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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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);...
  • Test your Baseball Hall of Fame knowledge with this trivial quiz

    Test your Baseball Hall of Fame knowledge with this trivial quiz
    Will the eighth time be the charm for Tim Raines? The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be announced this afternoon, and Sanford native Raines is on the ballot again. The veteran outfielder, like the others under consideration, needs to have his name...
  • Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago

    Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago
    The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison...
  • 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...
  • Three Cuban superstars still snubbed by Hall of Fame

    Three Cuban superstars still snubbed by Hall of Fame
    To better understand this column, readers should know I am a second-generation life-long journalist — my son is the third. All three of us were named Guillermo, and all of us religiously read the sports pages before we turned to the "important" news...