The Rocky Mountain Showdown

August 25, 2019

As the end of the summer approaches, so does the ‘Rocky Mountain Showdown’. Former University of Colorado (CU) basketball coach Joe Harrington stated that he would take recruits to the ‘Rocky Mountain Showdown’, the football game against arch rival Colorado State University (CSU), as there was no more intense, no more alluring event in college sports.

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August 18, 2019
The Remarkable Story of Art “Tappy” Larsen

Art “Tappy” Larsen definitely earns a spot as one of the most unusual characters who ever played big-time tennis. He is worth remembering this month when the US Open gets underway …

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August 11, 2019
Interview With Renowned Sports Psychologist, Dr. Caroline Silby

Dr. Caroline Silby is a nationally-recognized expert on the development of young female athletes. She has worked on an individual basis with numerous Olympians …

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August 4, 2019
"The Oriole Way", Baltimore's Nostalgia

“The Oriole Way”, the tradition of excellence on the field as practiced by the Baltimore Orioles two generations ago, is still visible in the ballpark. The problem is that …

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July 28, 2019
England's Only World Cup Glory

The country that invented, codified and spread the most popular sport in the world surprisingly has only one World Cup victory. The year was 1966 …

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July 21, 2019
Colombian Soccer & The Drug Lords

In the 1980’s and 1990's, Colombia was ravaged by an endless cycle of narco-violence that captured worldwide headlines, yet in the midst of this deadly scourge soccer thrived …

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July 14, 2019
The 1st African-American Sports Champ, A Cyclist

Before there was Jack Johnson in the boxing ring, or Jesse Owens on the running track, there was Major Taylor on the bicycle. Predating 20th century’s most accomplished black athletes …

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July 7, 2019
Strawberries & Cream...and Debentures

Even the name screams of history and tradition: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC). Every year, this private institution serves up the best in competitive …

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June 30, 2019
“The Last Miracle I Did Was The 1969 Mets”

In the 1977 comedy film ‘Oh, God!’, actor George Burns quipped “The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets”. Fifty years ago, the hapless New York Mets who had never finished higher …

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THIS WEEK

10 years ago

SOCCER August 29, 2009  Christiano Ronaldo makes his debut with Real Madrid. He stayed with the European powerhouse club until 2018, making 292 league appearances and scoring 311 goals. One of the greatest on the world soccer stage, the Portuguese striker who also captains his national team started his top flight career in 2003 with Manchester United, winning the FA Cup in just his first year.

20 years ago

TENNIS August 30, 1999  The 119th Edition of the US Open kicks off at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City. 18-year old Serena Williams won her first grand slam singles title after defeating #1 ranked Martina Hingis at the final. On the men’s side, Andre Agassi claimed the singles championship after outlasting fellow American Todd Martin in 5 hard-fought sets.

30 years ago

BASKETBALL August 26, 1989  NBA star James Harden is born in Los Angeles, California. The future guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets led his Artesia High School team to a 33-1 record and the state title. Playing at Arizona State for just two seasons, Harden joined the NBA in 2009 and was recipient of multiple awards & recognitions, including 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player.

40 years ago

BASEBALL August 25, 1979  The California Angels trounce the Toronto Blue Jays 24-2, scoring 8 runs in just the first inning. David Frost was the winning pitcher, hurling from the mound in all 9 innings. The Angels went on to wrap the season with a win/loss record of 88-74 and finish first in the American League West. But they would lose to the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 at the AL Championship Series.