Hogan Secretly Tries to Keep NFL Franchise in Prince George’s County

By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] With the District of Columbia ready to make a strong run at luring the professional football franchise back to the place it represents, Gov. Larry Hogan appears ready to call...

Howard Names Prince as New Coach

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Two years ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine any prominent FBS coach would be interested in the Howard University head-coaching job.  The program was beginning its recovery from...

DMV HBCU Report: UDC Ends Bowie State Streak At Four

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] For just the second time in their last 15 meetings the UDC Firebirds defeated Bowie State 84-80 snapping a four game win streak in the District. Junior guard Zachary Olukanni...

Shaquille O’Neal Bringing Shaq’s Fun House to Super Bowl

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better. "I've been to a million Super Bowl parties the past 15...

Sexton, Thompson Helps Cavaliers Rout Wizards 116-101

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The rookie scored a decisive win over the five-time All-Star in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 116-101 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Collin Sexton, the Cavaliers' first-year point...

Senate Passes Bill to Honor Baseball Pioneer Larry Doby

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first Black ballplayer, with the Congressional Gold Medal. Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown,...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is Named the AP Player of the Year

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second straight Sooners quarterback and fifth overall to win the award...

Henry Runs Into NFL Record Book as Titans Rout Jaguars 30-9

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Under center at the 1-yard line, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota checked out of a quarterback sneak, and Derrick Henry did the rest —...

Serena Williams Launches Pop-up Shop During Art Basel Miami

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman...

Locksley Returns To Maryland and Finally is First Black Coach

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The first time Mike Locksley was named the University of Maryland’s head football coach he was finishing the dismal era of Randy Edsall as the temporary leader of the...

Is Williams Set To Be The Fall Guy in Foster Fiasco?

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] If it really comes to pass that Doug Williams is the architect of the decision to bring former San Francisco 49’ers linebacker Reuben Foster to the DMV, then we...

Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

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