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‘No human is limited’: Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon
October 17, 2019
The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.195 kilometers (26.2 miles) in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, an event set up for the attempt. ... read more »
Biles sets record as US wins world gymnastics team gold
October 10, 2019
Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women’s team all-around title. ... read more »
On record: Hurdler Kevin Young hoping mark stands at worlds
September 26, 2019
For 27 years, 400-meter hurdler Kevin Young has followed a similar routine to celebrate his world record: Call some media outlets to drum up interest (usually, ... read more »
In a Tale of Two Halves, LAFC Come Back From Early Deficit to Draw Galaxy at Banc
August 29, 2019
On Sunday, August 26, LAFC hosted the LA Galaxy at Banc of California Stadium for their second meeting on the season. The last meeting between the two teams fared better for the Galaxy, who were able to rally around a Zlatan Ibrahimović hattrick to defeat LAFC 3-2, as Black and Gold sought to finally break their inability to beat their crosstown foes. Six goals were scored in the contest, in a match that many knew would not disappoint and lived up to the fervent hype.   ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 18, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 18, 2019
On this day, August 18, 2014, pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis became the first little league player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Boxing Great Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker Dies
July 18, 2019
Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker’s illustrious International Boxing Hall of Fame journey to stardom was launched in Los Angeles at 1984 Olympic Games where he captured Gold as a member of arguably the greatest Olympic boxing team ever. His life came to a tragic end on Sunday July 15th in Virginia Beach about 18 miles from his birthplace of Norfolk, VA. He was 55. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 7, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 7, 2019
On this day, July 7, 1986, Morehouse graduate and paralympic gold medal athlete Jerome Singleton was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 5, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 5, 2019
On this day, July 5, 1975, Tennis star Arthur Ashe became the first African American to win a Wimbledon Men’s Singles Title. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
2019 NBA Awards: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins NBA MVP
June 27, 2019
As the 2019 NBA Awards came to an end on Monday, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019 NBA MVP at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Tears streamed down his face as the 24-year-old gave an emotionally charged speech after receiving the NBA’s highest honor. He thanked his family and the support system that he felt led him to this moment. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 15, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
June 15, 2019
On this day June 15, 2006, Michael Jordan bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats, 2006 ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 14, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
June 14, 2019
On this day June 14, 2019, a Sports Illustrated magazine cover called LeBron James "The Chosen One" and the name stuck. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (3/21-3/27/19)
March 28, 2019
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond . ... read more / view gallery »
The Peters Sisters Dominated Black Tennis
February 28, 2019
In 1916, the American Tennis Association (ATA) was founded when Black people were being banned from USLTA-sanctioned events. They began an annual national championship tournament a year later. Around Margaret Peters and Matilda Roumania Peters were born, Margaret in 1915 and Matilda in 1917. ... read more »
Negro Leagues Museum to celebrate league’s 100th anniversary
February 22, 2019
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of a Kansas City meeting that sparked the league with a yearlong celebration. ... read more »
Prominent Figures of the Negro Leagues
February 14, 2019
Before Jackie Robinson, many African Americans displayed top-notch performances on a baseball diamond ... read more »
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