The 2019 NBA free agency period started off with a bang. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving got the party started early by taking their basketballs and bolting to Brooklyn. That move set the tone for what became one of the wildest, craziest weeks in free agency since Tom Chambers became the first…
A familiar name will guide the St. Louis XFL squad’s wide receiving corps – former St. Louis Rams standout Az-Zahir Hakim.
Former Incarnate Word Academy basketball star Napheesa Collier has already been able to make an impact as a rookie in the WNBA for the Minnesota Lynx. After her stellar collegiate career at Connecticut, Collier was the No. 6 pick in the first round of the WNBA Draft.
In 2016, when most athletes and team executives were running away from former San Francisco Giants quarterback Colin Kaepernick as fast as their mouths and legs could carry them, American women's soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe took a knee during the national anthem before a game.
University of Missouri football coach Barry Odom has done a very good job on the recruiting trail when it comes to getting St. Louis-area athletes into the fold. The talent in the St. Louis metro area has been plentiful in recent years and Odom has been able to get his share of local standou…
Let’s go back to December 8, 2011. St. Louis Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols had just accepted a 10-year $254 million offer from the Anaheim Angels and Cardinal Nation sure didn’t like it.
Jackie Robinson was allowed to play Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers 72 years ago on April 15, 1947.
Shout out to the Toronto Raptors for earning the franchise’s first NBA Championship. Powered by Kawhi Leonard, the Raptors knocked off the Golden State Warriors in six games. Yes, I picked the Warriors in five. Who knew Kevin Durant would only play 12 minutes in the series, Klay Thompson wou…
African-American musician and composer W.C. Handy composed “St. Louis Blues” in 1914. It chronicled the tough times he had in this city in the late 1890s as he struggled to find lasting success.
It was a tremendous year of boys’ track and field in the St. Louis metro area in 2019. The area produced three state championship teams in East St. Louis, Hazelwood West and Trinity, plus several sparkling individual performances.
Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1’s first black driver and five-time champion, is dominating the 2019 schedule and is a heavy favorite to win his sixth driver’s title. He won his first title with McLaren and the remainder with Mercedes, for whom he still drives.
Game 5 of the NBA Finals was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, an Oscar-worthy motion picture, an Emmy-earning TV show and a Tony Award-winning performance all wrapped into one.
It was excellent season for the girls’ track and field athletes in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Not only did the area produce many standout individual performers, but East St. Louis, Parkway North and Trinity brought home state championships.
In most professional sports, championships are determined by some type of tournament. Usually, a league’s best teams/competitors engage in a series of matchups until the top two faceoff for all the glory.
Former St. Louis Cardinals standout running back Theotis Brown has been named director of player personnel for St. Louis’ XFL franchise, the league announced last week.
Athletes from the St. Louis area showed up and showed out at last weekend’s Missouri State High School Activities Association Championships.
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team has not only fared much better than their male counterparts in international play, it is also more diverse.
The East St. Louis Flyers boys track and field team took the baton from its state championship girls’ team by bringing home a trophy of their own.
The top track and field athletes in the state of Missouri will convene in the state capital this weekend for the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Championships at Jefferson City High School.
In February of 2003, I recall hopping in the whip for a road trip down I-55S to Memphis, Tenn. It was my second trip to Memphis in an eight-month span, alongside Mike Dickson, my good friend and former co-host of Boxing Addictz and In the Clench YouTube boxing shows. Both trips were to get a…
Wayne Gretzky was 9 years old when he saw highlights of Bobby Orr’s Game Four Stanley Cup Finals goal that beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 and brought the NHL championship to Boston for the first time in 29 years.
The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, aka the Zion Williamson sweepstakes, was the first since the NBA Board of Governors switched up the odds to discourage teams from tanking. Previously, the team with the worst record received a 25 percent chance at the top pick. The second-worst team received a 19.…
The world will have to wait until June 20 to see if the New Orleans Pelicans select Duke one-and-done star Zion Williamson with the first pick in the NBA Draft. For now, it seems like a no-brainer but this franchise has demonstrated a lack of mental capacity throughout its history, including…
The top girls track athletes in Illinois will convene in Charleston this weekend at the IHSA Track and Field Championships at Eastern Illinois University.
The road to the state championship for Class 3, 4 and 5 track and field programs in the state of Missouri begins this weekend with district meet competition.
Barring a blockbuster discovery that Zion Williamson is Communist Russian Al-Qaeda operative, the Duke superstar is a lock to be the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. That means there is currently more anticipation for the NBA’s draft lottery, than the draft itself.
The XFL will bring something new and historic to St. Louis’ professional sports scene when it kicks off in February 2020.
It was a cold and rainy day at last weekend’s Dale Collier Invitational at Kirkwood, but that did not stop the athletes from putting on some sparkling performances.
While much of the basketball world is debating whether Kevin Durant has finally surpassed LeBron James as the best all-around player in the NBA, one thing remains indisputable. James Harden is the most talented offensive player on the planet. Though he may not possess the height of the nearl…
Drew Lock, the former Missouri quarterback who was slated to be a first-round pick in last week’s NFL draft, is headed to the Denver Broncos.
For years Damian Lillard has been overshadowed by an overabundance of talented point guards in the Western Conference. Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and James Harden (who plays both guard positions) have racked up MVPs, scoring titles and become some of the most well-known athletes in the w…
Forget the history, emotion and sentimentality of Tiger Woods’ win at The Masters on April 14. Let’s talk about the increase in revenues, television ratings and golf interest his victory instantly created.
When four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins signed with the Golden State Warriors, many basketball fans declared the 2018-19 season a mere formality. Cousins brought an embarrassment of riches to Warriors, a team that has won three championships in the past four seasons.
Last weekend’s Al Joyner/Jackie Joyner Kersee Relays in East St. Louis brought together many of the top athletes in the metro area on both sides of the river. The boys’ competition turned into a showcase of two of the area’s top programs in East St. Louis and Cardinal Ritter College Prep, es…
The members of the 2019 St. Louis American “Fab Five” All-Star Basketball Team are very talented individual players who led their respective teams to very successful seasons. All five players on the First Team participated in state championship games this season.
While Missouri’s basketball season ended with a losing record and no tournament play, the school can boast that it has a rarity among the Power 5 athletic conferences.