The Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics track and field competition was held last week at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.
The sole connection that many black Americans have with golf, especially those under 40, can be summarized in two words: Tiger Woods. If Woods is in contention in a major tournament, black folks will tune in, turn into golf experts and turn all the way up if he pulls out a victory.
It’s official. St. Louis has landed an MLS franchise and the sport with a storied history here will return on a national level in 2022.
Harris-Stowe State University Athletic Director Dorianne Johnson announced former Olympian Garth Robinson as the new head track and field coach for the men’s and women’s programs.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - St. Louis soon will be home to a top-tier professional soccer team. Major League Soccer officially awarded St. Louis an expansion team on Tuesday.
Former Chicago Bears running back and Texas Longhorns legend Cedric Benson has died, family and friends confirmed on Sunday. Benson's death was reportedly the result of a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas that also claimed the life of an unnamed woman. Benson was 36 years old.
On Aug. 7, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick posted a video to Twitter. The opening frame was a blacked out screen with a white scoreboard that read “Denied Work for 889 Days.” The video went on to show Kaepernick hitting the weight room for a…
Hopefully, a white man with red hair and the first name of Race will stir a passion among black athletes in America and move them to visibly demonstrate their opposition to racism. Maybe a black woman wearing blue lipstick with the guts to emulate American icons John Carlos and Tommie Smith …
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced that Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for gun possession.
Old heads, it’s time to raise your glasses of Geritol. An NBA legend is vowing to make Metamucil great again. Vince Carter, the NBA’s gracefully-aging graybeard will roam the courts again.
The St. Louis Cardinals have proven that a wild-card berth into the postseason can be a path to a championship.
According to Espn.com, eight-time All-Star Vince Carter,42, has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Atlanta Hawks for his final NBA season.
Sources close to LeBron James told ESPN.com that the four-time MVP was "shocked" by the comments made by Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin about his time with the Cavaliers and the trouble of building a team around James in a Sports Illustrated feature …
Former Cahokia High track and field star Ja’Mari Ward added to his tremendous resume last weekend by winning the national championship in the long jump at the United States Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Longtime readers of In the Clutch surely know that, at times, I have been a critic of LeBron James. LeBron stans may even venture to say that I’ve tiptoed and tap danced across the border of criticism into the land of hating a time or two. However, as a fan of the man, an appreciator of his …
While the U.S. Women’s National Team won the World Cup with a roster that included three African-American players, America creates few black professional players – especially stars on the international stage.
According to Espn.com, Michael Thomas and the New Orleans Saints have agreed on a five-year, $100 million extension that includes $61 million guaranteed. The deal reportedly makes him the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver.
Alfred Morris will return to the Dallas Cowboys as St. Louis area native Ezekiel Elliott is absent from camp while seeking a new contract.
Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid told the Charlotte Observer that he will continue to kneel before the playing of the national anthem as he done over the past few seasons.
When Manny Pacquiao agreed to face WBA welterweight champion Keith “One-Time” Thurman, some believed “Pac Man” might be entering the ring one time too many. Though Pacquiao is a surefire future hall of famer, it’s just a matter of time before Father Time puts paws on the 40-year-old fighter …
As the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to honor third baseman Scott Rolen, and pitchers Jason Isringhausen and Mort Cooper with enshrinement into its Hall of Fame on August 24, it’s time the team consider one of the most important players in franchise history.
Junior welterweight boxer Maxim Dadashev died Tuesday morning as a result of brain injuries he suffered during an 11th-round knockout loss to Subriel Matias on Friday at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Dadashev was 28.
Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard told ESPN that the team will offer All-Star guard and St. Louis native Bradley Beal a three-year, $111 million maximum contract extension when he becomes eligible to sign on Friday.
According to ESPN, The Miami Dolphins have waived defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, who had his left arm amputated following a car crash near Miami earlier this month, with a non-football injury designation.
Youth sports leagues are ubiquitous year-round, offering athletic opportunities outside of school teams. They can lead to opportunities on elite, competitive teams, including teams that travel to various tournaments, which have proliferated in recent years. Better Business Bureau (BBB) remin…
“We all have a platform. Please, please let’s give back to the youth. They need us; they’re the future. It’s way bigger than basketball.”
According to ESPN, The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul, first-round picks in 2024 and 2026 and pick swaps in 2021 and 2025,
The 2019 NBA free agency period started off with a bang. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving got the party started early by taking their basketballs and bolting to Brooklyn. That move set the tone for what became one of the wildest, craziest weeks in free agency since Tom Chambers became the first…
Hazelwood West High School’s Justin Robinson has been named the 2018-2019 Gatorade Missouri Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - Like many malls around the country, the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood has been declining for a while. Today, it’s roughly 92% vacant — but Big Sports Properties has a plan to turn it around. It’s called POWERplex.
A sports icon will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 10 as the world’s best athletes and biggest stars gather for The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One.
Kevin Durant announced on social media Sunday that he will switch to No. 7 after previously wearing No. 35 for the first 12 seasons of his NBA career.
Standout baseball player Christian Little of CBC has been selected to participate in the Baseball Factory Under Armour All-American Game, which will be held on July 22 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The 6’3” 195-pound pitcher is one of the youngest players to be selected to the game, which fea…
Through July 16, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is accepting applications for the 2019 – 2020 Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy.
Laila Anderson, the 11-year-old superfan suffering from a rare immune disorder called HLH, received a letter of support from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh after the St. Louis Blues captured the franchise’s first Stanley Cup with a win over the Bruins last month.
Former Incarnate Word Academy basketball star Napheesa Collier has already been able to make an impact as a rookie in the WNBA for the Minnesota Lynx. After her stellar collegiate career at Connecticut, Collier was the No. 6 pick in the first round of the WNBA Draft.
In last week’s column, “Big Baller banned,” I opined about the infamous interaction between LaVar Ball and Molly Qerim that resulted in Ball getting banned from ESPN. Due to the nature of the topic, I expected that some readers would experience ruffled feathers.