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  • Obama date echoes MLK, Robinson

    Much has been made of the fact that tonight's scheduled acceptance speech by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama falls on the same date as Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Our Baltimore Sun colleague David Steele also reminds readers tha
  • Commack Bob Costas is the King of the Blurbs

    I wrote an item for my Friday newspaper column about (Commack) Bob Costas' prolific willingness to read sports books, then provide jacket blurbs for the authors. Click below to read a sampling from the large pile at SportsWatch / WatchDog...

    Branch Rickey discusses a new baseball league

    Looking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a...

    Colin Powell: Racial profiling, anger, cool

    by Mark Silva Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell, who also once served as the chief diplomat for the United States, says Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have averted the famed confrontation with the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department at...

    Clemson's Lamb, U.Va.'s Hultzen improve draft stock with memorable senior seasons

    Clemson's Lamb, U.Va.'s Hultzen improve draft stock with memorable senior seasons
    Will Lamb should be an open-and-shut case for Major League scouts. He is 6-foot-6, left-handed and throws 90 mph. So you need not be fluent in sabermetrics or a descendent of Branch Rickey to project Lamb's baseball future. He's a pitcher. Or so he,...