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Little Leaguers Make Big History

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The Mamie Johnson Little League Majors team is the first all Black D.C. Little League team to win the championship. The team, named after legendary Negro League pitcher Mamie “Peanut Johnson, made history on July 24 and are headed to Bristol,...

Black Capitals Player Says He’s Not Visiting White House After Winning Stanley Cup

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By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor NBA champions Kevin Durant and Steph Curry have Long made it clear they won’t be attending the White House so long as President Donald Trump is in office. But they’re not the only recent world...

Howard’s Short Pay Day Is Long Afternoon

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By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The only good that came from Howard University’s visit to the University of Maryland on Aug. 31 was the size of the guaranteed pay day. Minus travel expenses, it was an all profit beatdown...

Bowie State Wins First National Playoff Game In School History

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By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer It was clear from the start that Bowie State was not overwhelmed by the NCAA Division II playoffs when hosting West Alabama at Bulldogs Stadium.  The Bulldogs learned valuable lessons in last year’s first round...

Rizzo and Martinez Must Take Blame for Nationals Failure

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By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​When the Washington Nationals unceremoniously fired Dusty Baker because after two tries he couldn’t lead them beyond the National League Division Series, everything was supposedly in place to get to the World...

Goombay Brings More Than Just Games

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During their annual “Player Appreciation Day,” the Goombay coed spring kickball league took over Tucker Road sports park in Fort Washington for war games.  However, the only shots that were fired came...

Roosevelt and Dunbar Win DCIAA Basketball Titles

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] It was a tale of two sagas on the final day of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Championship Tournament. The girls of Dunbar left no doubt who was the best team in the city...

Former Wizard Star Promotes New Book at Frederick Douglass High School

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By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “When the police stop you, there are different rules that you have,” Etan Thomas told the AFRO. “That’s just the way that it is.” Thomas, a retired 9-year Washington Wizard turned author and activist, visited...

Reimagining the Wizards with DeMarcus Cousins Next Season

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By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO The NBA rumor mill isn’t exactly spinning with DeMarcus Cousins-to-D.C. predictions but it is definitely moving. With no cap space available and a gaping hole in the middle of their roster after this week’s trade that...

Wizards Overcome Harden’s 54, Beat Rockets 135-131 in OT

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By RICH DUBROFF, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the Wizards seemed surprised by the way they won. Bradley Beal said he couldn't have imagined allowing the opposing starting guards to combine for 90 points and still get a victory. "No sir. Absolutely...

HU and Morgan Not Threatening MEAC

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football media day in Norfolk, VA, it was clear the league’s coaches and sports information directors had a great deal of respect for the talent pool...

DMV High School Baseball Roundup

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By Daniel Kucin Jr., Special to the AFRO Washington, D.C.-based School Without Walls (3-1) dismantled Paul International High School (Washington, D.C.) 12-3 on March 31. Penguins freshman pitcher Riley Marsh got the win and had seven strikeouts. Marsh was also impressive...

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