Coaches set to stand up for change

A group of Richmond-area high school coaches will hold a peaceful rally on Saturday to show their student-athletes that their voices can be heard.

Virginia high school football coaches unite to form association

NHL moves ahead with 24-team playoff format if play resumes

  Glen Allen’s Durkin takes soccer skills to Europe

  As NCAA clears some athletes for workouts, local schools emphasize safety

IndyCar weekend at Richmond Raceway canceled

  Miss. neighborhood turns cul-de-sac into ultimate ‘sandlot’

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  Tough times ahead for Flying Squirrels, but team confident it can weather the storm

Hamlin scores 2nd win of season at rain-shortened Darlington

VHSL developing plans for reopening of fall sports

  Amid South Korea’s COVID-19 recovery, Wilson gets back to baseball

  Jones becomes first Thomas Jefferson player in 46 years to go Power 5, picks Virginia Tech

Flying Squirrels offers ballpark food for curbside pickup

Sports Backers announces virtual race

Sports Backers has announced a new virtual race called 'Great American 5000’.

Darius Rucker to perform National Anthem before race at Darlington Raceway

South Carolina native Darius Rucker is set to perform the national anthem before Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway, according to information from NASCAR.

Richmond 2020 Spring Race Weekend officially canceled

Richmond’s 2020 Spring Race Weekend has officially been canceled as part of the revised NASCAR schedule.

Sports Backers offers new ‘Moms Run the World’ gift packages

These packages can be delivered to any doorstep in the Richmond region or Tri-cities area.

Redskins release 2020 football schedule

Virginia High School League cancels spring sports season due to COVID-19

  William and Mary tennis coach to run miles for children’s hospital

  Survey: Fans favor sports returning even without spectators in stands

  Coronavirus forced hiring process to go virtual in search for coach

LSU grad becomes first female MLB hitting coach

  Spider swimming honors seniors with virtual graduation

Often times, seniors serve as the backbones of teams. Richmond swimming and diving is no different.

  Sports Backers celebrates Cinco De Mayo, Taco Tuesday with virtual 5k

Sports Backers announced that they will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday with their first virtual 5k called ‘Taco Trot 5k’.

  Voice of William and Mary details coronavirus fight, looks forward to plasma donation

His voice is synonymous with Tribe athletics. Jay Colley has been on the mic for William and Mary since 1982, calling football and basketball games. His most recent call was the 2020 CAA Tournament in Washington, DC.

United Soccer League extends season delay

The United Soccer League has extended its temporary suspension of the 2020 Championship and League One seasons.

  The First Tee in Chesterfield set for re-open with social distancing focus

For the last six and a half weeks, golf courses have been permitted to remain open, provided patrons practice proper social distancing.

Tri-City Chili Peppers delays 2020 inaugural season

Tri-City Chili Peppers along with the Coastal Plain League announced that the 2020 inaugural season will be delayed from May 28 to July 1.

  College athletics working to figure out next steps

College athletics has come to a halt, as has much of the money that funds it. Colleges and universities all across the country are figuring out what's next, and student-athletes, potential recruits and coaches all have questions about what the future holds.

  92-year-old gets up from recliner, dances, after hearing grandson is selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL draft

92-year-old gets up from recliner,dances,after hearing grandson is selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL draft

Driver Ryan Newman plans to return to track once NASCAR resumes

NASCAR hasn’t had a race since May 8, and because of the uncertainty of COVID-19, no date has been made as to when the sport will resume.

Eagles draft former Highland Springs athlete, Wallace

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Wallace in the fourth round with the 127th overall pick. He became the second Highland Springs graduate to be picked during the 2020 draft, after Mekhi Becton went 11th overall to the Jets.

VUU starts National search for new Women’s Basketball Coach

“Our women’s basketball program has enjoyed outstanding success, both academically and athletically, under Coach Gilbert’s leadership. I extend my thanks and appreciation for her many contributions,” said Athletic Director Felecia Johnson.

Washington Redskins trade Trent Williams

He’ll head to San Francisco in exchange for today’s 5th round draft pick and next year’s 3rd round selection.

