Anne and Zara, Royals Who Ruled the Saddle

April 18, 2021

Princess Anne is 15th in line to the throne of the British Monarchy, but she was 1st and 2nd in several international sporting events where she represented the United Kingdom. The only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip, Anne was an accomplished equestrian who competed at the 1976 Olympics

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Pro MiniGolf On a Roll

The U.S. Professional Minigolf Association (USPMGA) is celebrating. Twenty-five years ago, its President, Bob Detwiler, launched a cash-prize minigolf …

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The Greatest Goal Keeper of the 20th Century

If Pele was soccer’s greatest striker of the 20th century, then Lev Yashin was its greatest goal tender. An imposing …

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March 28, 2021
'When We Were Kings', Revisited

So far, 2021 hasn’t been kind to the boxing world. On February 5th, 2021, former heavyweight fighter Leon …

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March 21, 2021
Veteran Karrie Webb, Still on Top of the LPGA Tour

She doesn’t play as many tournaments today, but Karrie Webb is still swinging with the best and the youngest in the …

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March 14, 2021
Marathon Legend, Bill Rodgers, Looks Back

“I always needed someone to pull me along”, says Bill Rodgers about his early years. The veteran long-distance runner, who still holds the …

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The Greatest Sports Deal

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Ian Eagle on 25 Years of Sports Broadcasting

With over a quarter century of calling games on TV and radio, Ian Eagle is one of the most familiar figures in sports …

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Germany Nazifies Automotive Racing

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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.