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Today in sports history for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

1918 - 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 Garden...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-16
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Black golfer recognized for breaking first racial barriers on the links

...University of St. Andrews, Scotland for being the first black golfer to receive a Professional Golfers Association tour card. That...major championships in tennis, to become the second black woman golfer on the LGPA Tour. Powell said she endured some of same treatment...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-19/black-golfer-recognized-breaking-first
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Today in sports history

...Billy Cannon voted 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 captures the Heisman Trophy.1984...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-01/today-sports-history
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Time for tee

...Juneau's oldest community sports organizations is holding a golfer's dream this weekend as the Juneau Golf Club hosts a hole-in-one...tournament on July 26 on the golf course. In that competition a golfer chooses just one club to play the whole course. And this course...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-11/time-tee
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Today in sports history

...the PGA championship by two strokes over Dave Ragan to become the fourth golfer to win the three major United States titles.1968 - Arnold Palmer becomes the first PGA golfer to earn $1 million over his career despite losing by one stroke to Julius...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-21
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Today in sports history

...Beverly Hanson wins the Eastern Open by three strokes over Babe Zaharias in her first start on the LPGA Tour. Hanson is the only golfer to win a tournament in her first professional start.1961 - Mickey Wright beats defending champion Betsy Rawls by six strokes...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-01/today-sports-history
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Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

...support.Even so, it was hailed as an important step by golf organizations, public officials, sponsors and even a prominent golfer."I am thrilled the R&A has voted overwhelmingly to allow female members. This is a great day for golf and a historic one...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-19/royal-ancient-votes-admit-female-membe
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Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova in US Open

...a Grand Slam quarterfinal since the 2012 Australian Open.In the meantime, she was best known for getting engaged to star golfer Rory McIlroy - then getting dumped in late May after wedding invitations had gone out.Wozniacki lost in the first round at...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-01/wozniacki-outlasts-sharapova-us-open
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Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

...it's what I think about when I get up in the morning. It's what I think about when I go to bed. I just want to be the best golfer that I can be. And I know if I can do that, then trophies like this are within my capability."McIlroy put an end to this...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-21/rory-mcilroy-wins-british-open-3rd-maj
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A long-drive lesson? Jack Nicklaus still rules.

...time Spieth arrived close to 2 p.m., his caddie, Michael Greller, a former sixth-grade teacher, looked over at the golfer and counseled, "I wouldn't even try."Spieth was wolfing down a sandwich with a mischievous gleam in his eye. Alongside...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-06/long-drive-lesson-jack-nicklaus-still-
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