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Mo’ne Davis Drafted by Harlem Globetrotters

By Courtney Jacobs Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Mo’ne Davis Drafted by Harlem Globetrotters Mo’ne Davis received an unexpected present for her 14th birthday. The Little League star moved up in the ranks after she was drafted to the Harlem Globetrotters in their ninth annual draft. In a Globetrotters draft, the players selected can play whenever they want. Due to Davis’ age, she is go ...

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JRW Sues Little League Internatinal To Reclaim Title

By Charles Roughy Staff writer JRW SuesLittle League Internatinal To ReclaimTitle   Former Chicago Little League team  Jackie Robinson West (JRW) announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the sport’s governing body, accusing it of improperly stripping the team of the national championship title that had made the young athletes heroes to so many around the country. An attorney for Jackie Robinson West told ...

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Blackhawks Celebration Overflows Streets and Packs Soldier Field

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Blackhawks Celebration Overflows Streets and Packs Soldier Field     Nothing unites a city like a winning team. Patrons in Chicago sat transfixed at homes, bars and restaurants tuned into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightening. With the Blackhawks leading the best-of-seven series 3-2, this game could either end in Chi ...

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Bears’ George McCaskey questions himself on Ray McDonald signing

Bears' George McCaskey questions himself on Ray McDonald signing Bears Chairman George McCaskey addressed the team's signing and subsequent release of Ray McDonald on Wednesday at Halas Hall, saying he has been second-guessing his decision to approve the move and questioning what could have been done differently. McDonald was arrested Monday in California on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and chil ...

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‘Mr. White Sox’ – REMEMBERING Minnie Minoso

Minnie Minoso, a former Chicago White Sox outfielder and pioneer, died Last  Sunday morning. Minnie “Mr. White Sox” Minosa  White Sox great was once struck by a pitch and homered in the same at bat, a strange feat considering you’re supposed to take first base after being hit. He told reporters the story to illustrate his aggressive hitting style. In a minor league game, Minoso turned into a pitch that stru ...

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Hall of Famer Ernie Bank’s Family Cries Foul

By Charles Roughy Staff Writer   Ernie Banks Pictured with his caretaker Regina Rice    The Family of Ernie Banks have accused long time caretaker Regina Rice of jilting them out of their just due portion of the late Ernie Banks estate. According to records, in his will, Banks left all of his assets to a trust controlled by Ms.Rice. In the will Mr.Banks states that he was “making no provisions” fo ...

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Still our Champs – JRW stripped of title: Mean Spirited, Racially Motivated

BY: NAIMAH LTIF STAFF WRITER   St. Sabina Pastor Father Michael Pfleger, sporting his yellow Jackie Robinson West National Championship T- Shirt, denounced Little League International’s decision to strip the Jackie Robinson West (JRW) Little League Baseball Team of its National Championship title as “mean spirited.” He joined Rev. Jesse Jackson and other supporters at a press conference at the Rainbow ...

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Ernie “Mr. CUb” Banks, hall of fame legend

By: Charles Roughy STAFF WRITER     Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks, who was known for his love of the Cubs as well as his love of basball, has died, according to a family attorney. The announcement of “Mr. Cub’s” death was made Friday evening by family Attorny Mark Bogen. Banks was known as “Mr. Cub” since the Chicago Cubs was the only major league ball club he played f ...

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Game Of The Week

        The IHSA Football playoffs are about to give us some games to talk about this weekend for years to come. The winners from this weekend will face off for the championships of their classes next Thanksgiving weekend in Champaign, Urbana for the State Title trophy. Gately Stadium is the place to be this Saturday if you are looking for some great football action before the final cham ...

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Michael Jordan, King James and Sneaker Dough

By: Everett Glenn NNPA Guest Columnist                             There’s a runninng debate in basketball that Michael Jordan made winners out of the players around him in Chicago, while LeBron James had to go join other winners in Miami to become a winner. The debate rages on, and the question will not be answered definitively until LeB ...

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