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Black History Month – Josh Gibson

Black History Month – Josh Gibson

Feb. 22, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – “The Black Babe Ruth,” that’s what many called Josh Gibson, the negro league power hitting catcher. The Buena Vista, Georgia, native played 16 seasons in the Negro Leagues and was the second Negro Leaguer inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame. With a career average of .359,…read more »

Camara rallies Georgia over No. 20 Missouri 80-70

Camara rallies Georgia over No. 20 Missouri 80-70

By The Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Toumani Camara scored 15 points, including a big three-point play, and Georgia rallied to beat No. 20 Missouri 80-70 on Tuesday night. Missouri (13-6, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) lost its third straight game. It blew a 48-35 lead following a dominant start to the second half. Justin Kier…read more »

LeBron warned for flopping; NBA also warns teammate Kuzma

LeBron warned for flopping; NBA also warns teammate Kuzma

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James was warned Saturday for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping rule after a play in which the superstar appeared to fall dramatically with little or no contact. The league also warned teammate Kyle Kuzma for flopping in the same game, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 115-105 victory over Memphis on Friday. James…read more »

Manziel says he’s done with football…mostly

Manziel says he’s done with football…mostly

By PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — No more football for Johnny Football unless it’s just for kicks. After a self-destructing pro career that never came close to fulfilling his enormous potential, Johnny Manziel says he’s done with the game that gave him his catchy moniker — even as he’s dabbling in a fledgling, fan-controlled arena…read more »

Cantlay leads at Pebble Beach, ties course record with 62

Cantlay leads at Pebble Beach, ties course record with 62

By DOUG FERGUSON PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay looked just as good Thursday at Pebble Beach as the last round he played 18 days ago. Jordan Spieth looked as good as his last tournament, too. Coming off a 61 in the California desert followed by at two-week break, Cantlay opened with seven birdies…read more »

Mississippi Senate: Ban transgender athletes on female teams

Mississippi Senate: Ban transgender athletes on female teams

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Transgender athletes would be banned from competing in girls’ or women’s sports in Mississippi schools and universities, under a bill that advanced in the Republican-controlled state Senate late Thursday night. There was little discussion of Senate Bill 2536 before senators passed it 34-9. Four senators voted “present,”…read more »

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