Jackie Robinson West — which along with Mo’ne Davis captured the nation’s attention during last summer’s Little League World Series — has been accused of violating the sport’s residency rules to create a super-team composed of players who resided outside the league’s boundaries. The accusations, raised by a neighboring Little League organization in Chicago, were […]
We picked the names (with your help-thanks for that!), now you get to vote. RedEye needs your help choosing the 2014 Chicago Sports Stud and Dud of the Year. Here are the nominees. STUD Jackie Robinson West Little League team: These South Side kids always seemed to be smiling as they won the U.S. Show More Summary
A suburban Little League organization alleges Jackie Robinson West officials fudged eligibility requirements for its players. [ more › ]
Since his big screen debut in the Jackie Robinson biopic "42," Chadwick Boseman has been on a trajectory to superstardom. He captivates audiences with his gap-toothed grin and serious acting chops (we're still in awe of how well he pulled...Show More Summary
Jackie Robinson, the legendary second baseman that broke the color barrier in American sports by becoming the first African-American player to sign and play in a professional sports league, had his iconic number 42 retired across all sports by his collegiate alma mater, UCLA this week, according to MLB.com. Show More Summary
UCLA announced it is naming its athletic facilities after Jackie Robinson in honor of the 75th anniversary of his enrollment at the university.
Chadwick Boseman hit it out of the park last year with his quietly riveting performance as Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in "42." This year he's back as another legend, James Brown in Tate Taylor's "Get On Up." The quiet is all gone: His Brown is a tower of power. With a...
It was 1987. I had just gotten off work and walked across the Kitsap Mall to Sam Goody to look for this album. I heard that it had just got out and I wanted to be the first of my friends to have it. I walked in with money in hand and asked the sales person, "Ya'll got the new Eric B. Show More Summary
Members of Jackie Robinson West, the beloved Chicago Little League team that made national news this summer, have visited the White House, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Executive Leadership Foundation gala honorees: Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO, BET Networks; Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton;and Rachel Robinson, founder of The Jackie Robinson Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Executive...Show More Summary
Most people have not heard of Chadwick Boseman. The actor was lauded by critics for his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in "42," and in August 2014, he turned in another believable performance as James Brown in "Get On Up" which generated a lot of Oscar buzz.
Earlier today we met the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42 and the legendary singer James Brown in Get On Up, has signed a deal with Marvel Studios to play the first ever live-action version of the Wakandan hero T'Challa - best known as Black Panther. Show More Summary
After taking on such iconic roles as Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman is now stepping into another iconic role: this time as T’Challa, the ruler of the African nation of Wakanda and superhero in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. Show More Summary
It's official! After years of speculation, Marvel Studios has officially announced and confirmed that actor Chadwick Boseman (seen in 42 as Jackie Robinson as well as Get on Up and Draft Day) will play Black Panther in an upcoming movie now set for late 2017. Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO— The Little League champions from Jackie Robinson West and Philadelphia’s star Mo’ne Davis were hanging out this weekend before being feted at the World Series.
Sitting behind the Crenshaw sideline at Jackie Robinson Stadium, a teenage fan was asked, over and over again, why he wasn't sitting on the other side of the field. He was wearing a Dorsey sweatshirt, but as he repeatedly explained, he was sitting on the Crenshaw side because that's where his...
When Chadwick Boseman was first approached to play James Brown in "Get On Up," his first thought was "I definitely do not want to do another biopic." The actor was coming off playing Jackie Robinson in "42" and was looking for something...Show More Summary
Looking to establish a place where up and coming graffiti artists could hone their craft in a safe space, Harlem community leader Ray "Sting Ray" Rodriguez dubbed the concrete walls of the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex's schoolyard...Show More Summary
The imaginary Freeway begins north of Dodger Stadium, in Pasadena, in the grassy knolls and cluttered corners around Pepper Street where Jackie Robinson learned to play a game he would forever change.
Shuba, a Dodgers outfielder, is remembered for a welcoming gesture to Jackie Robinson on the day that Robinson, as a minor leaguer, broke baseball’s color barrier.