Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...
It's one of the biggest debates in sports: should college athletes be paid? Everyone from sports fans and media personalities to the players and general public seem to have an opinion.
Every four years the Gay Games brings a collection of athletes from around the world to one location - this year to Cleveland, a short six hour ride from New York City. When the opportunity to attend was presented itself, I jumped at the chance to meet so many LGBT athletes.
On June 28, 2007, Greg Oden rose from his seat, gave his mom a kiss, shook hands with those around him, and made his way up to meet NBA Commissioner David Stern, who just announced that he was the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
Where would a gifted athlete rather be at 18 years of age? Toiling away in some small town on an unknown rookie league team in baseball, or playing to a national TV crowd and sold out stadiums on a Division I powerhouse?
How does the Cavs' ascension affect the rest of the league?
Sadly, today scholar and athlete are not used enough in the same sentence, but the Riverside Hawks are an organization intent on changing those circumstances.
What is most notable about this announcement though is the focus on her work ethic, skills, and successes as the new hire. Sure, every headline, including this one, focuses on her gender, but her gender is not the reason she was hired.
On Saturday, Mitch Richmond will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the highest individual honor a basketball player can achieve.
A compelling spectacle, sports promotes the cherished American ideal of intense competition on a level playing field where race nor gender matter.
Somebody PLEASE nominate San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich for governor of Texas.
Indiana's Paul George had yet to be wheeled into the operating room, and the naysayers and sports pundits were speculating as to the response of the Pacers' Larry Bird and his fellow NBA front office cohorts.
We've heard about the most spectacular falls -- such as Mike Tyson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar -- but, unfortunately, this sad outcome is far from rare.
After reviewing the footage and analyzing a series of bad plays since Janay Rice's attack, it's clear that the victims of domestic violence whose attackers play for professional sports associations are in desperate need of a strong defensive lineup.
LeBron James is back in Cleveland. Carmelo Anthony has returned to New York. Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have finally made it to the NBA. After such an exciting, entertaining and simply ridiculous summer, we are now inching toward the regular season.
Like Lebron James, the NBA appears dedicated to setting a proper example. Like Johnny Football, the NFL has continually skirted responsibility for its actions and realities.