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John Vercher is the author of the novels Three-Fifths and After the Lights Go Out. Karen Maria Photography/Soho Press hide caption toggle caption Karen Maria Photography/Soho Press John Vercher is the author of the novels Three-Fifths and After the Lights Go Out. Karen Maria Photography/Soho Press Imagine opening your car door one morning and being […]

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams began — and ended — her comeback at Wimbledon after 364 days out of singles competition looking very much like someone who hadn’t competed in just that long. She missed shots, shook her head, rolled her eyes. In between, there were moments where Williams played very much like someone whose strokes and […]

Shaquille O’Neal was good at a lot of things when he played in the NBA, but he was terrible at hitting threes. Yet, he found a way to mimic Stephen Curry once. The LA legend was the catalyst of the Lakers dynasty in the 2000s. He was the star of a team that won three […]

This is part two of a three-part series. Click here to read part one, and look out for part three next week. The Oakland Roots soccer club was born, in earnest, in the summer of 2016, when Edreece Arghandiwal, a marketing director and entrepreneurial creative type who’d worked on projects for brands such as Apple […]

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech junior women’s golfer Anna Dong was tabbed Tuesday the recipient of the 2021-22 Big 12 Sportsmanship Award, which honors student-athletes who display an extraordinary degree of sportsmanship, community service and academic achievement. Those descriptors are a fitting profile for Dong, who continues to excel not only on the links but […]

Here’s why Serena Williams wears black tape on her face for competitions originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington Everyone’s wondering the same thing when it comes to Serena Williams’ choice of facial accessory at Wimbledon this year . . .

76ers’ black jerseys won’t be worn next season to coincide with 25th anniversary, as team not authorized by NBA to wear throwback in ’22-23Getty Images The 76ers’ black jerseys, which “defined one of the franchise’s proudest eras,” could “soon be returning to the court,” according to Matt Breen of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. However, they “won’t […]

Story Links Orono, Maine — Four Black Bears teams posted perfect 2020-21 scores of 1,000 in the latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released by the NCAA on June 14. Field hockey, softball, women’s basketball, and women’s cross country all achieved perfect scores in the report. Women’s cross country […]

Welcome to the MLB Star Power Index — a weekly undertaking that determines with awful authority which players are dominating the current zeitgeist of the sport, at least according to the narrow perceptions of this miserable scribe. While one’s presence on this list is often celebratory in nature, it can also be for purposes of […]

Marlin Briscoe, a trailblazer who became the first black starting quarterback in the American Football League, has died. He was 76 and died of pneumonia, according to a news release issued by the University of Nebraska Omaha. Briscoe, who made his landmark start for the Denver Broncos in 1968, also played for the Buffalo Bills, […]


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