CALIFORNIA - This recent incident is just another example of why Major League Baseball
continues to lose credibility in the minority communities and continues
its double standard of enforcing their own shabby drug policies.
Outfielder Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers received a get out of jail free card last week. He was allegedly caught with elevated testosterone in his blood stream.
is very difficult to find the high grade of synthetic testosterone in
the body without injection.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In its comments Tuesday on the Sports Fans Coalition petition to the FCC
to scrap the sports blackout rule, the National Association of
Broadcasters (NAB) said that while it sympathized with sports fans in
the "very few" markets affected by blackouts, "elimination of the rules
will, in the long-term, be detrimental to all sports fans."
echoed its initial comments that getting rid of the FCC rule, which
prevents cable operators from carrying coverage of games blacked out on
NEW YORK -- The person who collectedRyan Braun’s
urine sample that
tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone said he followed the
collection program’s protocol.
Dino Laurenzi Jr. issued a statement Tuesday confirming he handled the
sample submitted following a playoff game on Oct. 1.
He says he has been a
collector for Comprehensive Drug Testing since 2005 and has taken more than 600
samples for Major League Baseball’s drug-testing program.
“At no point did I tamper in any way with the samples,” Laurenzi said.
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announces the 2012 SIAC
Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams as voted on by the
SIAC Basketball Coaches Association.
men’s team is led by 2012 SIAC Player of the Year Marcus Goode of
Goode, a native of Chapin, SC, led the SIAC in
scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots during the regular season,
averaging 18.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, which currently ranks sixth in
Division II, and 2.3 blocks per game.
ATLANTA -- The
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announces the
seeding for the 2012 SIAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, which
will take place Tuesday, February 28 through Saturday, March 3 at Frank L. Forbes Arena on the campus of Morehouse College.
coached by Leon Douglas, earns the No.1 seed in the men’s field after
finishing with a 16-8 record in the SIAC, 16-10 overall, to capture the
regular season title. Senior forward Joshua Eichelberger and junior
guard Calvin Thomas lead the Golden Tigers, who will have a bye in the
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has released its pairings
for the 2012 Basketball Tournament as determined by the CIAA Tournament
Both men’s and women’s play begins on opening day, Tuesday, February 28 at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Semifinals and finals games will be televised on Bounce TV and ESPNU.
Tournament tickets are still available for purchase by calling the Time Warner Cable box office at (703) 688-8600.
Tuesday, February 28
CALIFORNIA -- Dr.Artemisia Stanberry
is a woman on a mission.
Her cousin,Rodney K. Stanberry
(pictured), began serving a prison sentence in 1997 for crimes that
extensive evidence indicates that he did not commit, and she will not
stop until justice prevails.
In 1992,Valerie Finleywas shot in the head during a home invasion. The purpose of the crime was allegedly to steal her husband,Mike Finley’s,
Valerie survived the shooting, but after awakening from
a coma three weeks later, she identified her husband’s best friend,
Rodney, as one of the men who broke into their home.
CHICAGO -- The family of formerChicago Bears
player Dave Duerson filed
a wrongful death suit against the NFL on Thursday, claiming the league didn’t do
enough to prevent or treat the concussions that severely damaged his brain
before he killed himself last year.
The suit was filed in Chicago on behalf of Duerson’s son, Tregg, and three
Duerson died on Feb. 17, 2011, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound
to the chest at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.
The lawsuit accuses the NFL of negligently causing the brain damage that led
Duerson to take his own life at the age of 50 by not warning him of the negative
effects of concussions.
OAKLAND, Ca -- As hip hop singer Ashanti and Rapper Ja Rule stated in her second album talking to each other about their relationship, “Man,
we got to talk…, here we go again …, Yea, what you want to talk about
"We got to talk about us and how you’ve changed you are not the same
anymore…, Oh really well you changed too, the women I got with ain’t the
same women staring at me in my face”.
Well ladies and gentlemen
American sports media
has marginally changed.
Articles that have racial overtones continue to
be constructed on the internet and newspapers.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Jurors on Wednesday found former University
of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V guilty of second-degree
murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend, NBC News reported.
Chevy Chase, Md., was charged in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley
Love, whose body was found battered, bleeding and bruised in the bedroom
of her Charlottesville apartment in the early hours of May 3, 2010.
jury of seven men and five women also found Huguely guilty of grand
larceny but not guilty on four other charges: felony murder in the
commission or attempted commission of a robbery; robbery; burglary -
breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny; and statutory
burglary - breaking and entering with intent to commit assault and
ILLINOIS -- A white teacher feels that his rights have been violated after he was
suspended for using the n-word during a “teachable moment” on racism in
his sixth grade class.
The teacher has now filed a federal lawsuit,
alleging that his black principal violated his civil rights by
suspending him without pay for five days.
