Stickball- Death of A Street Culture

June 25, 2017

Like a modern Bruegel painting depicting kids in playful outdoor scenes, stickball was a familiar picture in America’s urban landscape for most of the 20th century. And like the Dutch painter’s subjects, it all but disappeared.

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June 18, 2017
Yes, In The Bronx! Oldest Public Golf Course

Erin Hills Golf Course is the 17th public golf course in America to host a Major and 6th in the U.S. Open Championship. …

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June 11, 2017
American Men In Tennis- Not Just Absent, Gone

The Grand Slam is now in its 14th consecutive year without an American male singles champion at the Australian, French, British (Wimbledon), or US Open. The last to clinch one of the quarterly …

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June 4, 2017
Before Golden State, The Philadelphia Warriors

The Golden State Warriors’ third consecutive trip to the finals coincides with a less heralded, but equally important milestone- the 70th year anniversary since the original... …

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May 28, 2017
The TT Races- First Place In Fatalities

In the world of motorsport racing, pushing the boundaries of speed and endurance means edging closer to death. …

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May 21, 2017
America's Cup- The Rich Man's Sport

Captains of industry turned competitive yachtsmen is nothing new in the exclusive world of the rich and famous. In 1851, steamship ferry owner John Stevens and a group of wealthy businessmen... …

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May 14, 2017
The French: International Sports Pioneers

It’s not all wine, cheese and perfume in the tri-colored nation. The land of kings and castles has actually been a leading pioneer in the world of sports for well over a century. …

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THIS WEEK

10 years ago

YACHT RACING July 3, 2007-  Switzerland’s Alinghi defend their title against challenger Team New Zealand to win their second consecutive America’s Cup race. Sailing under the colors of the yacht club Societe Nautique de Geneve, the Swiss had defeated the Kiwis in their own Auckland waters in 2003 and a second time in 2007 in Valencia, Spain.

20 years ago

BOXING  June 28, 1997-  In one of the most bizarre fights in boxing history, Mike Tyson bites off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear in the third round of their second WBA heavyweight championship encounter.  Tyson is disqualified and his boxing license revoked, though it is reinstated a year later.  He is also fined $3 Mil and ordered to serve community service.           

30 years ago

TRACK & FIELD June 30, 1987-  Swedish high jumper Patrik Sjoberg breaks a world record jumping 2.42 meters (7’11.3”). The mark continues to be Europe’s highest but Sjoberg’s international ranking fell to third since then. He is behind all-time world champion Javier Sotomayor (Cuba- 2.45 meters) and second place Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar- 2.43 meters).

40 years ago

SOCCER June 27, 1977-  The first FIFA World Youth Championship kicks off in Tunisia. Sixteen national teams of under-20 players compete in the inaugural tournament; the Soviet Union grabs the first title after defeating Mexico in penalty shootouts. Since then, the competition has been held every two years with Argentina claiming most wins at 6.