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JACKIE ROBINSON RUMORS

Developers say work to begin on Vegas Strip arena

LAS VEGAS (AP) Developers said Wednesday they're starting construction on a privately-funded $1.4 billion retractable-roof sports arena and resort backed by a former UNLV and National Basketball Association player at a former waterpark site on the Las Vegas Strip. Although they await final approvals from several agencies, businessman and former NBA player Jackie Robinson joined...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Homeless Jackie Robinson West Player Gets Rent Paid For A Year

  Jackie Robinson West made America proud with their performance on the diamond. The team is the US champion for the Little League World Series. One of the players however played despite adversity. Jaheim Benton who scored 5 runs in the little league world series, including the run that pushed their team past Las Vegas in the national championship game,  has been homeless since...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Player Teaches Handshake to South Korean Opponent

After a heartbreaking 8-4 loss to South Korea, Marquis Jackson from Jackie Robinson West, taught a South Korean player a handshake while shaking hands at the end of the game. Great show of sportsmanship by this young Chicagoan after a tough loss. The Little League World Series is all about bringing young baseball players together and competing in a tournament of class, sportsmanship...
Via Sports Mockery
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Little League World Series: How Jackie Robinson West should inspire Chicago

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team is truly inspirational.  There had not been an all black team or a team from Chicago in the Little League World Series in over 30 years.  To say that these kids grow up in a rough area would be a massive understatement.  The south & west sides of Chicago are a veritable war zone with senseless killings happening on an almost daily...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Advances To LLWS Championship Game

The stage for the Little League World series championship game is now set. Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defeated Las Vegas Mountain Ridge 7-5 in a thrilling U.S. championship game on Saturday afternoon to advance to the last game of the tournament. The win came after the Great Lakes champions blew the lead late in the game. Pitcher Joshua Houston served up a two-run home run...
Via NESN.com
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs fans cheer as Jackie Robinson West wins US championship at LLWS (Video)

Fans at Saturday's Chicago Cubs game gathered around televisions at Wrigley Field during a three hour rain delay and cheered as Chicago's own Jackie Robinson West All-Stars won the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series.Jackie Robinson West defeated Nevada 7-5 to advance to Sunday's LLWS championship game against South Korea. Given that the Cubs are...
Via Holdout Sports
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Advances to Little League World Series

Jackie Robinson West, a little league baseball team from Chicago’s South Side, has advanced to the Little League World Series, held in Williamsport, PA, every year. Jackie Robinson West, based out of Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood, won the Great Lakes Regional in a thrilling 12-7 comeback victory over New Albany, Indiana. This is Jackie Robinson West’s first appearance...
Via Sports Mockery
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

FSSD Charity Partner of the Month: Jackie Robinson YMCA

ABOUT US: The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA serves an ethnically diverse community of over a quarter of a million people in Southeastern San Diego. With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility; every day we extend our reach to people of all ages with a variety of needs and interests. Our staff and volunteers are committed to making a real difference...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Statue of Jackie Robinson at MCU park defaced

A statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that is on display outside MCU Park in Brooklyn has been defaced. The statue which features Reese with his arm around Robinson was littered with racial and anti-semiotic epithets as well as a swastika. Among the hate-filled messages written in black marker on the monument to Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese were: [...]
Via Tireball.com
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss
SHAMEFUL

Jackie Robinson statue vandalized

A statue of Jackie Robinson outside of the Brookyn Cyclones' ballpark - a Mets minor league affiliate -- has been vandalized with swastikas and racial epithets.

Via The Outside Corner
August 07, 2013  |  1 Comment
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