Interview With Pat Cash: Wimbledon, Davis Cup Champion

January 26, 2020

A master in the serve-and-volley game, Pat Cash was one of the most prominent tennis figures of the 1980s. He won Wimbledon in 1987 and was the youngest player at the time when he claimed the Davis Cup tournament for Australia in 1983. That decade witnessed a parade of legendary tennis greats such as Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl, and many more.

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January 19, 2020
A New Chapter for Dakar

After more than four decades of motorized thrills and spills in the vast expanses of Africa and South America, the Dakar Rally has entered a third …

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January 12, 2020
The First Super Bowl, Less Than Super

Officially called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game”, the first Super Bowl match was little more than an inconsequential …

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January 5, 2020
Interview With Hale Irwin, 3-time U.S. Open Champ

We start off the new year with an interview of Hale Irwin, one of the leading golfers of all time. A multi-talented athlete in high …

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December 29, 2009
Blood in the Water: The Most Violent Match in Olympic History

Held outside Europe and the United States for the first time, the 1956 Summer Olympics took place in late November and early December in the …

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December 22, 2019
Interview With Tal Brody, NBA Draftee Who Built Israeli Basketball

Tal Brody was a college basketball star in the 1960s, playing at the University of Illinois and winning the 1965 Big 10 …

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December 15, 2019
Red Grange: The Eternal Flame of Professional Football

Throughout 2019, the NFL celebrated a century of players, coaches, owners, front office executives, fans and …

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December 8, 2019
Q&A: Andrew Zimbalist, Sports Economist

Professor Andrew Zimbalist is a nationally renowned authority in the field of sports economics and the business of …

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December 1, 2019
Rise of Georgetown Basketball

From the ashes rises the phoenix. By the end of 1972, Georgetown University’s basketball program was in …

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THIS WEEK

10 years ago

FOOTBALL February 7, 2010  The New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 at Super Bowl XLIV. Saints QB Drew Brees won the game MVP award after completing 32/39 throws and 2 touchdowns. The showdown was the Saints’ first franchise trip to the Super Bowl after finishing the regular season with a 13-3 record. Singing the National Anthem before the kickoff was Carrie Underwood and performing the half-time entertainment was the rock band, “The Who”.

20 years ago

TENNIS January 29, 2000  American Lindsay Davenport claims the Australian Open women’s final by defeating Martina Hingis 6-1, 7-5. It was Davenport’s 3rd and last singles grand slam after winning the U.S. Open in 1998 and Wimbledon in 1999. The California-born tennis prodigy turned pro in 1993 and was ranked No. 1 in the world multiple times, including in doubles. In addition to her illustrious professional career, she took gold at the 1986 Olympics in Atlanta.

30 years ago

HOCKEY January 30, 1990  Wayne Gretsky sets an NHL record by scoring his 100th point of the season for the 11th straight season. Playing for the Los Angeles Kings at the time, the milestone came with an assist in a game against the New Jersey Devils. Regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time by many in the business, the Ontario native played for 4 NHL teams from 1979-1999. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame upon retirement with no waiving period.

40 years ago

BOXING February 3, 1980  Larry Holmes knocks out Lorenzo Zanon in the 6th round to retain his WBC heavyweight title. It was the 33rd fight of his professional career, which started in 1973 and would go undefeated until his first loss to Michael Spinks in 1985. Wielding one of the best left jabs in boxing history, Holmes grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania and was knick-named the “Easton Assassin”. He retired in 2002 with a record of 75-69-6.