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Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High gets a new field of dreams  The Undefeated

BALTIMORE — The baseball and softball teams at Frederick Douglass High School will no longer have to play on concrete surfaces now that the Cal Ripken Sr.



Mystics’ Kristi Toliver is back on court as a teammate, and a coach  The Undefeated

WASHINGTON — Over the past month, Natasha Cloud would return to her locker during halftime of Washington Mystics away games and find text messages ...



Referee gets two-year ban for cutting of wrestler’s dreadlocks  The Undefeated

The referee who forced a New Jersey high school wrestler to choose between cutting his hair on the mat or forfeiting his match has been banned from officiating ...



Baltimore school shooting: Gunman shoots, injures 1 at Frederick Douglas High School today - live updates  CBS News

A 25-year-old gunman shot a staff member at a Baltimore high school on Friday, authorities said. The suspect was taken into custody and the school was placed ...



Long-troubled Douglass High could lose its identity  The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

Near Douglass High School's auditorium, four cooling pipes stop abruptly, just feet short of the art-deco-inspired space.



How Duke, dunks and YouTube propelled Zion  The Undefeated

This was inevitable. Inevitable from the moment we first saw high school phenom Zion Williamson take off from a few steps below the free throw line, spin in ...



Nicholls students push to discuss renaming campus streets, buildings  Houma Courier

As a secondary education major, Ciera Eugene spent a lot of time in Nicholls State University's Polk Hall – named after Confederate Gen. Leonidas Polk.



Is the Knicks’ change in culture working?  The Undefeated

NEW YORK — Steve Mills sat with his family in the stands of Madison Square Garden during the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. As the New York Rangers competed ...



A black neighborhood’s complicated relationship with the home of the Preakness  The Undefeated

In Northwest Baltimore's Park Heights neighborhood, more than 100000 people are expected to gather Saturday to watch the 144th Preakness Stakes at the ...



DeMarcus Cousins: ‘It’s been the longest year of my life’  The Undefeated

OAKLAND, California – There may not be an NBA player more excited to ring in the new year than DeMarcus Cousins. “It's been the longest year of my life,” ...



Can Dak Prescott lead Cowboys to the Super Bowl? Pressure’s on  The Undefeated

If Dak Prescott is the biggest concern in Dallas, then the Cowboys faithful should breathe easy going into their wild-card game against the Seattle Seahawks on ...



Brian Flores will now be a head coach, and he showed why  The Undefeated

ATLANTA — What Brian Flores did to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII was tantamount to acing a final job interview. And although Flores, the New ...



For No. 13 James Harden, his hot shooting streak is more than luck  The Undefeated

James Harden is representing the elite pro team athletes in the United States, who have had the nerve to wear No. 13 during regular-season games. It's a small ...



Officials: Student accidentally shoots self at Lexington, Kentucky high school  CBS News

A student who witnessed the incident told a local news station that the student who shot himself was playing with the gun.



Woman killed in Algiers used rap music to share her message, aunt says  NOLA.com

When police called Brittney Johnson's mother Saturday (July 8), the family learned Johnson and another woman were found shot inside a home they shared in ...



Le’Veon Bell is smarter than you think  The Undefeated

PITTSBURGH — Le'Veon Bell is a superstar because he is patient. Rather than cannonball through the line of scrimmage, the best running back in football ...



US Open: Most-Watched Ever on ESPN  ESPN Press Room

ESPN college basketball analysts Fran Fraschilla, Dan Dakich and Seth Greenberg again will headline the commentator team for The Basketball Tournament ...



Kyle Lowry promises not to get too emotional when DeRozan and Casey return to Toronto  The Undefeated

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — His best friend, DeMar DeRozan, is gone. His coach, Dwane Casey, is gone too. Yet Kyle Lowry is still with the Toronto Raptors, finding ...



Lofton taking talents to TBT  Ledger Independent

The Basketball Tournament is something Chris Lofton has had his eyes on for a while, but his schedule hadn't lined up to allow him to play in it until this year.



Killer at 17, Angola inmate from New Orleans gets chance at parole  NOLA.com

Shon Williams.jpg. Shon Williams is pictured in this undated photograph. (Courtesy of Kristen Rome). Shon Williams was 17 when he fired 10 shots in a Bywater ...



Teen accused of killing Algiers woman after victim shot her live-in partner: arrest warrant  NOLA.com

A teen accused of fatally shooting an Algiers woman reportedly committed the killing after the victim shot her live-in romantic interest during an argument, ...



