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Group portrait of players from the Kansas City Monarchs and the Hilldale Negro League baseball teams in front of grandstands filled with spectators before the opening game of the inaugural "Colored World Series" in 1924. (Photo by J.E. Miller via Library of Congress)

LOVERRO: 90 years ago, Negro League stars lit up Kansas City

- The Washington Times

The Kansas City Monarchs, the Negro National League champions, faced Philadelphia’s Hilldale Baseball Club, the champions of the competing Eastern Colored League. It marked the first time two Negro League champions from different leagues agreed to play in a championship series of note.

Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon directs his team against Florida State during the first half of a second round NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Mark Turgeon, Terps focused on moving forward

- The Washington Times

As the Terps enter their first season in the Big Ten, they will do so with a largely revamped roster and a brand-new motion offense, a scheme somewhat similar to what the San Antonio Spurs use.

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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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Associated Press

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San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan; Manu Ginobili, of Argentina; and Tony Parker, of France, talk on the bench during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in San Antonio. Miami won 111-108 in overtime. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

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- Associated Press

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Associated Press

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- Associated Press

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