Butler Practices Again With Wolves, as Opener Nears

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler is still suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the opener three days away. Despite his preference to play elsewhere, signs have begun to point...

Another Viewpoint: Godspeed, George Taliaferro

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO George Taliaferro is a name known and revered by some, and cause for others to utter,"who?" Whether you knew him, knew of him or didn't, his legacy should be showcased...

Jim Brown Says He and Kanye Were Treated “Beautifully” At Their Meeting With Trump

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Kanye West visited the White House Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump, and he brought Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown along with him. West and Brown’s “lunch...

Morgan Alum’s Hall of Fame Journey to Be Chronicled By ESPN

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO For almost 20 years there’s been one basketball jersey on the wall of Hill Field House at the Morgan State campus. In honor of the player who led...

Serena Williams Talks Motherhood, Insecurities at Conference

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia. The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday...

George Taliaferro, 1st Black Drafted by NFL Team, Dies at 91

By The Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first Black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took...

Laker LeBron Could Be Best Version Yet

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO It might take a while to get used to LeBron James wearing a Lakers uniform but it’ll be an exciting transition. After a nine-point, three-assist and three rebound preseason...

Wizards Add Dwight Howard, Coach Wants Team to Stop Talking

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of the changes Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks wants to see John Wall, Bradley Beal and other players implement this season with an eye to...

Eric Reid Cites Kavanaugh, Rehiring of Tamir Rice’s Killer As Reason For Continuing to...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem prior to the Panthers’ matchup against the New York Giants, Oct. 7, reaffirming his position to continue using his platform...

Georgia Baseball Star Dismissed After Calling UGA Quarterback a N*gg*r

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor A star baseball player for the University of Georgia was dismissed from the team after being called out for allegedly yelling racial slurs during a Georgia football game Saturday. According to...

What Does Earl Thomas’ Middle Finger Gesture Mean?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk  Seattle Seahawks super safety Earl Thomas had a unique way of thanking his soon-to-be former team for their loyalty last Sunday as he exited the field...

Hamilton Claims Pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Vettel 8th

By JIM ARMSTRONG, AP Sports Writer SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes and taking a step closer to...

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