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  • Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time

    Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time
    What are the Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time? There's quite a list to choose from. Here's our quick Top 10 list ... 10. Joe DiMaggio – Mr. Coffee Having a former baseball player promote a new coffee maker might not seem so out...
  • Wayne Kirby, others look forward to Orioles' matchup with Astros in Civil Rights Game

    Wayne Kirby, others look forward to Orioles' matchup with Astros in Civil Rights Game
    Ask Orioles first base coach Wayne Kirby about April 15, 1997, and the former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder's eyes will spark as he recalls his days playing in the major leagues. On that day, the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking major...
  • George Crowe Cleared Fences In Hartford, Broke Down Barriers In Two Sports

    George Crowe Cleared Fences In Hartford, Broke Down Barriers In Two Sports
    It did not take long for George Crowe to impress fans in Hartford. A crowd of 5,249 jammed into Bulkeley Stadium on May 7, 1950, when the Chiefs played the first home game of the new season, and they got a glimpse of what that Summer of George Crowe would...
  • As Orioles play in tonight's Civil Rights Game, fight for equal footing remains

    As Orioles play in tonight's Civil Rights Game, fight for equal footing remains
    HOUSTON – When he became the first black manager in the Major Leagues the 1975 as a player/manager with the Cleveland Indians, Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was shocked to see that the Indians still specified a player’s race on their...
  • Vin Scully stays up to date with his no-hitter calls

    Vin Scully stays up to date with his no-hitter calls
    The sense of drama, and of the precise words to describe it, distinguishes Vin Scully from his peers. If only we were as precise with our language as Scully is with his. He truly has no peer. For all the accolades over all the decades, he has changed...
  • Frey on Zimmer: 'He's everybody's loss'

    Frey on Zimmer: 'He's everybody's loss'
    Jim Frey's loss is more personal than most after the death Wednesday of Don Zimmer. Frey and Zimmer, both former Chicago Cubs managers, had been lifelong friends. “Everybody remembers Zim as a funny character,"  Frey said Thursday from his home in...
  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • Ruby Dee dies: Five of her memorable movies

    When the prolific actress and activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday at age 91, she left behind a show-business career that spanned seven decades on stage and screen, as well a legacy of breaking down barriers for black performers. Here are but five of her...
  • Kansas City heads to the ballfield at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

    Kansas City heads to the ballfield at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is a fitting home field for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: It was here that the first professional league for black players was formed in 1920 and where Jackie Robinson was playing in 1945 when he was recruited...
  • Thank you, Donald Sterling, for reminding us how far we've come

    Thank you, Donald Sterling, for reminding us how far we've come
    Personally, I'm grateful for Donald Sterling's retro racism. One glance at this knuckle dragger shows how far most other people have evolved. It's worth celebrating, particularly in California. After that recently leaked recording in which the...
  • Hot Stove charity concert swings for fences with rock, baseball

    Hot Stove charity concert swings for fences with rock, baseball
    Local H frontman Scott Lucas and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin had never played together before last summer's Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser, yet there they were again early this month performing their own soundtrack to Sergei...