Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

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By DON BABWIN (Associated Press) CHICAGO (AP) — A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team officials had falsified boundaries so they could add ineligible players to the …

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Anthony Mason fighting for his life after heart attack


By Larry Brown Former NBA player Anthony Mason is said to be fighting for his life as he battles serious heart problems following a heart attack. NBA writer Peter Vecsey reported on Mason’s condition Wednesday via Twitter: Sickened to report, ex-Knick Anthony Mason fighting for life. Congestive heart failure, heart attack, …

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African-American Golf Pioneer Sifford Dies at 92


Charles L. “Charlie” Sifford, a former caddie who overcame a plethora of obstacles a half-century earlier to earn his rightful place in golf history, died Feb. 3 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, at the age of 92. “The USGA is saddened by the loss of Charlie Sifford,” said Thomas J. O’Toole …

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