facebook-icotwitter-icogoogle-icorss-ico
connectsubscribearchives
Log in

Sports

Fighting crime with hoops and hope

Fighting crime with hoops and hope

Two facts about Memphis summers are unavoidable: it’s hot and school is out. The increase in temperature and decrease in daily structured positive activities for young people can often lead to an increase in crime.
 
Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is on a mission to ensure that Memphis’ youth, especially those in high-risk communities, have access to a safe and community-friendly environment through the 2nd Annual Safe Summer initiative. Bishop Mays, director of Memphis Gun Down, said the effort is part of the larger goal of reducing youth gun violence throughout Memphis. 

Read more...

‘Bron Bron’ is a ‘Man’s Man’

‘Bron Bron’ is a ‘Man’s Man’
With the exception of the absence of a Miami “threepeat” there are no real losers coming out of the NBA Championship series…especially not LeBron James.
 
While the co-hosts of “A Little R&R on Sports” agreed the NBA Championship would be won and done in a five-game series, there was sharp disagreement over whether the Miami Heat or the San Antonio Spurs players would be kissing the trophy. Suffice it to say that experience won both the championship and the bet. But with the exception of the absence of a Miami “threepeat” there are no real losers coming out of this series…especially not LeBron James.

Read more...

Revenge is sweet: Spurs crush Heat to win NBA title

Revenge is sweet: Spurs crush Heat to win NBA title

Seconds ticked off the clock and LeBron James sat at the end of the Miami Heat bench with his head in his hands. Reserve center Udonis Haslem had his arm draped around James’ shoulder, as it was clear the three-peat championship run was over.
 
Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker spent the entire year answering whether they were too old to make a run to the finals. All year they fielded questions about their stamina and their colossal collapse in last year’s game 6.

Read more...

Antron Brown continues to break barriers in drag racing

Antron Brown continues to break barriers in drag racing

Antron Brown has had a lifelong infatuation with fast cars.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Brown spent his weekends from an early age watching his father compete in sportsman level drag races.

"I grew up around it, and I developed a love and passion for it," Top Fuel driver Brown said in an interview with theGrio during this past weekend's qualifying session for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Read more...

Gay, black and leading the way in sports

Gay, black and leading the way in sports

Vince Pryor has written a very moving and compelling piece for Outsports about black gay men breaking barriers in the sports world.

Pryor, a former standout linebacker for TCU in the early 90s, came out to his teammates before the team's bowl game against Texas Tech his senior season. He went out and set the school sack record in TCU's 24-17 victory.

Pryor tells theGrio.com that, as a black man, watching Jason Collins, Michael Sam and Derrick Gordon make history in their respective sports makes him proud and able to better reflect on his own journey:

Read more...

Magic Johnson to Donald Sterling: ‘You’re fighting a battle that you can’t win”

Magic Johnson to Donald Sterling: ‘You’re fighting a battle that you can’t win”

It seems as if the entertainment site TMZ, which has been breaking news left and right, scooped Anderson Cooper's Tuesday-night interview with NBA legend Magic Johnson regarding the continuing fallout from racist statements made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

In a telephone interview earlier Tuesday with the gossip conglomerate, Johnson slammed Sterling for bringing him into the mess and saying things without getting his facts straight – especially regarding Johnson's work in the black community and his health status.

"It's very disturbing," says Johnson, who can be heard sighing heavily over the phone. "When you come on (television), No. 1, you should have your facts straight. I don't have AIDS. I have HIV;been living with HIV for 22 years."

Read more...

Donald Sterling: ‘I’m not racist’ interviews don’t work

Donald Sterling: ‘I’m not racist’ interviews don’t work

Clippers owner Donald Sterling wants America to know one thing: He is "not a racist."

The declaration of Sterling's non-racistness aired in full during an interview with Anderson Cooper Monday night on CNN. Last week, RadarOnline obtained an apparent audio recording of Sterling telling a friend the same thing.

But what does it matter what we call Donald Sterling – or what he calls himself, for that matter?

Read more...

Subcategories