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By Wayne Sterling, CNN Broadcasting pioneer and former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Irv Cross died Sunday morning in Minnesota, the Philadelphia Eagles announced on the team's website. He was 81. Cross was the first African American sports analyst on national television when he worked for CBS Sports as an NFL analyst and commentator from...
The West Side Leadership Academy Varsity Football team is holding a fundraiser for new uniforms. The community is invited to contribute through the fundraising site, givebutter.com where 99.5% of the proceeds go directly to the purchase of the uniforms. So far, the fundraiser has more than 130 supporters, and 30%...
By Patrice Nkrumah If you’ve ever watched a Blackhawks game, you know Patrick Kane can give the prettiest passes in the game that lead to a goal. Which is called an assist. Well now, the entire Blackhawks organization is giving an assist to Black businesses on the city’s West Side...
By Jacob Lev, CNN Former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, best known for defeating Muhammad Ali in 1978, has died at the age 67, according to a statement from his publicist. Spinks lost his five-year battle with prostate and other cancers on Friday evening. "At the time of his passing his wife...
By Analis Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured the nation's attention at the presidential inauguration, will be among the performers on Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL announced Wednesday. On Jan. 20, Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. History, performing an original poem titled "The Hill We Climb." The poem called...
The baseball hero overcame defining odds as one of the most prolific athletes over the last century. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Major League Baseball hero Hank Aaron died on Friday at the age of 86. The Hall of Famer shattered barriers and records, becoming one of the most prolific baseball players in...
By Alex Butler, UPI Former NFL fullback TIm Lester has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 52. Lester's family said he tested positive for COVID-19 10 days ago and died Tuesday morning at his Milton, Ga., home. Family members suspect that a pulmonary embolism -- a blockage of an artery...
The Chicago Bulls dropped their third straight game with a 130-127 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, January 10, on the road. The Bulls completed their four-game West Coast road trip on Sunday afternoon with a 45-point performance by guard Zach LaVine. LaVine not only scored a game-high...
By J. Coyden Palmer Donnie Kirksey was a lifelong Chicagoan who helped thousands of basketball players during his career as a coach. Kirksey, 57, died from complications of the COVID-19 virus, the morning of December 28. He was the head boys’ basketball coach at Chicago Vocational Career Academy at the...
Joseph G. Phillips, Sports Editor The Chicago Crusader Newspaper Residing in the state of Illinois, the Next Level Athletics Pop Warner football team made history this month after being crowned National Champions as the top 14U team for the 2020 football season. The team clinched their first national championship in franchise history...