Black Women Athletes Dominate at Rio Olympics

The past few weeks have been a magical time for Black women athletes, as African American and Black women of other countries have dominated the 2016 Olympics in Rio. First, 19-year-old gymnast Simone Biles and...

Conspiracies Mount as NBA Finals’ Game 7 Looms

Draymond Green’s Game 5 suspension set the NBA world ablaze with conspiracy theories and high-priced ticket demands. Golden State held a 3-1 lead before the NBA announced that Green would miss the next game...

Loyola Parts Ways with Women’s Basketball Coach Swoopes

CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola University has parted ways with women's basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes. The school said in April that it would investigate allegations against Swoopes brought by former players. One former player, Cate Soan, has said Swoopes humiliated her...

Serena Survives at Wimbledon, Racket Doesn’t; Djokovic Down

LONDON (AP) — Dismayed at dropping the first set after being a single point from taking it, Serena Williams sat in her Centre Court sideline chair and cracked her racket against the turf once, twice, three...

Williams Sails into 4th Round; Tsonga and Isner Go to 19-17

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams earned a decent day's rest on the middle Sunday at Wimbledon, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to work overtime — 19-17 in the fifth set — in another marathon involving John Isner. Williams, the...

Venus Rising: Williams Back in Grand Slam Semi 6 Years Later

LONDON (AP) — In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams. She is, after all, already the owner of seven major titles, including five at Wimbledon. This one, though,...

Open and Shut: With Roof Closed, Serena Rolls at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — It was raining, ever so slightly, and her Wimbledon fourth-round match was slipping away, ever so slightly, when Serena Williams stumbled as she ran to the net, winding up seated on the slick Centre...

Olympic Star Simone Biles is the Epitome of #BlackGirlMagic

Simone Biles could win five gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but some are already calling her the greatest gymnast ever. She was too young to qualify for the...

Will Josh Gordon Ever Return to the NFL?

The excitement around the return of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon from a four-game suspension to start the season might not have been widespread, but it was definitely on the minds of NFL pundits. Gordon...

British Heavyweight Boxing Star Joshua Knocks out Ukrainian Boxer Klitschko for Heavyweight Titles

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua survived the first knockdown of his young career, coming back to drop Wladimir Klitschko twice before stopping him in the 11th round Saturday night to retain his heavyweight titles. Before...

Can Ben Simmons Live Up to the Hype?

It was only fitting that, on the 20th anniversary of the Philadelphia 76ers drafting Allen Iverson as the top overall selection in the 1996 NBA Draft, LSU’s Ben Simmons became the Sixers’ newest top pick.  The 6-foot, 10-inch Simmons arrives...

Off the Plane but Still Sky-High, LeBron Brings Title Home

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and...