3, Thanking 3: Bradley Beal Calls Dwyane Wade An ‘idol’

By TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Bradley Beal has been keeping a secret from Dwyane Wade all of these years. Beal wears No. 3 for one reason. It's a tribute to his idol. After...

Bayou Classic Win Keeps Southern Coach’s Job Secure For Now

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For over four decades, 45 times to be exact, Grambling and Southern have met in New Orleans on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in what has become known as the...

Some Fans Burn Shoes After Nike Makes Kaepernick Face of Campaign

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor , [email protected] Nike shocked the world on Labor Day when it revealed Colin Kaepernick as the face of its 30-year anniversary celebration of the famous “Just Do It” slogan and campaign. Kaepernick...

Williams Argues with Chair Umpire; Osaka Wins US Open Final

By Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis Writer Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women's final descended into chaos, with fans booing and...

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...

MLK Justice Fighters: Jimmy Garvin

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] “Golf is the carat, but education is the key.” That is the mantra that continues to fuel the life of community service, which drives Marlton Golf Course general manager and African...

Tiger Woods Shares Lead Going into Weekend at East Lake

By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning...

Cavs Sign Drew to New Coaching Contract for Rest of Season

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Drew's awkward impasse with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over. The team relented to Drew's requests by restructuring his contract and signing him to be their coach for...

Little Leaguers Make Big History

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...

Tampa Man Kills Girlfriend and Her Son Because She Tried to Change Channel From...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor A Tampa, Florida man killed his girlfriend and her child last Sunday because she wouldn’t let him watch a football game on TV, according to reports. Per Fox News, 42-year-old Tyrone...

Williams Falls to Kerber in Wimbledon Grand Slam Showdown

By Howard Fenrich, AP Tennis Writer Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do —...

Should NFL Tweak Helmet Rules?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Writers New helmet rules in the NFL has players in the preseason puzzled. Unsure of where or how to take down incoming opponents coming at full speed,...
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