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Carlton Haselrig came from a mythological place in the American story -- Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He lived a mythological life. more
One of the greatest female soccer players of all time, Michelle Akers defined what it meant to be a sports trail blazer. more
Nothing defined the golden age of auto racing more than the ear-piercing, tire-screeching, high-performance competition between Ford and Ferrari. more
With 94 professional wins to her name, including 10 LPGA majors, Annika Sörenstam is one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game. more
Thirty years ago, Triple Crown contender Alydar was put to sleep under suspicious circumstances by its owner, Calumet Farm. As it turned out, more
Before the civil rights era of the 1960s, the Republican party of Abraham Lincoln still carried substantial weight with black voters. Three of the most prominent black athletes f more
One of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of the 1980s, Joe Theismann came out of Notre Dame as a Heisman Trophy contender and an All-American in both football and academia. more
For Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States who served from 1929-1932, nothing compared to being at the ballpark. His record of sitting behind the diamond more
Fifty years ago, George Blanda, playing for the Oakland Raiders, began a remarkable 5-game run that professional football players today could only imagine. more
Forty years ago, on September 27, 1980, Marvelous Hagler began his reign as the undisputed Middleweight boxing champion of the world. At London’s Wembley Arena, in front of a beer-fueled raucous crowd more
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10 years ago

BASKETBALL  March 13, 2011  Kentucky routs Florida 70-54 at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Seeded #1 and #2, respectively, in the SEC’s Eastern Division, the Gators and Wildcats were closely matched in their overall record standings. Held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, Kentucky won their 28th title and Darius Miller took home the MVP. Weeks later at the Final 4, they were stopped by Connecticut, losing by a single point 56-55.

20 years ago

GOLF  March 15, 2001  Annika Sorenstam shoots a 69 in the final round of the Nabisco Championship, winning the tournament with a -7(281), or 3 strokes ahead of 5 runners-up. It was the first of 3 victories for the Swedish golfer at the Kraft Nabisco Championships. One of the best female players in the history of the game, Sorenstam turned professional in 1992 and won her first major 3 years later at the U.S. Women’s Open. She retired in 2008 with 72 LPGA Tour wins.

30 years ago

BOXING  March 18, 1991  Mike Tyson defeats Donovan Ruddock with a TKO in the 7th round of an eliminator bout. At the time, both boxers were top contenders for Evander Holyfield’s WBC, WBF and IBF belt. Held at the Mirage in Paradise, Nevada, the hard-fought battle between the two heavyweights was not without its controversy before it ended in Tyson’s favor. Six months later in the same venue, they faced off for a rematch, which Tyson won by unanimous decision.

40 years ago

SKATING  March 5, 1981  Scott Hamilton wins the men’s singles in Figure Skating at the World Championships in Hartford, Connecticut. It was the first of 4 gold medals at the WC for the Midwesterner. Three years later, he would claim gold at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo, ending a 24-year drought for American men in that category. An innovative skater who enjoyed entertaining crowds, he went on to tour with the Ice Capades before forming his own troupe, Stars on Ice.