Pumpsie Green: The Last of the Firsts

Posted July 18, 2019 by

Elijah ‘‘Pumpsie’’ Green was first black player on the last major league team to put a black man on its roster.  Some baseball aficionados have called him “the last of the firsts.” He died on Wednesday at age 85. Everybody
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2015: The Year of the Grand Slam?

Posted July 21, 2015 by

The “Grand Slam” and “Triple Crown” are terms used to describe some of the ultimate achievements in individual sports. In some sports, these accomplishments occur only once-in-a-generation or less. When American Pharoah crossed the finish line at the Belmont Stakes
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High Anxiety in Warriors Land

Posted June 12, 2015 by

The NBA Finals are not going as Warrior fans planned. The team’s overheated offense is only seen in spurts. Wide open shots (including an uncontested breakaway dunk) are missed. Lebron pushes his way to the basket without facing a double
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Happy Birthday, Willie Mays

Posted May 6, 2014 by

I grew up in Los Angeles as a Giants fan, and my favorite player was Willie Mays. Mays turns 83 today, and remains the greatest living baseball player. Say Hey Willie from all of us at Beyond Chron.
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Hail Cleveland Indians, Playoff-Bound!

Posted September 30, 2013 by Randy Shaw

Finishing on an 11-0 run, the Cleveland Indians have reached the baseball playoffs for the first time since 2007. And all baseball fans should celebrate. Because while the Cubs’ long World Series drought gets more attention, the Indians have not
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The 2005 French Open

Posted May 23, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

The recent history of American men in Paris has been somewhat unkind, John McEnroe’s meltdown to Ivan Lendl, up two sets and a break in the 1984 final, and the gritty victory of Michael Chang over Stefan Edberg in 1987
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Chess and Steroids?

Posted May 2, 2005 by

It’s a commonly held assumption that there are really no drugs that can help a chess player. Sure coffee or a chocolate bar might keep you more alert but they don’t really do anthing more than that. The following article,
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Kasparov Hit Over Head With Chessboard

Posted April 18, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

Garry Kasparov, the world’s No. 1 chess player and former World Chees Champion who quit the professional game last month to focus on politics, said he had been hit over the head with a chessboard in a politically motivated attack.
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