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Michael Sam cut from St. Louis Rams


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:29 am September 2, 2014 Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player drafted to the NFL, was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. The move came as teams in the league reduced their roster to 53 players.

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Jackie Robinson West champ has no home of his own

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:14 pm August 29, 2014 America’s favorite Little League team has been receiving a lot of support these days for their work on the field. But one of them could really use out help. See, 12-year-old Jackie Robinson West team member Jaheim Benton and his family have been homeless since June. 

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Video: ESPN runs report on Michael Sam’s showering habits, apologizes after complaints


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:44 am August 27, 2014   Sports network ESPN gave a very bizarre update on Michael Sam. Earlier this year, Sam made history when he became the first openly gay NFL football player. During an update as to how Sam is fairing on the team (he was drafted to the St. Louis […]

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Parade details released for amazing all-black Little League baseball champions

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:41 am August 25, 2014 Jackie Robinson West might have lost the World Championship against South Korea on Sunday, but they are winners in many of our hearts. The all-black Little League baseball team became the USA champions in the World Series on Saturday. For their amazing accomplishments, Chicago will throw a […]

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Jackie Robinson West advances in Little League World Series

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:47 am August 22, 2014 Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League team advanced to earn a spot in the U.S. championship game after beating Taney of Philadelphia (6-5) on Thursday.

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Jackie Robinson West beats Texas in Little League World Series


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:00 pm August 20, 2014 Jackie Robinson West, The Little League’s only all-black team to compete in the World Series, defeated Texas (6-1) on Tuesday. Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings in the elimination game. 

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Little League baseball star Mo’Ne Davis graces cover of Sports Illustrated


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:29 pm August 19, 2014 Little League World Series phenom Mo’Ne Davis is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated and is the subject of this week’s cover story. The 13-year-old caught the nation’s attention after throwing a shutout during her first game of the Little League World Series. But despite the attention she’s […]

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Jackie Robinson West clinches first game with 12-2 win

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:48 pm August 15, 2014 The Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West Little League was founded in 1971 by Joseph Haley. His son Bill says there were no grand plans of winning state championships or reaching the Little League World Series. But that’s exactly what happened as Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West reached the series for just […]

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Teen convicted in Steubenville rape case back on school football team

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:03 pm August 13, 2014 One of two teens convicted in the explosive rape case in Steubenville, Ohio is back on the team. Ma’lik Richmond practiced with the team Monday as a wide receiver. 

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Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold medal dead at 90

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:09 pm July 15, 2014 Alice Coachman, who became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal during the 1948 London games, died on Monday. She was 90. 

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