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Dodgers are set to hire Dave Roberts as manager

More than half a century after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier with the Dodgers, the team is on the verge of hiring its first minority manager. Former Dodgers outfielder Dave Roberts, who has an African American father and Japanese mother, is expected to be announced as the team's...

CNN’s Rachel Nichols Compares Missouri Football Team to Jackie Robinson

Discussing on Monday’s Anderson Cooper 360 the resignation of the president at the University of Missouri, CNN sports anchor Rachel Nichols compared the Missouri football team’s promise that it wouldn’t practice until the school’s president resigned over an alleged string of racial incidents at the school to the late Jackie Robinson taking a stand for integration in the 1950s.

Non-Sequiturs: 11.09.15

 From Jackie Robinson to Missouri: Money is more important to white people than hating on blacks. [ATL Redline] Are you right to be outraged when the government lies to you? [Guile is Good] A glimmer of hope in 2015 bar exam results, but mostly more bad news. Show More Summary

Anthony Mackie Doesn't Think Marvel's Black Panther Movie Needs A Black Director! Read What He Said & See If You Agree!

Chadwick Boseman has played many historic roles — the actor portrayed James Brown in 2014's Get on Up, and Jackie Robinson in 2013's 42! But when the Captain America: Civil War star suits up as the Black Panther in the 2018 film based on the superhero, he will be the first black actor to play the [...]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game — Even Though it is Not My Favorite Thing to Do

2 months agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“If I had a wish list, which I do not, it would be to visit all the minor league parks. To me, much more character and fun. Last week, I went to Jackie Robinson Patk in Daytona Beach. Walks right on the field, to the mound. Best wishes with the goal. Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Monday, October 5, 2015

Fact: The Marlins' Dee Gordon is the first NL player since Jackie Robinson in 1949 to lead the NL in batting average (.333) and steals (58). Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: MLB Stat of the Day Read more MLB news on

Ambassador Rich Verma on the Road Ahead for US-India Relations

In 1947 as Jackie Robinson was getting ready to play his first major league game, and our government was rolling out the Marshall Plan and the Truman Doctrine, the Indian people were preparing for the realization of their "tryst with...Show More Summary

Ambassador Rich Verma on the Road Ahead for US-India Relations

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma on 'U.S.-India Relations - The Road Ahead' East-West Center, Hawaii September 16, 2015 In 1947 as Jackie Robinson was getting ready to play his first major league game, and our government wasShow More Summary

The Walkoff Podcast: Talking Cuban baseball history with author César Brioso

Before he broke baseball’s color barrier, Jackie Robinson trained with the Dodgers in Havana.

Liveblogging History: Jackie Robinson: August 28, 1945

[Jackie Robinson Breaks Baseball's Color Barrier, 1945]( >Jackie Robinson gained national recognition in 1941 when he became the first athlete in the history of UCLA to earn a letter in four different sports in the same year (football, basketball, track and baseball). Show More Summary

Vin Scully returning for 67th broadcast season with Dodgers

Major League Baseball treasure Vin Scully, who called games that Jackie Robinson played in, will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers for his 67th season as a broadcaster for the team next year Scully turns 88 in November and first started...Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson Demonstrated Courage in Brooklyn; He Learned Courage Growing Up in California

On August 28, 1945, Jackie Robinson, a rookie shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues, met with Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, in his Brooklyn office. Rickey was interested in signing Robinson and ending baseball's color line. Show More Summary

Michael Sam Was No Jackie Robinson ... But Gay Athletes Still Owe Him

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Michael Sam should be hailed as a hero in the gay community... even though his football career is in the crapper -- so says activist Esera Tuaolo, the first NFL player to come out after retirement.

Little League Softball World Series scandalized after team allegedly throws game

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Little League World Series scandals are not limited to the baseball side of the coin. [Little League International says Jackie Robinson West had only five eligible players in 2014] The president of a team from Iowa is alleging that — during pool play at the ongoing Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore. — […]

Filled Negro Says That He Is Too Upset Over Today's Funeral Of A Black Man Killed By The Police In Texas To Comment About The Black Man Killed In The Kingsessing Section Of Philadelphia, Which Is Just A 30 Minutes Drive From Filled Negro's House

Update: Right now on CNN is "Outside The Lines". LZ Granderson and another Black opinion giver are talking about the "Jackie Robinson East" team, 1 year after their little league success and subsequent loss of their award due to violation of residential rules. Show More Summary

Kids wind up victims of Jackie Robinson West Little League controversy

As the Little League World Series begins next week in Williamsport, Pa., the fallout over last year's controversy continues.

Spike Lee’s Lil’ Joints: Of the Father and of the Son Tells the Story of Jackie Robinson’s Son, Who Moved to Tanzania to Harvest Coffee

Jackie Robinson lived an extraordinary life that involved breaking through baseball’s color lines and being active in the civil rights movement. As the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era, Robinson strove for perfection not only on the baseball field but also in his family life.

Little League response to Jackie Robinson West suit: Boundary maps doctored

When leaders of the Jackie Robinson West baseball team filed a lawsuit in June against Little League International, their attorney said league officials wanted clearer answers and documentation for why the celebrated squad was stripped of its national championship.

Little League International says Jackie Robinson West had only five eligible players on 2014 team

4 months agoSports : The Early Lead

In a legal filing submitted last week, Little League International claims the Jackie Robinson West team out of Chicago had just five eligible players on its 13-player roster during last year’s Little League World Series. Little League International made the claim in a legal response to Jackie Robinson West’s lawsuit against the governing body. Little […]

Ronda Rousey and the Horrible History of People Starring In Their Own Biopics

Ronda Rousey is reportedly going to star as herself in her own biopic, following in the footsteps of Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Howard Stern and 50 Cent. With that history, is there any chance of this being a good idea?

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