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...

H.D. Woodson Wins Fifth DCIAA Title in Overtime vs Ballou

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer There were no surprises for the Ballou Black Knights or H.D. Woodson Warriors, as they met for the second consecutive year for the District of Columbia’s AAAA title, other...

Bayou Classic Win Keeps Southern Coach’s Job Secure For Now

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For over four decades, 45 times to be exact, Grambling and Southern have met in New Orleans on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in what has become known as the...

Wizards Overcome Harden’s 54, Beat Rockets 135-131 in OT

By RICH DUBROFF, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the Wizards seemed surprised by the way they won. Bradley Beal said he couldn't have imagined allowing the opposing starting guards to combine for 90 points and still...

Flacco or Jackson? Ravens’ Harbaugh faces tough QB decision

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The effective play of rookie Lamar Jackson as a starting quarterback has left Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh with a decision to make if veteran...

Kevin Durant’s 49 Points Carry Warriors Past Magic 116-110

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ever the perfectionist and competitor, Kevin Durant knows he should have scored well more than 50 points if a few more shots had fallen. "I'm pretty sure...

Bowie State Wins First National Playoff Game In School History

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer It was clear from the start that Bowie State was not overwhelmed by the NCAA Division II playoffs when hosting West Alabama at Bulldogs Stadium.  The Bulldogs learned valuable lessons...

Wall Delivers DC Residents Thanksgiving Turkeys Through Bright Beginnings

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer The most successful point guards in the NBA are driven to deliver.  They make the team around them better setting them up for success even when the team is...

Ballou Embraces Underdog Role Despite Looking for Repeat in Turkey Bowl

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Despite the upset in the 2017 Turkey Bowl respect around the District has been hard to come by for the Ballou Knights. They still hold the coveted championship...

Bell Finally Wins Gravy Bowl and Will Move to Stars Division

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Finally, no soul can say that Bell can’t win the big one in the District of Columbia’s Interscholastic Athletic Association’s second division.  After four consecutive losses in the city’s...

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