The Undefeated

Fred L. Hicks and the 12 boys on his Pensacola Jaycee Little League Baseball team had their “hearts in their mouths.” Little more than 24 hours earlier on Aug. 6, 1955, the Little League headquarters directed the Florida state...
by Kelley Evans Deion Sanders knew all about success. He had won two Super Bowls and appeared in a World Series. He’d become a father, made a lot of money, even released an album. Yet in 1997 at the prime of it...
WASHINGTON — Earth, Wind & Fire was a definitive part of LL Cool J’s childhood soundtrack in Queens, New York. Now he was hosting the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, which featured the landmark ensemble as one of its...
By Jesse Washington, The Undefeated Jim Brown is getting lambasted for the same thing the black community used to praise him for: defiant action to uplift African-Americans, by any means necessary. Last week, Brown met with President Donald Trump and Kanye...
John “Pops” Witherspoon was black as hell. Or as Ice Cube put it, “Life won’t be as funny without him.” He’s right. It won’t. The legendary actor and comedian died at his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Oct. 29 at the...
There’s an oft-repeated story that Richard Williams mapped out the path to tennis stardom for his daughters —Venus and Serena — before they were conceived. That wasn’t quite the case for Corey and Candi Gauff, but the two realized their...
BRADENTON, Fla. — At IMG Academy in Florida, it’s really not that different from any other high school in suburban America. Well, except for the world-class sports and training facilities, hyperspecialized athletes, tremendous student-teacher ratio and national recognition. Other...
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott told reporters during a July 27 training camp news conference that he opposed protesting racial injustice during the national anthem. He staked out this territory after Stephen Jones, the team’s executive vice president...
Lisa Roberts was always high-energy and athletic. Growing up in Boston and Palatka, Florida, she played basketball and volleyball and ran track. She then joined the Army, where she trained as a mechanic, hooped and played flag football and...