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U.S. Women's team provides thrilling finish for local fans

Bar patrons had barely taken their seats before Carli Loyd netted her first goal and brought them back to their feet.

Fast start helps Squirrels down RubberDucks

For the second time in as many games, the Richmond Flying Squirrels got a home run in the first inning, a strong outing from their starting pitcher and a win over the RubberDucks.

Squirrels insider

The first game of the year between Richmond and Akron went well into Saturday night before Richmond earned a 7-3 win over the RubberDucks.

Ikenberry back in the dugout as head coach at JMU

HARRISONBURG - A season away from the game left Marlin Ikenberry thirsting to get back into baseball.

Raiders gunning for PIFL title

It has been two years since the Richmond Raiders have appeared in a Professional Indoor Football League championship game.

Can you win at VMI?

New VMI football coach Scott Wachenheim and first-year VMI basketball coach Dan Earl face several challenges in trying to answer perhaps the most vexing question in college athletics in the commonwealth.

Squirrels beat Akron 7-3 before July 4th crowd of 9,560

Hunter Cole’s first at-bat at The Diamond was a memorable one.

Book review (Nonfiction): Ashe vs Connors - Wimbledon 1975: Tennis that went beyond Centre Court

When Arthur Ashe and Jimmy Connors stepped out onto Wimbledon’s soft green grass for the men’s singles final 40 years ago today, the distinctions resonated in much more than black and white.

SZVETITZ: Something more, something bigger draws recruits to VMI

Wins were few — four, actually. The losses hit double digits, and there were four ties.

WOODY: U.S. women seek beautiful result

In 1995, a Nike ad began with a young girl saying, “If you let me play sports ...”

MCELROY: The worst sports moment can - and should - bring out the best in all of us

What I learned in sports this week is people can show their best in the worst of times.

Redskins new quarterbacks coach brings championship experience

ASHBURN — As a first-year head coach in the NFL, Jay Gruden learned last season how many competing demands there were for his time and attention.

Richmond Kickers lose 3-0 to Louisville City FC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Richmond gave up a goal in the 17th minute, then two more in the second half and fell to Louisville City FC 3-0 on Saturday night in a USL game.

Arthur Ashe cemented legacy with Wimbledon win 40 years ago

Arthur Ashe was five days shy of his 32nd birthday when he walked onto a London tennis court to take on Jimmy Connors for the Wimbledon final. It was July 5, 1975 — 40 years ago today.

Pre-Worlds Tour de France lacks American riders

As the United States prepares to host cycling’s UCI Road World Championships for the first time in nearly 30 years, just three Americans will race in the sport’s pre-eminent event this year.

All-Metro: Nic Enright named top baseball player of the year

In 2015, his senior campaign, Nic Enright was flat-out dominant.

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Squirrels-Akron series preview

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Kickers and Louisville City match preview

Kickers at Louisville City

Steward's Enright named All-Metro baseball player of the year

He went 6-1 wit ha 0.79 ERA. In 44.1 innings pitched, he struck out 50 and walked nine.

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