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The New York Nationals are a basketball team that has been the regular opponent of the Harlem Globetrotters since 1995. They serve as straight men for the Globetrotters' comedy routines during staged games. The Nationals never win, since they only serve to act as "stooges" for the Harlem players. They officially replaced the Washington Generals, but are the same organization. The Nationals are owned and operated by Red Klotz Sports Enterprises, based in Margate, New Jersey. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy to create one of the best-known sports entertainment franchises in the world. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Washington Generals were the mainstay opponent of the well-known Harlem Globetrotters for years, but were best known for their spectacular losing streak in fixed exhibition games. ... Margate City is a Walsh Act city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ...

The Nationals are racially integrated while the Globetrotters are exclusively black. They are descended from the Philadelphia Sphas, a minor league team. The Globetrotters claim its exhibition games are real and competitive contests.[1] The Philadelphia Sphas were a team that competed in the former American Basketball League. ...

The New York Nationals were also a professional soccer team based in New York City that was part of the American Soccer League in the early part of the 20th century. Their home stadium was the famed Polo Grounds. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1625 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - City  468. ... The American Soccer League, operating between 1921 and 1933, was the first significant viable professional soccer league in the United States. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in New York City used by baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in their first...

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