Punter Pressley Harvin III named first team All-American

It is common nowadays to see Black athletes excel at every position on the football field—every position, that is, except kicker.

Jerry Rice’s son running in his dad’s footsteps

Here’s great news for University of Colorado football fans: Brenden Rice is starting to look a lot like his famous dad.

He breaks stereotypes at Arizona State

Jackson He is big, fast and strong, about what you’d expect of a football player at Arizona State University. But what makes him really special is his nationality. He is Chinese.

Tiger Woods and son don’t quite break from the pack

Team Woods attracted most of the cameras but fell short of winning the title at the PNC Championships in Orlando.

Negro League players may alter MLB record books

Slugging catcher Josh Gibson always had the talent to be a Major League Baseball player. That was never in question. But it wasn’t until last week that the man known as the “Black Babe Ruth” officially became a major leaguer.

Integration of Negro Leagues’ stats into MLB called ‘marketing genius’ by former player

Don’t be surprised if there’s a spike in sales of old Negro League baseball gear— and just in time for the holidays.

West End crew take Seattle Seahawks to victory over Washington

The Seattle Seahawks are a West Coast team with a strong West End of Richmond influence.

College football losing Black coaches

The ranks of Black coaches in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision continue to shrink.

Thomas ‘Tiny’ Lister, an athlete who rose to fame as a bully on the silver screen, dies at 62

Thomas “Tiny” Lister, a track and field champion, professional wrestler and actor, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at his home in Marina del Ray, Calif.


There will be no CIAA men’s or women’s basketball this winter. Nor will there be any women’s volleyball. The CIAA Board of Directors has voted to cancel the seasons because of fears related to COVID-19.

Russell Wilson finalist for NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year

Former Richmonder Russell Wilson is one of 32 finalists for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

VCU has history of capitalizing on 3-pointers

Players, even coaches, come and go. But one thing seems constant regarding Virginia Commonwealth University hoops— the 3-pointer is a Rams center-ring attraction.

VCU Rams rout N.C. A&T 95-59 in latest matchup with HBCU

The latest chapter in Virginia Commonwealth University’s long history of playing historically Black colleges and universities didn’t go well for the visitors from Greensboro, N.C.

The NBA’s official season opens Dec. 22

Ready or not, here comes the NBA, just in time for the holidays.

Cleveland Indians changing their name after 105 years

Major League Baseball’s Cleveland team will drop its “Indians” name following persistent criticism that it was offensive to Native Americans, the franchise said on Monday.