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Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry headlines Richmond Flying Squirrels Hot Stove Banquet

The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are pleased to announce that Hall of Fame pitcher and 314-game winner Gaylord Perry will headline the fifth annual Charity Hot Stove Banquet on Wednesday, January 21 at VCU’s Stuart C. Siegel Center.


VMI basketball grinds out 83-73 win at Furman

QJ Peterson had a team-high 18 points, pushing him over 1,000 for his career, and every Keydet to see game action scored as VMI downed the Furman Paladins, 83-73, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Saturday in Greenville, S.C.


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Secretariat descendants in running for awards

Several descendants of Triple Crown champion Secretariat are in the running for Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious awards.


Big South favorite Coastal Carolina outlasts Longwood, 76-70

Shivaughn Wiggins hit six straight free throws in the final 1:06 to fight off another late Longwood comeback and lift Big South preseason favorite Coastal Carolina to a 76-70 win over the Lancers Thursday evening at the HTC Center.


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Hot first half powers Richmond over George Mason

Four Spider players reached double figures led by Terry Allen’s season-high 20 points as Richmond snapped its three-game skid against George Mason, 75-65.


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William and Mary blasts Drexel, 73-47

After a slow start on Monday night inside the Daskalakis Athletic Center, the William and Mary basketball team blitzed the Drexel Dragons, 73-47, behind a sizzling 55.1 percent shooting and another stout defensive effort.


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My Virginia Plate will be 2015 Virginia AITC book of year

Virginia’s Agriculture in the Classroom program has named My Virginia Plate, written by Tammy Maxey and illustrated by Kevin Pitts and Greg Cravens, its 2015 Virginia AITC Book of the Year.


Longwood rally comes up short In 82-72 overtime loss At Winthrop

In the end, Keon Moore was too much. On an afternoon when Longwood rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit and forced overtime in one of the Big South’s most difficult arenas, Winthrop’s redshirt junior forward scored 27 points to lift the Eagles to an 82-72 New Year’s Eve win in Winthrop Coliseum.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins general manger Bruce Allen

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Redskins finished the 2014 NFL season with a 4-12 record.


Valparaiso runs past JMU men’s basketball, 79-52

Junior guard Winston Grays (Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine) scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting and grabbed five rebounds, but the JMU men’s basketball team was unable to bounce back from a 24-point halftime deficit, falling to Valparaiso, 79-52, in the non-conference finale Monday night at the JMU Convocation Center.


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George Mason men’s basketball tames Wright State, 68-60

The George Mason men’s basketball team handed Wright State its first home loss of the season and snapped a four-game win streak for the Raiders, defeating WSU 68-60 Tuesday night in the Nutter Center.


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Two UVA teams ready to make run for national titles?

The fifth-ranked UVA basketball team is already 11 games into its march toward the NCAA Tournament. This week, the Virginia baseball team, still a few weeks away from the start of its season, was ranked third in the preseason Collegiate Baseball poll.


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Richmond Flying Squirrels unveil 2015 coaching staff

The 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants have announced the 2015 Field Staff for their Double-A affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Taking control as the new Manager is Jose Alguacil, replacing Russ Morman after a successful campaign for the Squirrels last year.


UVA basketball fifth in national polls, second in three power rankings

The UVA men’s basketball team is fifth in the AP and coaches polls this week. The Cavaliers (11-0) rose a spot in the AP poll, switching places with idle Wisconsin, after posting a pair of wins last week, 70-54 over Cleveland State on Thursday and 76-27 over Harvard on Sunday.


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Game Notes: #6 UVA basketball dominates Harvard

Harvard’s one first-half field goal Sunday at UVA tied the NCAA record for fewest made field goals in a half in the shot clock era (Savannah State, one second-half field goal at Kansas State on Jan. 7, 2008)


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Secretariat descendants in running for awards

Online voting concluded Dec. 17 for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi or “Voice of the People” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resonated with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.


Press Conference: UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the fifth-ranked ‘Hoos (10-0) defeated Cleveland State, 70-54, on Thursday.


UVA women’s basketball hosts Saint Mary’s Friday night

The UVA women’s basketball team (7-2) hosts Saint Mary’s (7-2) on Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena, the second game in a three-game week for the Cavaliers.


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House Majority Leader Kirk Cox proposes caps on mandatory student athletic fees

Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) announced Thursday that he will propose legislation in the 2015 General Assembly session to cap student athletic fees at Virginia’s four-year public universities.


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Senior Erik Copes leaves George Mason basketball team

Senior Erik Copes has decided to leave the George Mason men’s basketball program for personal reasons, announced head coach Paul Hewitt.


Mo’ money, mo’ problems: UVA football and the bottom line

How would the 2014 UVA football season have gone differently if Matt Johns had been the starter at quarterback from day one?


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First semester grades: How is UVA basketball doing at the break?

UVA basketball began the 2014-2015 season ranked in the Top 10. So you probably expected the ‘Hoos to be 9-0 and ranked fifth. It wasn’t a hard road there, but neither was it a given.


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UVA men’s soccer advances to NCAA championship game

The UVA men’s soccer team advanced to the national championship game with a 1-0 victory over UMBC Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup.


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AFP editor Chris Graham talks football, ACC basketball on Florida radio station

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham was a guest on “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla., on Wednesday talking sports.


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UVA men’s soccer advances to second straight College Cup

The UVA men’s soccer team advanced to its second straight NCAA College Cup after winning a penalty-kick shootout, 5-4, against No. 8 seed Georgetown Saturday.