After a year as a backup, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Dumars became a starter in 1986-87 and was soon recognized as one of the finest defensive guards in the league he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1986 and to the NBA's all-defensive team in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 1993.
As the #1 draft pick for the '69 Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Greene became the cornerstone of the franchise that dominated the NFL in the '70s. During his twelve year career, he was twice selected as NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
The combination of Joe Morgan's baseball accomplishments, broadcasting excellence, business success and community service truly make him a "Complete Package." Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1990, Joe is arguably the best second baseman ever. He was the missing part that made Cincinnati's Big Red Machine the best team of the 1970s. He played in four World Series and was a winner in three.
Prior to coming to the NHL in the 1986-87 season, Joe Nieuwendyk attended Cornell University and while there, he played for their hockey team for three seasons. After university, he played for the Canadian National Team.
On December 21, 2005, Sakic was named captain of Team Canada for the 2006 Winter Olympics. He is the 11th all-time points scorer in the NHL and 2nd among active players (behind Steve Yzerman), and widely considered one of the NHL's most talented players.
John Davidson joined ABC Sports in September 1999 as a studio analyst for ABC Sports' National Hockey League game telecasts.Davidson is the respected voice of the New York Rangers on MSG Network.
John McEnroe embodies the American spirit. For two decades, he set an unparalleled standard of excellence both on and off the court. His pursuit of perfection and intensity to win have made him a popular champion and a tennis legend for the ages.
From the moment he stepped into the head coaching position at Georgetown University in 1972, John Thompson told his team, which had compiled a 3-23 record the previous year, that the program would someday win a national championship.
Considered by many the greatest catcher in history because of his combination of defensive skill, offensive power, and durability, Johnny Bench was one of the leaders of Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" that won six Eastern Division titles, four NL pennants, and two world championships during the 1970s.
Johnny Miller is recognized in all aspects of the world of golf: as a player, commentator and course designer.Golf has always been at the center of Johnny Miller's life and he shares his stories of what it takes to be a winner on and off the course with audiences around the country. Elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame, Johnny Miller's career has always been centered around the game of golf. He has a great desire to make even more significant contributions to golf with a legacy in the design of courses throughout the world.
Jonny won the gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics in the freestyle mogul event. He revolutionized skiing by bringing a non-traditional, "extreme" style to the event and became world famous for his "360 mute grab". He came home a national hero, and has been competing in other events and enjoying his celebrity status since then.
Jordyn Wieber is an American artistic gymnast. She is the 2011 All-Around World Champion, the 2011 U.S. Senior National Champion and the 2011 American Cup Champion.
Outfielder for the 2010 American League Champion Texas Rangers; Named the Most Valuable Player of the ALCS 2010 and 2010 MLB Player of the Year by "The Sporting News"
Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer who has been featured on CNN and in USA TODAY and has spoken across the country to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner city public schools to the White House.
Inspired by his father, Montoya began racing at a young age, and claimed his first karting championship at the age of six. Juan Pablo went on to win a number of Colombian championships before moving to compete in the US at the age of 17.
On August 7, 2000, Julie Krone became the first woman honored in Thoroughbred racing's national Hall of Fame. Over 19 seasons she won 17% of her races and rode horses earning more than $81 million. Along the way she set or tied a number of records-some for female jockeys, others regardless of gender.
The boy who became "Dr. J" began life in a public housing project but his talent, hard work and determination were to take him a long way. One of the most exciting and talented players in the history of professional basketball, Julius Erving literally changed how the game is played.
Kasey Kahne established himself among the elite of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series in 2006 in only his third season of competition in NASCAR’s premier series.
Hernandez was indisputably the best-fielding first baseman of his time, winning eleven straight Gold Gloves and setting major league records for most seasons leading league first basemen in double plays (six) and lifetime assists by a first baseman.
The New York native is perhaps best known from his days on ESPN SportsCenter in the 1990's when his witty lines and carefully phrased insights captured the imagination of sports fans around the country.
Ken Griffey Jr. was born George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. on November 21, 1969 in Pittsburgh suburb of Donora, Pennsylvania and is a Major League Baseball player. Griffey shares not only the same birthday, but also the same birthplace as Hall of Famer Stan Musial. He is considered to be one of the greatest outfielders in baseball history.
Works as a studio analyst with host Ernie Johnson for TNT and TBS telecasts. Joined Turner Sports for the end of the 1997-98 regular season and playoffs, primarily as a studio analyst.
Kerri Strug (born November 19, 1977) is an American gymnast from Tucson, Arizona. Strug was trained by the legendary coach Bela Karolyi, and joined the United States national team in 1991.
Kerri Lee Walsh (Born August 15, 1978) is an American beach volleyball player. Walsh was born in the U.S. state of California to Tim and Margie Walsh, and grew up in Saratoga.
Kevin Harvick (born December 8, 1975 in Bakersfield, California) is an American race car driver and car owner, competing in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series for Richard Childress, driving the #29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet, and owning his own #6 GM Goodwrench and #92 Yard-Man Chevrolet Silverados in the Craftsman Truck Series and the #33 Old Spice / The Outdoor Channel Chevrolet in the Busch Series.
Kevin Johnson is a businessman, community activist, philanthropist, world-class athlete and former national television personality. Always ambitious and goal oriented, at only 36 years of age, Johnson has received numerous awards and accolades for both his work on and off the basketball court. While all of his accomplishments to date hold a special meaning for him, Kevin Johnson has only begun to make his mark.
Kevin Kennedy (born May 26, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a former manager in American Major League Baseball and a current television host for Fox Sports' baseball coverage.
From 1980-81 through the 1991-92 season, Kevin McHale teamed with Larry Bird and Robert Parish to form one of the greatest frontlines in professional basketball history with the Boston Celtics.
Kirk Herbstreit has been an ESPN college football studio analyst since August 1996, joining host Chris Fowler and co-analyst Lee Corso on "College GameDay."
Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978(1978-08-23)) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.
"Always dream," says Olympic champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi always dreamed of becoming an Olympic champion and her dedication to that dream paid off. Through her hard work and determination, Kristi won the gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics.
Kurt Steven Angle was born December 9, 1968 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania and is an American 1996 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and a professional wrestler.
Kyle Busch (born May 2, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a rookie driver in the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and is the youngest driver ever to win a race in Nextel Cup and Craftsman Truck history.
Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and athlete. Despite being born with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees, Kyle's wrestled for one of the best teams in the Southeast, set records in weightlifting, fought in mixed martial arts, and most recently became the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
Landon Donovan is the most electrifying soccer player America has ever produced. Once a well-kept secret, the 20-year-old scoring machine exploded on to the global scene during World Cup 2002
Larry Bowa is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and manager who played an important role for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980 when they won their first World Series Championship.
Larry started his career at Birmingham International Raceway, the same track where The Famous "ALABAMA GANG" launched thier careers into the Nascar Winston Cup record books! Larry has continued to carry on this tradition in a way that can't be matched.
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