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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 10, the 191st day of 2005 with 174 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 8, the 98th day of 2005 with 267 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2004 with 110 to follow.
By United Press International

Tennis great Arthur Ashe on 2005 stamp

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the image of Arthur Ashe for a 37-cent stamp, during opening ceremonies Saturday at the U.S. Open in New York.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2004 with 174 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, April 8, the 99th day of 2004 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

Commentary: Althea, we won't forget

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- There was a significant passing in the sports world last week, and it hardly got anymore than lip service.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Managing Editor

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2003 with 110 to follow.
By United Press International

Sampras to make retirement official

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Pete Sampras, one of the winningest players ever on the ATP Tour, will announce his retirement from tennis Aug. 25 in a ceremony at the U.S. Open.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 10, the 191st day of 2003 with 174 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Decline of the black golf pro

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- The controversy over the male-only membership policy of the Augusta National Golf Club, host of this week's Masters Tournament, is often seen as a replay of the disputes over the racial integration of golf. Yet, after civil rights triumphs, the history of
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2003 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2001 with 110 to follow.
By United Press International

U.S. Open champions

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Sampras storms past Roddick into semis

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Pete Sampras turned Andy Roddick's dream match into a nightmare Thursday night, defeating the 20-year-old in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, in the quarterfinals
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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)
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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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