Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum’s respective seasons ended after the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. While dismissed early, their seasons ended with bangs, not whimpers.
It was a banner weekend for St. Louis area athletes at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City for Classes 3,4, and 5.
Most Americans and I had never heard of the Yurchenko double pike in gymnastic vaulting events until last Saturday at the U.S. Classic in Indianapolis.
The immediate past POTUS declared the NFL dead in fall of 2017. Like so many other of his acts and prognostications, he was wrong.
When outfielder Justin Williams landed a spot on the St. Louis Cardinals 25-man opening-day roster, he helped make his team an oddity in Major League Baseball.
It was another banner year of girls basketball in the St. Louis metropolitan area and it shows in the collective talent of the member of the 2021 St. Louis American “Fab Five” Girls All-Star Team. The members of this year’s team all share a common bond, which is winning.
Baylor put a beat down on undefeated Gonzaga to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship. Stanford won a thrilling game against underdog Arizona to capture the women’s title.
The members of the 2021 St. Louis American “Fab Five” Boys All-Star Basketball Team represent an abundance of size, talent and versatility. The shortest member of the team is 6’3” Mario Fleming of Cardinal Ritter, but he plays much bigger than his actual size. The biggest member of the group…
In response to “The Big Lie” pawned off by a lawfully deposed former president, the state of Georgia has passed several laws designed to reduce ballots cast by Black voters.
Last weekend’s Missouri State High School Activities Association state championships in Springfield was a showcase for some of the St. Louis area’s leading basketball dynasties.
Of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament’s “Sweet 16” teams, just three have Black head coaches. Unfortunately, two must match off for the right to move to the Elite Eight.
The New Orleans Pelicans became the first major sports franchise in America to announce “some” of its players and staff had received a first vaccination shot.
St. Louis Blues rookie Dakota Joshua scored a key goal in his team’s 5-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks last week and became one of a growing number of NHL players of color.
St. Louis area basketball stars Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum share many things in common other than the fact that they were products of Chaminade College Prep.
Tiger Woods and his SUV took a horrific tumble down a Los Angeles area hill more than a week ago. He is alive and reportedly doing as well as expected.
The Cardinal Ritter College Prep Lions added to their extensive trophy case last year by winning the Class 3 state championship in boys’ basketball.
As we reflect on the 55th NFL Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida, amid the continued national spread of the coronavirus, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American busine…
The DeSmet Spartans basketball team was put in the position of having to make some major adjustments before they even played a game this season.
Of the seven NFL head coaching positions available at the close of the 2020 season, just two minority candidates were hired.
The Chaminade Red Devils have enjoyed a tremendous run of success in boys basketball over the years with a couple of state championships, several state Final Four appearances and a group of alums who have made their way to the National Basketball Association, such as Bradley Beal, Jayson Tat…
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.
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.