Dan Gable- From Personal Tragedy To Olympic Gold

December 8, 2017

Few athletes can claim to have a Hall of Fame named after them, but Dan Gable managed to leave his legacy appended to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum, located in Waterloo, Iowa.

In a class by himself, Gable was America's all-time greatest wrestler and coach, competing in college during the late '60's and '70's and coaching into the 90's.

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December 4, 2017
Tiger Purrs, But Can The Golf Icon Still Roar?

As Tiger Woods walked off the course at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament with a T9 finish and a score of 280 (-8), fans were left wondering if the 41-year old’s performance …

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November 30, 2017
Jack Kerouac, Jerry Garcia...and Jim Bouton?

In 1969, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead released “Live/Dead”, Jack Kerouac died, and Jim Bouton started writing funny things on air sickness bags and dry-cleaning receipts. …

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November 26, 2017
North Korea In Sports- Few Victories, Plenty Of Stories

The hermit kingdom boasts the largest sports facility in the world, the 114,000-seat Rungrado May Day Stadium located in the heart of Pyongyang. …

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November 15, 2017
Nov'1970- Tragedy Strikes College Football

Former pitcher Roy Halladay’s tragic death from the skies brings haunting memories of American sports figures whose lives were cut short in aviation accidents. …

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November 12, 2017
Peyton Manning- The Man Who Changed Indiana's Sports Culture

Winning two Super Bowl championships is no small achievement, but transforming a deeply-rooted basketball state …

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November 8, 2017
Women's NBA- On The Path Of Scoring Big

The WNBA wrapped up another thrilling season this Fall, scoring record highs in social media followings and merchandise sales, in addition to posting the largest game attendance since 2011. …

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November 4, 2017
Abebe Bikila- Barefoot Marathon Champion

A shoe-less African running through the streets of Rome resembled a scene closer to the time of slaves and gladiators than the espresso-sipping, modern day Italy. …

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October 29, 2017
Reggie Jackson- "Mr. October"

40 years ago this month, Reggie Jackson knocked 3 home runs in the 6th game of the World Series, catapulting the New York Yankees to their first title in 15 …

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THIS WEEK

10 years ago

BOXING  December 16, 2007- Australia’s Danny Green defeats Croatia’s Stipe Drews to claim the WBA light-heavyweight title. It was Green’s 25th victory in the ring; he retired in 2017 with a record of 36-5. The down-under fighter turned pro after the 2000 Olympics where he broke his hand fighting the eventual gold medalist, Alexander Lebziak.

20 years ago

BASEBALL  December 12, 1997- Pitcher Pedro Martinez signs a record 6-year, $69 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. The Dominican native would win the World Series in 1994 and then move on to play for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies before retiring in 2009. Martinez is an 8x All-Star and 5x MLB ERA leader.

30 years ago

FOOTBALL  December 12, 1987- Eastern Michigan Hurons upset the San Jose State Spartans 30-27 at the California Bowl; San Jose was a 17½ pt favorite coming into the match. Regarded as one of the lower profile post season bowls, the California Bowl lasted only 10 years from 1981-1991. In 1992, the game moved to Nevada and became the Las Vegas Bowl.

40 years ago

BASKETBALL  December 13, 1977- 14 members of the University of Evansville basketball team are killed when their plane crashes outside Evansville, Indiana. The flight was on its way to Nashville, carrying the squad to a match against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. An NCAA Division II school, UE had just moved up to Division I that season.