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Fred Jeter

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Welcome Home

Following a 12-game road trip, the Squirrels returned to the Diamond this week for a six-game series against the Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies affiliate). Remaining games: Thursday, May 26 - 6:35 p.m. Friday, May 27 - 6:35 p.m. Saturday, May 28 - 6:05 p.m. (Fireworks) Sunday, May 29 - 1:35 p.m. (Bucket Hat Giveaway) --- Armani Smith enjoys playing in Richmond, but the outfielder left his heart in San Francisco. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound right-hander grew up in Walnut Creek, Calif., just a long fly ball from the San Francisco Giants’ Oracle Park. Smith was a passionate Giants fan as a youngster, with Barry Bonds being his favorite player.

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VCU Reaches Scholarship Allowance

After much traffic coming and going, there is finally a “no vacancy” sign on the VCU basketball roster.

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VSU wins inaugural baseball tournament

Virginia State University followed a rocky flight of a baseball season with a smooth landing.

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Former VSU, Hermitage High athlete heads to Commanders

Will Adams has his cleated foot in the NFL door.

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A salute to Richmond’s notable basketball stars

Robert L. “Bobby” Dandridge, aka “Greyhound,” “Bismarck,” and “Pick,” was born in Richmond on Nov. 15, 1947. He became a headliner at Maggie L. Walker High (Stretch Gardner) and Norfolk State (Ernie Fears), and was drafted in the fourth round by Milwaukee in 1969.

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Virginia State University’s new football coach sports impressive record

Well-traveled Henry Frazier III has been given the head coaching whistle at Virginia State University.

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Boston, Black men in basketball go hand in hand

If anyone can do the impossible — make the Boston Celtics fans forget about the likes of legends such as Larry Bird — Jayson Tatum might be the guy, at least among younger rooters.

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Richmond’s striking past with Black baseball pitchers includes Satchel Paige, others

Since integrated professional baseball arrived in Richmond, there has been a relative shortage of Black men on the pitching mound for the home team.

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St. Christopher’s Pulley is unguarded about choosing R-MC

Keishawn Pulley Jr. watched from afar last season as Randolph-Macon College raced to the NCAA Division III basketball championship. This coming season, he aims to be part of the show in Ashland.

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VUU Panthers to kick off 2022-23 football season on a Thursday night

Virginia Union University is doing something a little unusual for the upcoming football season.

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Nikola Jokic is NBA’s MVP for second year straight

Nikola Jokić has done it again.

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Washington Commanders hope to score big this season with new draftees

The NFL team in Washington has been spinning its wheels for years. The club now called the Commanders has gone 31-50 since its last winning season in 2016 (8-7-1).

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Samantha Cunningham of VSU earns All-CIAA honors

