LeBron Thanks Akron Fans for Support, Silent About Cleveland

NBA superstar LeBron James recently reminded fans of what he considers his real hometown, after taking out a full-page newspaper ad in The Akron Beacon Journal. In the ad, he thanked the residents of...

Redskins’ Haynesworth Passes Test, but Return to Practice Cut Short

After a lengthy wait, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth returned to practice on August 7, but participated in only a few drills before sitting out the remainder of practice. The two-time Pro-Bowler arrived...

AFRO Looks Ahead at NFL’s Eastern Divisions

The calendar has barely flipped to August, but NFL fans are already fidgeting over the upcoming football season. Fantasy draft boards are being drawn, jerseys are being sold out and bottles of barbecue sauce...

Concerns Hover over Redskins Training Camp

The Washington Redskins have entered training camp with excitement before, but never quite like this. Redskins training camp officially kicked off last Friday, and new head coach Mike Shanahan is expected to implement some...

No Average Joe on the Path to the Pros

Meet Joe Charles, a 6-foot-6-inch, 350-pound Silver Spring, Md. native with the prototypical size and talent of a pile-driving NFL offensive lineman. Unfortunately for Charles, he hasn’t received the same exposure most prospects receive...

NBA Star Amar’e Stoudemire Travels to Israel to Learn Jewish Roots

NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire has a tattoo on his neck that reads Black Jesus, eventually leading to a nickname fans have given him because of his extraordinary skills on the basketball court. But after...

Decrease in Heat Sparks Increase in Attendance at Goodman League

Sweltering heat and extreme temperatures have kept attendance down at Washington, D.C.'s Goodman Summer League in recent weeks. But on a mid-80 degree Friday night, conditions were bearable and the talent— although mostly unrecognizable—put...

Reggie Bush’s College Past Continues to Haunt Him

As New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush enters his fifth season in the NFL, the controversy over his involvement with an agent during college continues to haunt him. An NCAA infractions committee has already...

19-year-old Jeremy Tyler Heads for Japanese Basketball League

Most American basketball fans are used to seeing athletes leave college early to chase their dream of becoming a professional athlete. But never have we seen a kid skip senior year in high school...

Redskins’ Haynesworth Fails Conditioning Test

After a long, frustrating summer, all things seem to be a go for embattled Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. He’s reportedly comfortable with his position on the team. His contract is fine and...

Ravens’ Cody Passes Conditioning Test

One day after failing the team’s conditioning test, Baltimore Ravens second round draft pick Terrence Cody passed his physical on July 28 and is now cleared to practice. Cody failed his test twice on...

Ex-NBAer Lorenzen Wright Found Murdered

Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was found murdered, the Memphis Commercial Appeal initially reported. He was 34. The former first round draft pick, who played in the league for 13 years, disappeared on July 19,...

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