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Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide...

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Today in sports history for Sunday, Jan. 18

...his 16 shutouts in 1916 is still the major league record.1958 - Canadian born Willie O'Ree becomes the NHL's first black player for the Boston Bruins.1972 - The Lakers' Jerry West, hits a last second, 20-foot jumper to lead the West team...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-18/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...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 Knapp of Britain 6-2, 6-2...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-28
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Today In Sports History

...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 Knapp of Britain 6-2...

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

...his 16 shutouts in 1916 is still the major league record.1958 - Canadian born Willie O'Ree becomes the NHL's first black player for the Boston Bruins.1972 - The Lakers' Jerry West, hits a last second, 20-foot jumper to lead the West team...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-17/today-sports-history
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This Day in History

...purpose of collective bargaining. In 1947, Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League. In 1954, Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070505/sta_20050705008.shtml
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Around The Bases

...The Cleveland Indians purchased Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League, making him the first black player in the American League.1966 - Atlanta pitcher Tony Cloninger became the first National League player to hit two...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-07-03/around-bases
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This Day in History

...Mecca, killing at least 343 Muslim pilgrims. Jackie Robinson's number 42 was retired 50 years after he became the first black player in major league baseball. In 2002, four U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan when rockets they were trying...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041507/sta_20070415022.shtml
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Around The Bases and Sports Shorts

...and then connected again in the seventh to lift the Athletics to a 4-3 win.1962 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Joining the Dodger infielder in the Cooperstown ceremony are fireballer Bob...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-07-23/around-bases-and-sports-shorts
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This Day in History

...Mecca, killing at least 343 Muslim pilgrims. Jackie Robinson's number 42 was retired 50 years after he became the first black player in major league baseball. In 2002, four U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan when rockets they were trying...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041307/sta_20070413013.shtml
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