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…
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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.
The members of the 2019 St. Louis American “Fab Five” Girls All-Star Basketball team represent a diverse group of talented players with different skill sets. You have a dynamic point guard in Edwardsville’s Quierra Love in the front and a dominant post player in Parkway Central’s Jayla Kelly…
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Finally, real momentum is building in Congress to address the NCAA’s blatant use of college athletes for its – and individuals – personal gain.
Here is a recap of what was a spectacular weekend of basketball at the high school and collegiate levels in the area.
Let's examine the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Reid Roundup style ... Congratulations to the SLU Billikens for a gutsy four-game run that ended with a scintillating come-from-behind win over St. Bonaventure to win the Atlantic 10 title and a ticket to the tournament ... Hey Earl Austin …
The St. Louis area will be well represented at this weekend’s Missouri State High School Activities Association state championships, which will be held at Missouri State University in Springfield.
It is not uncommon for NBA superstars to flex their influence so they can land a one way ticket to a new destination. In recent seasons we’ve seen Anthony Davis pull a power move on the New Orleans Pelicans, Kawhi Leonard spur his way out of San Antonio, Kyrie Irving force a cross over from …
Don Garber, Major League Soccer commissioner, visited St. Louis Monday to meet with prospective expansion team owners Jim Kavanaugh, World Wide Technology CEO and Carolyn Kindle Betz and members of Enterprise Holdings’ Taylor family.