First-year head coach Eli Drinkwitz has only been on the job for several months at the University of Missouri, but he has already made a big impact on the recruiting trail for top high school football talent.
Terry Pendleton, a star third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves and 1991 National League MVP, is joining some other MVP winners who say it’s time to strip Kenesaw M. Landis’ name from the American and National League MVP awards.
SpringHill Entertainment, the production company founded by LeBron James and lifelong friend Maverick Carter, has received $100 million in investments from various companies.
I have just completed my 25th year of covering high school sports at the St. Louis American. In the coming weeks, I will be providing you with some of my greatest memories from the past 25 years; and there have been many of them. For my first installment, I will be taking a look at some of t…
The Undefeated Presents Time for Change: We Won’t be Defeated will feature a roster of thoughtful and respected ESPN anchors, analysts and contributors, high-profile athletes, authors and a psychologist exploring Black athletes’ experiences with injustice on Wednesday, June 24, at 8 p.m. ET …
The FBI concluded swiftly that a rope fashioned as a noose in racer Bubba Wallace’s garage stall was a “door pull,” and not and intentional act of hate directed at the driver.
My brother-in-law, Charles Crawford, grew up in Hominy, Oklahoma, about 30 miles from Tulsa. After an outstanding high school football career, he earned a full-ride scholarship to Kansas State University. He played running back, helped turn around the Wildcats and reached the 1983 Independen…
A year ago, KSDK sports reporter Ahmad Hicks was part of the St. Louis Blues historic run to the Stanley Cup. He also was there as the St. Louis Cardinals cobbled together a gutty season that took them to the National League Championship Series.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league should have listened to players earlier about racism concerns. His video statement came in response to several top NFL players requesting that the league to condemn racism and support its black players.
Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand is pledging $100 million over the next 10 years to nationwide organizations "dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education."
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett took to Twitter to express his desire to help the family of David Dorn. Dorn, a retired St. Louis City police captain and former police chief of Moline Acres, was shot and killed during a looting attempt at Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry early Tuesday morning.
Since George Floyd’s death at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, a usually callous sports world has (for the most part) come to realize that things must change in America.
During my 35 years of covering high school sports in the St. Louis metro area, I have had the honor of watching many great young athletes perform on the big stage and it has been fun.
Bill White, who would later become the first black MLB television broadcaster in 1971 when he worked for the New York Yankees, played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959-65 and was a member of the 1964 World Series champion team. He returned to St. Louis and played in 48 games, mostly as a…
The high school sports season in the St. Louis area was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it was still a great season with many great individual performers. Here is a look at the 2020 St. Louis American Players of the Year in their respective sports.
The National Football League has given up on the idea that a significant number of owners will hire a minority head coach and/or general manager. It might now resort to a true American business strategy – bribery.
Kirkwood High School alumnus and former NFL player Maclin, along with several other Kirkwood High School alumni and volunteers, handed out $15,000 worth of non-perishable and perishable food items, and hygiene items to KSD families on Monday, May 18. This donation will support nearly 200 fam…
The high school sports season in the St. Louis metro area was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there were still many memorable moments during the past year. Here is a look at the St. Louis American Prep Sports Year in Review.
COLUMBIA, Mo.ー The discipline Tajudeen “T.J.” Soyoye forged on the Hearnes Center hardwood as a student-athlete now guides the University of Missouri alumnus with a sense of calmness and purpose as he cares for patients as an emergency room physician on the front line of the nation’s COVID-…
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring sports season was cancelled around the St. Louis metropolitan area. One of those spring sports affected was track and field, which features many of the area’s top athletes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of the high school sports spring season, which includes the track and field season. Although these great athletes were not able to compete this spring, the American would like to recognize them. Here is a look at the top boys track and field …
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told The New York Times that the country is not ready for sports to return as normal.
According to Espn.com, LaMelo, Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball are planning to sign representation agreements with Jay-Z's Sports Management company, Roc Nation Sports.
St. Louis native Niele Ivey, a former Cor Jesu star was named head coach of the Notre Dame women's basketball team yesterday (Thursday, April 23).
All of us basketball fans were eagerly awaiting the debut of “The Last Dance,” the 10-part documentary on the great Chicago Bulls dynasty and particularly the 1997-98 championship.
The members of the 2020 St. Louis American Girls “Fab Five” All-Star Team represent outstanding leadership at the point guard position and inside dominance in the low post. The three point guards on the first team are seniors Que Love of Edwardsville, Jordan Peete of Ladue and sophomore Sani…
The members of the 2020 St. Louis American Boys “Fab Five” All-Star Team are a collection of talented perimeter players that have experienced a lot of winning during their stellar careers.
In a major (mythical) upset, the 10th-seeded Houston Rockets stun LeBron James and the second-seed Los Angeles Lakers in a quarterfinal matchup in the NBA Championship Tournament concocted by yours truly.
Bobby Mitchell, the first African American player to sign with the Washington Redskins, passed away on Sunday, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was 84.
Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games will take place on July 23, 2021 – nearly one year to the day after the Games were due to start.
One year ago, the Los Angeles Rams were a threat to return to the Super Bowl after a 13-3 setback to the New England Patriots. In fact, the score was 3-3 late in the game and the Rams had multiple possessions to take the lead. Alas, they lost.
The progress of the Saint Louis University basketball program under the direction of Travis Ford in the past four years has been well documented as the Billikens have become one of the top programs in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
The University of Missouri football program received some great recruiting news last week when East St. Louis High football standout Tyler Macon gave a verbal commitment to the Tigers and first-year coach Eli Drinkwitz.
Jordan Ta'amu captivated St. Louis Battlehawks fans during the shortened XFL season. Now, he'll get a chance to entertain fans on the other side of the Show-Me State. According to Yahoo Sports, Ta'amu has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cardinal Ritter College Prep just didn’t win its eighth state championship in boys basketball last weekend. The Lions stormed into Springfield and demolished two excellent teams in Blair Oaks and Charleston, winning the Class 3 state championship.
On Monday evening I attended what will most likely be the last board of directors meeting I’ll be at for many weeks. Instead of the room we usually gather in, we met in a gym – there was much social distance between the 10 people there.
In last week’s column about the novel coronavirus’ impact on sports, I wrote that the global pandemic was “traveling across the globe at light speed.” At the time, the NCAA had announced that the NCAA Tournament would be held in nearly empty arenas. The NBA had announced it was considering p…