New York City basketball vanguard Solly Walker has passed. Walker transitioned last Friday at the age of 85. Services for Walker were held this past Monday at Siloam Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn.
Isaiah Thomas may be one of the smallest players in the NBA, yet no one has a bigger heart. Still mourning the tragic death of his younger sister, 22-year-old Chyna Thomas, as a result of an auto accident, which occurred on the eve of the start of the Boston Celtics opening round of the playoffs against the Chicago Bulls, the 5-foot-9 Thomas lifted the Celtics from the depths of a 2-0 deficit to a 4-2 series win after they dropped the first two games at home.
There are countless people who have been saddened by the transitioning of Greg Marius this past weekend from his earthly state of being to spiritual bliss, people who barely knew him or never met him at all.
The seemingly only sure thing in the tenuous world of the National Football League is the New England Patriots will be a Super Bowl contender.
The Toronto Raptors have been one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference over the past four seasons. From the 2013-14 to the 2015 season, they won the Atlantic Division title three straight years.
Phil Jackson will never be nominated for a U.S. ambassadorship.
Even it was by default, the Boston Celtics claimed the top seed in the Eastern Conference entering the playoffs by finishing 53-29, two games ahead of the 51-31 Cleveland Cavaliers, who had owned the top spot in the conference the previous two regular seasons.
This past Saturday, April 15, marked the 70th anniversary of the Major League Baseball debut of Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson.
The Knicks ended their long and disconcerting 2016-17 season last night at Madison Square Garden hosting the Philadelphia 76ers, one of the only handful of teams with a worst record than them.
LeBron James is acutely knowledgeable of the components needed to compose a championship team.
The 82nd NFL Draft, being held in Philadelphia, is two weeks away, as the first round will take place Thursday, April 27. Which means the lies, rumors and reconnaissance that have become synonymous with the draft are in full bloom.
The Masters, arguably the most venerable and prestigious golf tournament in the world, begins today at the historic Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., which is known as much for its historically elitist and exclusionary policies as it is for its spectacularly manicured greens.
After 15-years as an NBA assistant coach, Patrick Ewing has at last been afforded the opportunity to guide his own program.
The transition of Ben Jobe from his earthly state of being to his next stage of existence Friday in Montgomery, Ala., at the age of 84 comes at a time when our country seemingly has minimized the profound social impact men of his standing had on America and by extension lands far away.
The confounding and frustrating ride on which the Knicks have taken their fans this season has been encapsulated in their last two games.
In a matter of 17 weeks, Jets head coach Todd Bowles’s fortunes dramatically changed from being a promising head coach in the NFL’s largest market to a man seemingly on borrowed time.
The Knicks’ impressive 113-105 road win over the Orlando Magic Monday was a glaring reminder that they could have been and should be in a much better tangible state than they are today.
The dominance of Brooklyn basketball in the PSAL AA division will have another chapter written Saturday at noon when Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson meet for the city championship at Madison Square Garden.
The frustration and toll of a challenging season was fixed on Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek’s face as he stood behind a podium in an interview room at Madison Square Garden Monday.
The NBA one-and-done rule, collectively bargained by the NBA owners and the NBA Players Association in 2005, is now in its 11th year.
If Knicks’ owner James Dolan’s word is his bond, Phil Jackson will be the franchise’s president for the next two seasons unless the Hall of Fame coach decides to voluntarily resign.
Abraham Lincoln High School of Coney Island and Wings Academy of the South Bronx will head into the 2016-2017 Public School Athletic League playoffs as the top two seeds after their victories in the borough championships this past Saturday at Queens College.
Since assuming the role of NBA commissioner Feb. 1, 2014, Adam Silver has proved to be an exceptional leader of one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands.
The Knicks have become a reality series in which the lines between the absurd and sensible have become blurred.
A sibling rivalry often supersedes brotherly love.
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
The Armory Track Invitational can stand on its own as a competitive meet that attracts some of track and field’s elite international athletes.
“Build it, and he will come.” The famous quote from the movie “Field of Dreams” is often misquoted to read, “Build it, and they will come.”
This Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in NRG Stadium in Houston, the 13-5 Atlanta Falcons, representing the National Football Conference, will face the 16-2 New England Patriots of the American Football Conference in Super Bowl LI for the National Football League championship.
This past August in Rio de Janiero, Yusra Mardini and Rami Anis of Syria, as well as James Chiengjeik and Yiech Biel of South Sudan, among others, proudly represented the aptly named and first ever Refugee Olympic Team at the summer Olympic games.
Time and circumstances are against the Knicks. Thus far, their 2016-17 season has been one of several incarnations, devolving from promising to struggling to sinking.
In the week leading up to the NFC championship game, the Atlanta Falcons, the most dynamic and talent-laden offense in the NFL, were persistently queried as to how they would slow down Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who had carried his team to eight straight wins, including two in the playoffs, a 38-13 spanking of the New York Giants at home in their wild card game and a gripping 34-31 win in Dallas over the Cowboys in the divisional round.
The New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in Washington Heights will be one of the most appealing and frequented venues in the tristate area over the next 10 weeks as it hosts several of the sport’s signature events, including the iconic Millrose Games Feb. 11 and the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet from March 10 through March 12.
If 33-year-old Aaron Rodgers has been Superman the past several months, lifting the Green Bay Packers to nine straight wins, the Atlanta Falcons 31-year-old quarterback Matt Ryan has been Batman all season.
Comparing athletes and coaches from various eras is a common practice among fans and journalists.
It doesn’t matter how a team clinches its playoff spot as long as they get in. Ideally, the Giants would have celebrated their first postseason berth since the 2011 by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday on the road.
The Knicks’ Christmas Day game versus the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden served as test for a team that needs to take the next step in their evolution as a potential contender in the Eastern Conference—contender being a relative term.
Kyle O’Quinn’s voice boomed across the Knicks’ locker room at Madison Square Garden late Tuesday evening. “I told you stop messing with me,” the 6-10, 26-year-old forward from Norfolk State via Jamaica, Queens, warned Kiyan Anthony, as he playfully clutched the apologetic yet retreating youngster. But it was too late for contrition or escape.
Sports and sports journalism lost a giant last Thursday when Howard Bingham, best known as the longtime personal photographer and close confidant of the legendary boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, died at the age of age 77.
It was a few days past mid-September, and the 2016 NFL season had merely reached the conclusion of week 2.
Tuesday night, Knicks president Phil Jackson reclined in his customary seat at Madison Square Garden near center court, approximately 25 feet behind the scorer’s table.
The Giants were positioned to deposit Washington into a deep and perhaps lasting hole this past Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
Hope springs eternal! For the Knicks this statement could indeed be one of their mantras as they commenced training camp Tuesday at the team’s training center in Greenburgh, N.Y., before continuing their preparation Tuesday at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., where they will remain until Saturday.
It was only one game, but in the NFL, unlike the NBA’s 82-game schedule and Major League Baseball’s 162-game marathon, every game is crucial, especially those against division opponents. So the Giants’ 20-19 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on the road this past Sunday in the 2016 regular season opener for both teams was significant.
At 86-years-young, Jim Robinson remains a passionate storyteller, vividly sharing narratives and anecdotes from many decades past.
It was Aug. 26, two weeks ago, that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick carried out what on the surface was an innocuous, silent protest against what he perceives to be widespread social injustices directed at Black men and women in this country.
Somewhere in the United States, Canada and countries thousands of miles from North America, a young girl watched Jennifer Abel, the sensational 24-year-old diver from Montreal, seemingly defy long-held laws of physics, powerfully, yet with the grace of a ballerina, tightly contort her body, rapidly twisting head over feet before causing barely a ripple as she entered the water at the Maria Lenks Aquatic Center in Rio.
For NFL rookies, the regimen, expectations, competition and requisite professionalism can be overwhelming.
It was July 9, 2006, a day that altered the lives of an entire family, both immediate and extended.
Victor Cruz’s arduous and circuitous journey from high school football star in Paterson, N.J., to academic casualty at the University of Massachusetts, where he ultimately found redemption, to NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver and A-list celebrity is well documented.