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By David L. Porter

African american citizens and Latino americans have performed an more and more major position within the ongoing saga of yankee sports—and not only in renowned activities like basketball and baseball. this can be the 1st entire, multisport biographical source to pay attention completely at the accomplishments, achievements, and private struggles of striking African American and Latino American athletes of the final region century. a complete of one hundred seventy five vital modern athletes—113 African american citizens and sixty two Latino Americans—are profiled. so much made major contributions to their activity considering that 1990. Athletes contain Roberto Alomar, Oscar De l. a. Hoya, Forence Griffith Joyner, Evander Holyfield, Michael Johnson, Michael Jordan, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ray Lewis, Sammy Sosa, Serena and Venus Williams, Tiger Woods, and plenty of more.Eighteen activities, from baseball to bobsledding, are lined. The profiles of the boys and girls comprise own history info and athletic occupation achievements via 2002. each one athletic occupation is traced, together with front into recreation, significant accomplishments, documents set, awards and honors, and total effect. Quotations from the athletes enhance every one profile. Bibliographies and images supplement the entries.

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Braun, telephone interview with Marcus Allen agent Mike Ornstein, August 30, 2001; Current Biography Yearbook (1986), pp. 3–6; David L. , African-American Sports Greats: A Biographical Dictionary (Westport, CT, 1995); David L. , Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Football (Westport, CT, 1987); Ira Simmons, Black Knight: Al Davis and His Raiders (Rocklin, CA, 1990). Jack C. Braun RAY ALLEN Basketball (July 20, 1975– ) Ray Allen starred with the Milwaukee Bucks (National Basketball Association) from 1996 to 2003.

He played 90 minutes in all four final playoff contests. He enjoyed a solid 1998 season for the Rapids, again contributing mostly from the defensive midfield position. In 1999, Balboa moved to sweeper and led a Colorado defensive unit that surrendered only 39 goals over 32 games. On four occasions in 1999, he played all 90 minutes. During the 2000 season, he played at least 90 minutes nine times for the Rapids. Balboa’s bicycle kick goal against Tampa Bay on April 15 earned him MasterCard Goal of the Year.

By 1990, he finished second to “Magic” Johnson in the Most Valuable Player (MVP) voting and was declared The Sporting News Player of the Year. 3 points), third in rebounds (7,079), eighth in assists (2,276), and second in field goal percentage. He led Philadelphia in rebounding and field goal percentage seven consecutive seasons and in scoring six straight years. The 76ers usually fared poorly in the NBA playoffs. When Philadelphia failed to qualify for postseason play in 1992, Barkley was traded that June to the Phoenix Suns (NBA) for Jeff Hornacek, Tim Perry, and Andrew Lang.

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