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Chicago Team Stripped of Little League Title

Jackie Robinson West used players from outside its geographical limits: league

(Newser) - A Chicago Little League team crowned US champions must give up their title after officials found that they'd broken the rules. The league found that the Jackie Robinson West team included players who weren't from within established geographical boundaries, the Chicago Tribune reports. The team "used a... More »

It's the 'Mo Show': Girl Dominates in Little League Tourney

Mo'Ne Davis becomes first winning female pitcher

(Newser) - She did it again. Mo'Ne Davis pitched a shutout to get her team into the Little League World Series, and yesterday she pitched another to help her team advance, reports USA Today . In doing so, the Philadelphia 13-year-old becomes the first girl to record a win in the tournament.... More »

Girl's 70mph Arm Leads Team to Little League World Series

13-year-old pitches shutout

(Newser) - Thanks to Mo’Ne Davis, "you throw like a girl" is now a compliment. The 13-year-old pitched a shutout against a Delaware team yesterday, leading her Philadelphia squad—the Taney Dragons—to the Little League World Series, reports the AP . Mo’Ne struck out six with help from her... More »

Little League World Series: Africa Sends First Team

Uganda probably won't win, but the underdogs are crowd favorites

(Newser) - The Little League World Series is under way in Pennsylvania, and al-Jazeera writer Cath Turner takes note of a milestone this year: Uganda is playing, the first time a team from Africa has made the tourney in its 66-year history. The boys from Lugazi lost their opener in the double-elimination... More »

Team USA Frosts Canada, 5-3

Americans stun hosts, clinch quarterfinal berth

(Newser) - The United States pulled off its biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice tonight, stunning Canada, 5-3, to advance to the quarterfinals of an already mixed-up tournament. Brian Rafalski scored two goals and set up another, and Ryan Miller held off a flurry of shots to lead the... More »

Calif. Team Wins Little League World Series

Chula Vista overcomes 3-0 deficit with 4th-inning single

(Newser) - California came up big late to win the Little League World Series. Bulla Graft's single scored the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and Chula Vista rallied to defeat Taoyuan, Taiwan, 6-3 today to take the Little League crown. Kiko Garcia pitched three-plus scoreless innings of relief to settle down... More »

Where to Find Real America

(Newser) - Travel writer Gary McKechnie helps USA Today round up some of the best places to get a taste of old-fashioned Americana:
  • Little League World Series, Williamsport, Pa.: The end-of-August tradition is free.
  • Mark Twain America, Hannibal, Mo.: Be like Tom Sawyer and go on a guided cave tour.
  • All-American Soap
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Big League Injuries Plague Little Leaguers

(Newser) - Alden Manning pitched his heart out last season, hurling fastballs until his arm was so sore he needed Tommy John surgery. Problem is, Alden was only 14—and he's not alone. More teenage pitchers are suffering from serious arm injuries as the best of them are asked to pitch more... More »

Little League's Foul Plays

(Newser) - Just like their big-league heroes, Little League players compete each year in their own small-fry World Series. But Deadspin offers 10 reasons to cancel the big game:  
  1. Flat-brimmed caps: Learn to crease those caps boys.
  1. Giving up home runs to Canada: No self-respecting team should lose to hockey players.
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Hawaii Wins Little League Title

(Newser) - Hawaii's mini-mashers got a little help from Mexico's miscues to win a fourth straight Little League World Series title for the United States. Tanner Tokunaga smacked two homers and Iolana Akau added a solo blast as the boys from Waipahu, Hawaii, defeated Matamoros, Mexico, 12-3, to take the biggest prize... More »

Georgia Rules Little League

Series victory gives USA third straight title

(Newser) - After a tough week for Georgia sports fans, a team of preteens from Warner Robins gave them something big to cheer about today, capturing the Little League World Series title with an extra-innings triumph over Japan in Williamsport, Pa. Dalton Carriker smacked a walkoff homer in the bottom of the... More »

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