Cardinal Ritter College Prep just didn’t win its eighth state championship in boys basketball last weekend. The Lions stormed into Springfield and demolished two excellent teams in Blair Oaks and Charleston, winning the Class 3 state championship.

In last week’s column about the novel coronavirus’ impact on sports, I wrote that the global pandemic was “traveling across the globe at light speed.” At the time, the NCAA had announced that the NCAA Tournament would be held in nearly empty arenas. The NBA had announced it was considering p…

The boys at Cardinal Ritter College Prep and girls at Whitfield School will be playing for state titles this weekend at the Missouri State High School Activities Class 3 Basketball Championships in Springfield.

The Saint Louis University Billikens have put together back to back 20-victory seasons as head coach Travis Ford continues to move the program in the right direction.

The Democratic Party’s primary process has, at times, been a knock-down, drag-out affair. However, at a time when it seemed that both the country广西快3走势图 and the Democratic Party could not be more polarized, an interesting thing occurred. Progressives, moderates and Democratic socialists came togeth…

The road to the state championship begins next week for Class 4 and 5 schools in the state of Missouri with the beginning of the district playoffs. Here is a preview of the upcoming district tournaments involving St. Louis area teams. For a complete look at the district tournament brackets, …

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The road to Springfield and the state championships will begin this weekend for Class 1, 2 and 3 schools around with the beginning of the district playoffs. All roads will lead to Missouri State University, which is the site of the Final Four from March 12-14 at the John Q. Hammons Arena in …

To call Tyson Fury a confounding individual would be a bit of an understatement. At 6-foot-9 and north of 250 pounds, Fury is one of the biggest heavyweight champions in history. His name – Tyson Fury – is the perfect name for a heavyweight fighter. It’s a name I might have chosen for the cr…

Disbelief is an understatement. My jaw dropped wide open, like a cartoon character, when I learned that John Burroughs decided to remove Lutheran North from its football schedule. As a graduate of Lutheran North, the decision just didn’t make sense.

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Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest players to ever set foot on a basketball court. That much is indisputable. Basketball fans, historians and journalists can, and will, forever debate how high he belongs on the NBA hierarchy.

Zion Williamson was the most-heralded and highly-anticipated rookie to enter the NBA since LeBron James in 2003. His highlight reel dunks, exploding shoes and physics-defying athleticism positioned Williamson to be an instant star.

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There are two big basketball events on tap this weekend on both sides of the river. The Highland Shootout is a national event that will be held at Highland High in Highland, Illinois while the second annual Soulard Shootout will be held at Lift for Life Academy in St. Louis. Both events will…

In past years, one of the features of the St. Louis American was following the weekly progress of African-American quarterbacks in the National Football League. With the NFL Division playoffs about to begin this weekend and the large presence of black quarterbacks at the forefront, we though…

The Michael Porter Jr. era has officially begun in Denver. The former Mizzou standout made his first NBA start Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings. The rookie forward (Porter sat out the entire 2018-19 season due to injury) looked impressive as he racked up 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooti…

Christmas season is here. Chances are, you’ve already opened your gifts, stuffed your belly, gone through the Temptations Christmas album at least nine times and spread plenty of holly, jolly Christmas cheer. I intended to send a heartfelt, thoughtful, drip-infused gift to each and every rea…

The press is often referred to as the Fourth Estate. Though the news media is not technically a part of the political system of governance, it wields the power to hold politicians to account. Therefore, when I received a call from Andre Holman of STL TV inviting me to play in the 1st Annual …