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Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 13

1923 - The New York Renaissance, the first all-black pro basketball team, is organized. The Rens become one of the dominant basketball teams of the 1920s and 1930s. 1937 - Maribel Vinson wins her ninth and final U.S. figure skating singles championship.
Educator Spotlight: Janna Lelchuk

...all-state art competition. And, of course, my big pride is former Russian class student James Gomez, who worked at the Olympic Games in Sochi last winter as the Russian language translator. Every year, I participate and present at various state...
Today in History

...Afghanistan killed about ten people, including three Americans. Closing ceremonies were held in Athens, Greece, for the Olympic games.Five years ago: Funeral services were held in Boston for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was eulogized by President...
Today In Sports History

AUGUST 11936 - The Olympic Games open in Berlin. The opening ceremonies is presided over by Adolf Hitler.1945 - New York's Mel Ott hits his 500th home run...
NHL won't discuss 2018 Winter Games while in Sochi

...They all seem to want to keep having an opportunity to play for gold on the world's stage every four years."The Olympic Games is obviously a pinnacle of sports and it represents a lot," Canadian forward John Tavares said. "I think it's...
Baseball-softball join together for Olympic bid

ROME - After striking out twice, baseball and softball officials are counting on a combined bid to get back into the Olympics.
Martin wins stage 11 of Tour, Froome keeps lead

...Tour, an undulating time trail in Grenoble. He also finished second behind Bradley Wiggins in the time trial at the Olympic Games last year in London.The ride Wednesday started in Avranches, whose website dates the town's origins to Celts...
Today In Sports History

...McIntire weakened in the 13th and lost 1-0 to the Pirates on an unearned run, finishing with a four-hitter. 1936 - The Olympic Games open in Berlin. The opening ceremonies were presided over by Adolf Hitler.1941 - New York Yankees pitcher Lefty...
Russian Sotnikova wins gold, Kim silver

...Olympic goal had come true."It's the Olympics. And it was a long way for me," she said. "To compete at the Olympic Games, I dreamed of any medal, but frankly speaking, I wanted a gold one."Lipnitskaia was fifth."I wanted to skate...
Jacques Rogge to meet with wrestling leader

...birthplace of the ancient and modern games - condemned "a decision that is clearly in total opposition to the history of the Olympic Games and of sports in general."On Tuesday, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun questioned the IOC decision...


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