Athletes' Most Heroic Acts

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  • Dikembe Mutombo Donates Nearly $15 Million to Help Build Hospital
  • Arthur Ashe Wimbledon
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Jim Brown
  • Maurice Cheeks helps little girl finish national anthem
  • Pat Tillman killed in friendly fire, Pat Tillman 10-year anniversary, Arizona Cardinals, Sports heroes
  • Muhammad Ali Refuses to Army Induction
  • Billie Jean King
  • Jesse Owens 1936 Berlin Olympics Hitler
  • Kevin Durant Donates $1 Million to Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief

Jim Brown Counsels Gang Members

Well after his Hall of Fame football career, Jim Brown founded the Black Economic Union to spark economic development in the African-American community and the Amer-I-Can organization to teach troubled youth, including gang members, self-pride and responsibility.  (Photo: Matt York, File/AP Photo)

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