Rain pushes finish of Xfinity race at Martinsville to Sunday

The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway lasted 91 laps before rain that delayed the start returned midway through the second stage.

Tickets to go on sale for 2021 Richmond Flying Squirrels season

  After back-to-back losing seasons, Hermitage football back on track

  Early COVID-19 pause didn’t phase Mills Godwin girls volleyball team

VHSL: King William removed from playoffs after positive COVID test

Golden to return to Spiders for additional year

Fans welcome back Nationals baseball

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Stanford holds off Arizona 54-53 to win women’s NCAA title

  Randolph-Macon claims ODAC football title

Local baseball team to incorporate grass skirts in beach-themed game

  Governor’s new safety measures double crowd size at high school sporting events

On the Sidelines scoreboard- April 1-2

Richmond football in COVID-19 protocol, Saturday’s game postponed

  Richmond motocross star takes aim at American Ninja Warrior

Richmond will be well-represented on this year's season of American Ninja Warrior as Zach DiPaolo goes after the top prize.

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games.

Virginia Beach man killed by police played college football

A man shot and killed by a police officer at a Virginia oceanfront resort area was a college football player whose death has stunned his former teammates and head coach.

On the Sidelines scoreboard- March 26

Monacan pushed past Powhatan in our On the Sidelines Game of the Week to headline Friday night’s action.

  Region 4B playoff spots at stake in Game of the Week

Spiders’ season ends on last second three pointer

  Legion of Zoom track club speeds into season

  Loosening of sport spectator restrictions in Virginia expected to boost local economy

Snyder on verge of buying out Washington Football Team minority owners

Snyder to buy out other Washington owners, pending approval

No. 7 Virginia Tech women knocked out of NCAA Tourney after losing to No. 2 Baylor 90-48

The Hokies finish the year at 15-10.

James River tops L.C. Bird in football for first time since 2000

Monday marked an historic night for James River on the football field in a game that went down to the wire.

Governor eases capacity restrictions at large sporting venues, high school football

Beginning April 1, more fans will have the opportunity to attend sporting events in Virginia.

VCU women ousted in first round of NCAA Tournament

The VCU women’s basketball team fell to Indiana, 63-32, in the first round on Monday afternoon, concluding the Rams’ season with a 16-11 record. It marked the black and gold’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009 and just their second in history.

Fans react to men’s basketball teams in Virginia not advancing in NCAA tournament

Fans react to the news that all five men's basketball teams from Virginia will not advance to the next round of the NCAA tournament.

Positive COVID-19 tests force VCU out of NCAA Tournament

VCU head coach Mike Rhoades was notified of the decision about four and a half hours before the Rams were scheduled to tip off against Oregon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

VCU men’s basketball out of NCAA Tournament due to COVID-19 protocols

VCU men’s basketball will not be playing in the NCAA Tournament after its Round of 64 game against 7-seed Oregon was declared a ‘no-contest’ due to COVID-19 protocols.

On the Sidelines scoreboard- March 19

Highland Springs held off Deep Run in our On the Sidelines Game of the Week to headline action, while several games were postponed and rescheduled due to weather or field conditions.

  After dark 2020, sports bars rebounding in March Madness 2021

March Madness 2021 is tipping off and establishments like Home Team Grill in The Fan are open for business.

  A decade later: Looking back at VCU’s 2011 Final Four run

It’s been ten years since VCU took the River City on a wild ride through March Madness- an improbable string of victories that led to an infectious spirit of energy from wherever the Rams were playing to back in Richmond.

Shorthanded Spiders take down Toledo in NIT

Richmond got 18 points from both Tyler Burton and Jacob Gilyard and erased an 11 point first half deficit, topping Toledo, 76-66, in Denton, Texas.

  Former Dinwiddie player, military veteran works to turn Generals into leaders

Not many people have faced the adversity that Matthew Bradford has faced. Now he's using his own adversity in hopes of helping others power through their own.

New sports betting lounge coming to Richmond Raceway

A new sports betting lounge is coming to the Richmond Raceway.

  Henrico football team pushes forward with injured teammate as inspiration

Lemons is currently in the hospital, unable to walk and with no feeling in his arms or legs. It’s a tough reality for the players and coaches who have grown to know the senior and who have played beside him as teammates.

