Cook’s Resilience Leads To Shot on NBA’s Biggest Stage

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook has already become something of a legend in Prince George’s County.  There is a story that he caught the eye of a...

2019 DCSAA Hall of Fame

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Two former high school stars who participated in the Super Bowl, a Major League Baseball legend, and one of the youngest athletes in the history of USA Track...

Durant Injures Achilles in Golden State’s Game Five Win

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] After scoring 11 points in 12 minutes of what looked to be an epic comeback in the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant’s series and perhaps next season ended in...

David Ortiz Making ‘Progress’ After Shooting

By The Associated Press The wife of former Red Sox star David Ortiz says her husband is recuperating at a hospital in Boston after being shot at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. Tiffany Ortiz...

OJ Simpson says ‘Life is Fine’ After Prison

By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years after the grisly killings that transformed him from Hall of Fame football hero to murder suspect, 71-year-old O.J. Simpson says he is happy and...

Ex-Slugger David Ortiz Had Counted On Fans To Protect Him

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and MARTÍN JOSÉ ADAMES ALCÁNTARA Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting...

UMD Athletics Makes Healthcare Changes

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Reforms continue in the University of Maryland athletics department, regarding medical care for student athletes.  For the first time the university will employ health care personnel who are not...

Williams Will Return to Howard

By Mark F. Gray , Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Howard University got a major lift for its basketball program next season by not losing its best remaining player, who was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first...

Hamilton Wins Monaco GP to Extend Lead Over Teammate Bottas

By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton struggled with grip in the latter stages...

Tiger Woods Commits to Play Memorial

By The Associated Press DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods has decided to play in the Memorial next week ahead of his next chance in a major. Woods is a five-time winner at Muirfield Village. He...

Riverdale Baptist Wins Another Baseball Championship

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] For as much success as the Riverdale Baptist high school baseball program has enjoyed over the past 40 years, this year’s championship may have been its most...

Bowie HS Lacrosse Falls in MD State 4-A Semifinlals

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite its perception as a suburban sport played mostly by White athletes, Black players and teams are finding more than just a niche in lacrosse.  In Prince...
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