By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND- The National Basketball Association has to do a better job with their hiring and firing procedures. There are thirty teams and FIVE African American head coaches, 73 Black head coaches in 73 years, that is one per year. Remember the first Black head coach did not get a […]Read more "HEY, NBA!! IT’S TIME!!"
By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus A new NFL season gives us another opportunity to celebrate the black field generals of pro football. Every week after all the action, BASN Newsroom will give a different look at the brothas under center. With all the former and defending MVP’s, first-round picks, and other standouts in uniform, 2020 […]Read more "The NFL Field Generals Report: Week No. 1"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The last two weekends the last major in tennis was played in New York City with many of the stars of the game taking a pass due to the Covid-19 scare. Men’s defending champion Rafael Nadal and Women’s defending champion Simona Helep. The long list included Stan Wawrinka, Ashleigh […]Read more "BLACK ANGER, WHITE ANGER AT THE U.S. OPEN"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Guess what? Neither Roger Federer, nor Rafael Nadal, nor Novak Djokovic won the US Open on Sunday. That could be a story in and of itself. After all, they had won the last 13 Grand Slams. That’s a bunch of years. Instead, Dominic Thiem defeated his buddy Alexander […]Read more "An historic finish at The Open"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The new expansion hockey team embraced the people of Las Vegas and the people embraced the team, the two needed each other. The City of Las Vegas needed something positive to recover from a horrific tragic event two years ago. The Vegas Golden Knights were the answer. The Dallas Stars […]Read more "A PEEK AT THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — The cream usually rises to the top. And it did Saturday at Flushing Meadows. Naomi Osaka overcame a blistering start by Victoria Azarenka to defeat the 2-time Grand Slam champion 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Not since 1995 had a US Open Champion come back from an opening set deficit. It was […]Read more "Another title for Osaka"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Watching the Stanley Cup Finals this year might require speed skates and a solid neck brace, to follow the fast action on the ice because of the high scoring. This has been a different playoff season with the break in the action in March due to Covid-19. It has […]Read more "SPEED KILLS: AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE 2020 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Both players played great. One of the players came up bigger on the biggest points. That was No. 3 seed Serena Williams, as she defeated No. 15 Maria Sakkari of Greece, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 to book a spot in the US Open quarterfinals. It will […]Read more "100 & counting: Serena beats Sakkari, advances to Open quarterfinals"
The two keys for Williams throughout were both her serve and perhaps more importantly her calm, despite building a big first set deficit. Williams hit 12 aces and ripped a 122 mph serve.Read more "Serena outlasts Sloane to advance at The U.S. Open"
By JENNIFER THIBODEAUX BOURQUE AND MICHAEL – LOUIS INGRAM BASN NEWSROOM LAFAYETTE, LA and PHILADELPHIA PA (www.basnnewsroom.com) As the spectre of COVID -19 looms over sports, the effort to regain normalcy landed in two unlikely areas. The National Hockey League turned its post – season into an old school round-robin tournament. To the delight of […]Read more "PADDOCK TO POST – TRIPLE CROWN REWIND"