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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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  • Breathing life into the game

    Breathing life into the game
    If you compiled a roster of world-class athletes with asthma, the list would be long — and impressive. From marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, to former NBA stars Dennis Rodman and Dominique Wilkins, to tennis star Mary Joe Fernandez and Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, asthmatics have set records and won medals in nearly every sport imaginable.
  • Who said it? A look back

    Who said it? A look back
    During this Black History Month, consider the following thoughts on politics, life and race from 10 famous African-Americans. See if you can match the quote with the person who said it. The famous quote: 1. "Surely the day will come when color means...

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'
    Wonder Girl The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Don Van Natta Jr. Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99 So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....

    Olympian Brittney Reese will be 'providing motivation' at 4A track championships

    Olympian Brittney Reese will be 'providing motivation' at 4A track championships
    Brittney Reese will have to wait a few months to try and capture an Olympic gold, but she'll get to hand out a few medals in the mean time. The four-time and current long jump world champion will be on hand at the Maryland Class 4A track and field...

    'Herb Ritts: L.A. Style' at Getty with fashion, celeb photographs

     
    “Herb Ritts: L.A. Style” opens at the Getty Museum, with 87 photographs, some of which have never before been published, alongside examples of the L.A. photographer's magazine covers and commercial video projects. They highlight Ritts’...