Swamp Monsters? Red Tails? Gridlock? What might NFL call DC?

Branding experts warn of the pitfalls for the team in choosing a new name, while others who love humor provide some possibilities that are only half in jest.

  Henrico sports store prepared for new Washington football name

  Washington to retire ‘Redskins’ name, logo - new name in development

Virginia speedway: Driver dies following crash during race

With season cancelled, Chili Peppers showcase high school up and coming stars

Flag football set for weekend in Glen Allen

Former Monacan star Megan Walker tests positive for COVID-19

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Two UVA student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

CAA will make fall sports decision with “health, safety and welfare” as priorities

CIAA suspends 2020 fall sports season

  Atlee, Richmond grad Riefner has found soccer groove in Finland

VISAA releases guidelines & recommendations for fall sports

Prince George’s Harding honored as Gatorade Virginia Track Athlete of the Year

  Dinwiddie football working out with safety measures in place

The Generals are beginning their third week of conditioning and weight training, and are moving forward with caution.

Flying Squirrels unveil ‘Movies in the Outfield’

The Squirrels have unveiled “Movies in the Outfield,” which will be a chance for fans to get to the ballpark and catch a flick. The screenings will be held every Thursday and Saturday night and begin this Thursday, July 9.

Two Washington Nationals players test positive for COVID-19

Two Nationals players tested positive for COVID-19, manager Davey Martinez said Sunday, according to a report from NBC Washington.

Washington Redskins QB suggests ‘Red Tails’ as new team name

The name “Redskins” is seen by some as a racial slur against Native Americans, and a name that people have been pushing for the team to remove for decades.

Virginia high schools planning for the unknown this fall

Flying Squirrels Chief Executive steps down

FedEx asks Washington Redskins to change team name

2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled

VHSL holds off on releasing fall athletic schedule

Five-year anniversary of UVA Baseball’s first-ever College World Series title

  Thomas Dale head football coach encourages cautious return after coronavirus recovery

If high school sports get back up and running in the fall, 2020 is shaping up to be a football season unlike we've seen before. Players, coaches and fans still don't know exactly what the game will look like.

UVA signee Nick Bitsko chooses Major Leagues over college baseball

Virginia baseball signee Nick Bitsko will not join the Cavaliers next season, as the right-handed pitcher officially agreed to terms with the Tampa Rays on Tuesday.

  Pools prepare to enter Phase Three of reopening

The pool is a popular destination for July 4 weekend, and Phase Three of Virginia's reopening will bring recreational swimming back just in time for that holiday.

  Manchester grad Clark leaving Liberty, citing school’s ‘incompetent’ leadership

Manchester graduate Kei'Trel Clark is one of two players to announce on Monday that they are leaving Liberty University due to issues unrelated to football.

LSU confirms at least 30 football players are in quarantine due to COVID-19

According to a report from Sport’s Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, at least 30 LSU football players are in quarantine because they tested positive for COVID-19 or were found to have had contact with those who tested positive.

NCAA bans Mississippi from holding any championships over state flag

The NCAA Board of Governors is banning any NCAA championship events from being held in Mississippi.

Southside Speedway closed through end of 2020 due to COVID-19

Southside Speedway announced Thursday it will be closed through the end of 2020 and all racing activities are canceled.

Terry takes reins of Virginia Union women’s hoops

Tierra Terry knows that replacing greatness isn't easy, but that's what she's doing at Virginia Union, and she welcomes the challenge.

  Former police officer London applauds players in fight against racism, social injustice

Mike London was the first African-American head football coach at Richmond, Virginia and now William and Mary. When George Floyd's death sparked a nation-wide protest effort, London sprung into action.

Reports: NASCAR All-Star Race on its way to Bristol in 2020

The spike in COVID-19 cases in North Carolina is causing a Charlotte Motor Speedway staple to leave its grounds for just the second time ever.

Chesterfield native Denny Hamlin gets 40th career NASCAR Cup win

Denny Hamlin dominated the NASCAR Dixie Vodka 400 on Sunday and came in first place for the 40th time in the Chesterfield native’s career.

Flying Squirrels host Father’s Day Catch on the Field

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will be hosting a Father’s Day Catch on the Field event.

  UVA linebacker Snowden marching to sack racism

Football fans know Virginia linebacker Charles Snowden for his play-making ability on the field, but the past two weeks have seen him on the streets of the nation's capital, trying to sack racism and injustice.

