Virginia’s team canceled a trip to Africa, scheduled for mid-August, because of concerns about the Ebola virus.
The Cavaliers planned to play three games against teams from South Africa and Senegal. Ebola has broken out in three African countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
"While the trip's itinerary does not include travel to these three countries, Senegal's position as a neighboring country to Guinea creates great concern on our part," athletic director Craig Littlepage said in a statement. ...
Lauren Evans, who played two seasons for Virginia Tech, will transfer to the University of Arizona, where the Phoenix native will have to sit out a year before being eligible to play in 2015-16, according to ctownrivals.com and the LadySwish blog. ...
As a freshman, Evans averaged almost five points and two rebounds per game. But her playing time fell off significantly as a sophomore, when she scored just 29 points all season.
William and Mary single-game tickets are available and can be purchased by visiting TribeAthletics.com or by calling the ticket office at 757-221-3340.
VCU guard Melvin Johnson, a rising junior who majors in criminal justice, was named to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice.
Atlanta forward Mike Scott, who grew up in Chesapeake and earned All-ACC honors for Virginia, reached a three-year, $10 million deal to stay with the Atlanta Hawks, a source told Yahoo Sports. ...
Two former Norfolk State guards signed pro contracts to play in Italy.
Pendarvis Williams, a former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year who wrapped up his NSU career in 2014, agreed to play for Moncada Solar Agrigento of the A2 Gold league.
Michael Deloach, who has been playing professionally overseas since he finished his career at NSU in 2010, signed to play in Italy for Liomatic Viola Reggio Calabria of the A2 Silver league.
Shay Spitz had a goal and two assists as the Richmond Kickers, who are second in the USL Pro league, beat the host Wilmington (N.C.) Hammerheads 3-1.
The Kickers are trying to overcome the loss of defender Henry Kalungi to a pair of torn knee ligaments. He has started 128 of Richmond's 135 games over a six-year span, contributing to 58 shutouts. He is the captain of Uganda's national team.