Will Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell Play this Season?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk The heated drama between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell reached a boiling point this weekend when Bell skipped the team’s opening game against Cleveland. Bell appears content...

Shawn Porter Beats Danny Garcia for Vacant WBC Welterweight Belt

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Shawn Porter captured the vacant WBC welterweight championship after outlasting Danny Garcia in a 12-round bout that went the distance Sept. 8 at the Barclays Center in New York City. Porter...

2 Players Kneel for Anthem, Kaepernick Tweets to Thank Them

By Eddie Pells, AP National Writer No longer welcome on an NFL sideline, Colin Kaepernick turned to social media to make his point on the NFL's opening Sunday, Sept. 8. In a tweet, Kaepernick gave a shout-out...

Serena Williams Fined Total of $17K at US Open

By Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis Writer Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during the U.S. Open final. The tournament referee's office on Sept. 9 docked Williams $10,000 for "verbal abuse"...

Williams Argues with Chair Umpire; Osaka Wins US Open Final

By Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis Writer Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women's final descended into chaos, with fans booing and...

Naomi Osaka, First Japanese Woman to Reach US Open Finals, Takes on Idol Serena...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor    Pro tennis star Naomi Osaka made history Sept. 6 when she became the first Japanese woman to advance to the championship match of the US Open. It also marked the first...

Maryland Wins Over Texas As Terps Play for McNair’s Honor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO A rainbow covered the skies following the game-stopping thunderstorms signaling a smile from the heavens, when Maryland and Texas returned to play after an unexpected weather delay in...

DMV HBCU Report: Despite Losses QBs Shine in Season Openers

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Local HBCU teams went 0-3 as the Labor Day Weekend marked the final unofficial weekend of summer and kicked off college football season.  However, two premiere quarterbacks set...

Is DC’s Team Coming Home?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When the Washington football team moved from Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium in the District of Columbia to what is now FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, some District of...

Some Fans Burn Shoes After Nike Makes Kaepernick Face of Campaign

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor , [email protected] Nike shocked the world on Labor Day when it revealed Colin Kaepernick as the face of its 30-year anniversary celebration of the famous “Just Do It” slogan and campaign. Kaepernick...

Jones Plans To Run In Hopes of Rebuilding Morgan Football

BY MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Morgan State’s interim head coach Ernest Jones plans to run into the challenge of rebuilding the football program.  In an era of run pass option (RPO) offense Jones...

Another Viewpoint – Talking “All-Time Greats” with the Grandkids

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO LeBron James can't seem to stay off of this page, but this time he brought Michael Jordan along. I am sure you have guessed there has been another chapter...

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