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  • Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson

    Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson
    Charlie Powell sacked Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Layne 10 times in one NFL game and fought Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson near their time as heavyweight boxing champions. After leaving San Diego High School as the most decorated athlete ever to...
  • 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...
  • Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

    Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot
    Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion. Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark. Word-play...
  • A poem to our boys of summer — Jackie Robinson West

     A poem to our boys of summer — Jackie Robinson West
    We lined up on this Wednesday morn Awaiting the parade We came to give them one last cheer And thanks for how they played. . By "they" I mean the team of boys Who stirred Chicago's pride A team with grit and heart and skill And raised on...
  • Best lesson JRW and LLWS could teach MLB

    Best lesson JRW and LLWS could teach MLB
    You know why the Little League World Series was such a blast to watch? Sure, there’s the obvious Chicagoistic reason that paraded through the streets Wednesday: Jackie Robinson West was the first baseball team in decades that delivered memories...
  • Thousands turn out for Little Leaguers: 'They are America's team'

    Thousands turn out for Little Leaguers: 'They are America's team'
    Chicago crowned its newest kings Wednesday, as thousands turned out to celebrate Jackie Robinson West's improbable run in the Little League World Series. ┬áThe players — most of whom had just started preschool the last time the city hoisted a...
  • City politicians hitch wagon to Jackie Robinson Little League team

    City politicians hitch wagon to Jackie Robinson Little League team
    Chicago's Democratic political class hitched its wagon to the Jackie Robinson West All-Star team's popularity today, turning out in force for some television time and election-year retail campaigning during a rally for the national Little League champions...
  • ESPN's exploitative instant reporting on Michael Sam's showering habits

    In May, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League as a seventh-round pick of the St. Louis Rams. Unsurprisingly, since then, Sam has drawn plenty of media scrutiny -- some of it thoughtful, much of it less...
  • Sox enjoying Jackie Robinson West celebration

    Sox enjoying Jackie Robinson West celebration
    Like everyone else in the city, the White Sox are enjoying the celebration of the Jackie Robinson West team’s U.S. Little League title. “It’s pretty cool” Paul Konerko said. “No matter how long you played the game, or...