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Panthers eye contenders for quarterback vacancy

Auditions are underway at Virginia Union University.

UR to recognize Weldon Edwards, its first Black football player

Weldon Edwards is still in the news at the University of Richmond a half century after he wore a helmet and shoulder pads.

Formal wear replaces shoulder pads at football training site

The Bon Secours Training Center sits mostly silent these days with the most action likely to occur is a frilly weekend wedding.

Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity

The Kremlin said Aug. 5 that it’s open to talking about a possible prisoner exchange involving American basketball star Brittney Griner, but strongly warned Washington against publicizing the issue. Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and an eight-time all-star with ...

Jackie Robinson Museum opens in New York

Tourists have a new “must- see” destination on trips to New York.

Basketball icon Bill Russell dies

William Felton “Bill” Russell, the greatest team sports champion of all time and the NBA’s first Black superstar, died Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Appreciation: Bill Russell lived a life like very few others

Bill Russell hated autographs. Saw no point to them. If he was out din- ing and got approached by someone asking for his signature, Mr. Russell’s usual response was to instead ask the person to join him at the table ...

‘Chief Connection Officer’

As a Norfolk State University women’s basketball point guard, Jazamine “Jaz” Gray was known for her passing talent. She tossed for 230 career assists. Since then, Gray has passed the test in another sport — rugby.

‘The Lioness’ gets her prey

Amanda Nunes had revenge in her corner and that, combined with her flying fists and feet, was enough to regain her UFC bantamweight belt.

Virginia Union golfers’ academic skills saluted

Virginia Union University’s golf team believes in posting low scores on the course but high scores in the classroom.

Hopewell and Chester alums candidates for major college football awards

The 804 area code is producing big-time running backs.

Great expectations

J.J. Davis was a freshman phenom last year at Norfolk State University, and much more is expected this season from the now sophomore.

Players of color in MLB’s All-Star Game

Along with all the usual pageantry, the 92nd edition of the Major League All-Star Game was a “colorful” occasion indeed.

In rare contact, U.S. offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan

The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he ...

Posthumous honor

John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Jr., the first Black coach in MLB history, was inducted posthumously Sunday into the same Nationak Baseball Hall of Fame class as another Black baseball pioneer, Bud Fowler, and former Negro league All-Star, Minnie Miñoso.

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