• THE QUIET BOMBSHELL-BONDS FREEDOM

    THE QUIET BOMBSHELL: DROPPING THE CASE AGAINST BARRY BONDS Gary Norris Gray-BASN Staff Reporter Finally. On July 21, after more than a decade of prosecution, the U.S. Department of Justice decided...

  • IF

    Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA. (BASN) — In 1993 Janet Jackson recorded a song entitled “IF” on her 5th hit album called “Janet” this may be what many...

  • Baseball Being Baseball Again, The Ryan Braun Case

    Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA. (BASN)–-This recent incident is just another example of why Major League Baseball continues to lose credibility in the minority communities and continues its...

  • Baseball Does Not Get It

    OAKLAND, CA. (BASN)–Major League Baseball moves into the 2012 season. It does so with little or no change. It continues to be a sport out of touch with reality or its...

  • Straight No Chaser: Sports and Pot

    DENVER — Apparently America’s national anthem ought to be Slick Rick’s Mary Jane I’m in love with Mary Jane.She’s my main thing.She makes me feel alright.She makes my heart sing. Legalize...

  • Straight No Chaser: Distorted Diamonds

    DENVER — If Big Mac, Barry Bonds, Roger-the-Dodger and A-Rod represent all which is decadent, self-indulgent and unethical in baseball, with their reckless smearing of Superman grease on their hindquarters, then...

  • The Steroids Era In Sports

    IOWA CITY — With the admission by Alex Rodriquez that he used steroids during his days as a Texas Ranger, baseball has seen an entire era totally devalued. Baseball over the...

  • A Witch Hunt And A Love Fest

    LANSING, Mich. — Let’s face it; we live in two different worlds in 2009. In one world, people are given second chances. People, especially athletes, are beloved for the glory and...

  • Straight No Chaser: Be Like Mike

    DENVER — I’m confused . . . What’s new? Aqua Boy, Michael Phelps, the subject of an Kodak moment, which would be, for a ebony diver, the end of the swim;...

  • Steroids: The Great Sports Digression

    ORLANDO — The debate in the war on steroids, like the discourse on the street drug war, is a digression, as transparent as the front windshield on your SUV. It’s a...