Kelly Thames was one of the St. Louis area’s top basketball players during his stellar career at Jennings in the early 1990’s.
The college football season ended Monday night with Alabama thrashing Ohio State in the national title game. While it was a blowout, the biggest NCAA football loser this season was diversity.
The NFL did not shy away from backing Black Lives Matter, pledging money and resources in support of people and communities of color and joining the NBA in advocating for record voter registration and action.
The Confluence Prep Academy Titans have a very productive holiday tournament season as they won the championship of the Francis Howell/O’Fallon-Christian Round Robin.
May St. Louis Cardinals fans learn to appreciate the brilliance of young ace Jack Flaherty and stop the constant attacks because he supports Black Lives Matter and other social causes.
The high school sports year in 2020 was like no other as the pandemic wiped out much of the sports calendar, which included the large school basketball state championships, all of the spring sports and all of the fall sports in the metro east and some parts of St. Louis.
First-year head coach Eli Drinkwitz has been true to his word when he said that he was putting an emphasis on recruiting the talented prospects from the St. Louis area when he took over the University of Missouri football program.
Negro Leagues superstar James “Cool Papa” Bell was one of the best baseball players to wear St. Louis on a uniform. His statistics can now officially be compared to those of St. Louis Cardinals stars including the late Hall of Famer Lou Brock.
The high school basketball season in the St. Louis area has been going on for three weeks on the Missouri side of the river. Last week, we took a look at some of the top girls’ players to watch in the area. This week, it is the boys’ turn.
A gentleman named Burl Toler was hired as a full-time official by the NFL in 1965, making him the first Black official/referee in an American major sport. In 1980, the late Toler became the first Black official to work in a Super Bowl.
The MICDS Rams have enjoyed a long and rich tradition of success on the football field. The Rams have continued their winning ways by making another trip to the Show-Me Bowl, where they will play Jefferson City Helias for the Class 4 state championship on Friday night at Jefferson City High.…
For the first time since moving back to St. Louis in 1995, it won't be over the river and through the woods to my mom's house for Thanksgiving. Actually, it's a short drive across Kirkwood.
St. Louis American's sports editor and Billiken's Hall of famer Earl Austin, Jr., a commentator for SLU mens basketball will be on the roster at KMOX radio for the 2020-2021 season.
The St. Louis area continues to produce some excellent football players who are currently putting in some serious work at the collegiate level.
Devin Williams grew up in the St. Louis area, the son of a single mom with a unique talent in a game that, quite frankly, has not been overly receptive to Black players.
We are now at the semifinals state of the district football playoffs around the state of Missouri. Here is a schedule of the upcoming district games this weekend involving St. Louis area teams.
Lewis Hamilton became the most victorious driver in Formula One history following his dominant 92nd career win in last Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix.
The St. Louis Cardinals halted the Los Angeles Dodgers five-game winning streak in April 2019, but did not go up against the Dodgers in 2020 as the play list was restricted due to COVID-19. Congratulations to the Dodgers, who won the World Series championship last night beating the Tampa Ba…
The Lutheran North Crusaders broke through last season by winning the Class 2 state championship in dominating fashion. It was North’s first championship in 20 years.
The St. Louis City SC has tabbed local sports pioneer Khalia Collier as its new Vice-President of Community Relations.
World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, received the Track Award during the 13th annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity awards ceremony on Friday, October 9.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Sunday, October 11, the Los Angele Lakers vanquished the Miami Heat 106 - 93 for their 17th NBA Championship.
St. Louis, MO – Christian Brothers College High School senior Jordan Marshall and DeSmet Jesuit High School Senior Jordan Calvin have been named Great American Rivalry Series® Scholar Athletes for 2020.
Congratulations go out to a pair of St. Louis area professional athletes who received postseason honors after having stellar seasons in 2020.
Had the game not been segregated, the late Satchel Paige would probably be known as the greatest Black pitcher in Major League Baseball history.
If you met the late Gale Sayers, and I had that privilege several times, your first thought might have been "this guy did all that?"
One of the top high school football prospects in the Metro East area will be headed to the Big XII Conference.
St. Louisan Napheesa Collier broke into the professional basketball ranks in a big way last season by being named the Rookie of the Year in the WNBA.
As many athletes have returned to fields, courts and arenas during the coronavirus pandemic, so have sports protests. More and more professional athletes are kneeling during the national anthem, wearing Black Lives Matter messages on their game-time attire and speaking out publicly about pol…
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…