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ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney

Lester Rodney was a crusader for equality and instrumental in integrating baseball as sports editor with the Daily Worker in the 1930s, says ESPN in a recent video on its website.

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Saints win seen as symbol of hope for New Orleans

For New Orleans Saints fans and city residents , becoming Super Bowl champs is more than just about football. It's about surviving and endurance.

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Super Bowl ads stir controversy

Advocates for women's rights and gay and lesbian equality are slamming CBS for ads it will and won't air during Sunday's Super Bowl.

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Lester Rodney: Daily Worker sports editor led struggle to integrate baseball

 Lester Rodney, who as sports editor for the Daily Worker from 1936 to 1958, helped lead the struggle that broke major league baseball's color barrier, died Dec. 20 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Francisco “Paco” Rodriguez, Chicago boxer dies after brutal fight

The boxing community here is mourning the death of Francisco "Paco" Rodriguez, 25, who died over the weekend due to repeated blows to the head after a brutal boxing match in Philadelphia.

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NFL charts new course on concussion policy

The NFL and its players union recently announced the approval of independent neurologists to evaluate head injuries and treating players due to concussions.

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Congress probes link between football and brain damage

Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, faced heated questions  accusing the league of neglect of its responsibilities to players with brain injuries.

Rush Limbaugh ejected!

Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio talk show host known for his racially charged comments, has been removed from a potential group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams.

Take me out to the ball game

CHICAGO – In our fourth annual outing, 50 friends and allies here raised $500 for our favorite publication, People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo, by way of rooting for the city’s Southside team, the White Sox, at its June 8 game. The Sox went up against the Detroit Tigers who are currently in first place in the Central Division.

Robinson crowned All-Star Slam Dunk champion

February 16 (Xinhua) Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks upset defending champion Dwight Howard to win the slam dunk competition Saturday at the NBA All-Star weekend.

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