NASCAR returns to Richmond in September with four races

All three national series will visit Richmond Raceway for racing September 10-12, NASCAR announced on Thursday.

Sports Backers holding Patrick Henry half-marathon

  Richmond’s Royster prepares for professional boxing debut

  Family, friends, Spider community mourn basketball star McCurdy

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

Richmond Kickers home opener postponed

Five local high schools to change classifications next fall

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Virginia Tech cornerback Farley opts out of coming season

  ACC football, fall sports, moving forward beginning in September

  Washington opens training camp like no other

Colonial Downs postpones opening card due to heat conditions

  Virginia high school fall sports delayed; VHSL votes for three condensed seasons

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

Four University of Virginia athletes test positive for COVID-19 out of 235 tested

Four University of Virginia athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 235 total student-athletes tested, the university announced in its second testing update Friday.

Hamlin takes fifth win of season with victory at Kansas

The Chesterfield native took the lead with 13 laps to go and hung on for his fifth victory of the season, taking the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway. His five wins currently lead the Cup series.

One year away from rescheduled Tokyo games, uncertainty remains

Originally, all of us would be getting ready to settle in and watch Friday’s opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, but thanks to COVID-19, the clock reset, beginning a one year countdown for a second time on Thursday.

Kickers will allow fans into City Stadium for August 1 home opener

The team announced on Wednesday that 1,000 fans will be permitted into City Stadium for matches to start the season.

Randolph-Macon teams move forward after ODAC postponement call

ODAC postpones conference sports through end of 2020

Squirrels reschedule showing of ‘Remember the Titans’ due to weather

  Exhibition game gives glimpse into what to expect during bizarre MLB 2020 season

Richmond Kickers announces 2020 schedule, postpones opening match after opposing member tests positive for COVID-19

Atlantic 10 Conference postpones fall sports

Washington owner Snyder vows culture change amid allegations

The Washington Post reported that 15 female former employees of the city’s NFL franchise said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team.

Washington NFL team hires law firm to review culture

The Washington Post reported that 15 female former employees said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team.

Sources: CAA will not play league football schedule in 2020

The CAA will not play a league football schedule in the fall of 2020, two sources close to the situation told NBC12 on Thursday evening. An official announcement is expected on Friday.

Fall high school football not among VHSL’s models for 2020-2021 sports calendar

The organization is considering three models, none of which see a high school football season in the fall.

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.

  Former Washington RB Hightower says timing is perfect for name change

In 2011 and part of 2012, Richmond Spiders Hall of Famer Tim Hightower suited up in the burgundy and gold, wearing the Redskins’ logo on his helmet. On Monday, the running back was happy to see change.

For safety’s sake, Cavaliers preparing for season as scheduled

Less than two months from the start of the season, college football is still filled with unknowns, but UVA head coach Bronco Mendenhall says, “We’re going to prepare as if we’re opening up with Georgia."

  Henrico sports store prepared for new Washington football name

The owner of a sporting goods store in Henrico says they’ll be ready to sell a new era of Washington football gear after the team said it would be retiring the “Redskins” nickname.

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

The Washington Redskins football franchise is planning on retiring the name ‘Redskins’ on Monday, as reported by NBC Washington.

Virginia speedway: Driver dies following crash during race

A driver died Saturday night in a crash during a race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia.

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

The tournaments offer players a chance to get back onto the field and showcase their skills to college scouts, both in person and online.

Flag football set for weekend in Glen Allen

The East Coast National Championship leg of the Flag Football World Championship Tour kicks off on Saturday at Glover Park. This will feature 129 teams competing in an adult flag football tournament, ages ranging from 18 to some players in their 50′s and 60′s.

Former Monacan star Megan Walker tests positive for COVID-19

The New York Liberty rookie is expected to rejoin the team to compete in the 2020 WNBA season.

Two UVA student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

The Virginia football team had two student-athletes test positive for COVID-19 in its initial round of testing, the UVA Athletics Department announced on Friday.

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

Following the Ivy League’s call to postpone its sports in the fall of 2020, eyes now turn to other leagues around the country to see what decisions they make regarding competition. That includes the Richmond-based Colonial Athletic Association, which works to map out the future during the COVID-19 p

CIAA suspends 2020 fall sports season

The CIAA has announced that its sports have been suspended for the fall of 2020 due to ongoing safety concerns associated with COVID-19. This means Virginia Union and Virginia State will not field schedules.

  Atlee, Richmond grad Riefner has found soccer groove in Finland

Ashley Riefner has been playing professionally in Finland for the last four years. She’s been a part of league championship teams in three of her four seasons in the country, and was named her league’s top midfielder in 2019.

VISAA releases guidelines & recommendations for fall sports

The Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association has released its guidelines and recommendations for the fall sports season.

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

Javonte' Harding has been named Gatorade Virginia Track and Field Athlete of the Year on the boys side. He’s the second student-athlete from Prince George to win the honor (John Warren, 2014). The Royals’ senior is now a finalist for the Gatorade national award.

  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

High school athletic departments in Virginia are hoping and planning to start on time in the fall, but at WAHS, they're trying to be ready for any scenario.

Flying Squirrels Chief Executive steps down

The Richmond Flying Squirrels announced Chief Executive Chuck Domino is stepping down from his role with the organization.

FedEx asks Washington Redskins to change team name

A FedEx spokesperson released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.”

2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled

The 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Major League Baseball informed the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

VHSL holds off on releasing fall athletic schedule

The VHSL said in a statement that no decisions have been made on sports in the fall.

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

The College World Series wasn't played this season due to COVID-19, but five years ago, the Virginia baseball team was celebrating its first-ever national championship.

  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.