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Fred Jeter

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Former VSU star Trenton Cannon will wear No.40 in Aug.16 NFL exhibition game

Former Virginia State University football star Trenton Cannon, nicknamed “Boom,” will wear the No. 40 jersey for the New York Jets in the Thursday, Aug. 16, exhibition game against Washington at FedEx Field.

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Shaq’s 6-foot-10 son headed to UCLA

A big man named O’Neal is again making basketball headlines in Southern California.

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Stroman’s and Settle’s path to pros entwined

Few NFL players are more closely entwined than Greg Stroman and Tim Settle. Improbable as it may seem, they’ve been together now on three consecutive levels of gridiron action.

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Former Richmonder helps propel D.C. Little League team to spotlight

A native Richmonder was front and center in one of the feel-good stories of the summer. Keith Barnes, a former baseball player at John Marshall High School and Virginia State University, is president and founder of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson Little League in Washington.

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East beats West in MJBL All-Star Game

Tyshawn Cooke was among the offensive standouts in the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s All-Star Game last Saturday.

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Richmonder Maurice ‘Mo’ Carter looking for more international hoop time

Richmond native Maurice “Mo” Carter didn’t have to join the Navy to see the world. He has been globetrotting for years. The traveling man has earned basketball paychecks in France, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Macedonia, Libya, Canada, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico, as well as from the NBA “G” League.

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Ray Lewis III living outside his father’s shadow at VUU

He has the name and he has the game. When you spot the name Ray Lewis on the Virginia Union University football roster, you take notice.

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Metropolitan Junior Baseball League All-Star Game this Saturday

The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s stars will shine this Saturday, Aug. 11, at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Parham Campus, 1651 E. Parham Road.

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Washington fans looking for Doctson to break out

When Washington selected Josh Doctson in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, fans hoped his career would take off like a jackrabbit. Instead, his progress has been more akin to a tortoise.

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Two NSU players with area ties make preseason All-MEAC team

Norfolk State University football will have a strong Richmond influence this fall. Two NSU athletes with area ties have made the preseason All-MEAC team.

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Dwight Howard, Washington Wizards looking for a championship

The Washington Wizards as a team, and Dwight Howard as a player, are long overdue for an NBA championship.

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Dynamo Chris Thompson looking for healthy season with Washington

Chris Thompson stands just 5-foot-8, but don’t sell him short. The diminutive dynamo spells double trouble as a ball carrier and receiver for the Washington NFL team, but not necessarily in that order.

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New players to give VUU new look during basketball season

Virginia Union University basketball will have a distinctly different look this season.

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Washington NFL team hopes Da’Ron Payne will stop defense leak

The Washington professional football team was dead last in the NFL in 2017 at defending the run. Nose guard Da’Ron Payne was specifically drafted to change that.

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Star Barbershop winning games at a steady clip

Star Barbershop is winning softball games at a steady clip in Chesterfield County.

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NSU upgrading turf at Dick Price stadium

The footing, if not the football, figures to be much improved this fall at Norfolk State University.

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Bowie State predicted to become 2018 CIAA football champ

The CIAA has gazed into its crystal ball and sees the Bowie State University Bulldogs as the 2018 football champion.

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Team Loaded wins AAU Nationals

Team Loaded continues to feast on a buffet of victories without tasting defeat.

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Washington NFL team returns to Richmond training camp July 26

The NFL’s Washington team aims to be more fan and family friendly during training camp set for Thursday, July 26, through Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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MLB All-Star Game features dozens of players of color

Twenty-four of the 72 players chosen for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game earlier this week are players of color from the Caribbean and South America.

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All-Star Jeremy Jeffress has ties to Virginia

Virginia Union University hasn’t had baseball for many decades, but it does have family ties to a current big league star. Jeremy Jeffress, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers and member of the National League All-Stars team, is the brother of former VUU basketball player Racquel Jeffress. Racquel Jeffress started for the Lady Panthers in the early 2000s.

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NBA’s Kyle Kuzma to lead Richmond area basketball camp

One of the NBA’s rising stars is coming to the Richmond area. Kyle Kuzma will be among the instructors at the TMG and Dreems Foundation Basketball Camp Aug. 4 and 5 at American Family Fitness-Short Pump, 11760 W. Broad St.

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VCU's Williams signs with European team

Former Virginia Commonwealth University Rams point guard Johnny Williams is taking his ball-handling skills across the Atlantic.

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Usain Bolt poised to sign with Australian soccer team

Former track icon Usain Bolt may be starting a new sports career on the soccer field.

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Natalie Barnes now state long jump champ

Virginia’s high school long jump champion has deep Richmond roots. Natalie Barnes, a rising senior at Stone Bridge High in Ashburn, is the daughter of former Maggie Walker High and VCU basketball center Norman Barnes and Fran Barnes.

