|Born||October 30, 1931|
Sabinal, Texas, U.S.
|Died||May 17, 2022 90)(aged|
Thomas Smith (October 30, 1931 – May 17, 2022) was an American sports shooter. He competed in the 50 metre pistol event at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
Willard Carroll Smith II, also known by his stage name the Fresh Prince, is an American actor, rapper, and producer. Smith began his stardom starring as a fictionalized version of himself on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996). Noted for his work in music, television, and film, Smith has achieved and held several US and international box office records. As of 2021, his films have grossed over $9.3 billion globally, making him one of Hollywood's most bankable stars.
LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "King James", he is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time. James has won four NBA championships, four NBA MVP awards, four NBA Finals MVP awards, three All-Star MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals. James has scored the most points in the playoffs, the second most career points, and has the seventh most career assists. He has been selected an NBA All-Star 18 times, to the All-NBA Team a record 18 times, and to the NBA All-Defensive First Team five times. He has competed in ten NBA Finals, the third most all time, including eight consecutively between 2011 and 2018. In 2021, James was selected to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, and in 2022 became the first player in NBA history to accumulate 10,000 or more career points, rebounds, and assists.
The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, or Super Bowl MVP, is presented annually to the most valuable player of the Super Bowl, the National Football League's (NFL) championship game. The winner is chosen by a panel of 16 football writers and broadcasters, and, since Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, fans voting electronically. The media panel's ballots count for 80 percent of the vote tally, while the viewers' ballots make up the other 20 percent. The game's viewing audience can vote on the Internet or by using cellular phones; Media voters are asked to vote with about five minutes remaining in the game, but are allowed to change their mind when the game ends. They can nominate one player from each team, with instructions to count their vote for the player on the winning team. Voters cannot select an entire unit.
Bruce Bernard Smith is a former American football defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 19 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Virginia Tech, where he was a two-time All-American, and was selected first overall by the Bills in the 1985 NFL Draft. Considered one of the greatest defensive ends of all time, Smith is the NFL's all-time career leader in quarterback sacks. Smith also received 11 Pro Bowl selections and eight first-team All-Pro honors, while appearing in four consecutive Super Bowls with the Bills. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
St. Thomas University (STU) is a private Catholic university located in Miami Gardens, Florida. The university’s College of Health Sciences & Technology, College of Law, College of Business and Biscayne College offer 61 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and post-graduate certificate programs on-campus and online. As of 2021, the university enrolls 5,921 students, which includes 1,797 undergraduate students; 1,498 graduate students; 780 law students; 62 non-degree students and 1,784 dual enrollment students. Over the years, the university's students have represented 45 states across the nation, and more than 70 countries.
Stephen Anthony Smith is an American sports television personality, sports radio host, and sports journalist. He is a commentator on ESPN's First Take, where he appears with Molly Qerim. He also makes frequent appearances as an NBA analyst on SportsCenter. Smith also is an NBA analyst for ESPN on NBA Countdown and NBA broadcasts on ESPN. He also hosted The Stephen A. Smith Show on ESPN Radio. Smith is a featured columnist for ESPNNY.com, ESPN.com, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Iwan Gwyn Thomas is a British sprinter who represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games in the 400 metres, and Wales at the Commonwealth Games. Thomas is a former European, Commonwealth Games and World champion.
The 2003–04 San Jose Sharks season was the franchise's 13th in the NHL. The Sharks made it to the Western Conference Finals for the first time before losing to the Calgary Flames. It was the last season before the 2004–05 lockout, which cancelled the following season.
Eugene Cyril "Geno" Smith III is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at West Virginia, leading the Mountaineers to multiple bowl games, breaking numerous passing records, and garnering multiple awards before getting drafted by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. After two inconsistent seasons as the Jets' starting quarterback, Smith eventually lost his starting position due to injuries in his final two years with the team. He has also spent time as the backup for the New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers and Seattle Seahawks.
The 1997–98 NBA season was the 76ers 49th season in the National Basketball Association, and 35th season in Philadelphia. The 76ers selected Keith Van Horn from the University of Utah with the second overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft, but soon traded him to the New Jersey Nets for Jim Jackson, Eric Montross and top draft pick Tim Thomas, and signed free agent Terry Cummings during the off-season. Under new head coach Larry Brown, the Sixers got off to a rough start losing their first five games. In late December, the team traded Montross along with Jerry Stackhouse to the Detroit Pistons for Theo Ratliff and Aaron McKie, then later on acquired Eric Snow from the Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for a draft pick. At midseason, they traded Jackson along with Clarence Weatherspoon to the Golden State Warriors for Joe Smith and Brian Shaw, while Cummings was dealt to the New York Knicks. With a 14–31 record at the All-Star break, the Sixers showed improvement playing under .500 for the rest of the season, finishing last place in the Atlantic Division with a 31–51 record, missing the playoffs for seven straight seasons.
Thomas Frank is a Danish professional football coach and former amateur player, who is head coach of Premier League club Brentford.
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The 2022 ARCA Menards Series is the 70th season of the ARCA Menards Series, a stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. The season began at Daytona International Speedway with the Lucas Oil 200 on February 19 and will end with the Shore Lunch 200 at Toledo Speedway on October 8.
The 2021–22 season was the 136th in the history of Arsenal Football Club. It began on 1 July 2021 and concluded on 30 June 2022, with competitive matches played between August and May. This was Arsenal's 30th season in the Premier League, their 103rd consecutive season in the top-flight of English football, and their 112th season in the top-flight overall. In addition to the domestic league, Arsenal also participated in the FA Cup and EFL Cup, but they did not participate in any European competition for the first time since the 1995–96 season.
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Lia Catherine Thomas is an American swimmer. In 2017, she began studying at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated in May 2022. She competed on the university's men's swim team from 2017 to 2020, and on its women's swim team from 2021 to 2022. In March 2022, she became the first openly transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I national championship in any sport, after winning the women's 500-yard freestyle event. Beginning in 2021, she became part of the public debate about transgender women in sports.
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