Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is Named the AP Player of the Year

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second straight Sooners quarterback and fifth overall to win the award...

Henry Runs Into NFL Record Book as Titans Rout Jaguars 30-9

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Under center at the 1-yard line, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota checked out of a quarterback sneak, and Derrick Henry did the rest —...

Serena Williams Launches Pop-up Shop During Art Basel Miami

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams' fashion line is all about power moves and she's hoping it will also inspire woman...

Locksley Returns To Maryland and Finally is First Black Coach

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The first time Mike Locksley was named the University of Maryland’s head football coach he was finishing the dismal era of Randy Edsall as the temporary leader of the...

Is Williams Set To Be The Fall Guy in Foster Fiasco?

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] If it really comes to pass that Doug Williams is the architect of the decision to bring former San Francisco 49’ers linebacker Reuben Foster to the DMV, then we...

Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

Battle of Real HUs Highlights D.C. Holiday Hoops

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Howard and Hampton may no longer be conference rivals but the “Battle of the Real HUs” will continue.  The Bison and Pirates will renew acquaintances once again in the...

Another Viewpoint: NFL Bad Actors

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Some NFL SUPER STARS EXPOSED as woman abusers.  Recently we have been inundated with the news of Line Backer Reuben Foster being claimed off of waivers after being...

NFL Official On Leave; Accused of Calling Player Vulgar Name

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer The NFL has placed official Roy Ellison on administrative leave while it investigates an accusation that he called Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes a vulgar name during Buffalo's game at...

Man Says He Will Prove He Didn’t Kill Michael Jordan’s Dad

By MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's...

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...

DMV HBCU Report Week

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS AT VALDOSTA Bowie State’s historic season came to an inglorious conclusion in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. The resilient Bulldogs, who mastered the art...

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