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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
By United Press International

Pate leads seniors at Allianz Championship

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Jerry Pate holed out an eagle from the fairway at 13 and birdied 18 Saturday to take the 36-hole lead in the seniors' Allianz Championship at Boca Raton, Fla.

Pate takes Turtle Bay with a two-under 70

KAHUKU, Hawaii, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Jerry Pate won a windy Turtle Bay Championship in Hawaii Sunday with a two-under 70.

Morgan has two-shot lead in senior golf

KAHUKU, Hawaii, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Gil Morgan managed an even-par 72 in the wind Saturday to maintain his two-stroke lead through two rounds of the seniors Turtle Bay Championship.

Doyle leads Funk at Champions Tour opener

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Allen Doyle turned in a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Fred Funk at the opening tournament on the 2008 senior Champions Tour.

Purtzer leads first '08 Champions tourney

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Tom Purtzer opened the Champions Tour season with a 10-under 62 Friday that left him one shot in front at the MasterCard Championship in Hawaii.

McFadden, Tebow highlight college awards

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Darren McFadden and Tim Tebow, both finalists for the Heisman Trophy, claimed major college football honors Thursday.

Jim Thorpe wins at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jim Thorpe Sunday won the Champions Tour’s Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Sonoma, Calif., by three strokes over Fred Funk and Denis Watson.

Denis Watson has one-shot lead at Schwab

SONOMA, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Denis Watson shot a 4-under 68 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the seniors Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Sonoma, Calif.

Romero moves in front on Champions Tour

SONOMA, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Eduardo Romero made two late birdies to hold off a charge by Denis Watson Friday and led by one after 36 holes of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Thorpe, Romero share Champions lead

SONOMA, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Jim Thorpe and Eduardo Romero had 8-under 64s Thursday, to forge a tie for first after one round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Sonoma, Calif.

Langer leads seniors by four strokes

SPRING, Texas, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer shot a 7-under 65 Saturday for a four-shot lead after two rounds of the Administaff Small Business Classic at Spring, Texas.

Weibring leads Thorpe at 3M Championship

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- D.A. Weibring shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Jim Thorpe after two rounds of the seniors 3M Championship.

Thorpe, Jenkins share Champions Tour lead

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Tom Jenkins and Jim Thorpe took advantage of ideal scoring conditions Friday to fire rounds of 8-under 64, leaving them tied in the lead at the 3M Championship.
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Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated to Bright Path) (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (mixed Caucasian and American Indian). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball. He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he was paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics, thus violating the amateurism rules. In 1983, 30 years after his death, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) restored his Olympic medals.

Of Native American and European American ancestry, Thorpe grew up in the Sac and Fox nation in Oklahoma. He played as part of several All-American Indian teams throughout his career, and "barnstormed" (played mainly in small towns) as a professional basketball player with a team composed entirely of American Indians.

His professional sports career ended during the Great Depression; and Thorpe struggled to earn a living after that. He worked several odd jobs, struggled with alcoholism, and lived his last years in failing health and poverty.

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