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  • First ball Babe Ruth hit out of Yankee Stadium up for auction

    First ball Babe Ruth hit out of Yankee Stadium up for auction
    The first baseball whacked over the fence at Yankee Stadium by legendary home run king Babe Ruth goes on auction on Saturday in his home town of Baltimore, part of a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of his storied major league career. The...
  • Historic Babe Ruth ball to be auctioned

    Historic Babe Ruth ball to be auctioned
    — It is common knowledge that Babe Ruth hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium the day it opened in 1923. But the very first home run in Yankee Stadium came more than two months earlier. And that ball, which is being put up for auction Saturday,...
  • The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal

    The long path to the Congressional Gold Medal
    Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go. Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it. Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
  • How my interview with O.J. almost ended in a fistfight

    As 1993 wound down, Leo Wolinksy, then the Metro editor at The Times, asked me to put together a story that would take stock of the period we’d just been through: A few days earlier, a jury had delivered a mishmash of verdicts against those involved...
  • Dennis Alcapone and his gargantuan influence

    Dennis Alcapone and his gargantuan influence
    When Jamaican vocalist/deejay Dennis Alcapone performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973, the Scottish emcee introduced him as, "the king of talkover music." That host seemed enthusiastic, but also looked slightly clueless on the footage of that gig....
  • Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time

    Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time
    What are the Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time? There's quite a list to choose from. Here's our quick Top 10 list ... 10. Joe DiMaggio – Mr. Coffee Having a former baseball player promote a new coffee maker might not seem so out...
  • Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp

    Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp
    Few things are as disgusting as the sight of a big business enterprise swaddling itself in morality and sanctimony, proclaiming its high ethical standards.  I'm looking at you, NBA. The National Basketball Assn. has been showered with praise for the...
  • Black athletes are not charity cases

    WASHINGTON -- The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty....
  • PASSINGS: Jimmy Ellis, Jackie Lynn Taylor

     Jimmy Ellis Won world heavyweight title in 1968 Jimmy Ellis, 74, who beat Jerry Quarry to become World Boxing Assn. heavyweight champion in 1968 and fought the era's best fighters including his friend, Muhammad Ali, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
  • Jon Jones excited to fight in Baltimore, where he expects to have a 'hometown advantage'

    Jon Jones excited to fight in Baltimore, where he expects to have a 'hometown advantage'
    For someone who's considered the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world, Jon Jones sure gets treated like a punching bag outside the Octagon. He's been called out by some of the sport's biggest names. His merits are questioned constantly by...
  • Cartoonist Ralph Steadman on Hunter Thompson and counterculture days

    Cartoonist Ralph Steadman on Hunter Thompson and counterculture days
    NEW YORK — Few figures epitomize the counterculture more than Ralph Steadman. Wicked satirist, outlandish cartoonist and, of course, longtime Hunter S. Thompson co-conspirator, the British artist has been making mayhem for five decades. In "For No...