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.
For the first time since moving back to St. Louis in 1995, it won't be over the river and through the woods to my mom's house for Thanksgiving. Actually, it's a short drive across Kirkwood.
Devin Williams grew up in the St. Louis area, the son of a single mom with a unique talent in a game that, quite frankly, has not been overly receptive to Black players.
Lewis Hamilton became the most victorious driver in Formula One history following his dominant 92nd career win in last Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix.
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?"
Jack Flaherty, the St. Louis Cardinals pitching ace, has caught continuous hell from many so-called members of Cardinal Nation for his unabashed support of Black Lives Matter and finding way to end systemic racism in America.
Former St. Louis Cardinal Fernando Tatis Sr. is the only Major League player to hit two grand slams in the same inning. He accomplished the feat against the host Los Angeles Dodgers on April 23, 1999 and both came off pitcher Chan Ho Park. That makes it a record that will most likely never b…
I've viewed Field of Dreams just once in my life. That was, and is, enough. I never liked it. Plagued by an overabundance of sappiness, the 1989 film starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta and James Earl Jones glosses over Major League Baseball’s abject racism. All the players who come to life f…
As other American professional sports leagues are learning a painful lesson, the NBA will re-start its 2020 season this weekend with COVID-19 cases down to zero.
With all that is going on in America, including his personal bout with COVID, Ezekiel Elliott is upset about (of all things) several NFL media pundits saying last week that he has lost a step and is not among the NFL’s highest echelon of running backs.
Terry Pendleton, a star third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves and 1991 National League MVP, is joining some other MVP winners who say it’s time to strip Kenesaw M. Landis’ name from the American and National League MVP awards.
The FBI concluded swiftly that a rope fashioned as a noose in racer Bubba Wallace’s garage stall was a “door pull,” and not and intentional act of hate directed at the driver.
My brother-in-law, Charles Crawford, grew up in Hominy, Oklahoma, about 30 miles from Tulsa. After an outstanding high school football career, he earned a full-ride scholarship to Kansas State University. He played running back, helped turn around the Wildcats and reached the 1983 Independen…
A year ago, KSDK sports reporter Ahmad Hicks was part of the St. Louis Blues historic run to the Stanley Cup. He also was there as the St. Louis Cardinals cobbled together a gutty season that took them to the National League Championship Series.
Since George Floyd’s death at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, a usually callous sports world has (for the most part) come to realize that things must change in America.
Bill White, who would later become the first black MLB television broadcaster in 1971 when he worked for the New York Yankees, played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959-65 and was a member of the 1964 World Series champion team. He returned to St. Louis and played in 48 games, mostly as a…
The National Football League has given up on the idea that a significant number of owners will hire a minority head coach and/or general manager. It might now resort to a true American business strategy – bribery.
In a major (mythical) upset, the 10th-seeded Houston Rockets stun LeBron James and the second-seed Los Angeles Lakers in a quarterfinal matchup in the NBA Championship Tournament concocted by yours truly.
A Congress that is more about battling against each other than working for the people, has found common ground in the late Cardinals star. With U.S. Rep. William “Lacy” Clay (D-Mo.) a part of the effort that launched in the final week of Black History Month, hopefully Flood will win the need…
After a 42-25 home loss to Michigan on Oct. 12, it looked as though Illinois’ Lovie Smith would be yet another black head coaching casualty at season’s end.
Down 20-10 midway through the fourth quarter to the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs still had the faith.
The NHL All-Star Game weekend brought many of the world’s greatest hockey players to St. Louis for skills competitions and a very entertaining game – and two black players showcased their outstanding talent.
It’s difficult enough to be Cuonzo Martin, head coach of the Missouri basketball team. He’s been on the hot seat with some fans since the day he was hired. They would rather have him fail than lead Missouri to national prominence.
The late Art Rooney, who owned the Pittsburgh Steelers for decades before he passed and left the team within the family, used his respect, power and knowledge to somehow get his fellow owners to approve a mandate that a minority candidate must be interviewed for any open head coach or genera…
Fat chance on a year going by without sports craziness, but we can always hope for just that. In the meantime, here are some hopes and wishes for various players, teams, front offices and fans.
North Carolina A&T coach Sam Washington is the antithesis of today’s young offensive-minded head coaches being hired to lead college and NFL football teams.
When quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens take the field against an NFL opponent, it has become must-see TV. Even if Jackson and his crew are blowing out the opponent, TV ratings don’t slide. All eyes remain on the dual threat quarterback.
Eliah Drinkwitz said Tuesday during his introductory press conference in Columbia, “Our purpose is to win, make no mistake about it, but to win the right way.”
There are at least a dozen Power 5 college football programs that would gladly take a 25-25 record and two bowl appearances over the past four seasons. Yet, this was not good enough for Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk and many of the Tiger’s delusional fans.
Missouri’s football team is in free fall and a loss to lowly Arkansas in Little Rock could cost head coach Barry Odom his job.
If there is one thing the sports world has learned during the past four years is that Colin Kaepernick is not afraid of controversy and will do things his way.
With the departure of Kyrie Irving to Brooklyn via free agency in the offseason and Gordon Hayward’s broken hand that will sideline him at least six weeks, the stage is set for Jayson Tatum to step forward and become a true star.
The NFL’s popularity continues to grow, while its commitment to diversity is not traveling down the same path.