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Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat
The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the pride of Chicago, even after a tough loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game. The Jackie Robinson West team put up a valiant fight, including a late rally in the bottom of the sixth inning, but in the end it was not enough to hold off the mighty bats and dominant pitching performance from the Seoul team, which handed the South Side Chicago sluggers an 8-4 loss.
 
According to the Associated Press, normal Sunday activities in Chicago were on hold for a few hours while the all-black Jackie Robinson West ballplayers, who "made their first appearance in 31 years in the Little League World Series" and had stolen the nation's heart on their way to the championship game, took the field.

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Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team wrapped up its Canadian exhibition tour on Tuesday (Aug. 19th) after a second loss to the Carleton University Ravens 92-60. The Tigers finished four games in four days splitting the tour 2-2.

After a rigorous 10-round team practice schedule as permitted by NCAA rules, Memphis departed for Canada on Aug. 15 and returned to the bluff city on Wednesday (Aug. 20).

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover
Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports Illustrated, reports SI.com.
 
As previously reported by NewsOne, Davis, who pitches a 70-mph fastball, led her Little League team to the World Series when she struck out six batters during Mid-Atlantic Finals.

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1st female Little League player happy for 2 girls

1st female Little League player happy for 2 girls
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – More than six decades after Kathryn
"Tubby" Johnston Massar cut off her braids, tucked her hair under her cap and became the first girl to play Little League baseball, she's delighted to see two girls in the Little League World Series.
 
"It's truly amazing. I'm very happy to see girls playing," said Massar, 78, of Yuba City, California.
 
Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis and Canada's Emma March became the 17th and 18th girls to play in the tournament Friday. It is only the third time in the event's 68-year history that two girls are playing in the same series.

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A swing in the right direction

A swing in the right direction
The First Tee of Memphis – a program designed to combine etiquette with the game of golf – incorporates life skills through golf while creating an all-inclusive, future-oriented environment.
 
What is golf?
 
Ask anyone familiar with the sport and they may give you the formal definition – “a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.”

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Titans’ Oher motivated for matchup with Saints

Titans’ Oher motivated for matchup with Saints
NEW ORLEANS — The previous time Michael Oher played in New Orleans, he was a first-string tackle for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
He returns less than two years later on Friday night for a preseason game as a member of his new team, the Tennessee Titans, trying to prove he remains worthy of a starting job in the NFL.
 
After starting every game through his first five NFL seasons — all in Baltimore — Oher, signed a four-year, $20 million free agent deal with Tennessee that brought him back to his home state.

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