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Johnette Howard

Johnette Howard (Sportswriter.  Born, Pittsburgh, PA, Dec. 13, 1959.)  A 17-year career during which she built a national reputation for excellence preceded Johnette Patrice Howard upon her arrival at Newsday as a featured columnist.  Howard began with the Detroit (Mich.) Free Press in 1982, covering the N.B.A. Pistons.  During her seven years there, she became […]

Tracy Austin

Tracy Austin (Tennis.  Born, Redondo Beach, CA, Dec. 12, 1962.)  Although her career was curtailed first by injury and later by an auto accident, tenacious, pig-tailed Tracy Ann Austin was the youngest women’s singles champion of the United States ever, winning the U.S. Open in 1979 at age 16 years, nine months.  In that tournament, […]

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