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Davis trading nets in Portland for Brooklyn

Richmond’s current homegrown NBA talent is on the move again, leaving broken hearts behind. Much to the chagrin of former teammates, coaches, friends and fans in Portland, Ore., Ed Davis is headed for his fifth team, the Brooklyn Nets.

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O’Quinn taking his talents to the Indiana Pacers

Kyle O’Quinn, the last player from an HBCU to be drafted into the NBA, is changing his low-post address.

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Hampton’s big move to Big South

Breaking up is hard to do. In the midst of a conference transition, Hampton University’s 2018 football schedule bares slim resemblance to those from the previous 100-plus years.

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Bacot says bye-bye to Trinity

The trend continues. Armando Bacot becomes the third top-tier basketball prospect to leave a Richmond school this year.

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Stephen Silva, former VCU-VUU point guard, dies

Former Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University basketball point guard Stephen Silva died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in his hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Noah Lyles clocked as fastest man

A former Virginian is currently the fastest man on the planet.

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Mookie Betts scores big in baseball, bowling

The Boston Red Sox have Major League Baseball’s best record (56-28) entering this week. Many contend, at least among New Englanders, the Bosox also may have the best all-round player, too, in right-fielder Mookie Betts.

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World Cup tackles color complex

France won its only World Cup in 1998 with the theme “Black-Blanc-Beur,” meaning black, white and Arab (or North African),” a slogan celebrating integrated France.

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After changing his life, Neblett hopes to change others

Raymond Neblett, the former basketball standout who once took a costly wrong turn, continues to make up for lost time.

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Trinity Episcopal's Bacot helps national team win gold

Armando Bacot has lifted his basketball game to the international level.

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NBA draft roundup

The NBA draft has come and gone and only time will tell who will rise to stardom and who will sink.

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VCU’s Justin Tillman still working toward NBA contract

Former Virginia Commonwealth University standout Justin Tillman has one foot in the NBA door.

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Kentucky 8th-grader already pulling in scholarship offers

Such football powers as Alabama, Florida State and Louisiana State University are convinced Kiyaunte Goodwin will someday be a college star — even though he hasn’t yet begun high school. The 6-foot-7, 350-pound Goodwin just completed eighth grade at Olmstead North Middle School in Louisville, Ky.

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A star is born: NBA draft expected to pick talent from U.S. and abroad

The NBA’s reward for a team having a miserable season is a high draft pick and hopes of a brighter future. Thus, the Phoenix Suns vault from having the worst standings to first in the 2018 draft of incoming talent.

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A primer for the NBA Final Four

 The NBA’s greatest father-son combination in history — Dell and Steph Curry — has Virginia roots. That’s according to website Sportschew.com.

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Father-son combos part of NBA history

 The NBA’s greatest father-son combination in history — Dell and Steph Curry — has Virginia roots. That’s according to website Sportschew.com.

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VSU’s Blair has eye on Olympic trials

It will take a Herculean effort for anyone to upset the apple cart in the long-established, track and field events in the CIAA.

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VT’s Edmunds brothers make NFL draft history

Lots of brothers have made it to the NFL. Some have played on the same team or been selected in the same draft. But siblings Tremaine and Terrell Edmunds of Danville made history April 26 as the first brothers selected in the same opening round.

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Washington NFL team picks 2 in draft to fill holes

The Washington NFL team finished dead last — 32nd — in defense against the run during the 2017 NFL season. Da’Ron Payne has been chosen to help plug the sieve.

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John Marshall standout Isaiah Todd transferring

Isaiah Todd, arguably the area’s top college prospect since Moses Malone, is changing basketball addresses. After leading Richmond’s John Marshall High School to the State 3A title this past winter as a sophomore, the 6-foot-10 Todd is transferring to Trinity Academy, a Christian-based private school in Raleigh, N.C.

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VSU on the lookout for its next great running back

Auditions for the marquee role of the next Trenton Cannon are now underway at Virginia State University. Realistically, the All-American tailback will be nearly impossible to replace. Finding a replacement might be compared to trying to find a fill-in for the Statue of Liberty.

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VSU opens football season in Norfolk at Labor Day clasic

Virginia State University hopes to start its 2018 football season the same way it opened the 2017 season — by defeating Norfolk State University in the Labor Day Classic.

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VSU opens football season in Norfolk at Labor Day classic

Virginia State University hopes to start its 2018 football season the same way it opened the 2017 season — by defeating Norfolk State University in the Labor Day Classic.

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VUU banking on talent of Tabyus Taylor this fall

Virginia Union University football fans were treated last season to what amounted to a teaser of what Tabyus Taylor can do with a football under his arm.

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VUU to host CIAA golf championship

Virginia Union University will partner with Richmond Region Tourism to host the CIAA Golf Championships on April 19 and 20 at the Club at Viniterra in New Kent County.

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