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Jackie Robinson

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  • Clippers star Blake Griffin graces October cover of GQ

    Clippers star Blake Griffin graces October cover of GQ
    L.A. may not be a Clippers town, but almost everywhere you look something reminds you of them. There’s Doc Rivers on CNN, detailing the travails of coaching a team owned by Donald Sterling. There’s star playmaker Chris Paul in a suit,...
  • First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson

    First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson
    Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten. Years ago, Palmer's grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That's my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His...
  • Cubs future may be bright but present's awful dim

     Cubs future may be bright but present's awful dim
    The Cubs may be the first last-place team in major league history to take a victory lap in September. As the 2014 season grinds down to a merciful ending, the Cubs have been busy patting themselves on the back for having the Minor League Player of the...
  • Astros' Altuve establishing new standard?

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH HOUSTON -- In the aftermath of Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve establishing a new club record for hits in a single season came the next logical question: Can Altuve reach 200...
  • History lessons from Pam Bondi

    True story: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi told a gathering of Palm Beach County Republicans that she is just doing her job by leading the fight against same-sex marriage. "I will continue to do that, and if anybody wants me to moderate my message or...
  • Ken Burns not done yet as America's captivating history professor

    Anyone launching a course on U.S. history could do a whole lot worse than revolving the curriculum around the films of Ken Burns. For example, "The Civil War," the 1984 project that put Burns on the map, continues to be utilized in schools across the...
  • Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'

    Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'
    Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns. But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
  • Dodgers' Kershaw gets 18th win

    The Sports Xchange By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange Dodgers' Kershaw gets 18th win LOS ANGELES -- Not even a bizarre set of miscues could stop Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Left fielder Carl Crawford and third baseman Juan Uribe...
  • Dodgers are scheduled to open 2015 season at home against the Padres

    Dodgers are scheduled to open 2015 season at home against the Padres
    The Dodgers will open the 2015 season at Dodger Stadium against the San Diego Padres on April 4, according to a tentative schedule released Monday by Major League Baseball. The game will fall on a Monday. Following the season-opening, three-game series...
  • 'No No: A Dockumentary' an engaging portrait of Dock Ellis

     'No No: A Dockumentary' an engaging portrait of Dock Ellis
    You might figure that any baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in a major league game while reportedly on LSD is probably worth a movie, and based on the engaging "No No: A Dockumentary," that assessment pretty much stands. Twenty years after...