VCU women earn No. 13 seed in NCAA Tournament, draw Indiana in first round

The Rams earned a No. 13 seed and will face No. 4 seed Indiana in first round action on Monday at 2:00 PM.

  ‘We believe he will walk again’: Henrico football player seriously injured during game, GoFundMe created

A Henrico High School football player was seriously injured during Friday night’s game and now Warrior Nation is coming together to support him.

UVA earns 4-seed in NCAA Tournament; Cavaliers face Ohio in 1st Round

The Virginia men's basketball team is in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh consecutive time, and the 24th time in program history. The 4-seed Cavaliers will take on 13-seed Ohio in the opening round on Saturday.

“We will forever be grateful,” Saints owner Gayle Benson, Coach Payton react to Brees’ announcement

"We found a player with a burning desire to win," Head Coach Sean Payton said

VCU earns at-large NCAA Tournament bid

The Rams received an at-large invitation to the event on Sunday evening and will be the No. 10 seed in the West Region. They’ll face No. 7 seed Oregon on Saturday.

VCU falls to St. Bonaventure in Atlantic 10 Championship Game

The Rams fell behind by 17 points in the second half and could climb back, falling to St. Bonaventure, 74-65.

VCU women claim Atlantic 10 championship

The Rams opened up a 10 point lead in the first quarter and fended off any rallies, as VCU downed UMass, 81-69, to claim the conference championship.

3 players in drug arrests suspended from Tennessee football

Three University of Tennessee football players are facing an indefinite suspension from the team after campus police logs show they were arrested on misdemeanor charges related to drug possession and paraphernalia in a dorm.

On the Sidelines Scoreboard- March 12

Scores from high school football games played the weekend beginning Friday, March 12.

Positive COVID-19 test forces UVA out of ACC Tournament

A positive COVID-19 test within the Virginia basketball program has forced the cancellation of Friday’s ACC semifinal between the Cavaliers and Georgia Tech.

UVA advances on Beekman buzzer-beater in ACC Quarterfinals

Reece Beekman hit a three-pointer at the buzzer, and the top-seed Virginia men’s basketball team defeated 8-seed Syracuse 72-69 in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday.

Colonial Downs returns to live racing in July

Premium tickets will go on sale on March 15.

Duke pulls out of ACC Tournament, NCAA streak in jeopardy

The Blue Devils’ streak of 24 consecutive NCAA Tournaments is in jeopardy.

Deep Run squares off with defending Region 5B champ Varina in Game of the Week

Varina has won two straight games via the shutout, while Deep Run looks for its 14th straight regular season win.

Hyland named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year

VCU sophomore guard Bones Hyland was named the league’s Player of the Year, the first Ram to win the honor since the program joined the A-10 in 2012.

Northam: High school football capacity to remain at 250 for now

High school football has been classified as a recreational sport, meaning that while other venues throughout Virginia have been able to increase attendance to one thousand guests, 250 people remains the capacity for high school stadiums.

Tri-City Chili Peppers announce new head coach

The Tri-City Chili Peppers have announced the new head coach ahead of the 2021 season.

Second half surge pushes VCU into Atlantic 10 title game

The Rams shot 65 percent in the second half on their way to a 64-52 victory over Davidson in the Atlantic 10 semifinals.

  Hyland paces VCU into Atlantic 10 semifinals

Bones Hyland scored 30 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in his return from injury, pacing VCU to a 73-68 win over Dayton in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals on Friday.

  On the Sidelines- March 5

Friday marked another action-packed night under the Friday night lights in Central Virginia.

Washington releases Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith

Washington has informed Alex Smith the team is releasing the veteran quarterback, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision.

Spiders go cold in A-10 tourney loss to Duquesne

Tyler Burton’s lay-up with two seconds remaining was the only field goal the eight-seeded Spiders scored in the final 9:28 of the game, as No. 9 Duquesne came back to down Richmond, 67-62, in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

Atlantic 10 Tournament underway in Richmond as Spiders, Rams await openers

The Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament tipped off on Wednesday at the Siegel Center, beginning the hopeful marches for 14 teams to a conference championship.

