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LANSING | T.F. South graduate and New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, a native of Lynwood, was in the area Thursday to spend time with little leaguers at the sports complex where he played as a teen.
Former Major League player and coach Rick Stelmaszek picked up a different club this spring and hit a smaller ball.
Athletes affected by head, heat and heart injuries or conditions attract immediate attention in the media.
CHICAGO | LaTroy Hawkins put his arm this year where his mouth was in 2012.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools district used to be the New York Yankees of the education world, and it needs a School Board appointee that can return the district to that level of excellence.
Jeff Samardzija of Valparaiso, Curtis Granderson of Lynwood and Lloyd McClendon of Chesterton are household names in the majors. John Mallee of Schererville soon will be as Astros hitting coach.
New helmets, strong enough to withstand a 100 mph fastball, will be the law of the land in Major League Baseball this season. Supposedly they will prevent concussions.
Beware of young pitchers traded near the deadline by the Atlanta Braves.
Major League Baseball teams have all reached the 100-game mark. The trading deadline is today. The stretch run is on.
Moose Skowron, a five-time World Series champion and one of only two players to hit three home runs in Game 7s, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. He was 81.
Curtis Granderson, centerfielder for the New York Yankees and a 1999 graduate of T.F. South, was honored by his alma mater with a jersey retirement ceremony.
LANSING | For one day, the Yankee resorted back to his days of being a Rebel.
Former Chicago White Sox bullpen coach Art Kusnyer got a wakeup call from his wife on Sept. 11 telling him a plane hit one of the twin towers.
NEW YORK | Mariano Rivera remembers being home that day on what started out as a beautiful morning. His mother-in-law was watching the news and he heard her screaming: The first plane had hit the World Trade Center. Then he saw the second one do the same.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. | An American flag draped around his shoulders, Braydon Salzman couldn't contain his glee when he found California teammate Nick Pratto to give him a postgame hug.
At Major League Baseball's traditional all-star break, players and fans alike take stock of the season to date and anticipate how the pennant races will shape up.
WASHINGTON | Roger Clemens' perjury trial opened Wednesday with both sides raising the prospect of calling a roster of former baseball stars as witnesses and the judge angrily criticizing Congress for withholding an audiotape of Clemens' deposition at the heart of the case.
CHICAGO | Sports fans love to kick around superstars who run afoul of the law, choke in monster games, or lack common sense in public.
CHICAGO | Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson knows baseball talent. Heck, he once had a candy bar named after him.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. | Immediately after the Red Sox landed Carl Crawford, the Yankees boosted their already whopping offer to Cliff Lee. Their high-stakes rivalry is escalating, hundreds of millions of dollars by the hour.
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