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Sloane Stephens wins U.S. Open title

It’s unlikely for two African-American women to match strokes in the final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. It’s far more unlikely for neither to be named Williams.

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Cook, Johnson lead VSU to big win over Johnson C. Smith

Trying to find just one man to replace quarterback Tarian Ayres would be difficult. So Virginia State University has located two for the assignment. Cordelral Cook and Niko Johnson have taken turns directing the Trojans to a 2-0 start heading into its Saturday, Sept. 16, bye week.

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African-American NFL quarterbacks working to turn ripple into wave

Cleveland Browns rookie DeShone Kizer burst onto the national spotlight while passing a football on Virginia soil. Now the former University of Notre Dame quarterback is the latest addition to the NFL’s select club of African-American starting quarterbacks.

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Revenge may be factor in VSU-NSU Labor Day Classic

There is no shortage of spicy story lines for the Labor Day Classic on Saturday, Sept. 2, matching old foes Virginia State and Norfolk State universities at Dick Price Stadium in Norfolk. Let’s start with the revenge factor.

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VUU heads to N.Y. for season opener Sept. 2 against LIU-Post

The New York City area was good to Virginia Union University football at least once before. Now the Panthers are hoping to strike gold again in the long shadows of Gotham to open their fourth season under Coach Mark James.

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8th-grader Jayson Ward racing toward track goals

Jayson Ward has added another impressive track title to his growing collection. The 13-year-old Chesterfield County resident now has two national outdoor titles to go with his three national indoor championships.

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Friday night football starts for city teams

Richmond’s high school football teams will have a different look this season — at least on the sidelines. Four of the five city public schools will have new head football coaches following a forgettable 2016 campaign that produced an overall 10-43 record.

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Forecast cloudy for VUU football

Virginia Union University began last football season with two clearly established senior quarterbacks — Shawheem Dowdy and Kenneth Graham.

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Pryor among string of QBs who play the field

Terrelle Pryor first earned national football stardom throwing passes. Now he specializes in catching them. Pryor is the latest example of an athletic quarterback changing to another position in the NFL.

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Tommy Hawkins, first black All-American at Notre Dame, dies at 80

Tommy Hawkins, University of Notre Dame’s first African-American All-American athlete, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at his home in Malibu, Calif.

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