  Hermitage and Glen Allen renew rivalry in Game of the Week

Hermitage and Glen Allen began playing in 2011, the first year the Jaguars fielded a varsity football team. The Panthers took the first four meetings, but the Jags have responded to win the last two match-ups. These two schools that are a six minute drive apart renew acquaintances on Friday.

Washington replacing cheerleading team with coed dance team

Washington will not have cheerleaders for the first time since the NFL’s longest-running cheerleading team was founded in 1962.

  St. Joseph’s upsets Richmond in regular season finale

Matt Grace’s final three-point attempt did not beat the buzzer, sending Richmond to a 76-73 loss at the hands of St. Joseph’s.

Byron gives NASCAR another surprise winner at Homestead

William Byron gave NASCAR its third surprise winner in three weeks, this one not quite as stunning as the first two at Daytona International Speedway.

  Deep Run honors Henderson during first game

Deep Run kicked off its season against J.R. Tucker, the Wildcats’ first game since Henderson passed away in a boating accident last April.

  On the Sidelines- February 26

High school football is back in Central Virginia! The first Friday night of the delayed 2020 season kicked off, beginning a condensed campaign that will see teams battle for April playoff spots.

  Manchester and Monacan set to square off in On the Sidelines Game of the Week

The two rivals open up their respective schedules on Friday with Manchester looking for its third straight win of the series. The young Lancers will look to take down an experienced Monacan squad.

  12-year old Chesterfield girl conquers heart condition to get back in the air

Silk aerobic artist Hailey Hyatt was grounded for a bit, as she dealt with a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. After a procedure to correct it, she's back in the air.

  Flying Squirrels announce legacy campaign to honor the Richmond 34

This week marks 61 years since a historic sit-in held in Downtown Richmond. The Richmond 34 - a group of Virginia Union University students - peacefully protested the injustice of the time.

  Without Hyland, VCU trips Billikens

Freshman Ace Baldwin knocked down two clutch free throws to power the Rams past the Billikens at the Siegel Center on Tuesday night.

Francis powers Richmond past UMass

Blake Francis scored 20 points and the Spiders held an 11 point halftime advantage on their way to a 79-65 win over Massachusetts at the Robins Center.

  High school football returns in Virginia

The 2020 season was delayed on account of the pandemic, but that campaign finally kicked off on Monday night for a handful of teams throughout the commonwealth.

Hopewell claims first boys basketball state title since 1972

The Blue Devils claimed the Class 3 state championship on Saturday night, topping Abingdon, 58-55.

No Capital City Classic round two as Atlantic 10 shuffles schedule

The Atlantic 10 has shuffled the schedule for the final week of the regular season, but VCU and Richmond will not face each other for a second time this year.

Atlantic 10 adjusts dates of men’s and women’s basketball tournaments

Most of the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament will be moved up one week, with the championship game being moved to Dayton, the conference announced on Thursday night.

Flying Squirrels release 2021 schedule, open at home on May 4

The Flying Squirrels have announced their 2021 schedule, kicking off the season on May 4 at home against the Hartford Yard Goats. It’s the first of 60 games at home during the campaign as the Squirrels will embark on a 120 game slate.

MLB announces full 2021 schedule for Flying Squirrels

The Flying Squirrels will start their eleventh season at The Diamond on May 4.

  VCU pulls away, downs Richmond in Capital City Classic

Bones Hyland scored 20 points to lead four VCU players in double figures, as the Rams pulled away for the 68-56 win over Richmond on Wednesday night at the Siegel Center.

  Hopewell boys punch ticket to state title game

Elvin Edmonds scored 30 points and Hopewell dominated from wire to wire as the Blue Devils downed Independence, 71-44, in the Class 3 boys state semifinal on Wednesday.

Lewis prepares for first game as Varina’s head coach

Marcus Lewis was announced as Varina’s head football coach on February 13, 2020. One year later, he’s finally getting the chance to prepare for his first game in that role.

Richmond Raceway pushing for April fans

Richmond Raceway has put in a request to the governor’s office for approval of a plan to host some fans during the April 17 and April 18 festivities.