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Black golfer recognized for breaking first racial barriers on the links

...despite having won PGA tournaments in 1967 and 1969 and the 1975 PGA Seniors' Championship.Renee Powell followed Althea Gibson, who had won major championships in tennis, to become the second black woman golfer on the LGPA Tour. Powell said...

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Today in Sports History

...Cooper beats countryman Malcolm Anderson to win the men's title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships. Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard for the women's title.1969 - Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey 6-2, 6-2 to capture the U...

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Today in Sports History

...United States beating Britain 8-4.1949 - The United States wins the Davis Cup, beating Australia 4-1.1950 - Althea Gibson becomes the first black player to compete in the U.S. Open. Gibson wins her first round match, defeating Barbara...

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Today in sports history

...United States wins the first international yacht race. The schooner named "America" beats 14 British yachts.1950 - Althea Gibson becomes the first black tennis player to be accepted in competition for the national championship.1957 - Floyd Patterson...

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Today in Sports History

...6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title. Williams is the first black women's champion at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957-58.2006 - Amelie Mauresmo rallies from a set down to beat Justine Henin-Hardenne, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-08/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...Comiskey Park, Chicago. The American League beats the National League 4-2 on Babe Ruth's two-run homer.1957 - Althea Gibson becomes the first black to win a title at the All England Lawn Tennis Club by beating Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2 in...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-06/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...Jack Kramer wins his first U.S. men's singles titles with a 9-7, 6-3, 6-0 win over Tom Brown.1957 - Althea Gibson becomes the first black to win the U.S. Open, beating Louise Brough, 6-3, 6-2. Australia's Malcolm Anderson...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-08
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Today In Sports History

...Jack Kramer wins his first U.S. men's singles titles with a 9-7, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Tom Brown.1957 - Althea Gibson becomes the first black to win the U.S. Open, beating Louise Brough, 6-3, 6-2. Australia's Malcolm Anderson...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-08/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...the identical lineup in both games.1949 - The United States wins the Davis Cup, beating Australia 4-1.1950 - Althea Gibson becomes the first black player to compete in the U.S. Open. Gibson wins her first-round match, defeating Barbara...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-28/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...eighth inning to tie the score and with two out in the 12th, Ferrell connected again for the game-winner. 1950 - Althea Gibson becomes the first black tennis player to be accepted in competition for the national championship.1957 - Floyd Patterson...

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