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  • 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...
  • Charlie Sifford, dead at 92, remembered by the greats from Nicklaus to Woods

    Charlie Sifford was banned from being a PGA member because of its Caucasian-only clause when he played the Rubber City Open in 1958 at Firestone. He was paired with an 18-year-old amateur from Ohio playing in a PGA Tour event for the first time. That was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hey, the NFL's coming back! Wait...

    Hey, the NFL's coming back! Wait...
    So what are we going to call this new team? The LAX Rams? The Near L.A. Rams? The Almost in L.A. Rams? The 10 Miles from L.A. Rams. I guess it doesn't matter. New Jersey has two teams named New York. Rod Hersberger Santa Barbara :: While I hope...
  • Hall Of Fame, By The Numbers

    Voting There were 549 votes cast, with 412 needed for election: Randy Johnson, 534 (97.3 percent); Pedro Martinez, 500 (91.1); John Smoltz, 455 (82.9); Craig Biggio, 454 (82.7); Mike Piazza, 384 (69.9); Jeff Bagwell, 306 (55.7); Tim Raines, 302 (55.0);...