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  • Baseball district tournament schedules

    Baseball district tournament schedules
    Class 8A, District 2 at Sanford Stadium Monday: DeLand vs. Lyman, 11 a.m.; Spruce Creek vs. Orange City University, 2; Hagerty vs. Seminole, 5; Lake Brantley vs. Lake Mary, 8. Wednesday: semifinal, 4; semifinal, 7. Friday: final, 7:30 Class 8A,...
  • Readers share favorite Wrigley Field memories

     Readers share favorite Wrigley Field memories
    As part of our Wrigley Field at 100 coverage, we asked readers to share their stories. Here are some. You'll find more at chicgotribune.com/wrigley. My top moment was in the magical season of 1989. It was late July and the Cubs were battling the San...
  • Talking baseball with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns

    Talking baseball with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns
    For more than 30 years, Ken Burns has created documentaries about United States history. Baseball is part of that history, and Burns' Emmy Award-winning series on the sport 20 years ago examined the national pastime through the years. Burns will be at...
  • Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]

    Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]
    Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
  • Play Ball: Take A Swing At Baseball Trivia

    "Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who: (1) Won three batting titles by...
  • Bill Plaschke takes first place in column writing in APSE judging

    Bill Plaschke takes first place in column writing in APSE judging
    Bill Plaschke, a staple of The Times Sports section since joining the paper in 1987, has taken first place in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual contest for column writing among papers with circulations of more than 175,000. Plaschke, a...
  • 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...
  • Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant

    Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant
    In 1997, upon the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Major Legaue Baseball went all out. Robinson, who lived in Stamford from 1955 until his death Oct. 24, 1972, was the rookie of the year in 1947, the National League's Most...
  • Black athletes are not charity cases

    WASHINGTON -- The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty....
  • 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards, Legendary's Thomas Tull on Doing the 'King of the Monsters' Justice

    Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business. Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
  • Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park

    Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park
    To call the sandy-haired Terry Cannon a baseball fan is to damn with faint praise. He's a baseball obsessive. But Cannon is no Rain Man with batting averages, career wins and losses, and career RBIs rolling around in his head. He's fascinated with the...