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THIS WEEK

10 years ago

FOOTBALL March 17, 2009  Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney is nominated to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. The son of Steelers’ founder Art Rooney, the younger executive enjoyed a successful tenure at the helm of his football franchise, winning 6 Super Bowl championships between 1974 and 2008. He was ambassador from 2009 to 2012.

20 years ago

BOXING March 13, 1999  Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis draw a controversial tie for the WBA, WBC, IBF, and lineal Heavyweight Championships. Though Lewis dominated Holyfield with a higher percent of punches connected, the 3 judges were split: a win, loss and tie. In a rematch 8 months later, Lewis prevailed in a unanimous vote.

30 years ago

BASKETBALL March 12, 1989  Georgetown beats Syracuse 88-79 at the 10th Big East men’s basketball tournament. It was the Hoyas’ 6th win at the famed college competition, which has been held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden since 1983. Georgetown is currently tied with UCONN for the greatest number of championships at 7 each.

40 years ago

HOCKEY March 13, 1979  Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders posts his 5th career hat trick. Drafted in 1977, Bossy spent his entire career with the Islanders and was an integral member of the team’s 4-year reign in the Stanley Cup from 1980-1983. The Montreal native is the NHL’s all-time leader in average goals scored per regular season game.