| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — We have covered a number of topics here every Sunday since I began writing this last March, from the megabucks Dodgers' going Hollywood to the legacy of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team.
We looked at how the death of...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
After breaking out as Jackie Robinson and James Brown in "42" and "Get On Up," Chadwick Boseman has a new high-profile role to play: T'Challa, otherwise known as the superhero Black Panther.
Created by Stan Lee with Jack Kirby, the character is notable...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:02 PM
George "Shotgun" Shuba, a Brooklyn Dodgers teammate of Jackie Robinson whose congratulatory gesture after a Robinson home run in 1946 was captured in a photograph that signaled a changing society, has died. He was 89.
Shuba, who played alongside...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:03 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
When Little League volunteer Bill Haley found out his players were going to the White House, he knew they would finally understand a message he had been trying to share all year long.
"The big thing for the kids is the idea that their circumstances don'...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Chadwick Boseman hit it out of the park last year with his quietly riveting performance as Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in "42." This year he's back as another legend, James Brown in Tate Taylor's "Get On Up." The quiet is all gone:...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:25 AM
In a quiet announcement from Wrigleyville, it was reported the Wrigley Field Bleachers have died at the age of 77. No cause of death was given, but it is believed The Bleachers died from complications of chronically poor Cubs performance.
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It takes strength, patience, endurance, maybe a whole day or even more than one, to clear out a house. To be more specific, a house where someone you know has died. Someone close to you. An aged friend or relative, say, or even a father or mother after...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:10 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When you first step into the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, you gaze through chicken wire onto a makeshift baseball field that features 10 former Negro Leaguers among the first to be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame....
| Sep 21, 2014
| 10:29 PM
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,...
| Oct 10, 2014
You might figure that any baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in a major league game while self-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...