Jackie Robinson day

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On this day 69 years ago, Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier at Ebbets Field as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. And in 2004, Major League Baseball adopted April 15th as Jackie Robinson Day, allowing every player to wear the pioneer’s number “42.” With the release of a new documentary chronicling Robinson’s life, WAMC looks back at how an area congressman worked to honor one of America’s greatest historical figures.

UAlbany Set To Announce Ford Successor

Dec 10, 2013
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The University at Albany football team has a new coach. Maryland's assistant head coach Greg Gattuso, and former Duquesne head coach, will take over for Bob Ford. He’s expected to be introduced at a 3:30 p.m. news conference this afternoon. Gattuso got a five-year contract with a $230,000 annual base salary.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Apr 16, 2013
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At least three people are dead and more than 140 injured after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. The injuries include broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums. President Barack Obama vowed that those responsible will "feel the full weight of justice."

Despite the day’s setbacks, some runners were able to complete the race. Lelisa Desisa was the men’s winner and Rita Jeptoo was the first woman to finish.