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More images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

More images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

Jul. 14 |   MLB All Star Diverse Business Partners Reception All photos by Onika Nicole Craven ...

More images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

More images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

Jul. 13 | Items on display from the Negro Leagues exhibit at the 2014 FanFest All photos by Onika Nicole Craven ...

Images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

Images from the 2014 All-Star weekend festivities

Jul. 12 | Photos from the 2014 FanFest All photos by Onika Nicole Craven ...

All-Star starters

All-Star starters

Jul. 11 | For the millions of you Major League Baseball fans who did not pass on your patriotic duty to vote for your favorite 2014 All-Stars, the votes have been counted and the starters are: American League starters: first base, Miguel Cabrera, Detroit;...

Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Jul. 10 |               Tony OlivaPhotos by Charles Hallman Julio Becquer and Tony Oliva, both Cuban-born, both migrated to the United States to play baseball. But if asked, both men quickly express their disappointment that...

Youth acquire wide range of skills at hoops camp

Youth acquire wide range of skills at hoops camp

Jul. 7 | Former University of Minnesota men’s basketball standout Clyde Turner recently had his annual basketball camp for youngsters ages 9-16 at the newly constructed Arlington Hills Recreation Center on St. Clyde Turner (top left) poses with participants...

Another Black athlete gets posthumous recognition

Another Black athlete gets posthumous recognition

Jul. 6 | William Henry “Bill” Binga until last weekend was resting in an unmarked grave for over 60 years. Now, that is no longer the case. Binga (1869-1950) played professional baseball before he and players like him were banned solely because of their...

New round of decisions may shake up NBA

New round of decisions may shake up NBA

Jul. 5 | Remember the summer of 2010? It will forever be known as the summer of the decision made by LeBron James as a free agent leaving Cleveland and signing with Miami, joining Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in South Beach, turning the Heat into an instant...

WNBA rookie report

WNBA rookie report

Jul. 3 | A rookie’s first year as a professional athlete mostly is an up-and-down experience. The usual adjustments normally include no longer being a regular and now fighting for meaningful minutes. Asia Taylor, who started every game for Louisville in...

Top preps return for Grassroots Hoops

Top preps return for Grassroots Hoops

Jun. 30 |   Troy Bell Renard Suggs (l, in green)and Dion Suggs (in white) Lamar Anderson Demitri ConwellPhotos by Mitchell Palmer McDonald                           There were plenty of hoops...