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Despite the statue rising 77 inches and weighing 700 pounds, the likeness of Robinson is striking in its accuracy. It was quite possibly the most historic Opening Day that baseball has ever seen, and maybe will ever see. Those are questions that will never have to be answered because Robinson was courageous enough to be the first African-American player in the Major League Baseball , knowing all that came with that, good and bad.
  • Bale set to miss semi-final of Champions League

    Bale set to miss semi-final of Champions League

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    Zidane, though, insisted Bale was fully fit to play in the 3-2 loss to Barca. "He is the first one unhappy with what happened, but he told me he was at 100 percent, that the two training sessions before the game were ideal, with no problems at all", Zidane said told reporters .
  • Serena Wiliams Writes Lovely Note To Her Unborn Child

    Serena Wiliams Writes Lovely Note To Her Unborn Child

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    Serena Williams hasn't played tennis professionally since January, but on Monday the pregnant sports star climbed back to the No. 1 spot in the Women's Tennis Association ranking - and celebrated the moment with her baby-to-be. I can't wait for you to join the players box next year. Kerber can reclaim the top ranking by winning two matches in Stuttgart. As her fans calculated, that means Williams won the Australian Open while pregnant with baby number one.
  • Notable achievements in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s racing career

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    Earnhardt Jr. also has a very unique perspective on how costly and unsafe NASCAR can be as he lost his father in a wreck at the 2001 Daytona 500, and there is no doubt in my mind that this played a role in his decision. But he's also enjoyed success at smaller tracks like Richmond, where NASCAR heads this weekend as the sport comes to terms with the fact its most popular driver is becoming the third icon to retire in consecutive seasons.
  • Messi best player in history - Luis Enrique

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    That was despite playing a man down from the 77th after a foul by Sergio Ramos on Messi. Barca lead at the top of the table thanks to their better head-to-head record. "I hope he's back with us before the end of the league", Zidane said. "The key is to win the points because we absolutely must continue chasing them", the coach stressed referring to runners-up Real Madrid .
  • Ailing Kerr may not return

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    After sitting out Game 3, Kerr will miss tonight's Game 4 against Portland as the Warriors look to close out their first-round series. The Golden State Warriors completed a series sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association playoffs, while the Toronto Raptors edged ahead.
  • Nene, Harden hit clutch shots late as Houston Rockets win Game 4

    Nene, Harden hit clutch shots late as Houston Rockets win Game 4

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    Clippers took a 2-1 lead in the series, despite losing Blake Griffin to a toe injury late in the second quarter. His athleticism and ability to guard on the perimeter against outside-shooting big men and on switches fills some of the void created when the Thunder traded Serge Ibaka on draft night this past offseason.
  • Felix Hernandez has 'dead arm,' will be checked by doctors

    Felix Hernandez has 'dead arm,' will be checked by doctors

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    He was shortly followed by Mitch Haniger , who walked off the field in the third inning after straining his oblique on a hit. "Felix had some tightness in his shoulder when he went out in the 2nd inning and really...ya know, kind of like a dead arm type situation", said Mariners manager Scott Servais during his post-game press conference, heard on KPUG.
  • Cubs keep rolling, crush Pirates, 14-3

    Cubs keep rolling, crush Pirates, 14-3

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    A week ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates cruised into Chicago and swept the Cubs in a three-game series. Melky Cabrera, Todd Frazier and Tyler Saladino drove in two runs each for the White Sox, who out-hit the Royals 15-2. He also set a club record for runs scored in April with 24. Brewers 11, Reds 7 • Eric Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and host Milwaukee beat Cincinnati.
  • Grizzlies edge Spurs, Warriors rally

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    Conley, who signed a five-year, $153 million contract last summer in what was the richest deal in the National Basketball Association at that point, also had a career game, finishing with 35 points for a Grizzlies postseason record. No complaints. Just check in when called upon and scrap for rebounds and buckets. Aldridge at least contributed with 13 points. He rallied the Spurs by scoring the last 16 points of regulation, but missed a jumper with James Ennis defending him just before the ...
  • Family, friends attend Aaron Hernandez funeral

    Family, friends attend Aaron Hernandez funeral

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    In addition to clearing Hernandez's name, the legal move, at the behest of his family including his girlfriend, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, could help protect his estate from liability in civil lawsuits filed by the survivors of his alleged victims.