Capitals Win Presidents’ Trophy, Face Toronto in First Round of NHL Playoffs

The Washington Capitals entered the postseason on a high note, earning their second straight Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s top regular season team with 118 points and the best Goals Against Average in the...

Sliding Home: Jackie Robinson Gets Statue at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He was the first Black to play in the major leagues, ending six decades of racial segregation, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Fittingly, Jackie Robinson is the first to be...

Eleanor Roosevelt Maintains Undefeated Status

Eleanor Roosevelt High School’s senior pitcher Renee Rodgers earned her fourth victory of the year as the Raiders decimated Henry A. Wise Jr. High School 15-2 during a girls' softball match on April 10....

Capital Classic Begins Its Comeback at Wizards’ Home

As the final moments of the United States team’s 113-101 victory over the Capital All Stars drew near the final score didn’t matter. Despite a morning tipoff and a less than cooperative venue a...

Patrick Ewing’s Hire at Georgetown Comes with Challenges

Patrick Ewing’s long torturous road to a head coaching job ended on April 4 when Georgetown University named him head basketball coach. It’s a blessing for the former Hoya great, but it may also...

Washington Valor Opening Night Produces Exciting Win over Baltimore Brigad

As franchise debuts for both teams, the Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade met in Washington, D.C., on Friday night, April 9, at the Verizon Center in front of a raucous Opening Night crowd of a...

Recalculating the Wiz: What Can We Expect from Washington in Playoffs?

It was a little over a month ago that the AFRO Sports Desk debated whether or not the Washington Wizards could win the NBA title this season after a promising 4-0 start to their...

Orioles Impress with 4-0 Start

Ain't the beer cold!  That's the phrase coined famous by the legendary sportscaster Chuck Thompson, who called Baltimore Orioles games, via radio or TV, for nearly four decades. He would say the expression whenever things...

Nationals Start Campaign with Solid Wins, Head-Scratching Defeats

As the defending National League East division champions, the Washington Nationals will undoubtedly have a bullseye on their chest as the other four teams in the division are looking dead set to unseat the...

Wizards Chase 50 Wins as Regular Season Closes

The 2016-2017 NBA regular season ends next week, and despite having a playoff spot already sewn up, the Washington Wizards are still chasing another in-season goal of reaching 50 wins for the first time...

Trimble Chooses Awkward Time to Leave Terps

Former Maryland guard Melo Trimble is either leaving too early for the NBA or too late for the NBA Draft.  But in either case he’s too late to really cash in on the certainty...

North Carolina Gains Redemption with Championship Win over Gonzaga

Junior guard Joel Berry scored a game-high 22 points as the North Carolina Tar Heels claimed redemption with a 71-65 win over Gonzaga in the National Championship game on April 4 in Glendale, Ariz.  The...