It’s time for blacks to forgive Tiger Woods  The Undefeated

Editor's note: This story was originally published on Aug. 31, 2018 and has been updated to reflect Tiger's Masters win, his first major victory in 11 years. Is…



With Earl Thomas’ injury, everybody loses  The Undefeated

While being carted off the field after a major injury, most players would be dejected. Earl Thomas, however, was defiant. There was no towel draped over his ...



'The Hurricane Messed a Lot of Us Up'  Education Week News

Settling back in to school has been a struggle for thousands of New Orleans students whose lives were disrupted by Katrina.



Recovery School District closures and changes can leave families with whiplash  NOLA.com

Whenever Linda Acker's daughter, Ariel, finally settled into a new school, word came that it was time to move.



Filipinos moving to New Orleans area for school, restaurant jobs  The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

John McCusker / The Times-Picayune. Jasper Baena watches as wife Myrna plays with baby Jaden Matthew at their Jefferson home. Baena is a teacher in the ...



Redskins rookie RB Derrius Guice: ‘It’s tough, but I never stay down’  The Undefeated

What motivates athletes to play? Often it's family. In a new series, Playing For Something, Washington Redskins rookie Derrius Guice, as told to The ...



For starters, Jeff Blake never lacked confidence  The Undefeated

From the moment Jeff Blake signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 2002, the veteran quarterback was salivating. As Blake left Brian Billick's office after a presea…



The Ride and Fall of the Horsemen: Rowdiest rivals tested title team’s mettle  Lexington Herald Leader

The Lexington Horsemen, coached by Bob Sphire and quarterbacked by Dusty Bonner, won the 2004 NIFL championship.



Family mourns man killed in ATV crash: 'A father, a husband, an uncle, a son'  NOLA.com

When Corey Davis got word June 12 that his nephew was involved in a crash on his all-terrain vehicle, Davis went with some family members to the site of the.



Filmmaker Ric Mathis trains his lens on the culture  Rolling Out

Ric Mathis is an independent filmmaker, producer and author. He garnered attention as the executive director of the documentary Black Friday: What Legacy Will ...



Mark Ingram, Saints teammates denied entry to London club  The Undefeated

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram says that he and three of his teammates were denied entry to a London nightclub on Monday evening for being ...



Fork in the road: Michael Casey  News from Tulane

This is Part I of a four-part series that profiles millennial Tulane alumni in New Orleans' restaurant industry. Today's installment: Michael Casey, SLA '06.



Bol Bol wants to continue the work his father started  The Undefeated

Twenty years ago, political activist, humanitarian and former NBA center Manute Bol was accused of being an American spy and was blocked by his native ...



Ozzie Newsome on his journey from Alabama to NFL history  The Undefeated

On the eve of his final NFL draft as Baltimore Ravens general manager, Ozzie Newsome did something that would shock anyone who knows him. The reserved ...



Aaron Maybin: ‘Pick up a shovel and help me’  The Undefeated

Aaron Maybin was an All-America linebacker at Penn State University and was drafted 11th overall by the Buffalo Bills in 2009. He played four seasons in the ...



NFL players at odds don’t realize that everyone can be right about this  The Undefeated

Malcolm X used to snidely refer to Martin Luther King Jr. as “Reverend Dr. Chicken Wing” because he thought King's nonviolent response to racism was soft and ...



Start with the shorts: Why Jordan tops our list of NBA game changers  The Undefeated

As LeBron James, Stephen Curry and other stars create a new NBA before our eyes while standing on the shoulders of giants, ESPN and The Undefeated rank ...



Willie Taggart’s family once picked Florida State over him, and other things to know about the new Seminoles coach  The Undefeated

Florida State landed its top coaching pick with its hiring of Willie Taggart on Tuesday afternoon. The 41-year-old native Floridian will be officially announced…



Durham Triple Play wins RBI World Series debut  MLB.com

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- While other teams and RBI programs have been here before, the Durham Triple Play Senior Division squad is making the most of its first ...



Walter Payton overtakes Jim Brown’s all-time rushing yards record  The Undefeated

On Oct. 7, 1984, Chicago was engulfed by gloomy skies and dreary, nippy weather. But that was just the kind of weather the Chicago Bears liked to play in, and ...



On this day in Latinx history: Jockey John Velazquez sets North American record for career earnings  The Undefeated

When John Velazquez stepped onto Belmont Park's track, he had $297888320 in career earnings but trailed the all-time purse mark by $26519. Pat Day, the ...



On this day in Latinx history: Lorena Ochoa outduels Annika Sorenstam  The Undefeated

Lorena Ochoa had faced many challenges in her life — climbing the 14200-foot Nevado de Colima mountain in Mexico at age 11 and learning English by ...



