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  1. Miami golf a focal point of desegregation

    Farrell Evans

    With the likes of Jackie Robinson joining regular folks like Garth Reeves, Miami's golf courses became a flash point for race relations during the middle of the 20th century, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  2. Althea Gibson was as important as Jackie Robinson

    Jemele Hill

    Fifty years ago today, Althea Gibson became the first African-American to win Wimbledon. And she deserves a prominent place alongside Jackie Robinson and Arthur Ashe.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2007
  3. Kite, Aoki among other inductees

    Charlie Sifford will break down another barrier Monday night when he becomes the first black member inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2004
  4. A pioneer in search of fame

    Did racism keep Herb Carnegie from becoming the Jackie Robinson of hockey? Depends on who you believe.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2004
  5. More than a good newspaperman

    David Aldridge

    David Aldridge pays tribute to Sam Lacy, whose efforts helped Jackie Robinson integrate the majors.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2003
  6. Animals were harmed in making this list

    Jeff Merron

    In honor of the death of Ozzy the osprey, we present the 10 worst cases of sports and animal cruelty.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2003
  7. Where is today's Jackie Robinson?

    David Steele

    Today's athletes seem uninterested in following in the footsteps of Jackie, Ali and Ashe as agents of change.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2003
  8. Althea Gibson broke barriers

    Larry Schwartz

    SportsCentury, ESPN's look at sports in the 20th century examines the Jackie Robinson of the tennis courts.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 30, 2000
  9. Jackie changed face of sports

    Larry Schwartz

    Jackie Robinson broke major league baseball's color barrier in 1947 and two years later won the NL MVP award. SportsCentury: Jackie Robinson airs Thursday at 6 pm ET.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2000
  10. Caddie drops paternity suit against Gallagher-Smith

    A former caddie for LPGA golfer Jackie Gallagher-Smith dropped his lawsuit accusing the golfer of seducing him to get her pregnant.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2006