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The Plight of the Quarterback

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By Bill Neri-Amadeo
Special to NNPA from BlackAthlete.net


We who follow sports are often told of the tails of sports legends such as Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens. These are stories of men who not o­nly excelled in the arena of sports but excelled in life and opened the doors for generations of  athletes.

Bonds Witch Hunt Over the Edge

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By Leland Stein III

Perusing the local and national media airwaves and newspapers, all seem to be in collective condemnation against baseball star Barry Bonds.

Japan Crowned Champions Of World Baseball Classic

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San Diego

By Jon D. Gaede

Hank Aaron threw out the first pitch and Daisuke Matsuzaka threw the last as Japan defeated Cuba 10-6 to become champions of the inaugural World Baseball Classic.

World Baseball Championship Cuba and Japan play for title

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San Diego

By Jon D. Gaede
BVN Sports Staff


Sixteen nations entered the inaugural baseball tournament for the right to call themselves "Champions of the World" for four years. The large scale concept was conceived to celebrate and renew interest in the grand old game.

MLB’s First Urban Youth Academy Opens in Compton

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Compton

By Earl Heath

Enos Cabell flew cross-country from the Astros training camp to attend the dedication of Major League Baseball's first Urban Youth Academy in Compton.

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