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Amanda Rykoff is a New York City-based writer. She’s a sports fan, proud Penn alum, recovering attorney, devoted aunt, and voracious consumer of media. She has contributed to ESPN, ONE World Sports, The Outside Corner and previously co-hosted the ESPN podcast, “Play Ball!” Follow her on Twitter.
Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey in the upcoming film, "42." (Photo credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment)
Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey in the upcoming film, "42." (Photo credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment)
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Check Out the Trailer for the New Jackie Robinson Film, ’42′

Spring training is in full swing, Team USA is contending for the World Baseball Classic title and Opening Day is less than18 days away (but who’s counting?). We’re also less than a month from another major baseball milestone -- the release of “42,” the highly anticipated film about Jackie Robinson and his struggle to break Major League Baseball’s infamous color line.

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Category: Movies, Sports
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Redskins’ Alfred Morris — ‘Signing Contract Better Than Spending Money’

In a normal NFL year, Redskins running back Alfred Morris would have been a leading contender for Rookie of the Year. But with teammate RGIII’s sensational debut behind center and Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson making headlines at quarterback, Morris had to be content with being named to the Associated Press All-Pro team.

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Joe Namath: ‘We All Need to Take Better Care of Ourselves’ — 2013 NFL Honors

When football fans talk about the NFL’s greatest stars, none enjoyed the limelight as much as Joe Namath, Hall of Famer and Super Bowl III champion with the New York Jets.

“Broadway Joe” stood out among the NFL's brightest current, former and future stars on Saturday night at the 2nd Annual National Football League Honors in New Orleans

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Broncos’ Receiver Eric Decker Talks Jessie James and the ‘Guilty Pleasure’ Song on His iPod — 2013 NFL Honors Red Carpet

The NFL's brightest current, former and future stars came out on Saturday night at the 2nd Annual National Football League Honors in New Orleans. Hollywood and NFL luminaries walked the red carpet at the Mahalia Jackson Theater before the signature event which honors the best players and performances during the 2012 season

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2013 Super Bowl Interviews: New Orleans Under Attack By ‘Swamp People’

All the stars are out this week in New Orleans for the Super Bowl. Stroll through the French Quarter and you’re sure to see current and former NFL players, familiar faces from stage and screen (this intrepid writer spotted Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Baldwin at dinner on Friday night), television personalities and even a famous musician or two (you may have heard that Beyoncé is performing the National Anthem on Sunday).

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