The day Barry Bonds hit his 71st home run to break Mark McGwire’s record  The Undefeated

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Chan Ho Park made slight work of the first and second batters in the San Francisco Giants' lineup, needing only eight pitches to ...



The Bills played themselves benching Tyrod Taylor  The Undefeated

Soon after Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott was hired in January, he told a longtime Bills player that, despite the franchise's 17-year playoff drought and co…



Antonio Brown has been a steal for Steelers  The Undefeated

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was a sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft. There were 194 players selected before the Steelers got Brown.



High school player charged with attempted murder in beating of football teammate  FOXSports.com

A Baltimore high school football player caught on video beating a teammate whom he allegedly accused of stealing the visor of his helmet has been charged ...



Sewerage and Water Board to start billing New Orleans schools for water use  The lens

Just one week before the start of a new fiscal year, charter school operators received an email from the Recovery School District alerting them to a potential new ...



Serena and Venus are the best siblings in sports history  The Undefeated

Venus and Serena Williams broke the record long ago for sibling supremacy in sports. Between where they came from, the privileged sport they dominate, and ...



Vince Young is taking his talents to the CFL  The Undefeated

Vince Young is coming back to the game. It was 2011, or roughly a lifetime in football years, when Young took his last snap as a professional quarterback.



Did the 2017 NBA draft live up to the hype?  The Undefeated

NEW YORK — A satisfied LaVar Ball walked out of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn late Thursday night wearing a Big Baller Brand hat featuring the Los Angeles ...



Vance Joseph is the new head coach of the Denver Broncos — here are 7 facts you should know about him  The Undefeated

Get to know Denver's first black head coach. r49232_1296x729_16-9 New Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph responds to a question during a ...



Ezekiel Elliott, Jaylon Smith among Cowboys’ camp storylines  The Undefeated

The grind returns for NFL veterans. Training camp opens this week for the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys, who kick off the preseason schedule in the ...



NCAA ban of 15 HBCU teams from postseason play is polite racism  The Undefeated

At best, it is patronizing. At worst, it is polite racism. The National Collegiate Athletic Association last month released the list of 17 Division I sports tea…



On this day in Latinx history: Louis Castro, first Latino in major league baseball, dies  The Undefeated

There is nothing simple about the life of Philadelphia Athletics second baseman Louis Castro. Outside of the fact that he played 42 games and hit .245 for the ...



Morgan State students see role models at panel on black female athletes  The Undefeated

Katia Jordan sat in the auditorium of Morgan State University's Student Center and watched with excitement as a panel composed of people whom she could ...



‘Playing While White’ examines privilege on and off the field  The Undefeated

Playing While White: Privilege and Power on and off the Field by Washington State University professor David J. Leonard shines a light on whiteness in sports ...



Queens College star Madison Rowland reflects on record-breaking hoops career  The Undefeated

Queens College guard/forward Madison Rowland became the first women's basketball player — across Division I, II or III — to officially compile 2000 points, ...



Let’s take the national anthem literally, and the songwriter at his word  The Undefeated

When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand for the national anthem, he set in motion a chain of events that not even he — a ...



What Had Happened Was: 9/7/16  The Undefeated

GAME. BLOUSES. If you missed Tuesday night's Minnesota Lynx-Los Angeles Sparks WNBA game, you didn't just miss a contested finish — the Lynx won by ...



The biggest matchups from college football’s kickoff weekend as told through Marvel Comics  The Undefeated

For the fourth season in a row, ESPN and Marvel Comics have teamed up to make custom college football comic book covers ahead of the 2017 season.



Leader of the pack  The Undefeated

Maya Moore has the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA Finals for the fifth time in six years. She helped lead the team to three straight appearances from 2011 to 2013 ...



Family of Wendell Allen, fatally shot by NOPD while unarmed, sues city  NOLA.com

f Wendell Allen leaves DA's office after NOPD officer fails to show. Natasha Allen, mother of NOPD shooting victim Wendell Allen, her attorney, Lionel 'Lon' ...



Dak and Zeke: Rookies changing the game  The Undefeated

This is just how the Dallas Cowboys roll now. They've ripped through the NFL and matched a major franchise mark established way back in the day — and that's ...



Andre Ward’s controversial title win shows his ring smarts, resiliency and undefeated spirit  The Undefeated

The fighter who calls himself the “Son of God” was kneeling on the canvas. Andre Ward been sent there midway through the second round by a perfect ...



The world should know Carmelo Anthony is also Afro-Latino and Puerto Rican  The Undefeated

With Team USA's victory in the Olympics, and news that Carmelo Anthony is now the first men's basketball player to win three gold medals, I am still holding ...



