Shawn Porter Beats Danny Garcia for Vacant WBC Welterweight Belt

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Shawn Porter captured the vacant WBC welterweight championship after outlasting Danny Garcia in a 12-round bout that went the distance Sept. 8 at the Barclays Center in New York City. Porter...

2 Players Kneel for Anthem, Kaepernick Tweets to Thank Them

By Eddie Pells, AP National Writer No longer welcome on an NFL sideline, Colin Kaepernick turned to social media to make his point on the NFL's opening Sunday, Sept. 8. In a tweet, Kaepernick gave a shout-out...

Serena Williams Fined Total of $17K at US Open

By Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis Writer Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during the U.S. Open final. The tournament referee's office on Sept. 9 docked Williams $10,000 for "verbal abuse"...

Williams Argues with Chair Umpire; Osaka Wins US Open Final

By Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis Writer Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women's final descended into chaos, with fans booing and...

Naomi Osaka, First Japanese Woman to Reach US Open Finals, Takes on Idol Serena...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor    Pro tennis star Naomi Osaka made history Sept. 6 when she became the first Japanese woman to advance to the championship match of the US Open. It also marked the first...

Is DC’s Team Coming Home?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When the Washington football team moved from Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium in the District of Columbia to what is now FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, some District of...

Some Fans Burn Shoes After Nike Makes Kaepernick Face of Campaign

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor , [email protected] Nike shocked the world on Labor Day when it revealed Colin Kaepernick as the face of its 30-year anniversary celebration of the famous “Just Do It” slogan and campaign. Kaepernick...

Another Viewpoint – Talking “All-Time Greats” with the Grandkids

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO LeBron James can't seem to stay off of this page, but this time he brought Michael Jordan along. I am sure you have guessed there has been another chapter...

Are Rankings Right on LeBron James as the Second Most Influential NBA Player Ever?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk Sports conglomerate ESPN recently released its rankings on most influential NBA player to ever play and ranked brand new Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James as...

Angry Black Man Role has Dez Bryant on the NFLOuts

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant can’t find a job and that’s crazy. The former star wideout of America’s Team was once one of the top big play threats...

Serena Williams Says “Every Human” Should Be Grateful for Kaepernick Kneeling

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Colin Kaepernick has been dominating news headlines again after recently winning a preliminary hearing in his collusion suit filed against the NFL. According to reports, arbitrator Stephen Burbank decided against...

Robert Griffin III Survives Ravens’ Final Cut

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The comeback of Robert Griffin III is complete: The quarterback will start the season with the Baltimore Ravens. Griffin survived Baltimore's final cutdown Saturday and will join starter Joe Flacco...

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