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FedEx Field Becomes COVID-19 Screening Center

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...

UMD and BSU Athletes Earn Regional, National Honors

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite the final horn sounding before they could start competing in either version of the NCAA Tournament, two Maryland women’s basketball players earned all-American and regional honors in Division I and Division II. University of...

Ohio State Prospect Williams Earns 29th Watkins Award

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite the scare caused by the COVID-19 epidemic that forced the cancellation of sports events around the country, the 29th edition of the National Alliance of African-American Athletes Watkins Awards went off as planned. ...

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

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...

BSU Women Head to NCAA Tournament Again

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Coming off their trip to the CIAA Tournament finals appearance, the Bowie State women’s basketball team earned their consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament under coach Shadae Swan.  The Bulldogs are one...

Williams Duo Leaves HU As Greats

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] This week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will mark the end of an era for two of the most accomplished players in the history of Howard University’s basketball program. Ayonna and Charles Williams, who aren’t related,...

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

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...

BSU Loses in CIAA

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Bowie State’s women rode the wave of their defense to bring them to within 5:00 of their first CIAA championship since 1999.  Ultimately, however, it was the defense of Fayetteville State which proved to...

DCIAA Review: Gonzaga Beats Wilson For DC State Title

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA boys’ basketball championship game gave Wilson High School a chance to erase the memory of a heartbreaking loss in the DCIAA championship game to Theodore Roosevelt a...

Poly Teams Win City Titles

By Demetrius Dillard Special to the AFRO After its boys and girls basketball teams were once again victorious in the city championships, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute continues to reign as a basketball powerhouse. Engineers’ forward Justin Lewis, a nationally ranked prospect, finished with...



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