Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT052 - (SPORTS-BBN-Dodgers-Robinson-Statue) (EXTENDED) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) LOS ANGELES. x-30s. The first black man to play in the major leagues is also the first person to be honoured with a statue at Dodger Stadium. The statue of Jackie Robinson is unveiled today on the 70th anniversary of his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It depicts Robinson stealing home as a rookie with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson says on the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking the colour barrier, Jackie Robinson Day is meaningful to him. ("..what Jackie Robinson did.") (SOURCE: ABC)

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NAT051 - (SPORTS-HKN-Sharks-Oilers) EDMONTON. x-06s. The San Jose Sharks enter game three of their N-H-L playoff series with a power-play unit that has gone from bad to worse. The Sharks surrendered two short-handed goals in a game two loss to the Edmonton Oilers. But Sharks coach Peter DeBoer says now is not the time to take a sledgehammer to the special teams. …

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