Portland Rallies Around Roy’s Return to Beat Phoenix, 96-87, in Game 4

The Portland Trail Blazers have tied their Western Conference first-round series against the Phoenix Suns at two games apiece, thanks in part to a surprise appearance by All-Star Brandon Roy. Roy didn’t play in the...

Lady Firebirds Push Win Streak to Four Games

The University of District of Columbia women’s basketball team extended its current winning streak to four games after a Jan. 16 matchup against Philadelphia University. The Lady Firebirds edged Philadelphia, 59-52, improving to an...

Wizard’s Selection of Wall, Changes Washington

One of the more memorable catchphrases from the past few years was heard when President Barack Obama announced, “Change has come to Washington,” after winning the 2008 presidential election. The phrase was catchy, rejuvenating...

Shani Davis Loses 1500, Blames New Under Armour Suits

Shani Davis remained medal-free after finishing in 11th place in the 1500-meter speedskating event on Feb. 15 at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Davis was hoping to redeem himself after failing to win...

UDC Falls to Roberts Wesleyan in First Conference Game

Junior guard Telisha Turner racked up a team-high 21 points, but the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Firebirds suffered their first East Coast Conference (ECC) loss of the season, a 78-74 defeat...

Baseball’s Archaic Rules May Have Cost the Nationals a World Series

There was no reason for the Washington Nationals to play Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants.  Zero. The Nationals have a 14.5 game lead in the National League East.  The Giants are in last...

Ravens Defense Key in Ugly Win over Jaguars

The Ravens defense sacked rookie quarterback Blake Bortles a season-high eight times in a 20-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 14 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. It wasn’t the Ravens' prettiest win...

Bears Bounce Back from Loss to Aggies with Win over N.C. Central

Morgan State University’s men’s basketball team successfully bounced back from a tough loss on Saturday, taking care of business against the North Carolina Central Eagles, 71-64, on Jan. 23 at Hill Field House in...

Father Says Russell Was “Robbed” By Olympic Boxing Judges

Though United States swimmer Ryan Lochte’s fake robbery story became the defining moment of the Rio Games it was the theft of U.S. boxer Gary Antuanne Russell’s Olympic medal that may have been the...

‘Real Men Cry’: LeBron James Says He Cries at Some Movies

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is showing his sensitive side by admitting he cries during some movies and apologizing to his wife for sometimes losing sight of his family's role in...

Another Viewpoint: “Green Book”

By Tim Lacy, Special ot the AFRO “Green Book” is a new release that just hit the box office in theaters near you. Unfortunately people of color aren't familiar with the subject matter. There are...

Virginia House Panel Kills Bills Over Spending for Stadiums

A Virginia House of Delegates panel has voted against two bills that would’ve barred state subsidies for a new Washington NFL team stadium and blocked localities from spending public money on professional sports facilities. The...

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