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  • 12-year-old accidentally kills little brother in Franklin Co.

    12-year-old accidentally kills little brother in Franklin Co.

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:24:35 GMT
    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old year boy accidentally killed his 7-year-old brother. Deputies received a 911 call about shots fired on Tuesday, April 21 stat 11:46 a.m.
    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a 12-year-old year boy accidentally killed his 7-year-old brother. Deputies received a 911 call about shots fired on Tuesday at 11:46 a.m.
  • UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

    UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

    UPDATE: Police say no indicators Greenway shooting victim knew suspect

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:38:24 GMT
    According to Roanoke City Police a shooting suspect is at large after one person was shot on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The call came in around 8:55.
    According to Roanoke City Police a shooting suspect is at large after one person was shot on the Roanoke River Greenway near the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The call came in around 8:55.
  • Top Stories

Annual Spring Game is Both Fun and Important Video included

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    The spring football game has become an annual showcase of Frank Beamer's perennial power football program. More>>

WSLS's Merryman Practices for Debut Video included

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   Jonathan Merryman knows his way around a newsroom. Now we get to find out if he knows his way around the racetrack. More>>

Defending Champion Blackburg Still Chugging Along Video included

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    Blacksburg boys soccer is 6-1-1 in the early going this season--and playing better defense than the record may indicate. More>>

American Wins Boston for First Time in 31 Years

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   The Boston Marathon carried on in a powerful show of defiance a year after the deadly bombing--and fittingly, an American won the race for the first time in more than three decades. More>>

Knights Beeker Signs with Bluefield Video included

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      Cave Spring sends another standout athlete to the next level. More>>

Defense Carries Knights Soccer to Undefeated Start Video included

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       Cave Spring is in the thick of the River Ridge Soccer race---and they are getting it done with defense. More>>

Hokies Have Emerging Defensive Stars Video included

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     The Virginia Tech defense lost a slew of seniors from a nationally ranked unit--leaving plenty of room for upcoming stars to shine. More>>

Northside Signs Two More Football Players to College Video included

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     Northside's tradition of producing college football players continues with yet another pair of signings today. More>>

Harvick A Contender with Victory at Darlington

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  Kevin Harvick survived a pair of green-white-checkered restarts to win at Darlington. More>>

Bubba Watson Captures 2nd Green Jacket

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   Bubba Watson left a lackluster 2013 in the rear view and captured his second Masters in three tries. More>>

Defending Champ Dudley Starts Season with Victory at Franklin County Speedway Video included

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  Kyle Dudley begins defense of Franklin County Track Championship in style with a win on Sunday. More>>

Dabney S. Lancaster Showcases Woodsmen Event Video included

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Competition is a constant theme in every culture, but the ways in which those cultures compete is different. One group that embraces a very unique form of competition is the Forestry Department at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. Over the weekend they hosted and competed in the 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet and the STIHL Timbersports Collegiate Professional Series Mid-Atlantic Qual... More>>

Harvick Grabs Pole at the Track Too Tough to Tame

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    Stewart-Haas Racing got a boost when Kevin Harvick grabbed the pole at Darlington. More>>

Salem Sox Win Home Opener Video included

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    Salem enters the Carolina League record books with a win in the home opener.
  
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Connecticut Veterans Handle Kentucky's Young Guns

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JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connecticut's upperclassmen were too much for the kids of Kentucky. Poised and experienced, UConn won its second national championship in four years, outlasting Kentucky and its stable of freshmen Monday night. UConn (32-8) dominated early, withstood a big charge late in the first half and made all the clutch plays down the stretch of a 60-54 victory that made Kevin Ollie the first coach since Michigan's Steve Fisher in 1989 to win... More>>

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  • Young Gun Elliott Wins Second Straight Nationwide Race

    Young Gun Elliott Wins Second Straight Nationwide Race

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:40:23 GMT
       Bill Elliott's son Chase is making quite a splash on the Nationwide circuit.
       Bill Elliott's son Chase is making quite a splash on the Nationwide circuit.
  • Pete Sampras named tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier

    Pete Sampras named tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier

    Monday, April 14 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-04-14 19:09:33 GMT
    The Greenbrier has named Pete Sampras as its "first-ever Greenbrier Tennis Pro Emeritus". In a news release, The Greenbrier says Sampras has participated in the Champions Tennis Classic the past two years.Sampras, a Tennis Hall of Famer,was the #1 men's tennis player in the worldfor286 weeks. He won 14 Grand Slam events and 64 singles championships.The Greenbrier has five indoor and five outdoor courts, and a modern pro shop.Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, said "Pete Sampras is the cons...
    The Greenbrier has named Pete Sampras as its "first-ever Greenbrier Tennis Pro Emeritus". In a news release, The Greenbrier says Sampras has participated in the Champions Tennis Classic the past two years.Sampras, a Tennis Hall of Famer,was the #1 men's tennis player in the worldfor286 weeks. He won 14 Grand Slam events and 64 singles championships.The Greenbrier has five indoor and five outdoor courts, and a modern pro shop.Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, said "Pete Sampras is the cons...
  • Roanoke Star to add 4 soccer fields to Botetourt Sports Complex

