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  • Frey on Zimmer: 'He's everybody's loss'

    Frey on Zimmer: 'He's everybody's loss'
    Jim Frey's loss is more personal than most after the death Wednesday of Don Zimmer. Frey and Zimmer, both former Chicago Cubs managers, had been lifelong friends. “Everybody remembers Zim as a funny character,"  Frey said Thursday from his home in...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • 'No No: A Dockumentary' an engaging portrait of Dock Ellis

     'No No: A Dockumentary' an engaging portrait of Dock Ellis
    You might figure that any baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in a major league game while reportedly on LSD is probably worth a movie, and based on the engaging "No No: A Dockumentary," that assessment pretty much stands. Twenty years after...
  • Cubs show support during Jackie Robinson West visit

    Cubs show support during Jackie Robinson West visit
    It was more than a hero’s welcome that members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Star team received Monday from the Chicago Cubs. The players received Cubs jerseys with their last names on the back, as well as congratulatory wishes...
  • German soccer fans need some U.S. manners

    German soccer fans need some U.S. manners
    As a German in America I did something special on Labor Day weekend. I compared our two countries watching sport. This article is not about futbol (soccer) and baseball. It's about how we watch it — very differently. On Saturday I caught Schalke...
  • REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★

     REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★
    The enthusiastic homecoming for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team this past week ran through my mind as I watched Luis Caballero's hagiographic "Clemente: The Legend of 21." Is it possible for us to find true heroes in the world of...
  • Jackie Robinson West to get nearly $165,000 in T-shirt proceeds

    Jackie Robinson West to get nearly $165,000 in T-shirt proceeds
    Future Jackie Robinson West Little League players can probably look forward to nicer playing fields and facilities thanks to a six-figure donation the league received Wednesday. Dick's Sporting Goods, which sold yellow team T-shirts this summer as the...
  • KYB partners with Marlins RBI program to promote inner-city baseball

    KYB partners with Marlins RBI program to promote inner-city baseball
    Watching the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago win the United States Little League championship put a smile on the face of Kings Youth Baseball (KYB) President Matt Walters. The KYB league had partnered with the Marlins RBI (Reviving Baseball in...
  • Jackie Robinson West T-shirt a hit with fans

     Jackie Robinson West T-shirt a hit with fans
    Angela Brooks isn't the type to stand in line for anything, she says. But early Tuesday morning, Brooks found herself parked in a lawn chair outside a South Loop sporting goods store waiting for nearly two hours with hundreds of other residents. Her...
  • Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

    Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot
    Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion. Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark. Word-play...
  • Fans' choice: Angels and Dodgers all-time teams

    Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout are already in the conversation when Dodger and Angel fans talk about the best pitcher and postition player in the history of their respective teams. But if fans had to choose and All-Star team of the best L.A. Dodgers and...