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Great Athletes Who We Could Learn From
Written by Kenneth Miller, Sentinel Sports Editor 20 February 2014
Olympic Track Great JESSE OWENS “Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.” The man who broke baseball ... read more >>
Black History Month: Don Barksdale achieved many firsts on and off the basketball court
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 February 2013
While at UCLA, Barksdale became the first black college basketball player to be named to the All-American team.   Even though white teammates did not pass black players the ball often, Barksdale ... read more >>
Black History Month- Josh Gibson: Arguably the greatest home run hitter of all time
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 21 February 2013
Josh Gibson was one of the most famous baseball players in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s, even though he never played in the Major Leagues because owners would not sign black players.  It ... read more >>
Black History Month: The Legend of Golfer John Brooks Dendy
Written by Michael Dean Special to the NNP A from Arizona Informant 14 February 2013
  Before there was Charlie Sifford, Ted Rhodes, Bill Spiller or Lee Elder, there was John Brooks Dendy, the self-made golfer from North Carolina who made a name for himself in the 1930s.   Dendy ... read more >>
Black History Month: Isaac Burns Murphy- One of the Greatest Jockeys of All Time
Written by Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor, jasonl@lasentinel.net) 06 February 2013
Isaac Burns Murphy is arguably the greatest jockey of all time.  By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Isaac ... read more >>
Black History: Charlie Sifford- A Hard Road To Golf Glory
Written by By Rhonda Glenn, USGA.com 06 November 2012
Charlie Sifford won the Los Angeles Open in 1969.  After years of  battling racial prejudice in golf, he was able to get the PGA Tour to drop its Caucasian-only clause in 1961.  Photo by the Associated ... read more >>
Gregory, Stills, Woodard Inducted Into National Black Golf Hall of Fame
Written by Rhonda Glenn USGA 22 March 2012
Ann Gregory, who broke color barriers in golf, won more than 300 golf tournaments, including four United Golfers Association national women’s championships. She also won titles in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, ... read more >>
Sports History: Dorsey wins City championship! 1976
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
Taking a Look Back: Los Angeles Sentinel, March 11, 1976HOT & HEAVY – The action in the all-city 4-A title game between Dorsey and Crenshaw High Friday night at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion was hot and ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: Maggie Hathaway-Community and Civil Rights Activist
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 March 2012
Maggie Hathaway with Ray Charles at the 9th Image Awards in 1976. Maggie Hathaway opened doors for blacks in golf and entertainmentBy Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netMaggie Hathaway ... read more >>
Black History Month: Taking a look back
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 February 2012
 Check out the Sentinel Sports Section on Facebook and Twitter.Sentinel Sports Section Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Los-Angeles-Sentinel-Sports-Section/137328139648009Sentinel ... read more >>
Black History Month: Desegregating college football
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 09 February 2012
Southern football was reserved for white players only, but when USC’s Sam Cunningham ran over, and right by them, Southern whites knew that they needed black athletes to compete. By Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>
Black History Month: The First Black Golfers
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 February 2012
John Shippen played golf in an era before the PGA restricted blacks from the sport.  He played in the U.S. Open six times, twice finishing in fifth place, in 1896 and 1902.Teddy Rhodes sued his way into ... read more >>
Los Angeles' long and rich history of black professional football players
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 August 2011
The Los Angeles Raiders and Los Angeles Rams both played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Marcus Allen (32) was one of many great black athletes to play professional football there. By Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>
Black history: Pioneering African American Tennis Players
Written by Joel Burkett, Sentinel Intern. and Jason Lewis (Sentinel Sports Editor) 04 August 2011
Althea Gibson, right, with Jackie Robinson.  Both of them broke color lines in their sports. Althea Gibson and Bob Ryland were some of the first Black tennis athletes to open the doors for future generations ... read more >>
Black History: Jackie Robinson excelled at a higher level in other sports
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 July 2011
Jackie Robinson’s best sport at UCLA was football, and before becoming a trailblazer by breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, Robinson was a professional football player. By Jason LewisSentinel ... read more >>
Black History: First Black Major League Baseball Player
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 July 2011
John W. “Bud” Fowler, top row center, held the record for most consecutive seasons of a black man playing on white teams (11) until Jackie Robinson broke it in 1956.Fowler’s Page Fence Giants, an ... read more >>
Magic Johnson Greatest of All-Time?
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 June 2011
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The Lonely Price Of Battle
Written by Rhonda Glenn 02 June 2011
Bobby Stroble (left) was drafted in 1965 and served in the 9th Army Infantry Division.  Walter Morgan (right) came back with a new purpose after fighting in Vietnam. The Lonely Price Of BattleAfrican-Americans ... read more >>
Black History: Two great fighters of the same name
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 May 2011
5’1” Barbados Joe Walcott coined the phrase “the bigger they are the harder they fall.”Jersey Joe Walcott became the oldest man to win the heavyweight title in 1951 when he was 37 years old.  ... read more >>
Black History: Alejandro Pompez- The Godfather
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 April 2011
By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.netA pretty much forgotten, but extremely intriguing figure from the 1920s and ‘30s was Alejandro Pompez, who was born in 1890 in Key West, Florida, ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: America’s Golden Girls
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 March 2011
Florence Griffith-Joyner (left) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee are two of the most celebrated female athletes in American sports history. Florence Griffith-Joyner and Jackie Joyner-Kersee combined for five ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: These women played with the big boys
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 March 2011
Toni Stone followed Hank Aaron as the Indianapolis Clowns second baseman in the Negro Leagues By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinel.net During a time when Major League Baseball shunned ... read more >>
Compton College showcases Negro League Exhibit
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 March 2011
A Compton middle school student points to a photo of Jackie Robinson.  He points out that the issue of Life Magazine was only 10 cents. Photo by Jason Lewis   By Jason LewisSentinel Sports Editorjasonl@lasentinelCompton ... read more >>
Women's History Month: Pioneer Gregory Broke Color Barriers
Written by Rhonda Glenn 10 March 2011
 By Rhonda Glenn, USGAwww.usga.org On Sept. 17, 1956, Ann Gregory teed off in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis, becoming the first African-American ... read more >>
Women’s History Month: Before Title IX, The Tigerbelles dominated college sports
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 March 2011
Without much financial assistance from their school, six Tennessee State Tigerbelles qualified for the 1956 Olympics.  (l-r) Mae Faggs, Lucinda Williams, Isabelle Daniels, Coach Ed Temple, Wilma Rudolph, ... read more >>

 

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