UVA Baseball roster in ‘Good Shape’ despite unexpected challenges of COVID-19

Rather than having as many as nine players selected, the Cavaliers may only have one or two picked in this year’s shortened MLB Draft, which could set UVA up for big things in 2021.

NASCAR bans Confederate flag from properties and events; drivers continue to stand for change

NASCAR announced on Wednesday evening that it has banned the Confederate flag from all events and properties. The move comes less than 48 hours after Bubba Wallace, the lone black driver on the Monster Cup circuit, called for the sport to do so.

Rivera applauds player protests, will support kneeling players

Redskins’ head coach Ron Rivera says he is proud of his community and members of his team for the way they’ve responded to the death of George Floyd and the recent protests.

Tri-City Chili Peppers suspends 2020 season

The Tri-City Chili Peppers announced that they will suspend its 2020 Coastal Plain League season.

Special Olympics Virginia holding Virtual Torch Run

Over 500 people are participating in a Virtual Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia this week.

Gamecocks drop sponsor after CEO’s insensitive comments

The University of South Carolina athletics department has cut sponsorship ties with CPI Security after a email response reveled company CEO Kenneth Gill’s insensitive comments about social injustice after North Carolina protests.

Panthers, Hornets, universities end partnership with security firm after CEO comments

The Carolina Panthers and two universities have canceled partnerships with a North Carolina home security company after the company’s CEO told an activist he should focus on black-on-black crime rather than the George Floyd protests.

Kickers making plans to return to field

The United Soccer League is still finalizing the format of games and scheduling.

  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.

UVA’s Chris Newell named ‘National Freshman of the Year’

Centerfielder Chris Newell is the first Virginia baseball player to earn ‘Freshman of the Year’ honors at a national level, after being awarded by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Tuesday.

  Special Olympics Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run to carry on virtually

It's a staple of the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games- the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Virginia high school football coaches unite to form association

The Commonwealth Football Coaches Association has been divided into five regions, with the Richmond area serving as one of them.

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

The NHL says it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if it is able to resume play.

  Glen Allen’s Durkin takes soccer skills to Europe

Chris Durkin has signed a three-year contract with Sint-Truiden in Belgium.

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

The NCAA Division I Council voted to allow football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball players to resume on-campus voluntary workouts beginning on June 1.

IndyCar weekend at Richmond Raceway canceled

The NTT IndyCar series was set to make a stop at Richmond Raceway next month, but COVID-19 will keep the green flag from dropping.

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

Many are searching for ways to keep themselves entertained during these tough times. One neighborhood in Oak Grove has transformed a cul-de-sac into an epic game of “sandlot" baseball.

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

A survey completed by 68 Minor League Baseball franchises conducted by Sports Illustrated shows that there is grave concern regarding the future of the game and the landscape of the minor leagues as we know it.

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

NASCAR's second race back during the coronavirus pandemic was delayed nearly 90 minutes then stopped with 20 laps remaining because of rain.

VHSL developing plans for reopening of fall sports

The Virginia High School League is developing plans for the reopening of fall athletics that will be in compliance with state directives from the governor, Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC.

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

Midlothian High school graduate Tyler Wilson has pitched against the best, standing atop a major league mound for the Baltimore Orioles from 2015-2017. In 2018, Wilson took his game across the globe to South Korea and the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).

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

In 1974, Thomas Jefferson wide receiver Phil Logan signed a letter of intent to play football at South Carolina. That was the last time a Vikings' player committed to a now-Power 5 conference school- until now.

Flying Squirrels offers ballpark food for curbside pickup

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will be offering customers ballpark food for curbside pickup with Funnville Foodie Fridays on deck at The Diamond.

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

The Washington Redskins have released their 2020 football schedule.

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

The Virginia High School League Executive Committee has voted to cancel all spring sports and activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year because of the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

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

On the tennis court, Aidan Talcott was a player for William & Mary who is now a Tribe assistant coach, and while he's got game, his community impact might boast a little bit more muscle.

  Survey: Fans favor sports returning even without spectators in stands

A majority of fans surveyed by ESPN favor sports returning even if there are no spectators in the stands.

  Coronavirus forced hiring process to go virtual in search for coach

When legendary Randolph-Macon women's basketball coach Caroll LaHaye announced her retirement on March 25, the job instantly caught Lindsey Burke's attention.

LSU grad becomes first female MLB hitting coach

LSU graduate Rachel Balkovec, has become the first-ever female full-time hitting coach in Major League Baseball, or MLB, is using this time to help others.

  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.