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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. more
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 years. more
Go through a list of vintage stadiums and you’ll find iconic names like Sportsman’s Park (St Louis), Shibe Park (Philly), Ebbets Field (Brooklyn), West Side Park (Chicago), etc. more
The “Beautiful Game” turned ugly for the U.S. as a stunning loss to Trinidad & Tobago at the qualifiers sent the Americans packing without a ticket to this year’s World Cup. more
A century before Colin Kaepernick knelt down in protest against racial injustice, boxing champ Jack Johnson was flouting the racism of his day by cavorting openly with white women. more
In the male-dominated world of thoroughbred racing, it was a woman who bred and raced the most accomplished horse in American history. Penny Chenery, who died last week at the age of 95, was the leading more
In case there is any doubt, the world of sports does answer to the laws of physics. For every winning streak, there is an equal and opposite losing streak buried somewhere in the league. more
Mother nature’s wrath will spare nothing and no one, not even championship games. Rain, fog, ice and blizzards are all part of life on the planet but their unwelcome arrival can transform more
Munich’s Olympic Park is set to unveil a new memorial this week honoring the 11 Israeli athletes massacred by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic games. more
Three years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s racial barrier, another athlete who was born into a family of southern sharecroppers cracked open the U.S. National Championships, 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.