Seahawks take Hopewell’s Taylor in second round

Hopewell's Darrell Taylor didn't have to wait too long to hear his name called on night two of the NFL Draft. The Hopewell product was taken in the second round with the 48th overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks.

Former Springer Becton drafted 11th by the Jets

The draft format was different, but the result for former Highland Springs star Mekhi Becton was the same as it would've been had he been in Las Vegas.

  ’It’s a miracle that I’m still sitting here’: Squirrels’ GM recounts health scare

It was the late summer of 2019. The Flying Squirrels were just wrapping up their tenth season in the River City. Ben Rothrock, the team’s general manager, had been feeling fatigued and couldn’t seem to shake it. After visiting a handful of doctors, things got progressively worse.

  NOVA Swim Club holds parade to reunite, give back

Athletes and coaches are among those forced to stay apart in recent weeks, but one area swim club found a way to interact in person and give back to its community.

Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action

Opening day on March 26 was pushed back until mid-May at the earliest after a national emergency was declared due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

Santos-Silva to transfer from VCU

Marcus Santos-Silva will transfer from the school for his final season of eligibility, he announced on social media on Monday night.

Former Monacan basketball player Megan Walker drafted in WNBA

Former Monacan basketball star Megan Walker is headed to the New York Liberty.

  Local products hope to hear their names called in NFL Draft

This year’s NFL Draft will be unlike anyone we’ve seen before. No stage, no handshakes, no crowd- and all virtual.

  Parney’s 500 bases of love raises more than $20,000 for area COVID-19 relief

Thursday was supposed to be Opening Night at the Diamond, a day that's like Christmas to many players who look forward to taking the field and taking in the sound of the first home crowd. While COVID-19 has halted baseball for the time being, the bags and base-paths still got some good use, and it w

Denny Hamlin, FedEx donate more than 60K meals to Chesterfield Food Bank

Chesterfield native and NASCAR champion Denny Hamlin helped donate more than 60,000 meals to the Chesterfield Food Bank.

  Benedictine product Ferrell gave money to those who needed it immediately

It was Clelin Ferrell’s first big charitable donation since signing his NFL contract. $100,000 to the city of Richmond’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

  Mom of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns dies from COVID-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 2015 NBA draft.

NASCAR’s Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication on his headset with his spotter when he used the N-word.

  Former Spider Yarbrough says XFL shut down comes down to bad timing

Fly or fail, not many people thought the XFL’s second attempt would be briefer than its first. Teams had only played five games apiece, but on Friday the league showed employees and players the door, suspending all operations with no plans to return in 2021.

XFL suspends operations, lays off employees

The XFL has eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule.

  Flying Squirrels operate in limbo among season on hold

It was supposed to be a day of celebration, as the Flying Squirrels were initially scheduled to open their season at Bowie on Thursday night, but with Opening Day on hold, the Squirrels and their fans are operating in limbo.

  VCU basketball rallies around former Ram Tillman, who lost father

For four years, Justin Tillman brought Rams Nation to its feet at the Siegel Center, and now VCU is rallying around Tillman during one of the most difficult times of his life. Tillman’s father, John, passed away from complications from coronavirus this past Saturday.

  Sports tourism takes hit, but eyes bounce-back

Hotels, restaurants and state-of-the-art facilities- just a few reasons why the Richmond area has become a home run for sports tourism. But the coronavirus pandemic has thrown organizers a curveball.

  UVA assistant Williford looks back, then forward on scheduled national championship night

It’s supposed to be one of the best nights in sports- the final game of the NCAA Tournament where a national champion is crowned, but with COVID-19 canceling the NCAA Tournament, teams and fans have been forced to wait another year.

History-making Saints kicker Tom Dempsey dies from coronavirus crisis

Legendary New Orleans Saints place kicker Tom Dempsey died Saturday night after a battle with COVID-19. He was 73.

Grandpa of UVA National Champ, Kyle Guy, dies from COVID-19

Guy said on his Twitter page Saturday, that his grandfather had died Friday night.

  Virtual Facebook page helps Special Olympians stay healthy, active

The Special Olympics of Virginia Summer Games are some of the more uplifting things one can witness. But the games are part of a number of programs that will be absent from 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the right call by the Special Olympics, though a disappointing one.

