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Local legends Arthur Ashe and Willie Lanier bound for VIA Hall of Fame

Two of Richmond’s most famous athletes—both from Maggie L. Walker High School—have been selected for the Virginia Interscholastic Association Hall of Fame. Football legend Willie Lanier and the late tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. will be among 12 inductees into ...

VUU to take on VSU Feb. 22 at Barco-Stevens Hall

The rematch between Virginia Union and Virginia State universities on Saturday, Feb. 22, might be billed “No. 1 scorer versus No. 1 team.”

Shaq's son, Shareef O'Neal, transferring to LSU

Talk about a tough act to follow. Shareef O’Neal, the 20-year-old son of basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, is transferring to Louisiana State University where his father was a two-time All-American.

Memories of Kobe Bryant flood All-Star Game

Team LeBron won the game. Anthony Davis scored the game-clinching point. Kawhi Leonard was MVP. But memories of Kobe Bry- ant garnered people’s attention and thoughts the most at last Sunday’s 69th NBA All-Star Game in Chicago.

Former MLB player Tony Fernandez dies at 57

Tony Fernandez, a brilliant shortstop who played 17 seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the Toronto Blue Jays, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Weston, Fla.

Sunday's NBA All-Star Game to have tributes to Kobe, daughter

You don’t need to be an NBA expert to predict someone wearing either No. 24 or No. 2 will be MVP of Sunday’s All-Star Game. In honor of the late Kobe Bryant, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who were killed ...

From tribal college to VUU, Railey has growing power

It’s not where you come from, but how you play the game that counts. Tyriek Railey is making an impression at Virginia Union University despite having arrived from a school few Richmonders have ever heard of.

2 with area ties on 'watch list' for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar national award

Armando Bacot has made a big splash during his freshman season at the University of North Carolina. The former Trinity Episcopal School standout is one of 20 players on the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Watch List. The award is given to the ...

VUU signs 20 to 2020-21 Panthers football team

The Richmond area is well represented on Virginia Union University’s list of football signees. Out of 20 recruits announced by Panthers Coach Alvin Parker, 13 are from Virginia and six from the 804 area code.

Gridiron pioneer Willie Wood dies at 83

Willie Wood, the college quarterback who became an NFL Hall of Fame safety, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at age 83.

Mahomes leads Kansas City to come-from-behind win at Super Bowl LIV

The New England Patriots’ combo of quarterback Tom Brady and Coach Bill Belichick dominated the past two decades of NFL football. Might the Kansas City Chiefs’ tandem of quarterback Patrick Mahomes II and sideline guru Andy Reid become the team ...

Gone too soon

The tragic death of basketball icon Kobe Bryant stirs painful memories of other athletes who died much too young.

4 TJ playes named to All-State football team

Honors continue to roll in for the highly successful Thomas Jefferson High School football squad.

Spartans' Jermaine Bishop leads NSU in scoring

Jermaine Bishop seems to have a rust- proof jump shot and a crossover dribble that collects no cobwebs. After being sidelined for the better part of three seasons, Bishop’s jumper is smack dab on target for Norfolk State University.

Kobe Bryant's legacy felt in Richmond, around the world

Purple and gold-themed tributes of praise have sprung up as Richmond and communities in Virginia and around the world recognize the life and accomplishments of the late basketball star Kobe Bryant, an 18-time All-Star who won five NBA championships during ...

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