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FedEx Field Becomes COVID-19 Screening Center

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The home of Washington’s National Football League franchise will play a role in the defense of the DMV in its battle against the COVID-19 virus.  FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland has been set up...

Tiger Woods Elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Already among the greatest on the golf course, Tiger Woods will join them in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Woods was elected Wednesday to be part of the...

NFL’s Gerald McCoy, Keynotes Watkins Award Banquet

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] NFL defensive lineman Gerald McCoy is following his former coach Ron Rivera to Washington.  However, McCoy won’t be playing for the Burgundy and Gold, he will be wearing a different uniform. McCoy, an 11 year...

NBA Suspends Season Over Coronavirus

By Tim Reynolds Associated Press The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward...

Another Viewpoint

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By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Major League Baseball (MLB) has packed its bags and gone south for the winter.  While they are honing their craft it dawned on me that this is a great time to close out...

Lawmakers Push for Curt Flood’s Enshrinement in Hall of Fame

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By BEN NUCKOLS, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Curt Flood's widow has a simple explanation for why her late husband, who is revered by players for sacrificing his career to advocate for free agency, has not been enshrined in...

After Traumatic Year, Ohio City Rallies Around Hoops Team

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By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Trey Landers survived one of his hometown's worst moments. Now he's contributing to one of its best. A Dayton native, the senior guard has helped lead the University of Dayton basketball team...

Sports Review: LA Wildcats Hammer DC Defenders in First Road Game

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] After all the warm and fuzziness that accompanied two triumphant home victories to open the season, the D.C. Defenders first road trip had to be considered a resounding failure.   The Defenders were manhandled...

Los Angeles Honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with Public Memorial

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By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter Monday at a sold-out memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed...

Defenders Win Over New York

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite taking the field with heavy hearts, the DC Defenders found their will and imposed it on the New York Guardians to become the first 2-0 in the XFL with a 27-0 win at...

Shame on College Football for Lack of Black Coaches

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By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Columnist Colleges around the country wrapped up their football signing classes this week, proudly touting scores of African-American athletes as the next big stars.  It's a whole different situation on the sideline. Segregation still rules the coaching...

Willie Wood Dies at 83

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] If you ask Willie Wood, Jr. about what it was like growing up with a Pro Football Hall of Fame dad, he would often quip that it wasn’t any different  from a child who...

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