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Chicago’s 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies

In a Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers, in Chicago.  Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday, March 1, 2015. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 92. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox.

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No. 5 Maryland close out perfect run in Big Ten play

Maryland center Brionna Jones, right, looks to the basket against Northwestern forward Lauren Douglas (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Fifth-ranked Maryland wrapped up a perfect inaugural season in Big Ten play, beating No. 25 Northwestern 69-48 Sunday behind reserve guard Brene Moseley’s 18 points.

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President Obama remembers Minnie Minoso as ‘Mr. White Sox’

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama calls late White Sox great Minnie Minoso “one of the most dominant and dynamic players of the 1950s.”

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Medical examiner: Minnie Minoso, major league baseball’s 1st black player in Chicago, has died

CHICAGO (AP) — Medical examiner: Minnie Minoso, major league baseball’s 1st black player in Chicago, has died.

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Kankakee McNamara tops Breese Central 55-51 for 2A title

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Khadaizha Sanders and Hanna Mitchell both exploded offensively in the fourth quarter to lead Kankakee McNamara past Breese Central 55-51 Saturday night for the Class 2A girls state championship.

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