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.
Hillary Clinton made history when she became the first woman to accept a nomination for president of the United States for a major political party. Now Ashleigh Johnson is another American woman poised to make history.
The emotional reactions of working class men and women to the mind-blowing contracts bestowed on NBA free agents by wealthy owners is justifiably understandable.
In various sports and disciplines, New York City will be well represented next month at the Rio Olympics.
Over the course of the last week, Knicks President Phil Jackson and General Manager Steve Mills have deftly remade the team’s roster.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have life. After falling into what seemed to be an insurmountable 3-1 hole after losing Game 4 by 108-97 to the Golden State Warriors at home, the Cavs survived elimination Monday night on the road with a 112-97 win in Game 5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ experiment has not reaped the results their chief decision makers hoped for or expected.
It has been a well documented 52 years since the city of Cleveland celebrated a championship won by one of its major professional sports teams.
The disturbing and unconscionable scandal that has shaken the foundation of Baylor University is just one of the many reaffirmations across the college landscape that money is far more meaningful than morals to its leadership.
The Toronto Raptors’ 6-foot-9 frontcourt force, Bismack Biyombo, flashes what seems to be a perpetual smile when fiercely competing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Life has been good for J.R. Smith since he was traded by Knicks president Phil Jackson to the Cleveland Cavaliers in January of 2015.
Jim Brown, considered by many sports historians to be the greatest football player ever, was also one of the most forward thinking athletes of his generation.
They have essentially cakewalked through the first two rounds of the playoffs, defeating the Detroit Pistons in the opening round and then disposing of the Atlanta Hawks in the conference semifinals. They have won the best-of-seven series by a combined tally of 8-0.
Dwayne Wade is arguably one of the five greatest shooting guards of all time. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Dwayne Wade and Allen Iverson, in that order, constitute this writer’s list. Greatness is primarily measured by longevity, statistics and championships.