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City Council lauds Jackie Robinson West team

Chicago aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel took an opportunity Wednesday to link themselves to Chicago's feel-good story of the summer, welcoming the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Little League team to City Hall to congratulate them for their U.S. championship.

Jackie Robinson, Meet Jackie Robinson West. America, Meet Hope.

Where have you gone, Jackie Robinson? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. (modified from Simon and Garfunkel lyrics for "Mrs. Robinson.") On Saturday, August 23, Jackie Robinson West, an all African American team from Englewood and other communities on Chicago's South Side, won the U.S. Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson, Meet Jackie Robinson West. America, Meet Hope.

Where have you gone, Jackie Robinson? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. (modified from Simon and Garfunkel lyrics for "Mrs. Robinson.") On Saturday, August 23, Jackie Robinson West, an all African American team from Englewood and other communities on Chicago's South Side, won the U.S. Show More Summary

During nonstop whirlwind since Little League World Series, Mo’ne Davis visits MLB Fan Cave

Sandwiched in between her first day of eighth grade Thursday, Mo’ne Davis had a “pretty cool” start to September, including a meeting with Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon, and movie director Spike Lee when the Davis traveling caravan stopped at the MLB Fan Cave in Greenwich Village Friday.

Bud Selig honors Vin Scully with prestigious award

Before Friday, there was one person in baseball who had received the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award as a non-player: Rachel Robinson, the wife of the late Jackie Robinson.

Universal Buys Thriller Pitch From Chadwick Boseman

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch from the studio's Get On Up star Chadwick Boseman. Boseman played James Brown for the studio this summer after breaking out as Jackie Robinson in 42. He sold the thriller pitch...Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson West players bound for Disney World on Friday

The celebration of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team’s national championship will continue Friday as team members and their families are scheduled to go to Disney World together on a trip sponsored by United Airlines and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.

By Limiting Inclusion, NFL Loses on Diversity

Many people who hoped Michael Sam would be the "Jackie Robinson" for LGBT inclusion in sports, a key civil rights issue of his generation, are disappointed that he was cut from the roster of the St. Louis Rams. While there are many variables...Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson West league to get T-shirt sales proceeds

Just days after the team won the U.S. Little League championship, the Jackie Robinson West Little League will be awarded a check tonight from sales of the popular yellow shirts produced by Dick’s Sporting Goods, store officials announced.

Jackie Robinson West league to get T-shirt sales proceeds

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Just days after the team won the U.S. Little League championship, the Jackie Robinson West Little League will be awarded a check tonight from sales of the popular yellow shirts produced by Dick’s Sporting Goods, store officials announced.

Hyperbolic ESPN Compares Redskin Name to Slavery and Opposing Jackie Robinson

Leaving no over-the-top comparison unused, ESPN's Bob Ley on Tuesday denounced the Washington Redskins name. Outside the Lines devoted an entire hour to a new poll showing overwhelming support for keeping the nickname. Unhappy with the...Show More Summary

REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ??

The enthusiastic homecoming for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team this past week ran through my mind as I watched Luis Caballero's hagiographic "Clemente: The Legend of 21." Is it possible for us to find true heroes in the world of professional sports today —...

Cubs show support during JRW visit

It was more than a hero’s welcome that members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Star team received Monday from the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago Cubs Wear Jackie Robinson West Jerseys During Warm-Ups

Jackie Robinson West (Chicago) almost became the first Little League World Series winner from Illinois last week. Their amazing journey was stopped short by Seoul in the title game, but the honors have kept coming in. On Monday, the team paid a visit to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Show More Summary

Cubs wearing Jackie Robinson West jerseys

Now the Cubs will literally remind you of a little league team. Literally. Usually camouflage jerseys are for the birds. In this case, though... #Cubs are wearing jerseys saluting Jackie Robinson West pic.twitter.com/xPzwdKq2nN — Carrie...Show More Summary

Chicago Business Offers to Pay One Year's Rent for Family of Homeless Little League World Series Player

A Chicago business offered to pay a year's worth of rent for the family of Little League World Series star Jaheim Benton, the 12-year-old who scored five runs in helping the Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers to the United States title. Show More Summary

The 2014 Little League World Series was the most-watched ever on ESPN

This year’s Little League World Series on ESPN had many intriguing storylines, mainly centering around Taney Dragons star pitcher Mo’Ne Davis and the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago that won the United States championship. But this year’s event wasn’t just a two story affair – the World Series as a whole was the most-watched […]

A “Lil Positivity”: Chicago Funeral Home Pays Homeless Little League Baller’s Rent For 1 Year

People helping people Homeless Litte League Champion Gets 1 Year Free Rent From Chicago Business Owner Via ABC7Chicago One of the Jackie Robinson West Little League champions was scoring runs for the team without a place to live. Jaheim Benton’s

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