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...

Are Rankings Right on LeBron James as the Second Most Influential NBA Player Ever?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk Sports conglomerate ESPN recently released its rankings on most influential NBA player to ever play and ranked brand new Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James as...

Louisiana City Mayor Backtracks on Citywide Nike Ban After Facing Criticism

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor A Louisiana city mayor who banned the purchase and use of all Nike products after Colin Kaepernick was signed to a Nike endorsement deal retracted his order after facing widespread...

Fox News Apologizes After Using Misleading Photos of Eagles Players Praying

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Philadelphia Eagles receiver Torrey Smith accused President Donald Trump of lying after the controversial president announced June 4 that he was canceling the Eagles’ visit to the White House because...

George Taliaferro, 1st Black Drafted by NFL Team, Dies at 91

By The Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first Black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took...

Adidas: We’ll Sign Kaepernick, If He Joins a Team

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Adidas wants to ink an endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick, according reports. But there’s one catch - he first has to make an NFL roster before they offer him a...

Can Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. Really Change the Face of NASCAR?

Tiger Woods changed the face of golf. Venus and Serena Williams transformed tennis. And now Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. may do the same for NASCAR. The 24-year-old race car driver’s Cup Series debut at the...

Tiger Woods Is Back, and Golf Is Better for It

By The Associated Press They waited more than five years for this moment. No way were those frail little ropes, strung up on flimsy poles, going to hold them back. No way were they listening to those...

Tiger Woods’ Best at this Masters Is Even Par

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer The third round of the Masters was just getting started on April 7, but the player so many fans wanted to see was about done. Needing something special to even have...

Gary Russell, Jr. Set to Defend WBC Title at Home Again

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO From the start WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell, Jr. has meticulously crafted his ascent to the world championship. Under shrewd leadership from the patriarch of Team Gary Russell...

Mural Defacing Proves Cold Facts for LeBron

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO There are certain teams in the NBA that would welcome any superstar with wide, welcoming arms and never look back. Washington comes to mind first. Memphis, Sacramento and Orlando...

Lewis Emerges as Face of Baltimore During Hall of Fame Speech

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When the Baltimore Ravens needed a role model in their infancy, they drafted Jonathan Ogden and he became their first Hall of Famer. When the franchise needed a...
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