Virginia State University softball slug- ger Samantha Cunningham went out with a bang, or rather a sharp ping from her metal alloy bat. In her final season wearing the Trojans’ orange and blue, the senior third base player from Waukegan, Ill., earned All-CIAA hon- ors while leading the conference in hitting at .467. Cunningham finished with 13 doubles, three home runs, 29 runs batted in and struck Delaware State president, athletes decry search of team bus by Georgia deputies Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. The president of Delaware State University, a historically Black college, accused sheriff’s deputies in Georgia of intimidating and humiliating the university’s women’s lacrosse team when deputies pulled over the athletes’ bus and searched it for drugs. Delaware State University President Tony Allen said he’s “incensed” by the April 20 traffic stop along Interstate 95 south of Savannah as the team returned from a game in Florida. In a letter to students and faculty, Dr. Allen said nothing illegal was found and campus officials were “exploring options for recourse — legal and otherwise.” “We do not intend to let this or any other incident like it pass idly by,” Dr. Allen said in the letter posted Monday on the university’s social media pages. Liberty County, Ga., Sheriff William Bowman, who is Black, said Tuesday his office is conducting a formal review of the traffic stop. He said deputies had stopped other commercial vehicles the same morning along I-95 and found drugs on a different bus. The team’s chartered bus was stopped because it was traveling in the left lane, which is a violation of Georgia law, he said. The sheriff said deputies decided to search the team’s bus when a drug-sniffing dog “alerted” alongside it. “I do not exercise racial profiling, allow racial profiling or encourage racial profiling,” Sheriff Bowman told reporters. The sheriff added that based on what he already knows, “I believe the stop was legal.” No one was arrested or charged. The sheriff said the bus driver was given a warning. Video posted online by one of the Delaware State lacrosse players shows two white deputies on the bus. One of them tells the bus passengers that possessing marijuana remains illegal in Georgia. “If there is anything in y’all’s luggage, we’re probably going to find it, OK,” the deputy says. “I’m not looking for a little bit of marijuana, but I’m pretty sure you guys’ chaperones are probably going to be disappointed in you if we find any.” The deputy continues : “You guys are on a lacrosse team, correct? If there is something in there that is questionable, please tell me now. Because if we find it, guess what? We’re not going to be able to help you.” Sydney Anderson, the student who posted the video, wrote in the campus publication The Hornet Newspaper that team members felt there was “underlying racism” behind the search. “The team members were in shock, as they witnessed the of- ficers rambling through their bags,” Ms. Anderson wrote. “They brought the K-9 dog out to sniff their luggage. The cops began tossing underwear and other feminine products, in an attempt to locate narcotics.” Georgia courts have held that the odor of marijuana is enough to give police probable cause to search vehicles without a warrant. The sheriff said he welcomes feedback from the lacrosse team. “We realize that in this current environment, even a traffic stop can be alarming to citizens, especially African-Americans,” Sheriff Bowman said. out only four times in more than 100 plate appearances. Earning second team honors for the Trojans were designated player Macy Beville from nearby Dinwiddie and pitcher Alaijah Pratt from Lusby, Md. Also, Pratt and Desmyn Owens of Lawrenceville made the All-Freshman team. Under first-year Coach Jameshia Smith, VSU finished 20-13 overall and 13-4 in the CIAA. The Trojans’ season ended with a 6-4 loss to Bowie State University on May 7 in the loser’s bracket final of the CIAA Tournament in Glen Allen.

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Ashton Pratt signs to join the VUU Panthers next season; JV basketball team also in the works

Virginia Union University has received a commitment from one of the best players from arguably the state’s best high school basketball team.

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Spartans snag George Beale, Region 4A Player of the Year

Norfolk State University will lose some key players from last season’s championship basketball team, but help is on the way.

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Chris Cheeks, former VCU standout and Boston College coach, dies at 54

Chris Cheeks, among the most prolific scorers in Virginia Commonwealth University basketball history, died Wednesday, April 20, 2022. He was 54 and living in the Boston area where he was an assistant basketball coach at Boston College.

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Washington Nationals may be out front in diversity in MLB

The Washington Nationals may be last in the National League East standings, but they’re likely first in diversity.

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Players’ fortunes rise with the NFL draft; others seeking free agent contract

If Jahan Dotson does in the NFL what he did in college, the Washington Commanders’ first season could have fans dancing in the aisles at FedEx Field.

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Scottie Barnes is NBA Rookie of the Year; ‘Bones’ Hyland ranks 8th among rookies in scoring

Scottie Barnes is the NBA Rookie of the Year, but don’t overlook former Virginia Commonwealth University star Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland on the top newcomers list.

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VCU Rams to welcome Michigan transfer Brandon Johns Jr.

Virginia Commonwealth University basketball Coach Mike Rhoades needed another big man and found what he was looking for in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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VSU freshman baseball player Tahraun Hammond logs impressive stats

As freshmen baseball players go, few have posted more impressive statistics than Virginia State University’s Tahraun Hammond.

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Jordan Nesbitt transferring to Hampton to play basketball

Jordan Nesbitt’s basketball journey is taking him to Hampton University.

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Top high school sophomore hoops player signs with pro league

The ever-changing sport of basketball has taken another turn.

