Jaaber to hold free training session for youths

Leadersport, under the direction of former Virginia Union University basketball standout and later Panthers head Coach Luqman Jaaber, is holding a free training session 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield County.

Preseason poll has NSU Spartans football team finishing in middle of MEAC

Norfolk State University football seems to be stuck in the middle of the MEAC pack.

Daniel 'Sonny Strong' Gordon Jr., karate instructor at YMCA, dies at 79

Karate Grandmaster Daniel Gordon Jr., nicknamed “Sonny Strong,” died Thursday, July 11, in Richmond. Mr. Gordon was 79 and had taught martial arts at the Downtown YMCA for more than 40 years. His pupils over the decades ranged in age ...

Cliff Branch, former NFL receiver, dies at 71

Cliff Branch, one of the premier deep receiver threats in NFL history, died Saturday, Aug. 3, at age 71.

Big Herm's again only black-owned food vendor at Washington NFL team training camp

As football players gather in Richmond this month to test their stuff and compete for a role on the Washington NFL team before thousands of fans, some of Richmond’s small business enterprises are showcasing their best sides, too.

Peterson rushing to get Washington NFL team into playoffs

How far Washington goes in the NFL East may rely on how much fuel Adrian Peterson has left in his tank. Recent statistics indicate he’s nowhere near empty.

RPS basketball alumni showdown Saturday at Ashe Center

Richmond Public Schools is turning back the clock on basketball. Players from bygone decades will be dusting off their jump shots in the inaugural RPS Alumni Showdown on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Arthur Ashe Jr. Athletic Center, 3001 N. ...

Blue Sox win MJBL Tournament; players welcome Inner City Classic

Aspiring ballplayers from through- out the United States and the Caribbean are converging on the Richmond area this week for the National Metropolitan Junior Baseball League Inner City Classic.

VIA Heritage Association inducts 4th Hall of Fame class

The Virginia Interscholastic Association held its fourth annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony June 28 in Charlottesville.

Elijah ‘Pumpsie’ Green, first black player for the Boston Red Sox, dies at 85

Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, who became the first African-American player for the Boston Red Sox in 1959, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in El Cerrito, Calif.

Cherry Pick’d yields crops of good fighters, people

Cherry Pick’d Boxing & Fitness is where young people go to work up a sweat, release frustrations and get a handle on life.

All eyes will be on Dwayne Haskins as Washington’s training camp opens

Doug Williams was the first African-American quarterback to make an impression with the NFL’s Washington franchise. Dwayne Haskins figures to be the most current.

VUU Panthers football team predicted to finish 2nd in CIAA division

There are six good reasons why Virginia Union University figures to be a contender for its first CIAA football championship since 2001.

Virginians showing up all around the NBA

The NBA’s Indiana Pacers will have something of a Virginia look for the 2019-20 season.

Leonard and George may boost Clippers to first NBA crown

If the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers are looking for a catch phrase for next season, “Home Sweet Home” might do.