• Saturday’s best


  • Wrights, second-half burst lead Colorado by Drake, 86-81

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Colorado showed great composure in erasing a second-half deficit and winning on McKinley Wright IV’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer on Friday night.

  • St. Francis (Pa.) downs Longwood 83-56 behind Blackmon’s 18

    FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Isaiah Blackmon scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, Keith Braxton had his 10th career double-double, and St. Francis (Pa.) beat Longwood 83-56 on Saturday to win its first game of the season.

  • Guy’s 29 lead Virginia past VCU, 76-67

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 29 points and hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes Friday, leading Virginia to a 76-67 victory against VCU.

  • Mercer beats Liberty in 1st game of relocated Paradise Jam

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ria’n Holland scored 13 points, Jordan Strawberry had nine points, a career-high 13 rebounds and seven assists, and Mercer beat Liberty 63-48 on Friday in the first game of the relocated Paradise Jam.

  • George Mason rallies to beat Binghamton behind Livingston

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Otis Livingston II scored 19 points and made three of his five 3-pointers in a late second-half run to help the Patriots rally for a 69-57 win over Binghamton on Thursday night.

  • Small race winners DQ’d for using agent tied to doping

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marathon organizers in Virginia have stripped winners of last weekend’s races of their titles after discovering they were managed by a Russian sports agent whose past doping concerns were chronicled in an Associated Press report.

  • Redskins hand ball to Perine as new No. 1 running back

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Fish Smithson still can’t get the number 427 out of his head.

  • Actress Rose McGowan arraigned on cocaine charge

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan was arraigned Thursday on felony cocaine charges, days after she alleged in The New Yorker that the drugs may been planted to discredit her.

  • Marathon winners disqualified for using agent tied to doping

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marathon winners in Virginia have been stripped of their titles because officials say they were managed by a Russian sports agent who has been banned from participating in the races over doping concerns.