Imagine how Chris Grier, one of few Black NFL general managers, felt when he fired Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, one of three Black NFL head coaches on what is known as Black Monday in the coaching world.
Deion “Prime Time” Sanders rocked the college football landscape in recent weeks by recruiting national prospect Travis Hunter to Jackson State after previously committing to Florida State.
Jameson Williams of Alabama has a torn ACL in his left knee, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He was a star football player for Cardinal Ritter College Prep here in St. Louis.
Gifts of basketball abounded during holiday tournaments. Here are some highlights of the year-ending action as teams prepare for conference seasons.
May the St. Louis Cardinals continue attracting more Black fans to Busch Stadium. It was a great idea to feature local artist Brock Seals and the cap he designed for African American Heritage Day at Busch Stadium on Labor Day. This year, add an event or two and make the cap or giveaway item …
As the year draws to a close, the death of home run king, civil rights leader, and highest class of gentleman Henry Aaron January 22, 2021, still leaves me a bit sad. He died at 86, but his name will live forever, and his 755 home runs remain the Major League Baseball career record, in my opinion.
Former Vashon High basketball coach and Mid-Missouri basketball legend Ron Coleman passed away on Christmas Eve after a long battle with ALS. He was 76.
2021 was a year in which the world saw hundreds of thousands of deaths due to the COVID battle. It also said goodbye to several Black hall of famers and barrier breakers, in a variety of sports, who changed the game for future generations. Here are just some of the many legends that the spor…
It was an unseasonably warm December 15 day in St. Louis, but that didn’t stop the North City Blues from taking the ice outdoors at Steinberg Rink. Youths between the ages of 4-10 gathered at Forest Park for the second practice session for the St. Louis Blues' newest youth hockey program.
Sunday, St. Louis native Jonathan Owens, a CBC High School football standout and the boyfriend of U.S. Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles, had his first official start in the NFL. The 26 year old, who plays Safety for the Houston Texans was a part of the Texans 30-16 win over the Jacksonv…
The 15th Annual Midwest Showdown Shootout, presented by Terrell Ramey of Ramey basketball, tips off Saturday at St. Louis Community College at Meramec.
There may be many new players taking the basketball court for Vashon High, but the winning ways continued early into the 2021 season.
The Archdiocesan Athletic Association (AAA) enjoyed a historic high school football weekend, capturing two titles at respective Missouri State High School Activities Association Show-Me Bowls.
Mizzou women’s basketball is off to a hot start with a lot of help from Junior Aijha Blackwell, who hails from Berkeley and starred at Whitfield High School.
Don Victor Mooney and his family from Queens, New York, were humbled to have a moment with Pope Francis at the conclusion of his General Audience on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2021.
Golf legend and pioneer (Robert) Lee Elder has died at the age of 87. Elder was the first Black golfer to play in the Masters tournament and he paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow. In 1975, he became the first African-American to play in the Masters Tournament, where he missed…
The East St. Louis Flyers continued a dominant march through the Illinois Class 6A state playoffs with a 42-21 road victory at LeMont in the state quarterfinals last Saturday.
The popularity of Formula 1 racing has risen over the past decade, partially due to the increase in internet and television coverage.
Officials for World Wide Technology Raceway keep racing to help youths at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center prepare to compete in a technology-driven economy.
A pair of Power 5 conferences are teaming with HBCU athletic departments to raise awareness and big-time pay days for the smaller schools.
The McCluer Comets have streaked to a 6-1 record behind a powerful offense that has helped the team score more than 50 points in each of its victories.
Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace has always shown promise on the demanding circuit. On Monday, Oct. 4 he fulfilled that promise by winning the first race of his career.
Lewis Hamilton notched his 100th Formula 1 victory with a triumph at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday, Sept. 26, with a blend of strategy and sound driving.
The St. Mary’s Dragons were prepared to make a big run in the Class 3 football playoffs after winning a district championship last season. But their fire was put out before a sectional game due to the COVID-19 protocol.
World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR) in Madison, Ill., just east of downtown St. Louis, has been awarded a June 5, 2022, race date, and millions of racing fans can tune in to watch the demanding race on the 1.25-mile oval track.
A former star two-sport athlete at Kirkwood in football and basketball, Maclin went on to success as a collegian at the University of Missouri, and then in the National Football League.
Seven Black and one Samoan American quarterback led their respective teams into the NFL’s opening season games and, apart from two, brought home impressive victories.
Charles Renken brings international experience to St. Louis Academy squads. A native of Zambia, Charles Renken has followed up his outstanding career as a player by entering coaching. Charles Renken’s soccer journey has taken him from his native Zambia to the U.S., Europe, and Canada.