How Biddy Mason Escaped Slavery And Earned Her Fortune

After winning her freedom in 1856, Biddy Mason invested in large tracts of land in downtown L.A., and she used her growing fortune to assist the city’s poorest people. Levi Clancy/Wikimedia CommonsA portrait of Biddy Mason displayed in downtown L.A.’s Biddy Mason Memorial Park. Born into slavery and illiterate all her life, Biddy Mason was … Read more

Adam Wainwright to start for Cardinals in National League wild-card game

The St. Louis Cardinals will roll with starting pitcher Adam Wainwright in a National League wild-card game on October 6, manager Mike Schildt said Thursday. Wainwright, who last week became the ninth active pitcher to reach 2,000 career strikes, has been the Cardinals’ ace throughout the season. In 32 starts, the right-handed batsman compiled a … Read more

Manchester City are in their toughest period since joining the WSL and all eyes are on Gareth Taylor – The Athletic

Manchester City needed it. Their 6-0 FA Cup win over Women’s Super League newcomer Leicester would have been a welcome reception on any normal occasion, but in context, it’s a huge relief. Not only because they won with four substitutes on the bench, Jill Scott at center-back and Alex Greenwood as the last defender stood … Read more

Aiming for the playoffs, Carlos Rodón makes his best case for the White Sox without his best stuff – The Athletic

I’m so sorry about the White Sox coverage offered here, but at this point an intense person isn’t writing Carlos Rodone’s July 18 debut against the Houston Astros. He hit 10 of the most strike-avoiding lineups in baseball that afternoon, held them for one hit in seven innings, and hit 99 mph on the radar … Read more

Chicago Fire dismiss coach Raphael Wicky: Sources

Chicago Fire sacked coach Rafael Vicki late Wednesday, just hours after beating New York City FC 2-0, sources confirm athletic on Thursday. The decision to drop Vicky came after the team’s record of 7-6-15 is on the verge of not making the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Chicago was unable to qualify for the … Read more

What’s real and what’s still TBD for Mel Tucker’s club? – The Athletic

With a little night magic and hard work, Mel Tucker’s Michigan State Spartans are 4-0 and feeling good, right? Tucker’s first season at East Lansing was complicated beyond repair by the COVID-19 pandemic and he completely scrapped his roster in an effort to cut down on rebuilding time. But, all things considered, a 4-0 start … Read more

Bruce Feldman’s Week 5 college football picks against the spread – The Athletic

I had a good week, going 6-5 against the spread taking me into four games over .500 for the season against the line. The Good: Picking Texas to beat Texas Tech by double digits. The Bad: Picking Wisconsin to beat Notre Dame by more than a touchdown. The Ugly: Choosing Iowa State to Route the … Read more

Fan who racially abused Romaine Sawyers sentenced to eight weeks in prison

A West Bromwich Albion supporter was jailed today for eight weeks for racially abusing midfielder Romain Sawyers on Facebook. Simon Silwood, 50, of Kingswinford, West Midlands, was found guilty of sending malicious communications to Sawyers using the phrase ‘baboon d’or’ earlier this month. Sentencing at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, District Judge Briony Clark also ordered Silwood … Read more