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Hannu raised two bony arms and cheered in his native Finnish, “Joo, joo!” The slow gesture and muted voice revealed an octogenarian whose rush of excitement was struggling inside a frail body. more
Every two years, thousands of athletes gather at the National Senior Games (NSG) to compete and set new records. But they aren’t the young and brawny sports figures featured in every day media. more
Rickie Simmons couldn’t do the touchdown dance, but he could sure do the scoring. The only white player on the football team at Bowie State College, an Historically Black College & University (HBCU), more
“Lou Basset, dead at 62”, ended the radio broadcast at the top of the hour. Turning the radio dial in search of music, Gerry’s fingers moved slowly and methodically. more
The bulletin went out to all parents, students and staff: “Following months of discussions and careful deliberations, the school board has decided to change the name of Thomas Jefferson High School to Glenville High School." more
Blake’s mouthpiece went flying as a powerful right hook caught his jaw and sent a spray of perspiration into the air. He was thrown back against the corner, just where Kenny wanted him. more
Like a modern Bruegel painting depicting kids in playful outdoor scenes, stickball was a familiar picture in America’s urban landscape during the mid-20th century. And like the Dutch painter's subjects, it all but disappeared. more
In the land where soccer holds a special place between heaven and earth and the Gods are worshipped for their ball-handling skills, Brazilians were flying high in the sky following their victory at the 1970 World Cup. more
Pre-Castro Cuba had all the ripe conditions for a major league baseball franchise: tradition, talent, affiliations, and Latin America’s largest baseball stadium that was only 90 miles from U.S. shores. more
Sitting ringside at Madison Square Garden (MSG) were boxing’s royalty, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ezzard Charles, and Jersey Joe Walcott. more
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