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FEB 27, 2015 - NPR

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NBA's First Black Player Paved Way For Others In League

Earl Lloyd, the NBA's first black player, has died. He was 86. He first played for the Washington Capitals and helped the Syracuse Nationals win the title in 1955.

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FEB 27, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Earl Lloyd, first African-American in NBA, dead at 86

(Reuters) - Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday at the age of 86, the league said on its website. The cause of death was not disclosed. Lloyd paved the way for black players when he made his NBA debut with the Washington Capitols in 1950. He missed the 1951-52 season due ...

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FEB 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Earl Lloyd, First Black Player In The NBA, Dead At 86

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. Ft. Wayne's Mel Hutchins (9) and Syracuse's ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Washington Post

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Nats Journal: All Nationals players have reported, plus injury updates and notes

Nationals position players had their physicals Wednesday, and everyone passed without incident. Those who had yet to make appearances — Wilmer Difo, Yunel Escobar, Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth — made them. Harper took batting practice in a group with Ian Desmond, Anthony Rendon, and Denard Span. A day before the first official full-squad workout, all the 2015 Washington Nationals were present and ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Washington Post

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Nats Journal: All Nationals players haved reported, plus injury updates and notes

Nationals position players had their physicals Wednesday, and everyone passed without incident. Those who had yet to make appearances — Wilmer Difo, Yunel Escobar, Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth — made them. Harper took batting practice in a group with Ian Desmond, Anthony Rendon, and Denard Span. A day before the first official full-squad workout, all the 2015 Washington Nationals were present and ...

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