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...

Durant, Cook, Jenkins Team Up for Documentary

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Kevin Durant may be on the sidelines of the NBA Finals at this point, but he and his D.M.V. teammate Quinn Cook are still carrying the mantle for...

Title IX Impact Felt On Local High School Sports

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] If there was any doubt about the impact that Title IX is having on women in sports, the number of girls who won D.C. Pigskin Club Spring Awards and their...

Pigskin Club Honors Swing Sports Athletes

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the shadows of FedEx Field a new array of sports were recognized at the second annual Pigskin Club of Washington Spring Awards Banquet at the original First...

Charm City `Olympics’ Coming in July

By AFRO Staff This summer, young people in Baltimore will have the opportunity to pour their energy into the city’s first ever Olympic-style sports tournament. On June 5, Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young and the Baltimore...

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...

Pigskin Club’s Spring Awards Banquet Set

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The Pigskin Club of D.C. is synonymous with honoring excellence in athletics in the D.C. metropolitan area for more than eight decades. Most athletes and their supporters recognize the...

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...

Murphy Chooses NJIT

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Jason Kemp Murphy, the big man from St. Frances High School in Baltimore, highly sought by several major division I men’s collegiate basketball programs across the nation, made his college...

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...

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