This week’s Prep Basketball Notebook is dedicated to the girls.
Zion Williamson was the most-heralded and highly-anticipated rookie to enter the NBA since LeBron James in 2003. His highlight reel dunks, exploding shoes and physics-defying athleticism positioned Williamson to be an instant star.
Granite City High School and its Board of Education didn’t recommend the renewal of its head football coach Orlando “Doc” Gooden for the 2020 football season.
St. Louis native Jayson Tatum scored 27 points against LeBron James and the Lakers last night when the Boston Celtics handily beat the team 139-107 Monday night.
New Orleans police were granted an arrest warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. over an accusation of simple battery after he slapped the buttocks of a Superdome security guard following LSU's national championship victory over Clemson.
The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday also brings about a bevy of high school basketball events around the St. Louis metro area.
A sad secret of the WNBA is that many of the league’s players spend the offseason playing for professional teams across Europe because their WNBA salaries are just a tiny fraction of their male counterparts.
It’s difficult enough to be Cuonzo Martin, head coach of the Missouri basketball team. He’s been on the hot seat with some fans since the day he was hired. They would rather have him fail than lead Missouri to national prominence.
In celebration of Black History Month 2020, the National Hockey League (NHL) has announced the return of the NHL Black Hockey History Tour presented by American Legacy for a second season. The Black History Month celebration is part of Hockey Is For Everyone, a joint NHL and NHLPA initiativ…
The WNBA and the players' union have come to tentative terms on a new collective bargaining agreement, which includes a significant salary bump for the league's highest-paid players, going from an annual base salary of $117,500 to $215,000.
The Packers enter Sunday’s NFC Divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field with 31 of the 52 players on their roster having never played in an NFL postseason game.
There are two big basketball events on tap this weekend on both sides of the river. The Highland Shootout is a national event that will be held at Highland High in Highland, Illinois while the second annual Soulard Shootout will be held at Lift for Life Academy in St. Louis. Both events will…
In past years, one of the features of the St. Louis American was following the weekly progress of African-American quarterbacks in the National Football League. With the NFL Division playoffs about to begin this weekend and the large presence of black quarterbacks at the forefront, we though…
Depending on whom you ask, you are likely to get widely differing views on the importance of social media. To some, social media is one of the greatest and most important inventions in the history of the world. It gives us immediate, global access to breaking news, information, family, frien…
The late Art Rooney, who owned the Pittsburgh Steelers for decades before he passed and left the team within the family, used his respect, power and knowledge to somehow get his fellow owners to approve a mandate that a minority candidate must be interviewed for any open head coach or genera…
Less than 24 hours after the Dallas Cowboys let Jason Garrett know that his contract would not be extended, former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has agreed to become the next head coach of the Cowboys.
The NFL's modern-era player finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2020 were announced Thursday evening. Along with safety Troy Polamalu and wide receiver Reggie Wayne are former St. Louis Rams players Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt.
ROLLA — Chantae McMillan came back to her hometown of Rolla for the holidays, in part for some help as she looks to qualify for the Summer Games in Tokyo next year.
It was an incredible decade of basketball in the St. Louis metro area. As we head into the year 2020, we are going to take a look back with the announcement of the St. Louis American “Fab Five” All-Decade Team for the boys and girls.
Fat chance on a year going by without sports craziness, but we can always hope for just that. In the meantime, here are some hopes and wishes for various players, teams, front offices and fans.
The Michael Porter Jr. era has officially begun in Denver. The former Mizzou standout made his first NBA start Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings. The rookie forward (Porter sat out the entire 2018-19 season due to injury) looked impressive as he racked up 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooti…
The holiday season is upon us, which means families getting together, Christmas presents being opened and of course, the glut of holiday basketball tournaments around the St. Louis metro area.
North Carolina A&T coach Sam Washington is the antithesis of today’s young offensive-minded head coaches being hired to lead college and NFL football teams.
Christmas season is here. Chances are, you’ve already opened your gifts, stuffed your belly, gone through the Temptations Christmas album at least nine times and spread plenty of holly, jolly Christmas cheer. I intended to send a heartfelt, thoughtful, drip-infused gift to each and every rea…
Having already clinched a playoff berth coming into the game, the Packers now have put themselves in prime position for a first-round playoff bye — and perhaps even the NFC’s No. 1 overall seed — with a win next Sunday at Detroit.
One of the biggest events on the high school basketball calendar is the Midwest Showdown Shootout, which is presented by event director Terrell Ramey of Rameybasketball.com.
The press is often referred to as the Fourth Estate. Though the news media is not technically a part of the political system of governance, it wields the power to hold politicians to account. Therefore, when I received a call from Andre Holman of STL TV inviting me to play in the 1st Annual …
When quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens take the field against an NFL opponent, it has become must-see TV. Even if Jackson and his crew are blowing out the opponent, TV ratings don’t slide. All eyes remain on the dual threat quarterback.
According to SI.com, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
One of my favorite songs from the late, great Nipsey Hussle is “Dedication.” The track, featuring Kendrick Lamar, is woke, energetic, intelligent, lyrical and dynamic – oh and the beat knocks. Still, with all the amazing choices made in regards to lyrics, cadence, production, etc., there is …
Eliah Drinkwitz said Tuesday during his introductory press conference in Columbia, “Our purpose is to win, make no mistake about it, but to win the right way.”
(NNPA) - While many deep-pocketed philanthropists and celebrities will write checks to support worthy causes, Tennis megastar Serena Williams routinely goes the extra mile.
St. Louis is known for being a great sports town and one of the most charitable cities in the nation. Now a new charitable endeavor launching in 2020 will provide a platform to highlight the best of our region with the Ascension Charity Classic.
When Robert Steeples took over as the head coach at DeSmet before the 2017 season, he was inheriting a program that had compiled a record of four wins and 27 losses in the previous three seasons.
The sweet science is filled with upsets. St. Louis’ very own Leon Spinks shocked the world in 1978 with a surprising victory over Muhammad Ali. Hasim Rahman was a 20-1 underdog when he knocked out Lennox Lewis to become the undisputed heavyweight champ in 2001. In one of the biggest upsets i…
There are at least a dozen Power 5 college football programs that would gladly take a 25-25 record and two bowl appearances over the past four seasons. Yet, this was not good enough for Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk and many of the Tiger’s delusional fans.
ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, who have made seemingly impossible trick shots part of their everyday repertoire, have once again put their shot-making expertise on center stage today to help celebrate the fourth annual World Trick Shot Day.