Former Ram Owusu Sekyere returns to VCU

VCU Women’s Soccer Head Coach Lindsey Martin recently announced the hiring of Owusu Sekyere as assistant coach. Sekyere returns to VCU after spending the past season as an assistant coach at George Mason. He previously served as a volunteer assistant …

Richmond basketball bolsters staff: Dollar named assistant coach

Darian Dollar, who served as video coordinator for the University of Richmond’s men’s basketball program last season, has been promoted to assistant coach/director of basketball operations and recruiting, Head Coach Chris Mooney announced last week.

NFL Players Choir set for Essence festival performance

The Players Choir, a group composed of current and former NFL players, is scheduled to perform at the 30th Anniversary Essence Festival of Culture on Sunday, July 7.

Black baseball and Birmingham remembered

When Wilie Mays broke into pro baseball in 1948 with the Birmingham Black Barons, his teammates at Rickwood Field included pitcher Bill Greason. Mays would go on to rank among the greatest and most scintillating players in the sports’ history …

Virginia is for Willie Mays

There have been many great baseball players and many who oozed with excitement. But perhaps no one man combined greatness and excitement like Willie Mays.

Celtics are team for the ages

Along with being crowned the 2024 NBA champions, the Boston Celtics are now the all-time NBA kingpins.

Kenyans can sprint, too

Track fans have grown accustomed to Kenyans excelling globally as long-distance runners, primarily 800 meters and up. Ferdinand Omanyala, 28, threatens to break that stereotype at the upcoming Paris Summer Games.

Rams add big man to roster

VCU basketball Coach Ryan Odom went searching for another big man and found what he was looking for in Arizona.

Former Pirate headed to Paris

Hampton University has celebrated Olympic medalists before and may again.

VCU basketball player Joe Bamisile creates app for mental health

Joe Bamisile wants to take the future as it comes. He tries not to force things. But he remains dedicated to excellence in anything he pursues.

Injuries continue to plague WNBA teams; Sparks, Dream winless with key players sidelined

The injury bug has bitten several WNBA teams this season with both Los Angeles and Atlanta losing key players last week.

Giants’ Willie Mays, ‘Say Hey Kid,’ dies at 93

Willie Mays, the electrifying “Say Hey Kid” whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball’s greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93.

Richard hopes to ‘flip’ the script

African American women have made a huge impact on Olympic gymnastics, with Gabby Douglas, Jordan Chiles and Simone Biles as shining examples of their dazzling skill sets. Now it’s Frederick “Fred” Richard’s turn to try and draw more attention to …

Rickwood Field, 104 years old, to host MLB game honoring Black heritage

Birmingham’s Rickwood Field, now 104 years old, is back in the news.

Former VUU star Dillon nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

Former Virginia Union University defensive stalwart William “Dil” Dillon is among the nominees for the College Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2025.