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Racist letters among FBI sports files

Racist letters among FBI sports files

BOSTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A racist death threat against Boston Celtics coaching legend Red Auerbach is among the recently released FBI files related to New England sports figures.

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Law sparks ugly fight over pretty star pix

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger must decide whether to sign a bill giving an heir more control over a dead star's name and image.

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Federer, Roddick favorites at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Top-seed Roger Federer meets seventh-seeded Nikolay Davydenko and Andy Roddick plays unseeded Mikhail Youzhny Saturday in the semifinals at the 2006 U.S Open.

Sampras is a Hall of Fame nominee

NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Pete Sampras and Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario are the 2007 nominees for the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Sampras won 14 Grand Slam singles championships and was the world's top-ranked men's tennis player for a record 286 weeks.

Agassi ends career with U.S. Open loss

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Tennis great Andre Agassi went into retirement on Sunday after a third-round loss to qualifier Benjamin Becker of Germany at the U.S. Open. At the match in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., Becker used a big serve to send Agassi, a two-time Open champion into retir

Federer reaches 3rd round of U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Roger Federer appeared headed towards a third consecutive U.S. Open title Friday, defeating Tim Henman of Britain in the second round. The victory was Federer's 16th in a row in the Open.

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Pierce tops Mauresmo to reach semis

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Two-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce easily defeated former world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo in an all-French quarterfinal Wednesday at the U.S. Open.

Nadal wins, Gaudio upset at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Second seed Rafael Nadal breezed into the second round at the U.S. Open Monday.
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Arthur Ashe
Mark Indelicato takes part in the Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was a professional tennis player, born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. During his career, he won three Grand Slam titles, putting him among the best ever from the United States. Ashe, an African American, is also remembered for his efforts to further social causes.

Born to parents Arthur Ashe Sr. and Mattie Cordell Cunningham Ashe, Arthur and his younger brother, Johnnie, suffered a tragic loss when their mother died suddenly from heart related complications during routine surgery. Arthur Ashe first attended Maggie L. Walker High School, being coached by Ronald Charity, and later coached by Robert Walter Johnson. Tired of having to travel great distances to play Caucasian youths in segregated Richmond, Ashe accepted an offer from a St. Louis tennis official to move there and attend Sumner High School. Young Ashe was recognized by Sports Illustrated for his playing.

Ashe was awarded a tennis scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1963. That same year, Ashe became the first black player ever selected to the United States Davis Cup team.

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