Fire Ernie! Wizards Use First Rounder on Third String Forward

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Despite handing an already athletically-challenged small forward $100-million-plus last summer, the Washington Wizards decided to dive back into the small forward pile and draft Troy Brown Jr. with the...

Should the NFL Throw Out Thursday Night Games?

Another Thursday brought another season-souring injury for the NFL. Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman was the latest to be shelved by an injury, as the Seahawks lost their defensive leader to a torn...

Are the Wizards Ready for Atlanta?

The Washington Wizards aren't out of the woods yet, but they're up 3-0 against the Toronto Raptors in a series that history says will end soon and favorably for the lower-seeded Wizards. Washington has outplayed Toronto at every turn,...

Can the Washington Wizards Advance over Toronto?

After a long season, everything is in place for the Washington Wizards as they prepare for the NBA’s postseason and their first round opponent, the Toronto Raptors. Toronto (49-33) and Washington (46-36) enter the Eastern...

Serena Continues to Impress, Continues to be on Backburner

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO It shouldn’t matter that Serena Williams is a woman. And it shouldn’t matter that she’s Black. She’s probably in the top five of best athletes of all time and...

LeBron’s Not Jordan, He’s Better

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO The LeBron vs. Jordan debate has raged since James’ rookie season back in 2003. It’s time to cut it out, LeBron’s better. No, he’s not better skill-wise and probably...

Another Viewpoint: Who’s “Buck” O’Neil?

If you are a fan of this column, then you have been introduced to my three knuckleheads, Maddie (the big sister, age 14), John and Jordan (boy and girl twins, age 13). They each...

Another Viewpoint: “PatriotGate – Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire”

I have had the good fortune of having my father, Sam Lacy, as both my mentor and my boss. One piece of advice he gave me was, "When you sit behind a typewriter to report...

Is Lonzo Ball a Bust?

Shooting 30 percent from the field, 22 percent from deep and just 46 percent from the free throw line, Los Angeles Lakers lottery pick point guard Lonzo Ball hasn’t resembled the sure-fire superstar his...

Another Viewpoint: Remembering Women Who Threw Open Baseball’s Doors

In a recent column I said farewell to a legend and good friend, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson. My trainer is an avid reader and very up to date on sports history. While he was busy...

Is Ben Simmons the Next Magic Johnson?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk During Magic Johnson’s playing days he was labeled with several definitions and monikers that defined his career. For much of the prime of his career, Johnson...

Nationals Hold Steady, Increase Divisional Lead

In a pretty eventful week in Natstown, the team had to endure a myriad of questions and deliver the answers.  On Aug. 13, General Manager Mike Rizzo released former closer and known malcontent Jonathan...

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