Government

City Council approves agreement with MLB for Youth Academy

THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — The Birmingham City Council voted 8-1 on Tuesday to approve an agreement with Major League Baseball for a Youth Academy at George Ward Park. Council President Valerie Abbott was the lone “no” vote. […read more]

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Sports

McClendon: MLB Not Reaching Blacks

  ARLINGTON, Texas (ESPN) — Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday he’s concerned about the lack of African-American players and managers in baseball. In the last few weeks, two African-American managers left the game in Houston’s Bo Porter, who was fired, and on Friday, Texas’ Ron Read More

Op-Ed

Cities Pressured to Subsidize Sports Stadiums

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says that Washington Nationals baseball owner Theodore Lerner has pitched him a fast ball and wants the city to build a retractable roof over Nationals Park.  Gray said that he “soundly rejected” Lerner’s $300 Read More

Sports

Alex Rodriguez Sues Major League Baseball, Selig

(Reuters) – New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig and accused them of trying to destroy his reputation and his career. The embattled third baseman also filed an additional malpractice lawsuit against the Yankees team doctor Chris Read More