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Liberty’s Malik Willis and VSU’s Will Adams hoping to hear their names called in NFL draft

The much-anticipated NFL draft starts Thursday, April 28. Two state players to watch for are Malik Willis and Will Adams.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels hails from a number of colleges

NFL and NBA players are closely identified with the colleges where they earned reputations before entering the professional ranks.

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Remembering Jackie Robinson’s historic play breaking the color line 75 years ago

It has been 75 years since Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line, and the cheers are only getting louder.

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Trinity Thomas wins NCAA All-Around title in gymnastics

Trinity Thomas is the new queen of college gymnastics.

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WNBA drafts first HBCU player in 20 years

The WNBA has rediscovered HBCUs.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels get high marks for attendance

On their first report card, give the Richmond Flying Squirrels an “A” — for attendance.

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Embiid, others earn spots in NBA’s season record book

Joel Embiid traveled a long way to earn his spot in the NBA record book.

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Manchester sophomore Aiden Harris gives high sign to U.Va.

Aiden Harris is only a sophomore at Manchester High School in Chesterfield County, but already he knows where he’ll play college baseball.

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Trinity Episcopal alumni Armando Bacot, Henry Coleman III bring attention to school

During the college basketball playoffs, few high schools had more to whoop ‘n’ hollar about than Trinity Episcopal School on Richmond’s South Side.

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VCU Rams seeing players head out and come on board

No Virginia Commonwealth University basketball roster should be written with anything more permanent than a No. 2 pencil. And don’t press too hard on the lead.

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Pittsburgh backup QB Dwayne Haskins hit, killed in Florida

Dwayne Haskins, who arrived in Washington three seasons ago as one of the NFL’s most promising newcomers, died Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale after being hit by a dump truck as he was attempting to cross Interstate 595 on foot.

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Baseball’s Tommy Davis dies at 83

Tommy Davis, among the greatest hitters in Los Angeles Dodgers history, died Sunday, April 3, 2022. He was 83 and residing in Phoenix.

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NFL Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright succumbs at 76

Rayfield Wright, a mainstay on five Dallas Cowboys teams that reached the Super Bowl, died Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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Gigliotti already fan favorite as Flying Squirrels open at The Diamond

Born on Valentine’s Day 1996, it didn’t take Michael Gigliotti long to become a sweetheart to the fans of the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

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Tiger Woods comes back, but not enough to win

Tiger Woods showed stamina and power in his spirited golfing comeback, but his accuracy be- trayed him at the Masters Tourna- ment in Augusta, Ga.

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Shannon Harris new interim head football coach at VSU

Virginia State University will have a new head coach on the sidelines for its Spring Game this Saturday, April 9, at Rogers Stadium. Kickoff is set for 9 a.m.

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Todd Bowles named new head coach of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Todd Bowles is getting a rare second chance to show what he can do as a head coach in the NFL.

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Kansas takes the crown

It was like magic. The University of Kansas went into the halftime locker room looking like a frog, and came out dressed as a prince.

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South Carolina women’s team claims NCAA title

The University of South Carolina dominated the backboards and the scoreboard en route to its second NCAA women’s basketball crown last Sunday.

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VSU and NSU cars make showing at Richmond Raceway

Rajah Caruth had the willpower but perhaps not the horsepower in his first NASCAR Xfinity race.

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Black players making their mark on college baseball teams this spring

Black college football and basketball stars abound, but baseball players of color are difficult to locate on diamonds across the state.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels to open at home April 12

Take me out to the ball game. Winter has gone and now it’s time for peanuts, Cracker Jacks and baseball.

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Hampton’s Najee Garvin stands out at inaugural HBCU All-Star Game

Hampton University’s Najee Garvin was among the brightest stars in the inaugural HBCU All-Star Game held last Sunday at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.

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Referee Hugh Evans selected for Naismith Hall of Fame

Basketball’s brightest light continues to shine on Richmond.

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’Coach Mox’ now heading U.Va. women’s team

The University of Virginia’s new women’s basketball coach has her fingerprints all over the Commonwealth.

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Down to the Final Four

This year’s NCAA men’s Final Four might be billed as the Blueblood Four.

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