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Jackie Robinson

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  • Jackie Robinson West players not feeling pressure

     Jackie Robinson West players not feeling pressure
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — It doesn't matter to the kids from Jackie Robinson West that millions of eyes will be on them Saturday afternoon in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series. It doesn't matter that the Nevada team...
  • Diversity in baseball still has long way to go

    Diversity in baseball still has long way to go
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Major League Baseball's commissioner-elect, Rob Manfred, visited the Little League World Series this week, lauding the talent of 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis, the sport's new wonder girl. "Fifty years ago people would have had...
  • Jackie Robinson West parents grateful for support

    Jackie Robinson West parents grateful for support
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – All play and no work has been anything but dull for some parents of Jackie Robinson Little Leaguers. Calandra Howard is among the West parents at the Little League World Series who is missing work but not missing work....
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Rush hour: Promote top draft pick Carlos Rodon from Class A to Triple A after four appearances. Indians: Surgery on both knees ends disappointing season for Nick Swisher. Still two years left on $56...
  • Mo'ne Davis' legacy isn't done with this Little League World Series

    Mo’ne Davis is different. The 13-year-old from Philadelphia flings curveballs that buckle knees and fastballs that zip 46 feet to home plate at 70 mph. In the last week, Davis became the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World...
  • Plan Commission OKs new Pullman sports facility

    Plan Commission OKs new Pullman sports facility
    A $15 million sports facility in the Pullman neighborhood that a local aldermen calls a "game changer" for young student-athletes on the South Side was endorsed Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission. Although the nonprofit group building the...
  • Mo'ne Davis helps set Little League World Series TV record for ESPN

    Mo’ne Davis has been good business for ESPN. At 13, Davis belongs to a short list of female players to participate in the Little League World Series -- not to mention the 5-foot-4, 111-pound eighth-grader can hurl a baseball more than 70 MPH. ...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 8/23 log (updated Friday AM)

    7 a.m.    Golf: Czech Masters third round (in Prague).--Golf 7:40 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Newcastle at Aston Villa.--NBCSN 8 a.m.    Motorsports: Formula One Belgian Grand Prix qualifying.--CNBC 8 a.m.    Motorsports: FIM World Motocross...
  • Jackie Robinson West a reason for hope in Chicago

     Jackie Robinson West a reason for hope in Chicago
    By the time Cedric Watson navigated through TV news trucks creating congestion outside his house across from Jackie Robinson Park on the Far South Side, he already was late for a physical therapy appointment Monday in Tinley Park. He finally arrived...
  • Mo'ne mania cresting; Phillies star visits teams

    Mo'ne mania cresting; Phillies star visits teams
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Jackie Robinson West beat the odds to reach the United States semifinal of the Little League World Series, advancing through the losers' bracket of the double-elimination tournament. But the team of 11- to-13-year-olds from...
  • Little League Recap: Swinging their way to more success

    Little League Recap: Swinging their way to more success
    Many thrilling games and moments occurred throughout the 2014 Little League season. Some local teams repeated achievements from a season ago, like the Arroyo Seco Saints returning to the Palomino World Series and several squads repeating as champions...
  • Hundreds at Chicago party cheer city's Little Leaguers on to victory

    Hundreds at Chicago party cheer city's Little Leaguers on to victory
    The hundreds decked out in gold and blue who had crowded a Far South Side park Tuesday night to cheer on their hometown team in the Little League World Series weren’t let down. Many leaped from their seats and embraced after the Jackie Robinson...