It was a historic first weekend in the National Football League in that there was a record 10 Black quarterbacks starting on opening day.
Lou Brock Jr. was not the only son of Lou Brock nor his first-born child, but he was the first son of the Hall of Fame ballplayer and he bears the man’s name. Perhaps that is why, when offered a chance to talk to him about his father (who passed September 6 at 81), I wanted to start by telli…
The largest peaceful demonstration against racism and police brutality by NFL players took place in America’s largest city on Monday night.
Jackie Brock, wife of former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Lou Brock, thanked everyone for the love they showed her husband after a wreath laying ceremony at his statue at Busch Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Brock was 81.
Scott Leonard of Glen Carbon, Illinois, clinched the Motorcycle class championship on the final night of the 2020 Carl’s 4WD & Performance ET Bracket Series at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois on August 22.
The St. Louis community lost a local legend with the passing of former Cardinals great Lou Brock at the age of 81. Not only was Lou a iconic baseball figure, but he was also a wonderful human being who was loved by everyone.
One cold, dreary winter morning in 1994 I visited a Hardees in Rosslyn, Virginia, before heading to work.
Lou Brock spent 15 of his 19 years with the Cardinals, where he became one of the franchise’s all-time great players. Known as the “Base Burglar” for his base stealing prowess, Brock stole 893 bases in his career, which is still a National League record. In 1974, he stole a Major League reco…
On the last night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Billy Porter reprised a song from the 1960s, “For What It’s Worth.” The song is better known by its iconic lyric, which seems to be as relevant at this moment as it was for the moment when it was recorded by Buffalo Springfield in…
Thompson was best known for his coaching career at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Hired from the high school ranks, Thompson took the Georgetown program from the bottom and built it into a national powerhouse in the 1980’s. Thompson led the Hoyas to the Final Four of the NCAA Tour…
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler has never been a fan favorite.Regardless of his stature as the game's best young pitcher, ace Jack Flaherty probably assured on Wednesday night that he never will be either.Both black men boycotted the Cardinals' 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royal…
Jack Flaherty, the St. Louis Cardinals pitching ace, has caught continuous hell from many so-called members of Cardinal Nation for his unabashed support of Black Lives Matter and finding way to end systemic racism in America.
I have been thoroughly entertained by the National Basketball Association action in the “Bubble” in Orlando, Florida during the past month.
Former St. Louis Cardinal Fernando Tatis Sr. is the only Major League player to hit two grand slams in the same inning. He accomplished the feat against the host Los Angeles Dodgers on April 23, 1999 and both came off pitcher Chan Ho Park. That makes it a record that will most likely never b…
In my 35 years of covering high school sports in the St. Louis area, I have had the pleasure of watching some incredible athletes accomplish some tremendous feats in athletic competition.
The NFL (and political) world had been awaiting word from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the possibility that some of his players will kneel during the national anthem in support of Black Lives Matter and ending racism in America.
Washington Football Team named former NFL running back Jason Wright as its team president, making Wright the first Black team president in league history.
Congratulations to a trio of Class of 2021 high school football prospects from the St. Louis metro area who have made their commitments to Division I programs.
St. Louis-based law firm Lewis Rice will donate $25,000 to the Golf Foundation of Missouri’s newly formed Larry L. Deskins Sr. Scholarship Fund. The foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to teaching life skills such as sportsmanship, etiquette and honesty to underp…
I've viewed Field of Dreams just once in my life. That was, and is, enough. I never liked it. Plagued by an overabundance of sappiness, the 1989 film starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta and James Earl Jones glosses over Major League Baseball’s abject racism. All the players who come to life f…
Since the re-start of the National Basketball Association in the Orlando “Bubble,” I’ve been able really able to concentrate on watching the games during the past week.
(KSDK) -- The Cardinals will not be traveling to Detroit to play the Tigers this week. Major League Baseball announced on Monday the team's series against the Tigers was postponed, as the Cardinals now report 13 members of the organization have tested positive for COVID-19.
Three players and a staff member of the St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the team to freeze their playing schedule. The Cards were in Milwaukee set to play a 3-game series against the Brewers Friday, July 31, when the positive test results were discovered. Tha…
As the movement for social justice prompts sports organizations to allow athletes to express solidarity for Black Lives Matter, a group of African American college basketball coaches have formed a new group called Coaches for Action to address racial and social injustice.
Veteran running back LeSean McCoy has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday.
As other American professional sports leagues are learning a painful lesson, the NBA will re-start its 2020 season this weekend with COVID-19 cases down to zero.
Congratulations to former Vashon High basketball star Jimmy McKinney, who was introduced as the new boys’ basketball coach at Kirkwood High last week.
Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles became the WNBA's all-time leading rebounder Tuesday night, as her team lost 90-66 to the Seattle Storm in Bradenton, Florida.
Dana Stubblefield, who played for the San Francisco 49ers for seven years, was convicted of rape and other charges in a California courtroom Monday.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of players who choose not to play this season, whether because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reasons.
The Florida Marlins have canceled their Monday night home opener against the Baltimore Orioles. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the decision comes after eight more players and two coaches on the Miami Marlins have tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the total amount of infected staff…
The National Women's Soccer League announced that it has awarded rights to a new expansion team in Los Angeles, for now known as "Angel City."
With all that is going on in America, including his personal bout with COVID, Ezekiel Elliott is upset about (of all things) several NFL media pundits saying last week that he has lost a step and is not among the NFL’s highest echelon of running backs.
As many of you know, I have been celebrating my 25 years of covering high school sports here at the St. Louis American. My current 25-year anniversary installment centers on some of the top individual performances by our high school stars during that time frame. There were so many of them. H…
Philadelphia Sixers forward Tobias Harris used his time with the media to address Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron take action by arresting the police officers responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot in her home by Louisville law enforcement in February.
On Tuesday, the NBA unveiled the new court for the league’s restart in Orlando – giving reporters in the "bubble" a tour. Black Lives Matter is written on the floor in large, glossy black print.
According to Espn.com, The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Monday that coronavirus tests of 346 players at the league's bubble campus in Orlando, Florida, since July 13 have yielded zero positive results.
Retired NBA veterans Tracy McGrady and Jermaine O’Neal, both 41, are reportedly planning to launch a player representation agency this fall.
As the home to the New York Black Yankees, Hinchliffe Stadium was the place where Josh Gibson, Monte Irving and Josh Doby played. And today, supporters are looking to reopen one of the last remaining Negro League stadiums in the country.
The rising number of positive COVID-19 cases among young people, particularly those involved in youth sporting events, prompted St. Louis County to enact new public health guidelines that went into effect July 20.