Month: February 2016

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Black sports history fact #29

Lewis Hamilton has achieved worldwide fame as the first and only Black Formula One race car driver. The British driver has more wins on the F1 circuit than anyone else from his country, and is poised to dominate for years to come. Born Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton on January 7, 1985, the future speedster was […]

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Inside Thunder

The final stretch of an instant classic

“I was proud of our guys in the way they competed in the game and certainly offensively. Golden State being the team they are offensively. I thought it was a great defensive performance for us in the first half. I thought we really defended really well. We let Curry get loose a few times, I […]

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Black sports history fact #28

A lot of people are familiar with the old Negro Baseball Leagues, but less have heard about the African American basketball teams known as “the Black Fives”, named after the starting five players. Since the 1891 start of U.S. basketball, white-owned, professional sports leagues excluded black athletes. African Americans formed their own  professional basketball teams, […]

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Black sports history fact #27

The National Hockey League has seen a resurgence of Black players in recent times and Montreal Canadiens’ defenseman P.K. Subban is emerging as one of the game’s brightest stars. Beyond Subban’s athletic ability, he’s also known as one of the sport’s most charitable athletes after his record donation to a Canadian children’s hospital. At 6-feet and […]

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High School Sports

Mustang rolls over Norman

Friday night was the start of the 6A playoffs and the defending state champions played like they were on a mission tonight…the defending state champions being Jakolby Long and the Mustang Broncos. They played Norman, and from the jump it was clear that this would be a dominating win for them. However, no one expected […]

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Black sports history fact #26

Floyd “The Gentleman of Boxing” Patterson was born in Waco, North Carolina. At 17 he won his first Olympic Gold at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. At 21, Patterson became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight championship.

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Black sports history fact #25

Nathaniel “Nate” Northington and the late Greg Page were the first Black athletes to integrate the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference and the first two Black football players signed by the University of Kentucky. Together, they opened the doors for the signing of other Black players for the team and the SEC overall. Northington,born in 1947, and Page […]

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