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Jackie Robinson

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  • Bud Selig: A Life in Baseball: Selig's love of baseball came from his mother

    That Marie Huber would become a devout baseball fan was a tribute to the magnetic attraction of the game. Bud Selig's mother was born in Ukraine, Russia, on May 26, 1904, and came to Milwaukee with her family at age 3. She would choose education as her...
  • On The Fly: Landon Donovan Exits On Top

    Like John Elway, Michael Strahan, Ray Bourque, David Robinson, Bill Russell, and Joe DiMaggio before him, Landon Donovan won a title in his final game. Donovan and the Los Angeles Galaxy secured the MLS Cup with a 2-1 victory over the New England...
  • Three Cuban superstars still snubbed by Hall of Fame

    Three Cuban superstars still snubbed by Hall of Fame
    To better understand this column, readers should know I am a second-generation life-long journalist — my son is the third. All three of us were named Guillermo, and all of us religiously read the sports pages before we turned to the "important" news...
  • Tortugas become latest pro team name in Florida

    Tortugas become latest pro team name in Florida
    The team formerly known as the Daytona Cubs are now the Daytona Tortugas. The minor league baseball team officially introduced its rebranding efforts Thursday in a ceremony at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.  For...
  • Meet Marvel's Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman

    After breaking out as Jackie Robinson and James Brown in "42" and "Get On Up," Chadwick Boseman has a new high-profile role to play: T'Challa, otherwise known as the superhero Black Panther. Created by Stan Lee with Jack Kirby, the character is notable...
  • Jackie Robinson West team visits White House

    Jackie Robinson West team visits White House
    When Little League volunteer Bill Haley found out his players were going to the White House, he knew they would finally understand a message he had been trying to share all year long. "The big thing for the kids is the idea that their circumstances don'...
  • Chadwick Boseman learns James Brown's moves and motivations

    Chadwick Boseman learns James Brown's moves and motivations
    Chadwick Boseman hit it out of the park last year with his quietly riveting performance as Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in "42." This year he's back as another legend, James Brown in Tate Taylor's "Get On Up." The quiet is all gone:...
  • UCLA names athletic complex after Jackie Robinson

    UCLA names athletic complex after Jackie Robinson
    UCLA announced it is naming its athletic facilities after Jackie Robinson in honor of the 75th anniversary of his enrollment at the university. The 22 athletic facilities, including Pauley Pavilion, Spaulding Field, Drake Stadium and the Morgan Center,...
  • UCLA's Paul Perkins jumps ahead in Pac-12 rushing yards

    UCLA's Paul Perkins jumps ahead in Pac-12 rushing yards
    Paul Perkins isn't one to get caught up in personal accomplishments. He's the running back who always is crediting his offensive line for whatever good happens. And a lot good happened for the Bruins on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. For Perkins...
  • Of pitch counts, money and noise pollution in 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO — We have covered a number of topics here every Sunday since I began writing this last March, from the megabucks Dodgers' going Hollywood to the legacy of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. We looked at how the death of...
  • Jackie Robinson West savoring its success

    Jackie Robinson West savoring its success
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The cheers had since faded. The cameras long gone. Lamade Stadium sat empty Sunday night, save for a few workers. The lights shined bright over the field as the sun fell behind the mountains, as if to preserve the...