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Jackie Robinson

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  • Sifford, First Black On PGA Tour, GHO Winner, Dead At 92

    Sifford, First Black On PGA Tour, GHO Winner, Dead At 92
    Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said. Sifford, who recently suffered a stroke, was 92. Details of his death and funeral...
  • Colossal quilt collection tells 400 years of stories

    Displays of art typically list the materials used: oil on canvas, charcoal on paper, and so on. But the art in the Orange County Regional History Center's upcoming exhibition creates powerful images in a different way — with materials ranging from...
  • Teammates, fans say farewell to 'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks, remember him for his enduring optimism

    Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball's color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism...
  • Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers

    Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers
    Ernie Banks didn't call me back last week. I left voice messages, e-mailed him, sent him a text. That certainly wasn't like Ernie. He missed last weekend's Cubs Convention, and I wanted to do a well-being check on my longtime friend. He always would...
  • In a city known for being tough, Ernie Banks was pure joy

    In a city known for being tough, Ernie Banks was pure joy
    Chicago, the great Nelson Algren wrote in "City on the Make," is an outlaw's capital, a town with hustler's blood, a town of bone-deep grudges, "a backstreet, backslum loudmouth." It's true, Chicago was, maybe still is, all that. And yet it had room for...
  • Diaz: Wendell Scott's NASCAR Hall of Fame honor is one to cherish

    It's easy to measure greatness in victories, trophies and championships. But what about standing up to prejudice and people who think the color of your skin makes you less worthy? What about going about your business in the face of death threats? What...
  • Paul Konerko's No. 14 to be retired by White Sox

    Paul Konerko was known as “the King” by many of his former teammates, and the former White Sox slugger will be treated as royalty on May 23. That’s when the Sox will honor Konerko by retiring his jersey No. 14 in a ceremony before...
  • Maikel Franco on a unicycle highlight IronPigs promotions in 2015

    Maikel Franco on a unicycle highlight IronPigs promotions in 2015
    Maikel Franco on a unicycle, an odometer on the bases and a Phillies favorite highlight the bobblehead giveaways that are part of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs' promotional schedule for 2015. Bobbleheads featuring Franco, Ken "100 milels" Giles and...
  • Chicago sports retailers pumped for Lester, Samardzija

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Chicago baseball fans — and retailers. This year's winter talks brought a lot of enthusiasm back to the Windy City with free-agent, left-hander Jon Lester signing with the Cubs. And on the South...
  • Sy Berger dies at 91; father of the modern-day baseball card

    Sy Berger dies at 91; father of the modern-day baseball card
    On a garbage scow off New Jersey, an executive for a powerful organization was getting rid of a costly problem. He watched in silence as a lever was pulled and box after box plunged into the dark waters: Goodbye, Mickey Mantle. Goodbye, Jackie Robinson....
  • Giants' Beckham in company with NY's greatest rookies

    Giants' Beckham in company with NY's greatest rookies
    The Giants' season may not be going anywhere, but Odell Beckham Jr. and his impressive rookie campaign give fans reason to be excited for the future. The wideout is averaging more than 100 receiving yards per game through his first 11 games, a feat no...