Baseball brings ‘em together: all 5 U.S. presidents

July 7, 2009

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It’s one thing they can agree on… baseball. 

Major League Baseball is bringing all five living U.S. presidents together at next week’s 80th All-Star Game.

Smith and sport laid the groundwork for Obama’s rise

February 13, 2009

John Carlos and Tommie Smith receive their "Arthur Ashe Courage Awards" at the 2008 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, REUTERS/Danny MoloshokTommie Smith in retirement is relaxed and friendly. He speaks without rancour of the harsh years after he outraged white America by raising a black-gloved fist and bowing his head on the victory podium at the 1968 Olympics in protest at his country’s treatment of its blacks.