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Jackie Robinson

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  • KYB partners with Marlins RBI program to promote inner-city baseball

    KYB partners with Marlins RBI program to promote inner-city baseball
    Watching the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago win the United States Little League championship put a smile on the face of Kings Youth Baseball (KYB) President Matt Walters. The KYB league had partnered with the Marlins RBI (Reviving Baseball in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race

    Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race
    Was it ultimately a race about race? The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year's greatest achievement in film, and "12 Years a Slave" had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film's artistry, the...
  • Jackie Robinson West savoring its success

    Jackie Robinson West savoring its success
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The cheers had since faded. The cameras long gone. Lamade Stadium sat empty Sunday night, save for a few workers. The lights shined bright over the field as the sun fell behind the mountains, as if to preserve the...
  • Getting it together for James Brown biopic

    Getting it together for James Brown biopic
    Before James Brown became the Godfather of Soul, before he donned the cape, before he even cut a record, he was an impoverished kid from rural Georgia. In the new biopic "Get on Up," the singer's hardscrabble childhood sets the stage for a tumultuous...
  • Jackie Robinson West: America's Team

    Jackie Robinson West: America's Team
    Minutes after the double play that ended the run of an undefeated Las Vegas team on Saturday, a chant went up from the crowd at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa. "U-S-A! U-S-A!" Just like that, Jackie Robinson West — the all-black All-Star...
  • Chicago fans cheer for little 'heroes' at baseball watch party

    Chicago fans cheer for little 'heroes' at baseball watch party
    Win or lose, the journey to the Little League World Series will be life-changing for the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, say those who have played on the same stage. "It's an experience they're going to remember for the rest of their lives," said Ronell...
  • Jackie Robinson West players not feeling pressure

     Jackie Robinson West players not feeling pressure
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — It doesn't matter to the kids from Jackie Robinson West that millions of eyes will be on them Saturday afternoon in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series. It doesn't matter that the Nevada team...
  • Jackie Robinson Day to be celebrated through baseball

    Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day across baseball, honoring the 67th anniversary of the day Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The most prominent of the events planned to honor Robinson was to take place at Yankee Stadium before New...