Giants’ Willie Mays, ‘Say Hey Kid,’ dies at 93

Willie Mays, the electrifying “Say Hey Kid” whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball’s greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93.

Richard hopes to ‘flip’ the script

African American women have made a huge impact on Olympic gymnastics, with Gabby Douglas, Jordan Chiles and Simone Biles as shining examples of their dazzling skill sets. Now it’s Frederick “Fred” Richard’s turn to try and draw more attention to …

Rickwood Field, 104 years old, to host MLB game honoring Black heritage

Birmingham’s Rickwood Field, now 104 years old, is back in the news.

Former VUU star Dillon nominated for College Football Hall of Fame

Former Virginia Union University defensive stalwart William “Dil” Dillon is among the nominees for the College Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2025.

VUU ranked 14th in Lindy’s preseason Division II poll

Virginia Union University has earned a national football reputation. Looking ahead, it plans to polish that status this coming season.

Celebration Bowl moved up a week to avoid TV conflicts

Anyone planning to travel to Atlanta for the Celebration Bowl will need to arrive a week earlier than expected.

CIAA shakes up football’s closing act, moves title game to Durham

Some changes are coming to CIAA football.

Hermitage grad Journette named HBCU National Player of Year

Justin Journette’s baseball reputation has gone national.

Fifth-year backcourt fuels VCU hoops hopes for new season

If an experienced backcourt is the key to success, VCU’s Rams have reason for optimism.

Basketball Hall of Famer dies at 84

Chet Walker, a key component on one of the most illustrious teams in NBA history with the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers, died Saturday, June 8, 2024. He was 84.

Squirrels’ McCray takes flight

There is a posted speed limit on Arthur Ashe Boulevard that runs by The Diamond, but there is no limit on speed on the base paths or in the outfield grass inside the stadium. Grant McCray, perhaps the swiftest man …

Neugebauer smashes NCAA decathlon record, aims for Olympic gold

With his chiseled 6-foot-7, 240-pound physique, Leo Neugebauer looks like he could be a basketball power forward, football tight end or even heavyweight boxing champ. Instead, the 23-year-old excels at the decathlon, a 10-event, two-day grind that challenges every muscle …

Ex-Norfolk State star Mauricio one step from Yankee Stadium

Should the New York Yankees need to add a relief pitcher later this season, Alex Mauricio would be glad to oblige.

WNBA shoots, scores with crowds, ratings as they welcome rookies to ranks

The first month of the WNBA season drew its highest attendance since the league’s second season in 1998 and the best television ratings in its history, the WNBA announced Tuesday.

Jackie Robinson rebuilt in bronze after theft of statue

As he coats a mold of Jackie Robinson with wax, metalsmith Alex Haines reflected on the extra importance of a project that will soon give the city of Wichita, Kan., a replacement bronze statue of the baseball icon after thieves …