Right after the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat there is the human drama of athletic competition. There are moments where you push the human body to its limit and withstand the elements of nature and forces against you to achieve victory. Sunday was the first brutally oppressive day of the summer and […]

Forty one years ago the late Arthur Ashe and his agent Donald Dell had a conversation about a tennis tournament that would be played in the Nation’s Capital. Dell, Ashe’s attorney and dear friend, needed him to play in the tournament to add credibility to the fledgling event. However, the soon to be Wimbledon champion […]

When you are sweltering in the heat of two-a -ays during the start of NFL training camp there are always questions that need to be answered before the games count. Such is the case in Ashburn, Va. where –despite their stability this off-season–the Burgundy and Gold still have enough questions to ponder before drinking the […]

Former NFL defensive back Irv Cross, the first African American network TV football analyst and studio host, will join Mark Gray on The SportsGroove at 7:34 PM ET on NewsTalk 1450 and Cross will be inducted into the Pro Football HOF as the Pete Rozelle Award recipient during a ceremony on August 7 and […]

VIA WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Training camp’s opening day is no different than the first day of a beach vacation. It may rain later in the week and a sunburn is looming. You know the fun times will end. But for now, it’s all upside. The Washington Washington Football Team believe they can make the playoffs. A […]

SportsGroove TV traveled to Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA for the CIAA Football Media Day where the coaches made their predictions for the season. Host Mark Gray reports.

By Mark F. Gray Vernon and Vontae Davis returned to their high school alma mater  before heading to NFL training camps with the San Francisco 49 ‘ers and Miami Dolphins respectively for a free football camp for DC area kids.  The All-Star Youth Football Camp gave the participants a chance to learn football skills  from […]

VIA NEW YORK POST: Plaxico Burress’ lawyer said today that the former Giants wide receiver will testify tomorrow before a grand jury hearing arguments on his gun charges. Burress’ attorney, Ben Brafman, hopes that his client can convince the grand jury assembled in Manhattan Supreme Court to forgo an indictment. “Mr. Burress is going to […]

Here is the infamous video that Nike and LeBron James didn’t want you to see of him getting dunked on by Xavier University basketball phenom Jordan Crawford at his skills camp. Nike allegedly confiscated all footage but this camera phone video managed to sneak out. You’ve got to see this to believe it!