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.
Let’s drop the instant revisionist history that former Cardinal Ritter football head coach Brandon Gregory is some kind of “tragic hero.”
Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers remained Major League Baseball’s only black manager after his team’s shocking demise against the Washington Nationals in a National League Division Series. However, it’s impossible to defend many of his moves in that series and, even though his team wo…
The inaugural XFL Draft will be held Oct. 15-16 and a pair of former Missouri Tigers football standouts currently find themselves without jobs in the NFL. Hmmmm.
The last time the baseball world saw Dexter Fowler in a postseason, he led off Game Seven of the 2016 World Series with a home run on the road against the Cleveland Indians.
St. Louis’ successful bid to land an MLS franchise, with an ownership group led by Carolyn Kindle Betz and other female members, will help the league raise one of its lowest grades on 2019 The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports report card.
101 ESPN’s former program director Jason Barrett was crazy enough to let me join the team as a weekend host of 101 SportsLine during its first month of operation in 2009.
During the flight home from a frustrating 37-31 loss to unheralded Wyoming on Saturday night, Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant had to be thinking “every other team I’ve played for would have won that game.” That includes Clemson, high school and youth football.
Kirkwood opens its season at home against Jefferson City on Friday night and I plan on being there – and I hope the place is surrounded by police.
It’s official. St. Louis has landed an MLS franchise and the sport with a storied history here will return on a national level in 2022.
Hopefully, a white man with red hair and the first name of Race will stir a passion among black athletes in America and move them to visibly demonstrate their opposition to racism. Maybe a black woman wearing blue lipstick with the guts to emulate American icons John Carlos and Tommie Smith …
The St. Louis Cardinals have proven that a wild-card berth into the postseason can be a path to a championship.
While the U.S. Women’s National Team won the World Cup with a roster that included three African-American players, America creates few black professional players – especially stars on the international stage.
As the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to honor third baseman Scott Rolen, and pitchers Jason Isringhausen and Mort Cooper with enshrinement into its Hall of Fame on August 24, it’s time the team consider one of the most important players in franchise history.
A familiar name will guide the St. Louis XFL squad’s wide receiving corps – former St. Louis Rams standout Az-Zahir Hakim.
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.
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.
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.