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  1. Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel, proud of New York Yankees' Maria...

    Ian O'Connor

    Rachel Robinson decided Mo Rivera was worthy of her late husband's number 42.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  2. Pro athletes answer confidential survey on race in sports - ESPN ...

    For ESPN The Magazine, 82 pro athletes in 12 different sports anonymously weigh in on race issues in sports.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2012
  3. Loney still taking a steady approach

    Tony Jackson

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Even after a triple and a double in four at-bats during Wednesday's Cactus League game, a 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants before 10,084 at Scottsdale Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman James Loney was hitting a pedes...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  4. Ernie Banks remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

    Dallas native and baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks tries to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by emulating his teachings and actions....

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  5. New York Yankees' Derek Jeter embodies Martin Luther King's dream...

    Wallace Matthews

    Derek Jeter is a symbol of the America Martin Luther King hoped to live in.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  6. MLB to honor three during Civil Rights weekend

    Major League Baseball is coming to the home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to pay tribute to those whose life's work embodies the spirit of the Civil Rights movement.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  7. MLK III: interest blown out of proportion

    Adam Rubin

    Martin Luther King III told the Associated Press on Monday that his reported interest in the Mets is exaggerated. "This was blown up way out of proportion," he told the AP. "While I'm not leading a group and I'm not having direct conversations wit...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  8. Martin Luther King III: Talk of buying share in Mets premature

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s oldest son says any discussion of his potential interest in becoming a minority owner of the Mets is premature.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2011
  9. MLK III statement on Mets interest

    Adam Rubin

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images Martin Luther King III, pictured with Willie Randolph after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Civil Rights Game in Memphis in March 2008, acknowledged interest in sports ownership in a statement. Martin Luth...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  10. Report: Martin Luther King III wants to buy share of New York Met...

    Adam Rubin

    The son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is interested in buying the New York Mets, according to a published report.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2011
  11. Potential owners step forward

    Adam Rubin

    It's arguably more likely that the next Mets minority owner is not the one seeking to publicize his or her interest, but some groups have started to openly express interest: One person is Mike Repole, who owns Kentucky Derby entrant Uncle Mo and m...

    Blog | January 30, 2011
  12. MLB: Roberto Alomar's Hall of Fame election is a result of his fa...

    Doug Glanville

    Sandy Alomar Sr. has groomed hundreds of ballplayers to play the game the right way, but his best work was exhibited in his two sons, new Hall of Famer Roberto and Sandy Jr.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2011
  13. Darren Oliver volunteers on MLK Day

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers reliever Darren Oliver spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteered to help clean-up a building at Fort Worth's Wesley Center.'s Rush Olson wrote about it here....

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  14. Memphis Grizzlies honor Willie Mays, Willis Reed, Lenny Wilkens o...

    Willie Mays, Willis Reed and Lenny Wilkens are being honored by the Memphis Grizzlies on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2011
  15. The role of Henry Aaron, Braves, Falcons, Hawks and pro sports in...

    Howard Bryant

    Atlanta civic leaders embraced pro sports as a catalyst to change attitudes in and about the South. But Henry Aaron had to be persuaded to return when the Braves moved.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  16. There are still heroes in the world of sports who would make Dr. ...

    Michael Wilbon

    Today's athletes know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an idea rather than as a man. But that doesn't mean his message has been lost.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011