Jackie Robinson was allowed to play Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers 72 years ago on April 15, 1947.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 XFL will bring something new and historic to St. Louis’ professional sports scene when it kicks off in February 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Finally, real momentum is building in Congress to address the NCAA’s blatant use of college athletes for its – and individuals – personal gain.
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 …
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.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was purposely sent into the NFL wilderness by spiteful owners. His crime was kneeling during the national anthem.
It’s a big week for Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, who will make two appearances during the NBA All-Star Weekend, Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte.
Politics can make strange bedfellows, but the NCAA has managed to team a pair of the nation’s fiercest rivals. The tandem could lead a challenge against the NCAA that permanently alters its future.
Missouri was up 14 points with a bit more than two minutes left against LSU last Saturday and its largest crowd of the season was cheering on the host Tigers.
If I were a professional football, baseball or hockey player and could choose the city I performed in, St. Louis would not be at the top of the list. San Francisco would be first. Chicago would probably be second.
Most St. Louisans had no idea who Richard Chaifetz is until he helped privately finance the arena on the St. Louis University campus with a generous $12 million donation. It now holds his name.
The college bowl season got off to a rousing start last Saturday when North Carolina A&T held off a gallant Alcorn State squad to win the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl 24-22 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
In just more than six months, the area’s high school sports scene has provided some truly ugly moments.
The Washington Wizards would either get their act together last week or face major changes. You read that here last week. Home losses to the awful Cleveland Cavaliers and talented Portland Trailblazers – plus guard John Wall, cursing at coach Scott Brooks during a practice – have led to sour…
Fifty years ago, Americans John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised black glove covered fists in the air on the medal podium as the anthem played during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
Players and parents from Parkway North have accused MICDS players with directing racial slurs at black players throughout a state football playoff game last Saturday.
The black NFL coaching fraternity is now down to five with the firing of Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson.
All systems seem to be a “go” with the Taylor family and World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh backing a plan to construct a soccer stadium in the city of St. Louis and lure an expansion Major League Soccer franchise.
St. Louis NBA fans would love to see an Eastern Conference Finals showdown between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards.
Gabby Douglas captured the world’s heart when she became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic Gold medal in the All-Around Individual gymnastic event at the London Summer Olympics in 2012.
Nike is celebrating the 30th year of its “Just Do It” slogan with a series of TV and print ads. One features Colin Kaepernick’s face with the words, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
At 31 years old, Devon Alexander’s boxing days should be nearing an end. It might not be over, but the final rounds of a championship career have arrived.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said at the start of his team’s training camp in Oxnard, California, that his players would have “toe on the line” during the national anthem. Peaceful protest or remaining in the locker room is not an option for Jones’ players. His son and second-in-command,…
Shortly after Memorial Day I mentioned during a radio broadcast that Mike Matheny “should start looking over his shoulder” if the St. Louis Cardinals fell back to a .500 record.
Major League Baseball’s All-Sar Game was dominated by black players from the late 1960s and 1970s. Oh, how the times have changed.
Dexter Fowler is having a disastrous season, that’s for sure. He’s hitting under .200 and has been supplanted in right field by Harrison Bader. There is the possibility that he could be traded or Designated for Assignment, which would lead to him being available to any MLB team.