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Former St. Louis Cardinal and Chicago Cubs hurler Dizzy Dean, right, and Satchel Paige of the Kansas City Monarchs, discuss pitching techniques before the start of a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, May 24, 1942, between Dean's All-Stars and the Monarchs, an African American team.  (AP Photo)

Striving to Preserve: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Revived at 25

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. — It’s easy “to fall in love with the romanticism” of the Negro Leagues, Bob Kendrick said. And the vibrant cast and vivid tales have been not merely preserved, but animated, by the efforts of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, which has defied humble roots and wobbly times to suddenly begin its 25th year. The museum continues …

Former NFL Players Put Trust in ‘The Trust’

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New York — Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career. He’s a rarity. Batch, other players, their union and the league itself recognized the need for help in not only adjusting to the world outside of football, but surviving …

White Sox Ace Out 3 Weeks

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home. Sale was unloading the back of his truck, general manager Rick Hahn explained Saturday. Sale, though, told quite a different tale. Asked what happened, the three-time All-Star launched into …

Kings of the Coast: How Hockey Thawed And Conquered California

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Santa Clara, Calif. — On a pleasantly cool Saturday night in Northern California, not long after the last tendrils of twilight faded over Mount Hamilton and the Diablo Range, 70,205 people settled into their seats to enjoy a …

C’s Fall in Overtime

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Los Angeles — Jeremy Lin had a season-high 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 118-111 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Wesley Johnson added a season-high 22 …

Lebanon Ski Jumper Alexander Crashes at Nordic Worlds

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Falun, Sweden — Severin Freund helped Germany win the mixed team ski jump event at the Nordic skiing world championships Sunday by doing just enough in the final round to hold off Norway. Germany led after three of …

Bruins Blast Blackhawks, End Losing Skid

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chicago — Patrice Bergeron was happier that the Boston Bruins ended their losing streak than he was about reaching a personal milestone. Bergeron opened the scoring with his 200th goal, then added two assists in Boston’s four-goal second period and the Bruins snapped a season-high six-game losing streak …

Pens Win Easily

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pittsburgh — Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 shots, Patric Hornqvist and Evgeni Malkin each picked up two goals and an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Sunday night. Paul Martin scored his third goal of the season for Pittsburgh, which won for the second …

Party Time: Logano Earns Redemption With Daytona Triumph

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory. “I don’t how to party,” the 24-year-old said with a sheepish …

Hamlin Finishes Fourth After Wild Week

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Denny Hamlin nearly pulled off quite a coup Sunday: the chance to win the granddaddy of races after a falling-out with the GoDaddy girl. Hamlin’s week was dominated by his bumper-car controversy with Danica …

Networks Ready to Wave the Green Flag

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — The loudest cheers for the Daytona 500 this weekend may not come from the speedway grandstands. NBC executives swear they’re pulling for Fox during today’s race for an unlikely reason. “We would love to …

Think You Know NASCAR?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Racing fans who tune in today for the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s biggest event of the year, will witness a race that has evolved tremendously since William Henry Getty France gathered a motley mixture of moonshiners and scoundrels in …

Sunday, February 22, 2015