| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:49 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is a fitting home field for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: It was here that the first professional league for black players was formed in 1920 and where Jackie Robinson was playing in 1945 when he was recruited...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Between the smiling blue face of PBS TV star Thomas the Tank Engine, a herd of bright yellow rubber ducks on the New River and the crayons-in-a-woodchipper fashion of Sebastian Masuda at Young at Art Museum, this weekend is looking very bright, indeed....
| May 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty....
| May 17, 2014
| 7:19 PM
The man who once held the record for world's highest dunk, at 11 feet 11 inches, stands in front of the class of giggling children in the balcony of the Arkansas Statehouse.
They want him to keep spinning a basketball on his finger. He wants to give...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Swinging one leg and the rest of his body out over thousands of Wrigley Field fans while nervous handlers in the broadcast booth gasped, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. howled "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with abandon before revving up the crowd further with a...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 1:45 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — When the kids took the court at the Roxbury YMCA, hundreds of adults squeezed into the gym and the atmosphere was loud.
The cheering and yelling was fuel for Shabazz Napier when he was 5, 6, and 7 years old. The kid who loved to...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:39 PM
If it's Halloween eve, it's time for baseball players to dress up in their best costumes and try to scare their teammates, if not sportswriters.
Simi Valley High held its annual Halloween baseball game, with players doing their best to impress...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The Harlem Globetrotters' Corey “Thunder” Law set a new world record for longest basketball shot, swishing it from 109 feet, 9 inches from the basket at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix on Thursday.
"I didn’t know what to think at first,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 4:47 PM
If Wayne Gretzky hadn't been traded to the Kings in 1988, hockey in Southern California would still be the pursuit of a passionate few.
The Ducks wouldn't exist if not for the enthusiasm generated by Gretzky's unprecedented scoring feats and knack for...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department married a record number of couples on Valentine's Day, according to a recent news release.
In all, 266 pairs said their vows at the department's three marriage locations, in Santa Ana, Fullerton and Laguna...