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Jackie Robinson

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  • Plan Commission OKs new Pullman sports facility

    Plan Commission OKs new Pullman sports facility
    A $15 million sports facility in the Pullman neighborhood that a local aldermen calls a "game changer" for young student-athletes on the South Side was endorsed Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission. Although the nonprofit group building the...
  • Mo'ne mania cresting; Phillies star visits teams

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Jackie Robinson West beat the odds to reach the United States semifinal of the Little League World Series, advancing through the losers' bracket of the double-elimination tournament. But the team of 11- to-13-year-olds from...
  • Chicago team heads to Little League World Series

    Chicago team heads to Little League World Series
    Chicago baseball fans are reveling in the promise of a postseason, thanks to a scrappy South Side team (no, not that one) with its eyes on a World Series title. The 11- and 12-year-old all-stars from Jackie Robinson West are headed to Williamsport, Pa.,...
  • Jackie Robinson West feeling the love from Williamsport

    Jackie Robinson West feeling the love from Williamsport
    The journey began in the city and made a stop in Manteno before continuing to Indianapolis. Now, 13 games and 13 victories later, 13 youngsters from the Jackie Robinson West team have arrived in Williamsport, Pa., for the Little League World Series....
  • Donations help send parents of Chicago Little Leaguers to Pennsylvania

    Donations help send parents of Chicago Little Leaguers to Pennsylvania
    Claudia Harvey wasn't sure what she packed before hitting the road to cheer on her 13-year-old son, Darion, in the first round of the Little League World Series, which begins Thursday in Williamsport, Pa. As recently as Tuesday, the mother from Chicago'...
  • Chicago Little League team ready, if not rested

     Chicago Little League team ready, if not rested
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The South Side Little Leaguers playing for a World Series title in Pennsylvania this week believe they have everything needed to bring home the championship. "Our offense is the best," first baseman Trey Hondras said....
  • Taney Dragons are making Philly proud

    Taney Dragons are making Philly proud
    The Phillies are in last place and hemorrhaging losses. Ryan Howard is hitting .219; Jimmy Rollins, .239. Cliff Lee is hurt, and Cole Hamels wants out. Then, there is Taney. The Sixers are a rebuilding embarrassment. The Flyers just re-signed Kimmo...
  • Carl Crawford reaches out to Jackie Robinson West Little League team

    Carl Crawford watched them play last year, and they struck a chord. He was taken back to his own Little League playing days back in Houston. The Jackie Robinson West team was an all-black team from Chicago. During a time when the participation of blacks...
  • Reel Critics: A wild ride with 'Guardians'

    Imagine revisiting the classic intergalactic bar scene from "Star Wars." Bizarre humanoids from many planets share their mutual suspicion of each other while sipping strange drinks. Now throw a flash-bang grenade into the bar. The chaos that follows could...
  • Letters: Something's still a little off with Dodgers

    Letters: Something's still a little off with Dodgers
    In trying to make some sense out of the Dodgers' TV shame, Bill Dwyre suggested that fans could at least simulcast Vin Scully during the locally televised Freeway Series. But that's just another fool's errand. You can't simulcast anymore, what with...
  • Hollywood Films Fail to Represent Diversity in U.S., Study Shows

    Hollywood is not projecting the increasing diversity of the U.S. on the silver screen, according to a USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism study released on Monday. Latinos remain the most underrepresented ethnic group in films, the study...