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  • John Kass: Jackie Robinson West, pardon the adult sympathy

    To the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars: Boys, I'm hoping you can forgive us grown-ups for some of the nonsense coming out of our mouths after the Little League World Series. Some of us are gushing sympathy and tenderness at you, and that's the last thing...
  • Ugly sight awaits flooded cars' owners at UCLA stadium lot

    Ugly sight awaits flooded cars' owners at UCLA stadium lot
    They came in all makes and models — old and new, red, black and phantom gray. They had names: "Zippy," "the Philly Mobile." And they carried memories — of trips to Disneyland, the beach and big moves to Los Angeles. But on Tuesday, in an...
  • Film Review: 'Get On Up'

    Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
  • German soccer fans need some U.S. manners

    German soccer fans need some U.S. manners
    As a German in America I did something special on Labor Day weekend. I compared our two countries watching sport. This article is not about futbol (soccer) and baseball. It's about how we watch it — very differently. On Saturday I caught Schalke...
  • REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★

     REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★
    The enthusiastic homecoming for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team this past week ran through my mind as I watched Luis Caballero's hagiographic "Clemente: The Legend of 21." Is it possible for us to find true heroes in the world of...
  • Jackie Robinson West to get nearly $165,000 in T-shirt proceeds

    Jackie Robinson West to get nearly $165,000 in T-shirt proceeds
    Future Jackie Robinson West Little League players can probably look forward to nicer playing fields and facilities thanks to a six-figure donation the league received Wednesday. Dick's Sporting Goods, which sold yellow team T-shirts this summer as the...
  • 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...
  • Jackie Robinson West T-shirt a hit with fans

     Jackie Robinson West T-shirt a hit with fans
    Angela Brooks isn't the type to stand in line for anything, she says. But early Tuesday morning, Brooks found herself parked in a lawn chair outside a South Loop sporting goods store waiting for nearly two hours with hundreds of other residents. Her...
  • Cubs show support during Jackie Robinson West visit

    Cubs show support during Jackie Robinson West visit
    It was more than a hero’s welcome that members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Star team received Monday from the Chicago Cubs. The players received Cubs jerseys with their last names on the back, as well as congratulatory wishes...
  • 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...