On May 11, 1997, thirty-four year old Gary Kasparov stormed out of a chess tournament, squirming in fury and shaking in disbelief. It wasn’t so much that the world’s reigning chess champion lost his first match, but more that he was toppled by a cold and lifeless machine. A watershed moment in the history of chess and the technological evolution of mankind,
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Scott Hamilton dazzled the world with his fast and fancy footwork on ice and his signature backflip that few skaters could …Read more
Before he became America’s 45th Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump was many things in the business world, including owner …Read more
A master in the serve-and-volley game, Pat Cash was one of the most prominent tennis figures of the …Read more
Officially called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game”, the first Super Bowl match was little more than an inconsequential …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …Read more
Tal Brody was a college basketball star in the 1960s, playing at the University of Illinois and winning the 1965 Big 10 …Read more
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.
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.
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.
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.