Jackie Robinson

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees waves at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Immortal Mariano Rivera — The Final Number 42

Mariano Rivera, the Final 42, sui generis of any generation, the man whose mythology isn’t hyperbole. To list his bona fides is to not only insult him and you, but also his peers, since he has none.

05/27/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Jason Collins Coming Out Represents Huge Step For Society

Collins is ready for his journey and has taken the important first step. It’s important for him. It’s important for sports. It’s important for humanity.

04/30/2013

Rachel Robinson with Boomer & Carton (credit: Al Dukes/WFAN)

Rachel Robinson Talks Jackie’s Legacy With Boomer & Carton

Jackie Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, stopped by the WFAN studios Thursday to talk about her Hall-of-Famer husband and his historic role in breaking baseball’s color barrier 66 years ago.

04/25/2013

A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boston’s Best — Beantown Is Bigger Than Bombs

Maybe it’s too soon this second, but by tomorrow we will clamor for sports, for the soothing transaction of a three-pointer, the staccato squeak of sneakers, the crisp crack of a bat meeting a ball.

04/16/2013

Jonny Gomes and Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox look on during the national anthem on Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Baseball Holds Annual Jackie Robinson Day In Ballparks Across America

Baseball is holding its annual Jackie Robinson Day on the 66th anniversary of his breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

04/15/2013

Former Brooklyn Dodgers player Ralph Branca at Barclays Center - Nov. 3, 2012 (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson Teammate Ralph Branca Reflects On Anniversary

It was 66 years ago today when Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier.

04/15/2013

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Curtis Granderson Plans ‘42’ Outing For Brooklyn Students On Jackie Robinson Day

The injured Yankees outfielder plans on making the most of an off day in his rehabilitation from a broken right forearm.

04/15/2013

Jackie Robinson (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Brings Jackie Robinson’s Story To New Generation

Fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

04/12/2013

Brett Gardner #11 celebrates with Kevin Youkilis #36 of the New York Yankees after Youkilis hit a two-run home run. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Sweeny: These Guys Ain’t So Bad! Yankees Bring ‘Major League’ Indians To Mind

So watching the Yankees the last few days I was suddenly reminded of the movie “Major League.” That happens nearly every time I’m in Cleveland — I mean, why wouldn’t it? — but this time it happened for another reason.

04/10/2013

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Keidel: Rooney Rules — NFL Pride And Prejudice

So far, 14 HC/GM positions have been filled over the last month, and all by white men. That must change says Keidel.

01/21/2013

Stan Musial (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Baseball Icon Stan Musial Passes Away At 92

One of baseball’s greatest icons Stan Musial has passed away at 92.

01/19/2013

MarShon Brooks (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Brooks’ Kobe-Esque Performance Begs For An Encore

When MarShon Brooks has his game going, he is a threat to score from almost any spot on the floor.

01/06/2013

Exterior view of the Barclays Center (credit: Brad Kallet/CBSNewYork.com)

Ebbets Field Flagpole Makes Its Way To Barclays Center

The flagpole had been donated to a local VFW post after the stadium was demolished in 1960 and remained at that site until Nets part-owner Bruce Ratner, the Barclays Center developer, obtained it in 2007 with the plan of bringing it here.

12/12/2012

Marvin Miller (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Silverman: Miller Was A Giant Who Changed MLB And All Sports

Marvin Miller deserves recognition in Baseball’s Hall of Fame, an honor that inexplicably never came his way while he was alive.

11/27/2012

Kris Jenkins (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Keidel: Can The NFL Play Gay?

Eventually, gays and lesbians will be as accepted and acclimated as anyone else. You just wonder when, and how far along we’ve come. Perhaps the NFL will tell us.

10/18/2012

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