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Two decades before “Miracle On Ice” at Lake Placid swept the country into euphoria, an earlier generation of young amateurs took gold at Squaw Valley, California. It was America's first Olympic gold medal in ice hockey, yet the event remains largely forgotten and overshadowed by the memories of Lake Placid. more
One of the most storied rivalries in sports history was even recreated on Broadway in a show called “Magic/Bird”. more
On the morning of February 15, 1961, Sabena flight 548 was making its long approach into Zaventem Airport in Brussels, Belgium. more
Forty years ago, tires were screeching, fists were flying, and millions of Americans were buried deep in snow. Against all expectations, more
Looking like a gangly mythical creature, Manute Bol was the tallest player to join the NBA. The 7-foot, 7-inch (2.31m) native of Sudan more
On the night of May 25th, 1965, photographers John Rooney of the Associated Press and Neil Leifer of Sports illustrated snapped similar pictures of Muhammad Ali more
Twenty million Americans tuned in to ABC’s Wide World of Sports on Valentine’s Day, 1978 to watch a champ and a hustler more
A little more than seventy years ago, German brothers Adolf Dassler and Rudolf Dassler parted ways in a bitter sibling quarrel. more
Virginia Halas McCaskey didn’t get her birthday wish following the Chicago Bears’ dramatic loss at the wild card game... more
It is now some years ago, but I had an enjoyable time writing a book together with Ken Rosewall. That was mainly because once I had convinced him more
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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.