always need a high school diploma to graduate to big-time professional tennis. Cori Gauff, who answers to the nick- name “Coco,” is tennis’ latest phenom at a mere 15 years old.
NBA veteran Ed Davis is on the move again. After just one season with the Brooklyn Nets, Davis has signed a two-year contract worth $10 million with the Utah Jazz.
Virginia Union University assistant football Coach Marcus Hilliard has been chosen to participate in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason training.
Keldon Johnson qualifies as something of a Richmond area hometown person headed to the NBA, even though his name may be unfamiliar to many.
The 8th Annual Golf Classic in Honor of Dave Robbins will be held Saturday, July 27, at the Birkdale Golf Club in Chesterfield County.
Marquise Goodwin’s fast feet have made him $1 million richer. The 28-year-old San Francisco 49ers receiver won the inaugural “40 Yards of Gold” competition June 29 in Miami.
Christan Bullock is a prime example of the talent participating in the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League games.
As big league baseball reaches midseason, here are a few story lines regarding the national pastime’s men of color. Minority matters: You can’t help but notice Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has passed the MVP baton to Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Call them The Three Basketeers. The swashbuckling trio of De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy led the University of Virginia to the NCAA Tournament basketball title.
The host Richmond Flying Squirrels will be well represented in the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 10 at The Diamond.
The NBA playoffs are over, but the excitement continues. Combining the brilliance of Kawhi Leonard and his teammates with good fortune, the Toronto Raptors are NBA champions, having thwarted the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty.
Juwan Howard is a towering man facing a towering task.
Hollywood has produced numerous Superman movies over many decades. Should another sequel come to a theater near you, Corvell Poag could be the star.
The Eastern League All-Star Game, set for Wednesday, July 10, at The Diamond, is much more than just a baseball game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Golden State Warriors’ motto during their historic glory run has been “Strength in Numbers.”
Chicago’s Wrigley Field and The Diamond in Richmond have something in common this season.
High school basketball fans have an opportunity to preview the 2019-20 season.
In its 45th year of operation, Kingsmen softball is still knocking it out of the park.
Virginia Union University’s football team is ranked 25th in the nation in Lindy’s Sports Magazine’s preseason poll for NCAA Division II.
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.
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.
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.
Norfolk State University has an added an assistant football coach with a Super Bowl victory on his résumé.
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.
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.
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.
The fun-loving folks on Bourbon Street in New Orleans have one more reason to party.
Tacko Fall’s star shined in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. It shined even brighter at last week’s NBA Combine in Chicago.
Seven alumni with sparkling credentials have been chosen for induction into the Virginia Union University Athletic Hall of Fame.
With the seventh pick of the 2009 NBA draft, the Golden State Warriors sewed the seeds of a dynasty.
Jay Woolfolk travels in baseball’s fast lane.
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.
Hampton University has made a big splash in the Big South Conference.
The NBA playoffs are down to the final four teams, with the games getting underway this week.
Pitcher Edwin Jackson may need to glance at the front of his jersey to remind himself which Major League Baseball team he plays with.
Virginia Union University’s golf team wasn’t blinded by the lights in its first venture in NCAA Tournament competition.
If readers can’t find many articles about black college baseball players in Virginia, there’s a good reason why.
Walking to the batter’s box to face Melvin Adon must feel like walking the plank. Few pitchers unleash a fastball with more fury and frightening velocity than the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ bullpen ace.
Jackie Jackson of the Harlem Globetrotters was a legendary fan favorite. It didn’t matter whether the basketball game was inside or out, serious or more for fun. Mr. Jackson, known to most as “Jumpin’ Jackie Jackson,” died Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 79.
Virginia State University women earned top individual honors at the CIAA Track and Field Championships on May 4 and 5 in Bowie, Md.