Garvin Rebuilds Career and Black Owned Golf Course in PG County

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Each day African American Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy Garvin walks nine holes at Marlton Golf Course in Upper Marlboro.  It is a personal tradition that began when...

Hard Rock Casino Testing Online Sports Betting in New Jersey

By WAYNE PARRY,  Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino has begun offering online sports betting just over a week before the Super Bowl. The casino received permission late Friday from...

New Documentary Tells Story of Black Women Pro Wrestlers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ramona Isbell is worried. What will people say when they find out? After all, she mostly kept her secret for more than 50 years. The practices. The out-of-town — and out-of-country...

Wall Scores 30 Points, Wizards Handed Nets 6th Straight Loss

By RICH DUBROFF, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Since starting the season with seven losses in eight games, the Washington Wizards have stabilized. They've gone 8-7 since then, but haven't been able to make up ground...

NFL Veteran Launches Supplement Brand

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Health is a “lifestyle” for Visanthe Shiancoe. Regarded as the greatest NFL tight end, since Raymond Chester from Morgan State University, Shiancoe was notorious for his insane training...

From Shazier to Shaquem, NFL Draft Full of Headlines

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO The NFL has been under so much scrutiny the past few years for health concerns, domestic violence accusations and social issues that it feels almost unfair to pile on...

BSU Ranked No. 25 In Division II Poll

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] National respect for the Bowie State football program has been a long time coming, but it has finally arrived.  The defending CIAA champions, who won their first postseason...

Jemele Hill Still Speaking her Mind, This Time on Podcast

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jemele Hill has moved on, but not from speaking her mind. The former ESPN host, best known to the non-sports world for tweets about President Donald...

Better LeBron Debut? Cleveland, Miami or L.A.?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk LeBron James has made a professional NBA team debut three times and counting in his now 15-year career. Despite an 0-3 record in team debuts, James...

Woods’ Historic Masters Win Signals He’s Back

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When Tiger Woods walked down the 18th fairway to win his first Masters title in 1997 he had a 12 stroke lead and was in the process of taming...

Redskins’ Nicholson Arrested, Charged with Assault & Battery

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public stemming from a fight at a restaurant...

Will Deshaun Watson Be the Next RGIII?

Just as Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was unwrapping the gift of perhaps the best rookie season ever, it was over. Watson exploded on the scene with a 50-yard run against the Cincinnati Bengals...

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