Commissioner focused on improving minority hiring

...Minority managers have all but disappeared from Major League Baseball's dugouts, which next year could have no black skippers for the first time in nearly three decades."We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that...

Program asks boat skippers to remain sober

...coalition of boating safety advocates introduced its Designated Skipper program to Coastal Georgia on Monday. Reflecting Georgia's...marine-related businesses will offer special incentives to designated skippers all summer. Boaters who sign a pledge to abstain from alcohol...

Sailors have their own reasons for single-handed race

...and testing their yachts, 16 skippers set sail this weekend in a...said the race veteran who will skipper a 49-foot yacht named South...next spring. Thirty-nine skippers originally registered, although...are there a third." Some skippers seemed a bit awed by what they...

More boats needed for PVA event

...a problem: Not enough boats and ablebodied skippers. "We need 25 more boats and skippers to take out our physically challenged entrants...860-9833 (home) for more information. Boat skipper applications also are available at Belvedere...

This sport is catching

Seventy-two teams pairing disabled anglers with able-bodied boat skippers tested Strom Thurmond Lake in Saturday's fourth annual Southeastern Bass Tournament out of the Fort Gordon Recreation Area...

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More boats needed for PVA tourney

At least five more boats and ablebodied skippers are needed by organizers of the sixth annual Southeastern Bass Tournament this weekend on Strom Thurmond Lake. The event is sponsored...

Fishing report: Anglers would welcome colder air

...which so far have mostly played hooky. It has not affected the live bait fishing for same (check out reports from charter skippers Jim Ware and David Willard. Late fall and early winter usually is a favorite time of year for fishermen who use field glasses...

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Nationals hire Dusty Baker as manager

...Dusty Baker got another managing job, this time with the Washington Nationals. And Major League Baseball got another black skipper, something the man in charge of the sport called "encouraging."The Nationals announced Baker's hiring on Tuesday, nearly...

Recent hires of post-retirement age managers in baseball have worked out

...just led the New York Mets to the World Series as the oldest skipper in the majors, born about three weeks before Baker.Collins...outfield with brothers Matty and Jesus. The longtime Expos skipper was 67 when he replaced Baker, who left after San Francisco...

Mets' manager Terry Collins gets two-year contract

...at Citi Field on Wednesday.Collins is the oldest manager in the majors at 66 - almost three weeks older than new Nationals skipper Dusty Baker. The Mets held a club option on Collins for 2016, and instead rewarded him with a two-year deal.The Mets...