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Sluman, Funk team up for Legends of Golf title

...Mo. - Jeff Sluman and Fred Funk teamed to win the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf on Sunday, and Jim Colbert and Jim Thorpe topped the Legends Division for players 65 and older.Sluman and Funk finished with 6-under 48 at Top of the Rock...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-06-08/sluman-funk-team-legends-gol
Michaux: Jim Dent won't forget a man like Pete Brown

...the ones left are getting older and less visible. Dent is 75 and has been retired from the Champions Tour since 2010. Jim Thorpe is 66 and only plays occasionally on the senior circuit. Chuck Thorpe is 68. Lee Elder is 80. Charlie Owens is 85...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-05-02/michaux-jim-dent-wont-forget
Mitchell-Fletcher a marquee matchup

...Texas, -- Wisconsin cornerback Jamar Fletcher, the Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top defensive back, insists...been humble leading up the Sun Bowl. On winning the Jim Thorpe Award, he said: "I was shocked. Just to be up for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/29/col_303893.shtml
College
SEC notes: Donnan believes Bailey will carry Thorpe Award

The Heisman talk has subsided, but Champ Bailey is still strong candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes annually to the nation's top defensive back. Georgia coach Jim Donnan expects his junior cornerback/wideout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/13/col_244547.shtml
College
College notes: Former Josey player a finalist for award

...safety at Tennessee, is among three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation's top defensive...against Kentucky. The Thorpe Award, presented by the Jim Thorpe Association in Oklahoma City, will be presented Dec...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/25/col_275886.shtml
College
ESPN picks Jordan as No. 1

...the century. Rounding out the ESPN top 10 were Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Wayne Gretzky, Jesse Owens, Jim Thorpe, Willie Mays, Jack Nicklaus and Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Twenty-five of the 48 people on the panel selecting the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/27/oth_279819.shtml
Other sports
Top athletes of the century

...place vote through one point for a 100th place vote: Pts 1. Babe Ruth (5) 1551 2. Michael Jordan (4) 1524 3. Jim Thorpe (3) 1471 4. Muhammad Ali (2) 1462 5. Wayne Gretzky 1368 6. Jim Brown 1333 7. Joe Louis (1) 1327 8. Jesse Owens...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/12/oth_277517.shtml
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Elder broke Augusta National color barrier 40 years ago

...turned 50, he began playing on the Senior Tour. He won eight times on that circuit.Black golfers Calvin Peete and Jim Thorpe followed in Elder's footsteps by qualifying for the Masters. But they, too, struggled to find success at Augusta...

http://augusta.com/masters/story/history/elder-broke-augusta-national-color-barr
Tennessee Volunteers' freshmen class keeps it in the family

...guys, Tennessee's always been close to our hearts," said defensive back Elliott Berry, the younger brother of 2009 Jim Thorpe Award winner Eric Berry and the son of former Tennessee running back James Berry. "Just the fact we're in this position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-18/tennessee-volunteers-fres
Famed Tech football at auction

...from the collection include a 1906 World Series game ball, gloves worn by Dempsey and a pair of football cleats worn by Jim Thorpe in the filming of a movie about his life. The LA84 Foundation does not have information about how Schroeder, who died...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/georgia-tech/2014-08-06/famed-tech-football-