Packers fans, rejoice: Vince Lombardi is about to get his very own biopic. Legendary Pictures is building on the success of its Jackie Robinson/Branch Rickey movie, 42, by developing a film based around the life of the late, legendary Green Bay Packers coach. Show More Summary
Brian Helgeland, the writer and director of 42, the most recent film to tell the story of Jackie Robinson, cuts the movie at the end of Robinson?s first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers, in 1947. But The Jackie Robinson Story, released...Show More Summary
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers is your 2013 American League Rookie of the Year. Again. The news comes via Yahoo! Sports: The Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed their choice for the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award on Monday, marking the third time Myers has been given such an honor this offseason. Show More Summary
Major League Baseball’s awards week begins Monday with the highly anticipated announcement of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year winners in each league. In the National League, it’s a two-horse race between phenoms Jose Fernandez...Show More Summary
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America will begin its annual awards week on Monday by announcing the winners of the 2013 Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award. The three finalists in each league were announced last Tuesday and,...Show More Summary
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in the spring of 1947. He faced a nation beleaguered at the conclusion of a war, and one as yet unready to confront the deep racial injustice it lived by. Few people could have imagined that this unknown rookie would change history. Show More Summary
Darrell Wallace Jr. became the second black driver to win a NASCAR national series event on October 26th. The first was Wendell Scott back in 1963. While not exactly the Jackie Robinson of NASCAR, the tribulations Scott endured during his racing career were severe Read more...
In a disappointing weekend for Hollywood in Japan, Jackie Robinson biopic "42" bows at number 10, while "Jobs" with Ashton Kutcher debuts in 12th. read more
In August, a judge ruled that the West LA VA isn't allowed to lease out parts of its campus for commercial uses, which has made things dicey for UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium ("where has played for nearly 50 years"). A...
ST. LOUIS -- Vin Scully is 85. He has called games for the Dodgers since Jackie Robinson played for them. He does not just talk about the old school. He was enrolled in it.
After he said the Redskins name was "an insult" and "a slur" on NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast, Bob Costas said only an "extreme fringe" was upset with his remarks and implied those who criticize him would have also criticized those who supported Jackie Robinson's attempts to desegregate Major League Baseball in 1947. Show More Summary
I watched these final moments of Jackie Robinson's public life with my dad; When Robinson died nine days later, my dad made sure I fully understood his significance, to not only baseball, but as a Black man trying to navigate the realities of an American life. Show More Summary
With Mariano Rivera's exit, we've seen the last player to wear 42 on his back (excepting Jackie Robinson Day, which doesn't really count). Have we also seen the last Panamanian in the major leagues for a while? Hardly. Manny Corpas, Christian Bethancourt, Carlos Ruiz, and young Randall Delgado were all born in Panama. Show More Summary
…all I ask is that you respect me as a human being. – Jackie Robinson Mars will have its tropical Leo position closely conjoined by the comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) today. Through both the... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves Daily Astrology Blog for full links, other content, and more!
In a ceremony that honored New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera Sunday, the pitcher thanked God for his years on the team and for the opportunity to play for the organization.
EXCLUSIVE: Lucas Black, who starred in Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, is returning to reprise his Sean Boswell role in Fast & Furious 7. Black, most recently seen as Pee Wee Reese in the Jackie Robinson film 42, has signed a deal that...Show More Summary
Sports Season–Embracing a sporty outlook for their spring/summer 2014 collection, Rochambeau crafted a varied story for their latest outing. Looking at athletes such as Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson for inspiration, the label found motivation in a variety of sports, ranging from boxing and baseball to football. Show More Summary
To celebrate the forthcoming release of '42', telling the story of Brooklyn Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson, we have an Exclusive Featurette with cast and crew including leading man Chadwick Boseman and Jackie Robinson's real-life widow, all discussing the film, the importance of civil rights, tackling racism and their experiences of working on this film.
It looks like Chadwick Boseman is set to play another American legend. The actor who played the man who broke baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson, in April's "42" is now set to play James Brown in Universal's upcoming biopic about the iconic singer. Boseman received critical acclaim when he played the Brooklyn Dodger first baseman, […]
Chadwick Boseman had a great break-out role when he portrayed American icon and accidental activist Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in the theretofore all-white Major League Baseball circuit. Audiences loved him in that film, titled 42, and he’s coming back in full force as another amazingly talented ground-breaker, James Brown. Show More Summary