Westside Coach Clinton Crump holding up his teams trophy after winning his 1st City Championship after 8 years. (Photo by Michael Jennings)
Community

Eight Means a New Beginning

THE FLORIDA STAR — Westside’s Peewee team took on Sweetwater last week in the city championship lead by head coach Clinton Crump who has been coaching for 8 years and finally won his 1st city championship. This victory speaks volumes – defeating Sweetwater coach Kevin Toliver who has dominated peewee football for years now. […read more]

Books

BOOKS: New Book Evokes Memories of Tiger Fever

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN RECORDER — The Tigers’ championship run a half-century ago, capped by winning the 1968 World Series in dramatic and historic fashion, was a healing salvo for a fractured city. The players said as much, reports Brendan Donley who, traveling by car or by plane, spoke to many of the surviving team members of both Detroit and St. Louis and assembled their accounts in An October to Remember, 1968 (Sports Publishing). […read more]

Community

A Legacy Realized: Dr. Henry A. Wise High School pays tribute to the school’s first and only football coach

WASHINGTON INFORMER — In this week’s episode, Dr. Henry A. Wise High School pays tribute to the school’s first and only football coach with a truly unique honor. In addition to honoring their coach, the school also pays tribute to the widow of the school’s namesake who just recently celebrated her 100th birthday. It is a special night in Upper Marlboro in this week’s episode of PG13. […read more]

Defender News Network

Texans win state battle, some questions remain

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — On the positive side, the Texans won back-to-back games in overtime for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2012 season. On the negative side, they never should have been in that predicament. The Texans gained 462 total net yards (88 rushing and 374 passing) on 76 offensive plays (6.1 avg.), yet only had 16 points to show for their effort in regulation play. […read more]

L-R) Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram pose for a photo during media day at the UCLA Health Training Facility in El Segundo, Calf. (Photo by J. Diaz/Lakers.com)
Los Angeles Sentinel

LeBron James Tempers Expectations in Lakers’ Return to Competitiveness

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — The Los Angeles Lakers held media day on Monday, Sept. 24. It was different from just one year prior as dozens of media members filed into the UCLA Health Training Facility in El Segundo eagerly awaiting the first signs of LeBron James. It was the first time James addressed media since signing a $153.3 million contract to become a Los Angeles Laker. […read more]

Bengals’ tackle Cordy Glenn goes to work in the Bengal’s Thursday Night Football game against Baltimore.
Cincinnati Herald

Glenn is the Anchor Cincy Needed

CINCINNATI HERALD — Anyone that knows football knows that a quarterback is the single most valuable asset on a football team. When the draft comes around you can pick the wrong position player at any other position. You pick the wrong quarterback the team is in trouble. […read more]

Garvin Alston
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Twins Make Lemonade from Lemon Season

MINNESOTA SPOKESMAN-RECORDER — With no chance of making the playoffs this season, the Minnesota Twins are doing more than playing out the string or playing spoilers for those opponents who are vying for post-season spots in the final weeks of the 2018 season. There are still opportunities to improve player performance, for example. […read more]

Sports

Dolphins Win Home Opener

THE WESTSIDE GAZETTE — After two weather delays the Dolphins opening game became the longest game since the 1970 AFL merger. The previous record was in 2013 when the Bears played the Ravens, a game that lasted 5 hours and 16 minutes. Sunday’s game was approximately 7 hours and 10 minutes, breaking the previous record. The lightning delay didn’t appear to impact the Dolphins’ focus. This isn’t the first-time weather caused a delay. Last year because of the hurricane, the Dolphins first game was cancelled, forcing them to play 16 straight games without a bye week. […read more]

Sports

SPORTS DIGEST: Chargers, Rams open the season against Chiefs, Raiders

LOS ANGELES WAVE — After four weeks of inconsequential games, the NFL returns for real this week with the season opener Sept. 6 between the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles against the Atlanta Falcons, followed by a full slate of Sunday games and then two Monday night games, with the Rams versus the Raiders in Oakland ending the first week of the season at 7 p.m. Sept. 10. […read more]

Atlanta Tribune

PRESS ROOM: State Farm Gets Naming Rights to Former Philips Arena

THE ATLANTA TRIBUNE — The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and State Farm announced a 20-year collaboration that will benefit the Atlanta metropolitan area aimed at building stronger communities through mentorship, volunteerism and the principle of being a good neighbor. A nationally-renowned company and one of Georgia’s top employers, State Farm will join forces with the Hawks, displaying their iconic red logo and marks atop and throughout the best sports and live entertainment venue in Atlanta – the new State Farm Arena – and building new community engagement programs and philanthropic initiatives. […read more]

“Tiger Woods” (Simon & Schuster), co-written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Books

New Book Illuminates Tiger Woods’ Life

TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Those who weren’t around to witness Tiger Woods in his heyday might wonder why do people still care what happens to a 42 (43 in December) year-old golfer coming off multiple back operations who hasn’t won a major tournament since 2008, and hasn’t won anything at all since 2013. But when Woods surged in both the British Open and PGA Tournaments during the late rounds, ratings went through the roof. […read more]

2018 NNPA DTU Journalism Fellowship

MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem Is Working to Increase Diversity on the Field and in the Front Office

NNPA DTU Journalism Fellows Tyvan Burns of Norfolk State University, Diamond Durant of Morgan State University, and Denver Lark of North Carolina A&T University, interviewed MLB Deputy Commissioner for Baseball Administration Dan Halem about diversity in Major League Baseball during All-Star Week in Washington, D.C. […read more]