By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus As we reach the unofficial midpoint of the season, we also take a look at the recent happenings and contributions of the Field Generals through the first eight games. Entering Thursday’s game between Philly and Houston, five of Field Generals are sitting atop their divisions including Jalen Hurts and the […]Read more "BASN’s NFL Field Generals Report: Second Quarter Review"
By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus Dear baseball gods. I know y’all are a bit busy this week getting ready for the usual October festivities. But I’m just asking for a couple of minutes of your time. I’m not one to be asking for public favors, but in this case, I’ll make an exception. It’s about […]Read more "It’s time: A plea for Dusty B."
By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus For the second time in the last three seasons since we debuted the Field Generals Report, at least a dozen (13 in fact) black/minority quarterbacks started on Opening Day. Unfortunately, many have already been dealt with injury setbacks, questionable play calling, and the all too familiar double-standard of media scrutiny […]Read more "BASN’s NFL Field Generals Report: First Quarter Review"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter Roger Federer may or may not be the greatest male tennis player of all-time, if such an individual even exists. But there should be little doubt that he is the most beloved and influential. His ATP career ended Friday night with a loss, playing with his greatest rival Rafael Nadel […]Read more "Leaving His Mark: Federer’s Lasting Impact"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter FLUSHING, NY — A star was born, or shall we say re-born at the US Open this year. It happens all the time, but perhaps not with the panache and cache of one charismatic Caroline Garcia of France. We all knew her in 2017 when she won the China Open. […]Read more "Despite the loss, Garcia is back on track"
By Leroy F. Moore Jr., Krip-Hop Nation LOS ANGELES — As a Black disabled activist, an athlete that competed in the 1988 Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea and the son of a former NFL player, I have closely followed the case of Brittney Griner. I have one question: Is there a connection for Ms. Griner to disability, […]Read more "Is there a Connection for Brittney Griner to Disability, Sports and Ableism?"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter FLUSHING, NY — Many say that he has never lived up to his raw potential. John McEnroe says that “the guy has got one of the greatest serves in the history of tennis.” That’s Australian Nick Kyrgios in a nutshell. Kyrgios knocked off No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev 7-6, 3-6, […]Read more "Kyrgios upsets No. 1 Medvedev "
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter FLUSHING, NY — The US Open has launched the careers of many great tennis players over the years. This year during Fan Week and on August 25th, three Babolat tennis stars helped to launch the new Pure Aero racket in Queens during a festive launch party. The racket continued the […]Read more "Sudden Impact: The Rise of Babolat"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter FLUSHING, NY — It marked the end of an era. But oh, what an era it was. Serena Williams played and lost her last competitive match last night at the US Open to 29-year-old Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia 7-5, 6-7, 6-1. One lasting memory might be how the 23-time Grand […]Read more "Serena’s Era Comes to An End at The Open"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter Father: Tony Godsick, Roger Federer’s long-time agent and the most powerful agent in tennis. Check. Mother: Mary Jo Fernandez, Australian Open and French Open Finalist and 7 WTA titles. Check. Good friend and mentor: Roger Federer. Check. Webster’s defines destiny as a “predetermined course of events.” If that is the […]Read more "On The Rise: Nico Godsick"