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 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.
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.
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.…
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.
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.
The St. Louis City SC has tabbed local sports pioneer Khalia Collier as its new Vice-President of Community Relations.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
I have been thoroughly entertained by the National Basketball Association action in the “Bubble” in Orlando, Florida during the past month.
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.
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…
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.
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."
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.