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The Richmond Standard is your destination for sports news from around the Richmond, CA area. Local Richmond news about athletes, the latest about school teams and more – browse our sports-related news below.

The cost of the NFL experience

The cost of the NFL experience

With the cost of parking, food and a few beers included, NFL fans attending a San Francisco 49ers game cough up on average 54-percent more than those who attend Oakland Raiders games, according to...
Salesian's James Akinjo set to make college decision today

Salesian’s James Akinjo headed to UConn

James Akinjo, the 6-foot point guard from North Richmond, announced Monday he is headed to the University of Connecticut, a school he visited on a recruiting trip over the weekend. The Salesian Pride standout's top...
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Soulful Softball Sunday hits another community home run

By Mike Kinney In its annual attempt to promote community unification, the annual Soulful Softball Sunday hit another home run yesterday. Hundreds of community members attended an afternoon of softball games at Nicholl Park in Richmond...
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Nonprofit’s efforts at Shields-Reid Park filmed

More Than a Game, the non-profit that facilitates the construction of athletics fields, equipment donations, instructional clinics and community service projects in underserved areas, has led volunteer projects to restore multiple fields in Richmond. Their...

Luis Garcia wins Square Warriors jr. welterweight title

After eight hard-fought rounds on Saturday, Luis "Vicious" Garcia's redemption was complete -- and now he's the Square Warriors junior welterweight champion. At the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Garcia (8-1-1) avenged his only professional boxing loss...
Richmond's Luis 'Vicious' Garcia set for boxing redemption Saturday

Richmond’s Luis Garcia set for boxing redemption Saturday

Richmond's Luis "Vicious" Garcia talked about not being fully prepared when he suffered his one and only professional boxing loss to Eddie "El Diablo" Diaz in January. Today, Garcia (7-1-1) told the Richmond Standard he's...

U.S. Tennis Association funds help revamp Nichol Park courts

The couple that has won acclaim for successfully re-building Richmond's tennis courts and programs have announced the completion of two re-constructed courts at Nichol Park. Point Richmond residents Garry and Maryn Hurlbut said the court...
2 years after joining gym, Richmond man earns gold medals in powerlifting

2 years after joining gym, Richmond man earns golds in powerlifting

As more health and fitness seekers flock to CrossFit gyms across the nation, a Richmond resident’s decision to join has resulted in gold medals in powerlifting competitions. Two years ago, 64-year-old Royce E. "Rocky" Saunders...

City soccer league seeks teams for new season

The City of Richmond’s Community Services Department announced the return of its popular 8v8 Adult Soccer League for the fall. The fun kicks off on August 25 and the season will run through November 10....

NFL rookie and Kennedy High grad Kenneth Walker visits GRIP

What’s more exciting for a kid than a few scoops of sherbet on a scorching summer day? How about when it’s delivered by a real NFL rookie, who takes the time to hang out and...

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Salesian College Preparatory to hold open house Sunday, Oct. 22

Salesian College Preparatory to hold open house Sunday, Oct. 22

Salesian College Preparatory is inviting prospective students and their families onto its campus at 2851 Salesian Ave. in Richmond this Sunday, Oct. 22, from...
Craneway Pavilion event to offer ideal venue to honor veterans

Craneway Pavilion event to offer ideal venue to honor veterans

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Craneway Pavilion will be an all-encompassing site where Richmond area residents will have an opportunity to honor those who...
Amazon headquarters proposal includes Richmond sites

Amazon headquarters proposal includes Richmond sites

Will Amazon locate its second headquarters in Richmond? Richmond was one of five Bay Area cities to take part in a joint application to Amazon...