CHICAGO – When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox.
It was one amazing ride for the seemingly ageless slugger, who… Continue reading
(Reuters) – Anthony Mason, a former player with the National Basketball Association‘s New York Knicks, has died at the age of 48, the team said on Saturday.
The 13-year NBA veteran had severe heart problems, his son, Anthony Mason Jr., said in a statement quoted on the Knicks’ web site.
First I want to thank all those who offered
(Reuters) – Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play… Continue reading
Kenyan marathon runner Hyvon Ngetich led the women’s field in Austin, Texas, for 23 miles, but her body broke down in… Continue reading
(Reuters) – Multiple world record-holder and six-time Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt will retire after the 2017 World Championships in London, the Jamaican told British newspaper The Daily Mail.
The 28-year had previously hinted the 2016 Rio
The scandal surrounding the Jackie Robinson West little league baseball team has given way to threats of legal action from the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Yahoo! Sports reports the following:
Rev. Jesse Jackson, the polarizing civil rights activist, is calling for Little League International to return the… Continue reading
LAS VEGAS — He couldn’t stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses. … Continue reading
CHICAGO – Little League International has stripped Jackie Robinson West of the national title that the Chicago team won last summer after an investigation revealed it had falsified boundaries to field ineligible players.
In a stunning Wednesday announcement that came months after the all-black team, whose ages ranged from 11 to 13 years, captured the attention of the country… Continue reading
MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of… Continue reading