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36 years ago this month, rival ring masters Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier retired from professional boxing. Surprisingly, the prize fighting duo, whose mutual enmity was legendary, shared similar milestones more
December in the continental U.S. ushers in big holiday shopping, but out in the Pacific Ocean the end of the year means big waves and the wind-down of the World Surfing League (“WSL”) more
College football’s most prestigious award was just accorded to Baker Mayfield, the Oklahoma Sooners’ QB who led his team to a 12-1 season more
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 more
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 more
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. more
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. more
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. more
Winning two Super Bowl championships is no small achievement, but transforming a deeply-rooted basketball state more
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. more
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10 years ago

BASKETBALL February 20, 2010  Kirk Hinrich of the Chicago Bulls breaks a franchise record, scoring his 771st three-point field goal and clearing the 770 mark set by Ben Gordon. Coming out of the University of Kansas, Hinrich put in stints with the Bulls, Wizards and Hawks during his NBA career from 2003-2016. He was a member of Team USA when they won bronze at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan.

20 years ago

HOCKEY February 15, 2000  NJ Devils’ Martin Brodeur becomes the first ever NHL goalie to receive credit for a game-winning goal. Facing the Flyers, he was the last Devil to touch the puck before it went into the opponent’s net when one of the Flyers’ own players accidentally scored his own goal. Considered one of the best goalies of all time, Brodeur won 3 Stanley Cups and 2 Olympic gold medals representing Canada.

30 years ago

MOTOR RACING February 18, 1990  Derrike Cope wins the 32nd edition of the Daytona 500 stock car race. Driving a Chevrolet for the Whitcomb Racing team and winning his first NASCAR chase, Cope beat out runner-up Terry Labonte and third place finisher Bill Elliott. Dale Earnhardt led the pack for 155 laps, or ¾ of the race and came short towards the end when his car ran over a piece of metal on the track, shredding his right rear tire.

40 years ago

OLYMPICS February 15, 1980  American Eric Heiden wins the 500 meter speed skating race at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The Wisconsin native wrapped up the tournament with a total of 5 gold medals, including the 500, 1000, 1500, 5000, and 10000 meter chases. Heiden broke 4 Olympic records and 1 world record in the competitions and is considered the best overall athlete- sprint and long- in the sport’s history.