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  • Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy

    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living. He was 85. "It's important for America to...
  • City Lites 9th Annual Sports Festival & Health Fair

    Strive for a Healthier YOU City Lites hosts its 9th Annual Inner City Sports Festival and Health Fair. Take advantage of FREE registration for their 23 mile & 5k Bike Tour, 5k Walk, 5k Skateboarding Journey, and 5k Wheelchair Roll. Also, you will find...
  • 10 things you might not know about Olympians

    10 things you might not know about Olympians
    The London Olympics start this week, offering new opportunities for oddities like these: 1 For two Olympians who were the first-ever representative of their countries, dreams turned to "duhs." In 1960, Wym Essajas, from the South American nation of...
  • A belated salute to Bud Greenspan

     
    Between a holiday vacation and total immersion in a story to be published later this winter, I have been absent from this space for several weeks. That means it's time to catch up. There were a number of things worth......
  • HE WAS ROBBED: JESSE OWENS NO. 3 ON BIG TEN COUNTDOWN

     
    The Big Ten Network will name track and field star Jesse Owens as its No. 3 Big Ten Icon next weekend, the network said today in a news release. Which leads to these questions: Is God ranked No. 1? Is......
  • MAGIC IS NO. 2 BIG TEN ICON

     
    Magic Johnson has been named Big Ten icon No. 2 by the Big Ten Network, which means that Illinois running back legend Red Grange will be icon No. 1. It also reaffirms my belief that Jesse Owens was robbed and......
  • AS WE ALL KNEW: RED GRANGE NAMED NO. 1 BIG TEN ICON

     
    We all knew it would be the case: Red Grange, the legendary Illinois running back in the 1920s, today was named the Big Ten Conference's No. 1 icon by the Big Ten Network. But that doesn't make him No. 1......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was a hockey player arrested for trying to switch to another military team during World War II?

     
    HOCKEY LEGEND: A hockey player was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for trying to switch to another military hockey team during World War II. STATUS: I'm Going With True. On Oct. 13, 1943, 29-year-old Walter "Turk" Broda was......
  • Ohio State to honor military with camo-helmets

     
    Ohio State to honor military with camo-helmets In a move to honor the men and women serving in the military, Ohio State football players will wear special camouflaged helmets for spring practice and for the April 23....
  • Tyson Gay runs world’s fastest time, wants to beat Usain Bolt| Video

     
    But while training in Clermont this month, Tyson Gay clocked the world's current fastest time at 9.79. Usain Bolt holds the record at 9.58....
  • ANNUAL BIG TEN AWARDS SHOW MONDAY NIGHT

     
    The Big Ten Network will broadcast the fourth annual BTN Awards Show live at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday -- an event that recognizes the best of Big Ten Conference sports in 2010-11. Penn State is represented with four nominees:......