Lincoln Brown, 48, says that he used the n-word in front his mostly
black class at Murray Language Academy last year after one of his
students passed a note to a girl with rap lyrics that included the
HAMPTON, Va. –
Winston-Salem State’s Wykevin Bazemore and
Virgina Union’s Ashle Freeman were named the CIAA Men’s and Women’s
Rookies of the Year, respectively, the conference announced on Tuesday.
The CIAA All-Rookie Team and Rookie of the Year are selected by the CIAA
Sports Information Directors Association.
a 6-foot-4 forward from Kelford, N.C., has led the CIAA in rebounding
in his first season with 8.2 per game, pulling down 17 boards against
Virgina Union on Jan. 7 in a game in which he added a season-high 24
INDIANAPOLIS -- The
Black Coaches and Administrators with the support of the Indiana
University (IUPUI Campus) School of Journalism/National Sports
Journalism Center (NSJC) will announce in the fall of 2012 its findings
via the release of a “Hiring Report Card” (HRC) that will address the
current trends relevant to the search processes and hiring practices in
NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)/Division I institution’s men’s
2012 BCA Men’s Basketball Hiring Report Card will serve as a
significant component in the evaluation of FBS/Division I institution’s
search and hiring practices for head men’s basketball coaching positions
for the 2012 hiring cycle.
OAKLAND, Ca. -- February
provides us with another opportunity to celebrate African American
Indeed it is an honor to reflect on African Americans and
focus on their superlative strong sports achievements.
Baseball, basketball, football and now hockey have contributed to the creation of Black icons in
There is evidence of African Americans moving up in the sports world.
African American names became known in households throughout this land
with records were broken.
PASADENA -- Try finding anyone in Pasadena who
can't name Jackie Robinson as the hometown hero who broke the color bar
in major league baseball in 1947.
Not so many may be familiar with another pioneer - Emmett Ashford, who grew up just a few miles away in Los Angeles.
In 1951, Ashford - whose daughter Adrienne Ashford Bratton
lives in Altadena - became the first black baseball umpire in the minor
and major leagues.
Arguably, his challenge was harder than Robinson's, said Terry Cannon, founder of Pasadena's Baseball Reliquary.
PHOENIX -- The former top executive of the Fiesta Bowl has reached a
plea deal withArizona
prosecutors to settle allegations related to a political
Arizona Attorney General’s Office spokeswoman Amy Rezzonico confirmed Sunday
that John Junker will appear in court on Tuesday, although she said she was
barred from providing details before the hearing.
Junker’s lawyer, Stephen Dichter, said in a statement that his client plans
to plead guilty to a single felony count in state court and another in federal
court related to his role in soliciting political contributions from Fiesta Bowl
employees who were later reimbursed by the bowl.
NEW YORK -- Unfortunately, the numbers don’t lie. One in six
men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, making
prostate cancer more prevalent than breast cancer.
African American men
are at even greater risk, as one in five will be diagnosed with prostate
African American men are also more likely to develop prostate
cancer than other ethnic groups and are more likely to die from the
Black History Month in February, ON THE LINE, a national prostate
cancer education and awareness campaign, is teaming up with the Black
Coaches & Administrators (BCA), the organization that represents and
supports African American collegiate basketball and football coaches,
to encourage African American men to not only learn the risk factors of
prostate cancer, but also how to communicate with loved ones and
physicians about their health.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Washington Post
writer David Ignatius recently wrote an Op Ed entitledIs
Israel preparing to attack Iran?Ignatius
states that former CIA Director and
current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, "believes there is a strong
likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June…"
Ignatius' Op Ed appeared, other newspapers have picked up on this opinion and repeated
it as though it is fact.The Telegraph
, "United States Defense Secretary Leon
Panetta believes there is a growing possibility Israel will attack Iran as
early as April to stop Tehran from building a nuclear bomb.
NEW YORK -- And debt is the key word here, as MLB (Major League Baseball) team owners handed current MLB Commissioner, Bud Selig, an extension to his present contract by adding another 2 years.
Selig had hoped to ride off into the sunset after the completion of this coming 2012 baseball season, when his most recent contract was to expire.
But as the bottom line is the top priority these days in MLB, and not necessarily its best interests, he will now retire after the 2014 MLB season, instead.
IOWA CITY, Ia. -- The NFL has long ago found the right formula in approaching the sport entertainment business.
The late Pete Rozelle's theory began with the strength of the NFL coincided with the weakest's franchise and thus the goal of revenue sharing between teams was to ensure the survival of all franchises.
Without revenue sharing, there would be no Green Bay Packers and the importance of the Packers is as much historical as anything since Green Bay represents a connection between the old NFL of pre-World War II and the modern times.