‘Final Five’ turn Olympic gymnastics into showcase of America’s diversity  The Undefeated

They sparkled Tuesday night. They shot across the Olympic skyline like Halley's comet, shining brighter than any group of U.S. athletes since the original ...



Michelle Carter makes history with Olympic shot put gold  The Undefeated

Michelle Carter became the first U.S. woman to win shot put gold, and she hopes the podium will break down a few stereotypes, as well.



Minnesota Lynx honored by President Obama for 2015 WNBA title  The Undefeated

On Monday, President Barack Obama said it's definitely fair to call the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx a “powerhouse.” The president raved about the reigning WNBA ...



Carmelo Anthony’s town hall brings athletes, teens and police face to face  The Undefeated

Carmelo Anthony was pleasantly surprised to see his USA Basketball Olympic teammates and the women's team joining him in South Central Los Angeles on ...



Shaqtin’ Out  The Undefeated

Shaquille O'Neal is back at it again. The NBA legend continues to be one of the most hilarious people in today's sports world. He continued his comedic reign ...



In Burger King killing, deep bond with victim's family drives NOPD detective  The Times-Picayune

New Orleans Homicide Detective Charlie Hoffacker has knocked on dozens of parents' doors. Some stay quiet, others break down in tears. Sometimes they take ...



LeBron James has nothing to apologize for, including his NBA Finals record  The Undefeated

Final question, final answer, final postgame news conference of these NBA Finals. Kyrie Irving kept going Monday night, the last night of the season, the night …



NOPD officer who shot unarmed pot suspect in Gentilly is identified  NOLA.com

New Orleans police officials confirmed Thursday that the 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by a plain-clothed narcotics officer during a drug raid at a Gentilly ...



Warriors’ Steph Curry had the two biggest shots in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals  The Undefeated

Game 1 of the Western Conference finals belonged to none other than Stephen Curry, his performance reminiscent of the magical outings he spoiled us with ...



The Cavs, blessed by Chance and Wayne, finally arrive at the NBA Finals  The Undefeated

If the Golden State Warriors have Lil B on their side as official curse curator and run practices at Drake's house in Calabasas, California, the Cleveland Caval…



Dwyane Wade reflects on Heat, says he always wanted to play with the Bulls  The Undefeated

Dwyane Wade is going home, making what he called “an extremely emotional and tough decision” on Wednesday night to leave the Miami Heat after 13 ...



Ali: An Imperfect Icon  The Undefeated

I clearly remember the raw, overcast afternoon, standing in the driveway in front of the White House briefing room on Feb. 11, 1980. Just a Howard University ...



Dawn Staley has always had a special relationship with Philadelphia  The Undefeated

Dawn Staley is used to being in the spotlight. She's used to seeing her shadow in its illuminating glare. But there was no glare last week in Staley's hometown …



7 killings ruled justifiable in New Orleans in 2014: Timeline | Crime/Police  The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

Seven killings, including two by police, have been ruled justifiable homicides by NOPD this year. That's up from three in 2013. Read the full story here.



Self-defense killings rise in New Orleans even as murders fall  The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

One minute, a man and his wife were sitting in their backyard in Algiers. The next, a masked gunman lay dead, the trigger pulled by the husband.



Oakland Raiders offensive line: the Silver and Blackest  The Undefeated

The locker room was getting crazy crowded. Beaming team officials milled about. Equipment guys hurried to pack and get out of the way. Reporters and ...



The top 10 NBA games to watch next season  The Undefeated

Kevin Durant took away a lot of the thunder from LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers' first NBA championship with the news that he was signing with the ...



Database: How many children have experienced school shootings in America?  The Washington Post

The Washington Post has spent the past year determining how many children have been exposed to gun violence during school hours since the Columbine ...



Williams sisters make it a double at Wimbledon  The Undefeated

Before the world could finish tweeting out the congratulatory messages to Serena Williams for her Wimbledon win earlier today, The champ was off earning ...



This photo represents another black opinion on the American flag  The Undefeated

The best picture from the Rio de Janeiro Games – the shot of Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin celebrating their historic sweep of the 100-meter hurdl…



Sizable Airports With Offbeat Names  AirlineGeeks.com

Most of us who live in the United States should know who John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan was, but when we fly into other airports, such as Lambert or ...



Clayton Activist Charged with Illegal Speech, Making Terroristic Threats  Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) CLAYTON COUNTY, Georgia — In a case that raises serious concerns about citizens' free speech rights under the federal and state Constitutions, ...



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