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Legendary NBA Star Wes Unseld Dies at 74

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Wes Unseld was one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and a world champion with the Washington Bullets. But, he was also known as a man of great integrity, who became a vital...

Collegiate Coaches Moving Forward Through Coronavirus Concerns

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By Alex Murphy Capital News Service VOORHEES, N.J. — Athlete eligibility and scholarship availability are two of the biggest questions college coaches are now tasked with moving forward as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States. On March 12, the National...

Cancellation of Spring Sports a Tough Call for Student-Athletes

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By Alex Murphy Capital News Service VOORHEES, N.J. — Student-athletes across the college sports landscape are faced with tough realizations and a new challenge amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic as seasons have been stripped away and preparations begin for next season,...

HBCU Sports Report: HU Mourns Fallen Bison

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Howard University (HU) Athletics announced the passing of former football player Sean Boynes, who passed away on April 2, from complications of the novel coronavirus. Before becoming a Bison, Boynes fostered his football career in the...

THE RUNDOWN – REDSKINS’ LEGEND BOBBY MITCHELL PASSES

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By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green talks the passing of Washington Redskins' Legend Bobby Mitchell and the trending topics in the AFRO American Newspaper.

Players Scoff at Major League Baseball’s Plans to Return to Action

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Major League Baseball is batting around plans to start its 2020 season next month despite the struggle by health officials to blunt the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel...

Mitchell, Washington Football Activist Dies At 84

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Bobby Mitchell always managed to rise to the moment with grace and splendor.  When he was acquired from the Cleveland Browns in 1962, Washington became the final team in the NFL to integrate, although...

Williams Duo Leaves HU As Greats

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com This week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will mark the end of an era for two of the most accomplished players in the history of Howard University’s basketball program. Ayonna and Charles Williams, who aren’t related,...

DCIAA Review: Gonzaga Beats Wilson For DC State Title

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com The D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA boys’ basketball championship game gave Wilson High School a chance to erase the memory of a heartbreaking loss in the DCIAA championship game to Theodore Roosevelt a...

Sports Review: LA Wildcats Hammer DC Defenders in First Road Game

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com After all the warm and fuzziness that accompanied two triumphant home victories to open the season, the D.C. Defenders first road trip had to be considered a resounding failure.   The Defenders were manhandled...

HU Report: North Carolina A&T Sweeps Howard

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Kenny Blakeney’s first year at Howard may not have netted as many wins as he hoped for, but his team continues to fight.  At the start of the final regular season road trip to...

Roosevelt and Dunbar Win DCIAA Basketball Titles

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com It was a tale of two sagas on the final day of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Championship Tournament. The girls of Dunbar left no doubt who was the best team in the city...

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