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Can you name the famous athletes whose names begin with the indicated letters?
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Sports Illustrated's 'Athlete of the 20th Century'
Jamaican sprinter and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the world record for the 100 meters and the 200 meters
Holds the record more most points scored in an NBA game (100)
3-time MVP winner and 13-time All-Star holds the record for baseball longest hitting streak of 56 games
'The Intimidator's' seven NASCAR championships are tied for most all-time with Richard Petty
Tennis player with most career Grand Slam singles titles (15)
Hockey player known simply as 'The Great One'
Maiden name of soccer player who scored more international goals in her career than any other player, male or female, in the history of soccer (158)
Holds the MLB single-season record for base hits (262), as well as the record for most consecutive 200-hit seasons (9)
Part of the Black Sox Scandal during the 1919 World Series.
Tennis star who defeated Bobby Riggs in the 1973 'Battle of the Sexes'
Only pitcher to throw a perfect game in the World Series
The 'Say Hey Kid' ranked second in 1999 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players
Golfer who holds the record for the most victories in major championships (18)
American track and field athlete who won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin
Nickname of soccer player named 'Athlete of the 20th Century' by the International Olympic Committee
Former Notre Dame quarterback and a current member of the Cleveland Browns. Was drafted much later than expected in the 2007 draft.
Baseball player whose number '42' has been retired by all MLB teams.
American swimmer whose record seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games was broken by Michael Phelps' 8 in 2008
Named greatest athlete of the first-half of the 20th century by the AP
'The Golden Arm' was a 3-time MVP and holds the record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games
3-time Pro Bowl quarterback who served 18 months in prison for his involvement in an illegal dog fighting ring.
NCAA men's basketball coach with the most championships (10). Also the first person inducted to the Basketball HOF both as a player and coach.
Nickname of Xavier McDaniel, who while in college was the first person to lead the nation in both rebounding and scoring in the same season.
First left-handed quarterback inducted to the NFL Hall of Fame
French soccer player known for leading his country to the 1998 world cup championship, as well as an infamous head-butting incident in 2006.
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