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Imagine life without Title IX

Updated: June 21, 2012, 5:50 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

One of the best ways to celebrate what Title IX has meant in the 40 years since it was passed is to try to imagine what a drearier place sports would be without it. You can do it if you try. Imagine tennis without Martina Navratilova or Serena Williams, soccer without Mia Hamm and Brazil's Marta tearing down the flank, golf without Annika Sorenstam leaving Sweden for a golf scholarship at the University of Arizona and coming closer to perfect than anyone else had while dominating women's pro golf ...

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