Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Says Rematch with Pacquiao Will Happen This Year, But Are Fans...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Floyd Mayweather, Jr. announced Saturday that he plans on coming out of retirement again, this time to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch. Mayweather used his personal Instagram account to make...

Ravens’ Weddle Questions Jimmy Smith’s Suspension Because He Never Hit Ex-Girlfriend

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Baltimore Ravens star cornerback Jimmy Smith will miss the first four games of the season on a suspension for allegations of domestic abuse made by Smith’s former girlfriend. But Smith’s teammate,...

Ravens Adjusts after Smith Suspension on Domestic Violence Claims

By David Ginsburg, AP Sports Writer The Baltimore Ravens have started to put together a defense without cornerback Jimmy Smith, who practiced Aug. 22 but won't be eligible to play in a game until October. Smith has...

Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott Says Anthem Protests Inappropriate

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been on the hot seat with Blacks folks after recently telling the media that his team would be required to stand during the playing...

Trump Wants to Talk Race with Kaepernick at White House Summit

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor President Donald Trump wants Colin Kaepernick to attend a summer summit at the White House to discuss race, according to People.com. Darrell Scott, a Cleveland-based pastor and adviser to the president,...

Lamar Odom Says He Was Not Involved in Shooting at Hooters

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A shooting occurred at a Hooters restaurant while former NBA star Lamar Odom was visiting, according to reports. Per TMZ, Odom, 38, along with a group of friends, were leaving a Hooters...

Laker LeBron Could Be Best Version Yet

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO It might take a while to get used to LeBron James wearing a Lakers uniform but it’ll be an exciting transition. After a nine-point, three-assist and three rebound preseason...

Woman Who Falsely Accused Black Athletes of Rape Gets 1-Year Sentence

The Associated Press A woman who police say had a sexual encounter with two college football players in Connecticut and later made false rape allegations so she wouldn't lose a potential boyfriend was sentenced Aug....

Eagles Fan Takes a Knee at Same White House Celebration Trump Said Players Couldn’t...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A Philadelphia Eagles fan was seen kneeling during the national anthem at the same White House celebration that President Donald Trump rescinded the Eagles’ invitation to. The fan who took a...

Lamar Odom Credits Medical Marijuana for his Recovery from Cocaine Addiction

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom recently credited the use of medical marijuana as the solution to a cocaine addiction that once nearly lost him his life. According to GetNews.Info...

Late Summer Football-Related Shootings a Growing Concern

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Shootings across the country on the opening week of football season headlined a sour weekend. Two people were injured and one person died in a high school shooting in Jacksonville...

L.A.-‘Bron? Can Lakers and LeBron Win Title?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Contributors James and the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal on July 1, the opening day of NBA free agency. The King...

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