| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:38 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:56 PM
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.
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 5:21 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 6:49 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 12:44 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:23 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:57 PM
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.
While I hope...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:59 PM
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);...