    Roanoke Star to add 4 soccer fields to Botetourt Sports Complex

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:31:47 GMT
    The rapidly expanding Botetourt Sports Complex will soon be home to four new soccer fields. Botetourt County recently signed a 20 year agreement with the Roanoke Star Soccer Club to develop land.
    The rapidly expanding Botetourt Sports Complex will soon be home to four new soccer fields. Botetourt County recently signed a 20 year agreement with the Roanoke Star Soccer Club to develop land.
  • DeSean Jackson Joins Redskins

    DeSean Jackson Joins Redskins

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-04-03 01:38:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - DeSean Jackson says joining the Washington Redskins was about finding a place where he can be happy and be himself. Jackson signed with the Redskins on Wednesday, less than a week after he was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson calls his departure from the Eagles a humbling experience and says recruiting efforts by Robert Griffin III and DeAngelo Hall played a major role in his decision to co...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - DeSean Jackson says joining the Washington Redskins was about finding a place where he can be happy and be himself. Jackson signed with the Redskins on Wednesday, less than a week after he was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson calls his departure from the Eagles a humbling experience and says recruiting efforts by Robert Griffin III and DeAngelo Hall played a major role in his decision to co...
  • Edmunds Making Progress at Hokies Spring Camp

    Edmunds Making Progress at Hokies Spring Camp

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:02:02 GMT
    Virginia Techs rising sophomore Trey Edmunds is on the road to recovery after suffering a broken tibia last fall against UVA. But there is good news for Tech fans as the former Dan River star was out of his walking boot at the start of spring practice. Edmunds says he can’t stand standing around while his team mates practice, but that will only fuel his fire when he is able to return to competition. Techs running ...
    Virginia Techs rising sophomore Trey Edmunds is on the road to recovery after suffering a broken tibia last fall against UVA. But there is good news for Tech fans as the former Dan River star was out of his walking boot at the start of spring practice. Edmunds says he can’t stand standing around while his team mates practice, but that will only fuel his fire when he is able to return to competition. Techs running ...
  • Connecticut Women to FInal 4 for 7th Straight Year

    Connecticut Women to FInal 4 for 7th Straight Year

    Monday, March 31 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-01 03:45:12 GMT
       The defending National Champs look primed to repeat as they move to 38-0, winning another regional final.
       The defending National Champs look primed to repeat as they move to 38-0, winning another regional final.
  • Selig Begins Farewell MLB Tour

    Selig Begins Farewell Tour

    Selig Begins Farewell Tour

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-04-01 02:41:28 GMT
        Selig sees replay rule in action as his final year at the helm of Major League Baseball begins.
        Selig sees replay rule in action as his final year at the helm of Major League Baseball begins.
  • Redskins Sign Ryan Clark

    Redskins Sign Ryan Clark

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-01 02:30:07 GMT
       The Redskins brought in a veteran defensive player who might help provide leadership after the retirement of London Fletcher.
       The Redskins brought in a veteran defensive player who might help provide leadership after the retirement of London Fletcher.
  • Bubba Takes Command At Midway Point of the Masters

    Bubba Takes Command At Midway Point of the Masters

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-12 02:36:23 GMT
        The 2012 Champ came alive with a back nine charge that left him in the lead at the halfway point of the Masters.
        The 2012 Champ came alive with a back nine charge that left him in the lead at the halfway point of the Masters.
  • Franklin County Speedway to Open Season Sunday

    Franklin County Speedway to Open Season Sunday

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:05:52 GMT
    Sunday is a big day for Franklin County Speedway. They open their season with several events and the last one is sure to pack a punch. Their final event will be a 100 lap late model race, one of the longest ever for the speedway. Tempers are sure to flare as the drivers look to win early this year, and the tracks cramped quarters will only add gas to a fire of flaring tempers. Track Promoter Langley Austin says th...
    Sunday is a big day for Franklin County Speedway. They open their season with several events and the last one is sure to pack a punch. Their final event will be a 100 lap late model race, one of the longest ever for the speedway. Tempers are sure to flare as the drivers look to win early this year, and the tracks cramped quarters will only add gas to a fire of flaring tempers. Track Promoter Langley Austin says th...
  • Defending Champs Lurking Behind First Round Leader BIll Haas

    Defending Champs Lurking Behind First Round Leader BIll Haas

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-04-11 03:19:54 GMT
       Bill Haas has the lead, but a number of players who already have green jackets are lurking after Round one of the Masters.
       Bill Haas has the lead, but a number of players who already have green jackets are lurking after Round one of the Masters.
  • Red Sox Try to Make Carolina League History

