• Dirrell wins, Hearns upset

    IOWA CITY — Andre Dirrell went into his SHOBOX fight with Derrick Findley with visions of future championship dream and the muscular Derrick Findley was the obstacle in his way. >Dirrell...

  • Where Are They Now??

    IOWA CITY — James “Bonecrusher” Smith was a heavyweight in an era in which great fighters still reign in the heavyweights and even top ten fighters were legitimate contenders. It was...

  • A Title That Won’t Be Forgotten

    CONNECTICUT — This weekend marks the 70th anniversary of a historically important milestone for African Americans in professional basketball. On March 28, 1939, the New York Renaissance (a.k.a. “Rens”), an all-black...

  • ‘A Proven Winner’

    TUSCALOOSA — For several years, Anthony Grant searched for a program he hoped he could lead to a national title. For several months, Alabama searched for a coach capable of bringing...

  • What Have We Learned (Part One)

    PHILADELPHIA — Amidst Southern California’s flowing palm trees, the NFL Calendar turned it’s attention this past week towards Dana Point, California. The posh St. Regis Resort became the epicenter of the...

  • Straight No Chaser: To Serve & Protect?

    Never trust a Nigger! Send this boy a message! Make an example of this gang-banger! DENVER — What else! What else could one of the Dallas Police departments finest, officer Robert...

  • “I’m Almost Done”

    WRITERS’ NOTE: This is written with apologies and respect to the families of Ryan & Tamishia Moats for their tragic loss. PHILADELPHIA — Here’s an episode of “Dallas” that’s more real...

  • Riding The Wave To Ecuador

    COSTA RICA — With the goal of overcoming the currently held 12th place ranking reached last year in France’s International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Surfing Games 2008, the Costa Rica...

  • Straight No Chaser: We are all born brave

    “We are all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.” — Mignon McLaughlin. DENVER — Like most , I’ve never been a fan of the NFL’s preseason...

  • An honest look at the heavyweight division

    IOWA CITY — This is Klitschko’s world when it comes to the heavyweight division. The recent beat down administered by Vitali over Juan Carlos Gomez simply reinforces what every boxing pundits...

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