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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

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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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?

Ronda Rousey joins Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson & Ali as athletes to star in their Biopics!

Crazy rarified company Read the full article on AICN Hey folks, Harry here...  I have to say...  Sylvester Stallone had this one nailed.   He was the first to pluck her from the realm of MMA and give her a shot in EXPENDABLES 3, which is still the best performance and role that Rousey has had. Show More Summary

James L. White, who wrote screenplay for Ray Charles film, dies at 67

When James L. White was being raised by a single mother in rural Kentucky, he was taunted by children who chanted, “Who’s your daddy?”So he would tell stories.“I’d come up with someone who was famous, like Jackie Robinson or Bill Cosby, and I’d say they were my daddy,” Mr. Show More Summary

Famous Players of the Negro Baseball Leagues

Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Jackie Robinson are three of the most prolific players in the Negro Baseball Leagues.

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League Team Deserves Better Than Lawyers Blaming Racism

2 months agoSports : Vice: Sports

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West is suing Little League Baseball over its stripped title, and a team lawyer says race played a role. Our Chicago-based author says that misses the point of what made the team special.

10 Reasons You Should be on Ello

2 months agoArts / Photography : Thomas Hawk

1. Because you are a leader not a follower. Because you pave the way. You are a trailblazer. You are like Lewis and Clark, like Henry Ford, like Jackie Robinson. Ride Sally Ride. You skate where the puck is going, not where it’s been. You do not stick around Europe for the Bubonic Plague. You […]

6 things you didn't know about the Jackie Robinson West whistleblower

Jackie Robinson West was stripped of its Little League World Series title when one man, Chris Janes, blew the whistle on their use of ineligible players. Throwing light on the team's cheating became a life-changing event for the Little...Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson West Suing Little League Over Stripped Championship Title 

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars were the darlings of baseball in 2014 after the Chicago based team stormed through the Little League World Series winning the US championship title. Earlier this year, the organization stripped the kids of their championship claiming that they violated boundary regulations by allowing suburban kids to play on the South Side team.

Jackie Robinson West Sues Little League

Jackie Robinson West, the winners then not-winners of the 2014 Little League World Series title after the league determined the Chicago team used ineligible players, left for another league, but its battle with Little League isn't over. From The Associated Press: A former Chicago Little League team announced a [...]

Sports Briefing | Youth Sports: Little League Team Sues

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Jackie Robinson West, the Chicago team that won the national title at the Little League World Series last year, announced a lawsuit against Little League’s governing body.

Jackie Robinson West Files Lawsuit Against Little League International

Jackie Robinson West has filed a lawsuit against Little League International over its decision to strip the team of its title last year. [ more › ]

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