    Red Sox Try to Make Carolina League History

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 03:50:00 GMT
        The Red Sox have a chance to head into the Carolina League record books on opening night.
        The Red Sox have a chance to head into the Carolina League record books on opening night.
  • VMI's Historic Postseason Run Ends in Semifinals

    VMI's Historic Postseason Run Ends in Semifinals

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-02 03:47:12 GMT
    The Keydets bowed out in the CIT semifinal against a solid Yale team.
         The Keydets bowed out in the CIT semifinal against a solid Yale team.
  • Options Emerging in Hokies Backfield

    Options Emerging in Hokies Backfield

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:32:30 GMT
        The Hokies are busy developing options to have a productive run game in 2014.
        The Hokies are busy developing options to have a productive run game in 2014.
  • High School SportsMore>>

  • Defending Champion Blackburg Still Chugging Along

    Defending Champion Blackburg Still Chugging Along

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:05:24 GMT
        Blacksburg boys soccer is 6-1-1 in the early going this season--and playing better defense than the record may indicate.
        Blacksburg boys soccer is 6-1-1 in the early going this season--and playing better defense than the record may indicate.
  • Knights Beeker Signs with Bluefield

    Knights Beeker Signs with Bluefield

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:11:14 GMT
      Cave Spring sends another standout athlete to the next level.
          Cave Spring sends another standout athlete to the next level.
  • Defense Carries Knights Soccer to Undefeated Start

    Defense Carries Knights Soccer to Undefeated Start

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:29:53 GMT
       Cave Spring is in the thick of the River Ridge Soccer race---and they are getting it done with defense.
           Cave Spring is in the thick of the River Ridge Soccer race---and they are getting it done with defense.
  • RedskinsMore>>

  • Redskins Sign Ryan Clark

    Redskins Sign Ryan Clark

    Monday, March 31 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-01 02:30:07 GMT
       The Redskins brought in a veteran defensive player who might help provide leadership after the retirement of London Fletcher.
       The Redskins brought in a veteran defensive player who might help provide leadership after the retirement of London Fletcher.
  • DeSean Jackson Joins Redskins

    DeSean Jackson Joins Redskins

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-04-03 01:38:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - DeSean Jackson says joining the Washington Redskins was about finding a place where he can be happy and be himself. Jackson signed with the Redskins on Wednesday, less than a week after he was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson calls his departure from the Eagles a humbling experience and says recruiting efforts by Robert Griffin III and DeAngelo Hall played a major role in his decision to co...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - DeSean Jackson says joining the Washington Redskins was about finding a place where he can be happy and be himself. Jackson signed with the Redskins on Wednesday, less than a week after he was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson calls his departure from the Eagles a humbling experience and says recruiting efforts by Robert Griffin III and DeAngelo Hall played a major role in his decision to co...
  • First day at Redskins Training Camp

    First day at Redskins Training Camp

    Thursday, August 1 2013 10:25 AM EDT2013-08-01 14:25:10 GMT
    If there is any doubt that we live in a culture dominated by sports, put it to rest. Here in Richmond at the brand new Redskins Training Camp facility. Wow.
    If there is any doubt that we live in a culture dominated by sports, put it to rest. Here in Richmond at the brand new Redskins Training Camp facility. Wow.
  • College SportsMore>>

  • Annual Spring Game is Both Fun and Important

    Annual Spring Game is Both Fun and Important

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:28:21 GMT
        The spring football game has become an annual showcase of Frank Beamer's perennial power football program.
        The spring football game has become an annual showcase of Frank Beamer's perennial power football program.
  • Hokies Have Emerging Defensive Stars

    Hokies Have Emerging Defensive Stars

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:38:17 GMT
    The Virginia Tech defense lost a slew of seniors from a nationally ranked unit--leaving plenty of room for upcoming stars to shine.
         The Virginia Tech defense lost a slew of seniors from a nationally ranked unit--leaving plenty of room for upcoming stars to shine.
  • Dabney S. Lancaster Showcases Woodsmen Event

    Dabney S. Lancaster Showcases Woodsmen Event

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:08:45 GMT
    Competition is a constant theme in every culture, but the ways in which those cultures compete is different. One group that embraces a very unique form of competition is the Forestry Department at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. Over the weekend they hosted and competed in the 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet and the STIHL Timbersports Collegiate Professional Series Mid-Atlantic Qual...
    Competition is a constant theme in every culture, but the ways in which those cultures compete is different. One group that embraces a very unique form of competition is the Forestry Department at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. Over the weekend they hosted and competed in the 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet and the STIHL Timbersports Collegiate Professional Series Mid-Atlantic Qual...
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