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Alan Hopgood

Alan Hopgood  

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(1934– )Australian actor and playwright. In 1963 the Union Repertory Theatre, Melbourne, staged his first major play, And the Big Men Fly, which focuses on Australian Rules football (the major ...
Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson  

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(b. 25 August 1927; d. 28 September 2003), tennis player.Althea Gibson was the first person to break the color barrier in tennis. Gibson’s integration of tennis in 1950 occurred ...
amusements and recreation

amusements and recreation  

Dickens had a profound interest in popular recreation, and reference to it suffuses his early fiction and his journalism throughout his life. His basic philosophy can be found in the ...
André Obey

André Obey  

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(b. Douai, France, 8 May 1892; d. Montsoreau, France, 12 April 1975)Playwright and actor-manager. Obey was Copeau's dramatist, and his plays Noé (Noah, 1931), a witty reinterpretation of the ...
Anna of Savoy

Anna of Savoy  

Empress; baptismal name Ioanna; born 1306?, died Thessalonike ca.1365 (R.J. Loenertz, OrChrP 21 [1955] 218). Daughter of Count Amadeo V of Savoy, Anna married Emp. Andronikos III Palaiologos in Oct. ...
applause

applause  

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Spectators' appreciation for performances has often been demonstrated through the clapping of hands. Applause is part of a larger set of social behaviours intimately related to the reception of ...
Appreciation

Appreciation  

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The term appreciation is used in literary and art criticism for the act apprehending a work of art with enjoyment. In art theory and literary theory, the concept of appreciation ...
arena and in-the-round

arena and in-the-round  

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An ancient form of staging which acquired a new importance in modernist theatre. The spectators sit in elevated tiers surrounding a central performance space (which may be of any shape ...
Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe  

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(1943–93)An African-American born in Richmond, Virginia, USA, who showed precocious tennis talent from the age of 8. He attended UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) on a tennis scholarship ...
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias  

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(1911–1956),American athlete. Babe Didrikson Zaharias captured the popular imagination with her accomplishments in multiple sports, as well as with her courageous fight with cancer. She burst onto ...
Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds  

(b. 24 July 1964),record-setting Major League Baseball player. Barry Bonds has set many records in Major League Baseball, but he has also been accused of involvement in a major drug scandal.[...]
Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders  

(b. 16 July 1968),professional football player. Barry Sanders, perhaps the most electrifying, elusive, and breathtaking runner in National Football League (NFL) history, was born in Wichita, Kansas. ...
baseball

baseball  

The fascination of early-twenty-first-century baseball fans with Alex Rodríguez, Sammy Sosa, and Nomar Garciaparra and with Hispanic ballplayers as a whole belies a longer history of participation in ...
basketball

basketball  

James Naismith, an instructor at the YMCA Training School at Springfield College in Massachusetts, invented basketball in 1891 as an indoor winter game. The object was to throw a soccer ...
bicycle

bicycle  

Riding became popular in Ireland because the roads were and are comparatively less crowded. Though John Boyd Dunlop invented the pneumatic tyre in Belfast in 1889, he was not a ...
BILL Russell

BILL Russell  

(b. 12 February 1934),basketball champion. William Felton “Bill” Russell was born in Monroe, Louisiana, the son of Charles Russell, a worker at a paper-bag factory, and Katie Russell, a ...
Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King  

1943– )US tennis player and one of the greatest players of all time, who won a record twenty Wimbledon titles.In a long tennis career, King competed in over one hundred singles matches at Wimbledon ...
Black Coaches Association

Black Coaches Association  

The Black Coaches Association (BCA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to address the disparity between the high percentage of minority professional and collegiate athletes and the low percentage ...
Bob Gibson

Bob Gibson  

(b. 9 November 1935),baseball pitcher. Robert Gibson was born Pack Gibson in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Pack Gibson, a mill worker who died before Bob's birth, and Victoria ...
boxing

boxing  

Developed from uncontrolled encounters, in which wrestling, kicking, gouging, biting, hair‐pulling, and kicking opponents when down were practised. Early prize fights went on until one of the ...

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