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A P-38 Lightning, the type of aircraft flown by Bert Shepard during World War II.<br>Lockheed Martin

A WWII hero with one leg wanted to pitch in the MLB; in 1945, he got his chance

Bert Shepard’s major league debut in 1945 — 75 years ago this month — capped a remarkable tale of perseverance that began when his P-38 Lightning fighter was shot down in Germany on May 21, 1944.

Amid 'critical time in our country,' Navy football creates Players Council for Racial Equality

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others, Navy football convened a series of virtual team meetings to discuss systemic racism and social justice.

Stray souvenirs: Without fans, MLB foul balls left lonely

From Target Field to PNC Park and Busch Stadium, there are baseballs scattered everywhere with no fans inside to chase them down during this coronavirus-shortened 60-game season.

Infectious Diseases chief Fauci threw a pitch no one could catch

Baseball fans will now remember National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief Anthony Fauci for his dreadful opening day pitch, which came up short and way to the left.

Washington's NFL team will go by 'Washington Football Team' for now

Washington's NFL team will now go by the name "Washington Football Team" until a new name can be chosen.

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Sports leagues are trying to salvage a year, but they should be trying to save a future

Sports are back not because they know it's safe, not because they know it's right, not because they are evangelical about the value of their entertainment. They are just doing what they know: play, make money, repeat, never quit.


Every sport has a coronavirus plan; baseball's lasted four days

"Back-to-normal," or even semi-normal, in sports was shattered Monday morning by the news that at least 14 members of the Miami Marlins and their staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in recent days.

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