Niele Ivey Becomes NBA’s 9th Female Assistant Coach

Original article by Los Angeles Sentinel The Memphis Grizzlies have hired former Notre Dame women’s associate head coach Niele (knee-L) Ivey among the new assistants on Taylor Jenkins’ staff. There are now nine women coaches in...

Hampton University Looks to Train Black eSports Players

By MATT JONES, The Daily Press HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Kyle Giersdorf, a 16-year-old from Pennsylvania, found himself $3 million richer this summer. He won the money after beating 99 other players in the online fighting...

Tale of Two Teams as NFL Preseason Opens

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The glaring non-similarities of two NFL franchises on either side of the parkway were on display as the Baltimore Ravens and Washington’s franchise opened their exhibition schedules.  While...

NFL Teaming with Jay-Z on Entertainment and Social Activism

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z's Roc...

Simone Biles Soars to 6th US Gymnastics Title

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The choice was entirely hers. Only there really wasn't of one for Simone Biles to make. Sure, she could have taken her triple-twisting double-flip (aka...

Reed Enters Pro Football Hall of Fame

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the movie Harlem Nights Sugar Ray and young Quick were inseparable. They took down a rival crew of gangsters, saved the community, and became legends to...

Another Viewpoint

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO "ALL ATHLETES ARE DUMB'' is a stigma carried by jocks for generations. I decided to try and dispel the myth or reinforce the stereotype. You decide. We all...

Law, Reed, Mawae, Bowlen, Brandt, Robinson, Bailey in Hall

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed , Ty Law and Champ Bailey. And what a challenge they had throughout their careers, trying...

O’Rourke Debate Guests are Black Men who Kneeled for Anthem

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer When Democrat Beto O'Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young Black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL...

HU and Morgan Not Threatening MEAC

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...

Fighter Dies After Fight Card At MGM 

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] A damaging blow may have been dealt to major boxing matches coming to Maryland after the death of a fighter during a nationally televised card at MGM National Harbor.   Junior...

Coco Comes to D.C.

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Rising tennis sensation Cori “Coco” Gauff is coming off her Wimbledon high, where she wowed the world when she defeated legendary player Venus Williams, and keeping up momentum at...

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