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  • Donald Sterling ban by NBA gets a rousing approval at L.A. barbershop

    Donald Sterling ban by NBA gets a rousing approval at L.A. barbershop
    "He just cut him down and cut him out." That was the response from South Los Angeles barbershop owner Lawrence Tolliver moments after the NBA commissioner told Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to leave the building, and not just for a day or...
  • Dr. Frank Jobe, a true game-changer, should be in Hall of Fame

    Dr. Frank Jobe, a true game-changer, should be in Hall of Fame
    Frank Jobe batted third at Cooperstown last summer, in the annual awards ceremony on the Saturday before the induction ceremony. Paul Hagen led off, a distinguished baseball writer from Philadelphia. Shirley Cheek followed, the widow of the late Tom...
  • Hartford Kid Struck Out 25, But Never Got Chance At The Majors

    Hartford Kid Struck Out 25, But Never Got Chance At The Majors
    The Courant headline across the top of the sports section read: "Johnny Taylor, Bulkeley Ace, Gives Up One Hit And Strikes Out 25". Yes, 25. On June 2, 1933, Taylor, pitching in his final high school game, set the Connecticut record for strikeouts...
  • Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant

    Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant
    In 1997, upon the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Major Legaue Baseball went all out. Robinson, who lived in Stamford from 1955 until his death Oct. 24, 1972, was the rookie of the year in 1947, the National League's Most...
  • Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park

    Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park
    To call the sandy-haired Terry Cannon a baseball fan is to damn with faint praise. He's a baseball obsessive. But Cannon is no Rain Man with batting averages, career wins and losses, and career RBIs rolling around in his head. He's fascinated with the...
  • Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park

    Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park
    A mural honoring Puerto Rican baseball icon Roberto Clemente has been painted over, destroying what was a source of pride for Little Leaguers and parents at a rebounding Azalea Park Elementary School ball field. Earl Lugo has coached there and wanted...
  • Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support

    Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support
    A new, bigger mural honoring baseball icon Roberto Clemente will rise again over Azalea Park's Little League after someone rolled black paint over one honoring the Puerto Rican humanitarian at a local ball field. That's what supporters, a league...
  • Vin Scully on Cardinals mimicking Puig: 'It was like a chorus line'

    Vin Scully on Cardinals mimicking Puig: 'It was like a chorus line'
    ST. LOUIS -- Vin Scully is 85. He has called games for the Dodgers since Jackie Robinson played for them. He does not just talk about the old school. He was enrolled in it. As the story line rages about whether the Dodgers are too full of money, flair...
  • Dodgers continue push for diversity with first scheduled LGBT night

    Dodgers continue push for diversity with first scheduled LGBT night
    Here’s a new one for those forward-thinking Dodgers: They announced Friday they will host an LGBT night on Sept. 27. In their announcement they never actually explained that LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The team that...
  • Hollywood executive Tom Sherak remembered for kindness, generosity, civic spirit

     Hollywood executive Tom Sherak remembered for kindness, generosity, civic spirit
    The passing of a Hollywood executive is often greeted with pleasant industry remembrances and kind emails. But the death of Tom Sherak at the age of 68 set off a round of intensely warm reactions not just from fellow Hollywood players but also from...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...