Sports

FROM ABC NEWS: An economist in Germany has noticed a curious trend among Americans: For the past 50 years, black women have been shrinking with each new generation.

Sports has been boiled down to the Winners and the Losers, but the real gains come through the display of powerful spirits striving through unlikely obstacles. NewsOne presents the Best Sports Stories of 2008.

The tragic premature death of Billey Joe Johnson of Mississippi has the black community and the sports nation up in arms about the circumstances surrounding it. The NAACP has intervened on the Johnson family's behalf to examine the sordid details.

President-elect Barack Obama had just one disclaimer when he announced former pro-basketball player Arne Duncan as his education secretary: “I did not select Arne because he’s one of the best basketball players I know.”

The Isiah Thomas camp continues to deny the claim by Harrison, NY police that it was a “47-year-old man lying on the floor, unconscious from an accidental overdose of prescription sleeping pills” who was rushed via ambulance from the home of the basketball great, and not his 17-year-old daughter, as Thomas’ family has stated. Time […]

A gallery of NewsOne’s top photos of the week ending on October 10, 2008.