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Today in sports history

...the Fort Wayne Pistons 99-88 to win the NBA championship in five games.1963 - Jack Nicklaus, at 23, becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters, beating Tony Lema by a stroke.1985 - New Jersey's Herschel Walker rushes for a USFL-record 233 yards...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-07/today-sports-history
Sports
Masters watch

...hard for tennis star Caroline Wozniacki to just be a face in the crowd at the Masters.Wozniacki is following her fiance, golfer Rory McIlroy, around Augusta National for the opening round - and her bright pink hair stands out.Wozniacki drew stares when...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-11/masters-watch
Sports
US college sports system a rarity across the globe

...state-controlled system, choosing their own coaches and taking charge of their careers, including tennis star Li Na and young golfer Feng Shanshan.ENGLANDEngland hasn't won a major title in soccer since the 1966 World Cup and the way talent is developed...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-28/us-college-sports-system-rarity-across
Sports
Today In Sports History

...Fame in the second year of voting.1952 - The Professional Golfers Association approves the participation of blacks in golf tournaments...corner gives the Irish the lead.1992 - John Cook is the first golfer in PGA history to chip in on two consecutive holes to win a...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-19/today-sports-history
Sports
Today In Sports History

DECEMBER 161918 - Jack Dempsey knocks out Carl Morris in 14 seconds in a heavyweight bout in New Orleans.1930 - Golfer Bobby Jones wins the first James E. Sullivan Award.1940 - Joe Louis knocks out Al McCoy in the sixth round at the Boston...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-16/today-sports-history
Sports
Ivanovic ends Williams' streak in Australian upset

...The crowd was evenly divided at first but, sensing an upset, started backing Ivanovic, the former girlfriend of Australian golfer Adam Scott, as the match progressed.After dropping serve twice in the first set, Ivanovic didn't face another break point...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-20/ivanovic-ends-williams-streak-australi
Sports
Sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

...but I've been influenced by him," golfer Tiger Woods said. "I got a chance to...love for so many people."South African golfer Ernie Els said that from around 1996 onwards...Mandela would cross paths regularly as the golfer, one of South Africa's greatest sportsmen...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-08/sporting-tributes-nelson-mandela
Sports
Hit the JACC Putt opens Wednesday

...well as several other family favorites. Golfers vote for their favorite holes, and a...on the Greens: The Academy Awards." Golfers are invited to come as their favorite...it will be a "Superhero Party" and golfers of all ages are invited to come dressed...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-12-15/hit-jacc-putt-opens-wednesday
Neighbors
Today In Sports History

...Cannon is named the Heisman Trophy winner.1973 - Jack Nicklaus wins the Disney World Open to become the first professional golfer to surpass $2 million in career earnings.1980 - South Carolina running back George Rogers is named the Heisman Trophy winner...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-01/today-sports-history
Sports
Death notice: Richard John Newton

...singing and being an undefeated ping pong champion at the Zach Gordon Youth Center Teen Age Club. In his lifetime he was a golfer, skier and bowler, and he won medals in Sierra Vista's Senior Olympics.Richard's Tlingit name was "Eshgaaxk'". He...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-10
Death Notices

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