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Larry Bird
Larry Bird
Larry Bird One of the greatest basketball players of all time emerged from the small town of French Lick, Indiana. With a population of 2,059 people, around 1,600 of them came to watch the Valley High basketball games, especially the blond-haired shooting whiz with a funny smile named Larry Joe Bird. Following a sophomore season that was shortened by a broken ankle, Bird erupted as a junior. Springs Valley went 19-2 and young Larry became a local celebrity. Generous fans always seemed to be will
Clay Beats Liston: February 25, 1964
Clay Beats Liston: February 25, 1964
Clay Beats Liston: February 25, 1964 From the accounts of various Kentucky newspapers, I was able to learn a few facts about Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, as well as the attitudes of his fellow Kentuckians. The first thing I noticed in all the newspapers that I viewed was that almost all the articles written about the fight were written by writers from either the Associated Press (AP) or United Press International (UPI). This displayed three things about the Kentucky press, first
Stephon Marbury
Stephon Marbury
Stephon Marbury Stephon Marbury is a basketball phenomenon. Mr. Marbury has been known by the basketball world at the young age of eleven. Many pressures and confrontations have encountered Mr. Marbury throught his entire basketball career. These began when he was a young child and they still accompany him. Many people from Brooklyn, New York, the city in which Stephon Marbury was born and raised, have known about his basketball skills for an extremely long time because ...he was dribbling on a
Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano On Sept. 1, 1923 Mr. and Mrs. Pierino Marchegiano of Brockton, MA became the proud parents of a lively twelve pound baby boy. The child was named Rocco Marchegiano, but the world would one day know him as the legendary boxer Rocky Marciano. When bambino Rocco was 18 months of age, he contracted pneumonia. Although the infection nearly killed him, his exceptionally strong constitution enabled him to survive without impairment. As a pre-teenager, Rocky relished his mother's Italia
Muhammed Ali
Muhammed Ali
Muhammed Ali Muhammed Ali In some people?s eyes Muhammed Ali is the greatest boxer ever. He has always been classified as great! He was even classified as the greatest athlete in the 20th century by Sports Illustrated. He was the first to win the heavyweight title three times! He was a worldwide entertainer, and millions of people enjoyed watching his style. He was also very controversial because of his religious beliefs, his name change from Cassius Clay to Muhammed Ali and his refusal to fight
Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson The L.A. Lakers in the 1980?s were a basketball powerhouse with household names such as James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kurt Rambis who would doubt it. They had class and displayed it on the court. Kareem could pull up for his patented sky hook, they could dish to Worthy for the dunk and Rambis could pull down a rebound, but without a certain Magic there would be no showtime in L.A. A certain young player who had it all, a flashy smile and a great no look pass. That certain p
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe James Francis Thorpe accomplished without argument what no other athlete in history has. The Sac and Fox Indian won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon in the 1912 Olympic games in Sweden and played both professional football and professional baseball. His feats on the football field put him on the 1911 and 1912 All-American football teams. In 1920 he became the first president of the American Professional Football Association (later to become the NFL). In 1951, he was one of
George C. Wallace
George C. Wallace
George C. Wallace George Wallace The 1960's were characterized as an era full of turmoil. During this era, one of the most controversial topics was the fight over civil rights. One of the key political figures against civil rights movement and pro-segregation was George Wallace. Wallace represented the racist southern view. Many Americans were segregationist, but Wallace was adamant about the topic. Many established political figures were assassinated, during the 1960's. Martin Luther King, JFK,
Don Cherry
Don Cherry
Don Cherry Don Cherry, born and raised in Kingston Ontario, is known for his openness, often debatable and always amusing commentary. Mr. Cherry can be seen weekly during the National Hockey League season. He has a segment during the first intermission, every Saturday on CBC's Hockey Night In Canada called the Coach's Corner. Don grew up playing hockey, for he was playing in the OHL by the time he was 17. Unfortunately, Don never made it big, but he managed to make his way around the minor leagu
Roberto Baggio
Roberto Baggio
Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio was born on February 18, 1967 to his mother Matilde and his father Fiorindo, in the small Italian town of Caldogno which is located north of the city of Vicenza. His brothers and sisters are Gianna, Walter, Carla, Giorgio, Anna Maria, Nadia, and Eddy. Roberto had much freedom as a child. His father often took him to a soccer field where he stayed until late evening. Roberto's passion for soccer was evident. Roberto started his soccer career in his home town of Caldo
The 1930?s: The Good Times And The Bad Times
The 1930?s: The Good Times And The Bad Times
The 1930?s: The Good Times and The Bad Times The decade of the 1930?s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930?s to mend America?s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, th
100 Years Of History
100 Years Of History
100 Years of History CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, t
NCAA clears AU; investigation into former players, Newton turned up no
NCAA clears AU; investigation into former players, Newton turned up no
AUBURN -- Not a shred of toilet pa?per adorned the oak trees at Toomer's Corner on Wednesday, but there were cheers throughout the Auburn University campus. The NCAA has cleared the Tigers' football team of major violations. A 13-month investigation into a bevy of allegations involving several former players -- most notably quarterback Cam Newton -- turned up no evidence of sig?nificant wrongdoing, the NCAA said in a statement. I feel very confident about the way we run this program and I've s
Logan Glover
Logan Glover
Logan Glover Mrs.Eason ENG 101 September 25 , 2016 On the Lanes A vast number of sports are not often seen because of the overwhelming popularity of baske tball and football. Bowling, one of those sports, is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. The sport of bowling has been growing in recent years due to organizations such as ESPN and CBS showing it on T.V. Also , several celebrities have made their own teams, such as Kevin Hart and his Philadelphia Hitman. W hat is
Logan Glover
Logan Glover
 Logan Glover Mrs. Eason September 20, 2015 On the Lanes There are a ton of sports that these day are not seen often because of the overwhelming popularity of basketball and football. Bowling has got to be one of the most underrated sports in today's society. While it has been growing slowly in recent years due to organizations such as ESPN and CBS showing it on the air. Also several celebrities has made their own teams, such as Kevin Hart and his Philadelphia Hitman. There are many factors t
The New York Yankees
The New York Yankees
The New York Yankees The New York Yankees are without dispute the most successful franchise in baseball history. They have captured 33 American League pennants and 22 World Series Championships, which is far more than any other franchise in baseball. Baseball?s greatest players have played proudly wearing the pinstripes. But those facts alone are not what the Yankees are about. The Yankees are so much more than just a team that wins championships. It is the players (past and present) and the sto
Sacred Hoops
Sacred Hoops
Sacred Hoops Introduction Does religion, spirituality, business, and personal lives have areas of overlap in the way one develops their social and inner personality? Do people have more then one mask or are they all the same mask expressing themselves in different ways? These are the questions that came to mind when reading the foreword, written by Senator Bill Bradley, of the autobiography Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson. I soon learned that we all have many masks that are worn at different time
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson He was the first black person to ever be at bat in the Major Leagues, and made his name famous. But now, everyone seems to have forgotten this great legend. So I hope that this will refresh your memory, had if you?ve never heard of him this is what happened in his life: Born on January 31 1919 in Cairo Ga., Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson, he was raised on the Sasser Plantation. He grew up without a father who left for Florida with another mans w
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan Who Influenced Michael Jordan to Become the Player and Person He is Today? I. Introduction A. Background B. Thesis Statement II. Body A. Childhood of MJ B. MJ the Child Player C. The College Years D. MJ- The Pro Athlete 1. Life in the NBA 2. Life in the MLB E. Back to the NBA 1. Bye, Bye, Bye (Retirement from the Game) III. Conclusion IV. Appendixes A. Charts and Statistics V. Works Cited Page Davis 2 Introduction Well everyone has they?re own opinion about Michael Jordan, but one
Sydney Crosby
Sydney Crosby
Biography - Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby was born on August 7, 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Troy and Trina Crosby. He got a knack for hockey at a very early age, shooting pucks in the basement when he was just two years old and putting numerous dents in the family dryer. His father was a goalie, having played major junior hockey with the Verdun Juniors and was a 12th round draft pick of the Montreal Canadians in 1984. Though he never played professional hockey, he did put his son on the right