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  • 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...
  • Hundreds at Chicago viewing party cheer Jackie Robinson All Stars to victory

    Hundreds at Chicago viewing party cheer Jackie Robinson All Stars to victory
    It came down to the bottom of the sixth and final inning, and the hundreds of people at Jackie Robinson Park who had roared as Chicago’s home team retook the lead more than once waited to see whether the boys would give them another reason to cheer....
  • Sox manager Ventura on JRW run: 'It's exciting'

    Sox manager Ventura on JRW run: 'It's exciting'
    NEW YORK – The Little League World Series consolation game played across a TV hanging in the middle of the visitors clubhouse at Yankee Stadium on Sunday morning, and a handful of White Sox coaches and players lounged on couches and chairs to watch....
  • Jackie Robinson West parents grateful for support

    Jackie Robinson West parents grateful for support
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. РAll play and no work has been anything but dull for some parents of Jackie Robinson Little Leaguers. Calandra Howard is among the West parents at the Little League World Series who is missing work but not missing work....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Godzilla' to devour weekend box-office competition

    'Godzilla' to devour weekend box-office competition
    A 355-foot-tall lizard is poised to crush box-office rivals this weekend as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' "Godzilla" arrives in theaters. The $160-million film could gross around $70 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada through...
  • In the Pipeline: A baseball league to remember

    In the Pipeline: A baseball league to remember
    Before heading off to Angel Stadium on Saturday to create new baseball memories, I spent the day enjoying baseball history thanks to a gathering of the Pacific Coast League Historical Society at Central Library in Huntington Beach. In the first half...
  • Obama donates White Sox jacket to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Obama donates White Sox jacket to Baseball Hall of Fame
    It sure wasn’t pretty, but the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., will memorialize President Obama’s first presidential pitch anyway. Obama has donated the puffy White Sox jacket he wore when he threw out the...
  • Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp

    Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp
    Few things are as disgusting as the sight of a big business enterprise swaddling itself in morality and sanctimony, proclaiming its high ethical standards.  I'm looking at you, NBA. The National Basketball Assn. has been showered with praise for the...