  Henrico trainer using Zoom to keep athletes going

On any given day, you'd find Elkin Sports Performance in Henrico County busy with athletes working to get better.

Redskins eliminate Richmond’s annual training camp fee

The City of Richmond and the Washington Redskins announced a significant modification to the current Redskins Training Camp agreement on Thursday that eliminates the requirement of the city’s Economic Development Authority to pay a local cash contribution to cover some team expenses.

  NASCAR keeps drivers, fans going with iRacing

Like other leagues, NASCAR has put the breaks on its season, but the sport has found a different way to keep fans in front of the television and drivers behind the wheel ... sort of.

  NCAA ruling to allow extra year of eligibility impacts local schools

The NCAA ruled on Monday to allow spring sports student-athletes who had their seasons canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic one additional year of eligibility.

  Past, future Flying Squirrels to benefit from updated minor league pay allowance

Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Despite isolation, Sportable keeping athletes active

Many non-profits have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, and that includes Sportable in Richmond, an organization centered on adaptive sports. No matter what the sport may be, Sportable has had athletes with disabilities in Central Virginia covered since 2005.

  Hopewell’s Henderson heads to Ohio State having ‘always wanted to be a Buckeye’

It’s not often one finds a talent like Hopewell’s TreVeyon Henderson.

VCU buys land for future Athletics Village

Virginia Commonwealth University has purchased 10.94 acres of land on Hermitage Road to be part of its future VCU Athletics Village.

Braxton Key adjusting to life after college basketball

UVA senior Braxton Key is planning on playing basketball professionally, but without the ability to meet with teams or even workout, the process has become much more difficult.

  Local personal trainer offers workout tips

Roger Riggle, owner of Defy Genetics, trains athletes of all ability levels, from beginners to elite athletes, an event some NFL players.

  High school seniors see academic, athletic careers come to an end

Seniors at Manchester walked out of the building on March 12, not realizing that it would be their final day of high school. They would get no senior prom, no commencement, no formal chance to say goodbye to classmates and teachers.

Richmond Flying Squirrels offers digital field trip for Richmond-area students

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will be offering a digital field trip for Richmond-area students through their 2020 Education Day curriculum.

JMU men’s basketball hires Mark Byington as new head coach

James Madison University has hired Mark Byington as the new head coach of its men’s basketball team.

Walker named AP First Team All-American

Monacan graduate Megan Walker has been named an AP First Team All-American

  Richmond-area sports bars enduring ‘March Sadness’

It’s a day that is usually celebrated - the first full day of March Madness. Sports bars are often packed and loud. Glasses are filled at every turn, and fans are shoulder-to-shoulder taking in one of the nation’s most coveted events.

Greece hands Olympic flame over to Japan amid calls to delay 2020 Games

As of right now, the games are still on. However, more voices are calling for the games to be postponed or canceled.

VISAA boys & girls basketball All-State Teams Announced

Blue Ridge junior Michael Gray has been named the Player of the Year for Division II in the VISAA, after helping lead the Barons to back-to-back state championships.

Spiders receive votes in final AP Top 25 to cap off unfinished season

We may never know just how good the 2019-2020 Richmond Spiders could have been. With five juniors, all with major minutes in the past, Chris Mooney's club was the best it's been since the 2011 Sweet 16 run.

UVA men’s basketball ranked 16th in final AP Poll

The Virginia men’s basketball team (23-7, 15-5 ACC) is ranked 16th in the final Associated Press Top 25 Poll of the season.

Earnhardt, Busch sign on for NASCAR esports series

The multi-week series will start Sunday with a virtual competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady leaving Patriots

The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl rings said Tuesday morning that he is leaving the New England Patriots.

Spring race weekend at Richmond Raceway postponed

As NASCAR has postponed all race events through May 3, the spring race weekend at Richmond Raceway scheduled for April 17-19 has been postponed, including the Monster Cup circuit’s Toyota Owners 400. The event will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced in the future.

How sporting events are being handled amid coronavirus outbreak in Central Virginia

Games will continue to be played with essential personnel only.

Official at Colonial Athletic Association championship game tests positive for coronavirus

The Colonial Athletic Association says a game official who worked at the 2020 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship has tested positive for COVID-19.