AFRO’s 2011 Sports Predictions

NFL’s Super Bowl—This NFL season has truly been one of the most tightly contested campaigns in the league’s recent history. There are more than 10 teams that will potentially finish with at least 10...

LeBron’s Heat Blast Lakers, 96-80, on Christmas Day

NBA superstar LeBron James racked up a triple-double with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Miami Heat blasted the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers, 96-80, on Dec. 25 at the Staples...

Washington Opens Post-Arenas Era

Wizards vs. Bobcats (Dec 20): The Washington Wizards began the post -Gilbert Arenas era in style on Dec. 20 with a blowout win over the Charlotte Bobcats. Playing in front of a sparse Verizon Center...

Ravens Clinch Playoff Berth with 20-10 Win Over Browns

The Baltimore Ravens clinched a spot in the playoffs after beating the Cleveland Browns, 20-10, in a frigid AFC North battle Dec. 26 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Baltimore played physical football on both offense...

Three Downs from the District: Redskins Drop Jags in Overtime, 20-17

The Washington Redskins bounced back to break a four-game losing streak with a 20-17 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 26. On an uncharacteristically chilly day in Jacksonville, Fla., Washington jumped out...

McNamara Mixes it Up against Gonzaga, Wins on the Road

McNamara head coach Marty Keithline knew a road trip against the No. 3 (Washington Post) Gonzaga Eagles would be difficult; so the team packed up and brought its fans and stingy zone defense on...

Ala. Family Settles Lawsuit Against School System Over Hairstyle Discrimination

Auburn, Ala. school officials and the family of a Black high school student who was barred from playing basketball because he insisted on wearing his hair in braids settled a racial discrimination lawsuit against...

Howard Returns to Action With 69-65 Win Over Loyola

Playing their first game in two weeks, the Howard Bison snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 69-65 win over Loyola at Burr Gymnasium on Dec. 22. Sophomore forward Mike Phillips led all scorers...

Morgan State Makes Light Work of UMBC, 75-62

Two weeks off seemed to do the Morgan State University Bears men’s basketball team some good, as MSU cruised to a 75-62 home victory over the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Retrievers on...

Washington Welcomes Lewis, Says Goodbye to Arenas in Trade

A winless week has rarely been so exciting. Despite falling to a 6-19 record after a 0-3 week, the Washington Wizards overshadowed their lackluster play on the court with some major play outside the...

Ravens Hold Off Super Bowl Champion Saints, 30-24

The Baltimore Ravens pulled off by far their most impressive win of the season as they held off the New Orleans Saints for a 30-24 victory on Dec. 19 at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore produced...

Three Downs from the District: ‘Skins Lose to ‘Boys 33-30 but Grossman Impressive

The decision by Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan to start Rex Grossman over Donavan McNabb was going to cause conflict regardless if the team defeated the Dallas Cowboys Dec. 19—but maybe most critics had...