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  • Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson

    Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson
    Charlie Powell sacked Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Layne 10 times in one NFL game and fought Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson near their time as heavyweight boxing champions. After leaving San Diego High School as the most decorated athlete ever to...
  • REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★

     REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★
    The enthusiastic homecoming for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team this past week ran through my mind as I watched Luis Caballero's hagiographic "Clemente: The Legend of 21." Is it possible for us to find true heroes in the world of...
  • Cubs show support during Jackie Robinson West visit

    Cubs show support during Jackie Robinson West visit
    It was more than a hero’s welcome that members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Star team received Monday from the Chicago Cubs. The players received Cubs jerseys with their last names on the back, as well as congratulatory wishes...
  • Ryan helps Tigers split with White Sox

    The Sports Xchange By Brian Hedger, The Sports Xchange Ryan helps Tigers split with White Sox CHICAGO -- Kyle Ryan wasn't as nervous as he thought he'd be on a major league mound Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field and the crafty left-handed rookie...
  • Tigers 8, White Sox 4

    The Sports Xchange By Brian Hedger, The Sports Xchange Tigers 8, White Sox 4 CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers won a matchup of rookie starters making their major league debuts Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field. They also won the game, 8-4, against...
  • Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday

    Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday
    Despite his obvious power and previous success, Orioles infielder Chris Davis has been struggling so much this season that it has become business as usual when pitchers challenge him. So, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday,...
  • Jorge Soler starts career with a bang — a big bang

    CINCINNATI — Timing is everything in baseball, whether it involves swinging the bat or perhaps even staging an auspicious major league debut. Either way, Jorge Soler certainly knows how to make a favorable first impression. The Cubs made the...
  • Ken Williams speaks from heart about Jackie Robinson West

    Ken Williams speaks from heart about Jackie Robinson West
    When White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams took the stage Wednesday at Millennium Park to address the Jackie Robinson West Little League national champions and a crowd of 10,000, he confessed it was only his second speech in the last 15 years....
  • Bud Selig farewell tour stops in Anaheim

    Bud Selig farewell tour stops in Anaheim
    Bud Selig's victory lap around Major League Baseball paused in Anaheim on Wednesday, where the commissioner addressed a group of Angels employees before meeting with the media. Selig sat behind a table draped with festive red, white and blue bunting and...
  • Best lesson JRW and LLWS could teach MLB

    Best lesson JRW and LLWS could teach MLB
    You know why the Little League World Series was such a blast to watch? Sure, there’s the obvious Chicagoistic reason that paraded through the streets Wednesday: Jackie Robinson West was the first baseball team in decades that delivered memories...
  • Sox enjoying Jackie Robinson West celebration

    Sox enjoying Jackie Robinson West celebration
    Like everyone else in the city, the White Sox are enjoying the celebration of the Jackie Robinson West team’s U.S. Little League title. “It’s pretty cool” Paul Konerko said. “No matter how long you played the game, or...