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Documentary Stamps Prince George’s Basketball Skills

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Although it is a Maryland suburb with one of some of America’s wealthiest Blacks per capita, Prince George’s County is somewhat overshadowed in national attention by the major city it borders- the nation’s capital. However,...

Ravens Draft LSU Linebacker Patrick Queen With 28th Pick

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens got a potential starter in the middle of their defense by selecting linebacker Patrick Queen out of LSU with the 28th overall pick in the NFL...

Collegiate Coaches Moving Forward Through Coronavirus Concerns

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...

Ravens’ Jackson Showing Trump Love?

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com A recent tweet by Baltimore Ravens superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson has some people wondering if he wants to “make America great again.” On April 18, Jackson posted his University of Louisville teammate Jaire Alexander’s exuberant response...

Former Colts Great Mike Curtis Dies

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Old school Baltimore Colts football fans are remembering the legendary linebacker known as “Mad Dog.” Mike Curtis, the ferocious Colts middle linebacker died on April 20, in St. Petersburg, Fl. He was 77. Fox 45 Sports...

Cancellation of Spring Sports a Tough Call for Student-Athletes

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,...

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

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...

Northwestern Hoops Coach Falls To COVID-19

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Northwestern High School head basketball coach and counselor Terrance Burke died as a result of the COVID-19 virus over the weekend.  Burke’s passing was confirmed by Dr. Monica Goldson, the chief executive officer of...

O’s Slugger Davis Expects Return to Spring Form

By David Ginsburg Associated Press Following three straight frustrating seasons that led him to consider retirement, Chris Davis was in the midst of an outstanding spring training when Major League Baseball came to a halt because of the deadly coronavirus. Now, as...

FedEx Field Becomes COVID-19 Screening Center

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com The home of Washington’s National Football League franchise will play a role in the defense of the DMV in its battle against the COVID-19 virus.  FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland has been set up...

UMD and BSU Athletes Earn Regional, National Honors

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Despite the final horn sounding before they could start competing in either version of the NCAA Tournament, two Maryland women’s basketball players earned all-American and regional honors in Division I and Division II. University of...

Ohio State Prospect Williams Earns 29th Watkins Award

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Despite the scare caused by the COVID-19 epidemic that forced the cancellation of sports events around the country, the 29th edition of the National Alliance of African-American Athletes Watkins Awards went off as planned. ...

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