Sports History Weekly

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WEEKLY SPORTS PUZZLE

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THIS WEEK

10 years ago

RUGBY  October 20, 2007- South Africa defeat England 15-6 at the quadrennial Rugby World Cup, the sport’s premier international tournament. It was South Africa’s second championship since the competition event was introduced in 1987. New Zealand remain the all-time champions with three victories, including the inaugural games.

20 years ago

HOCKEY October 23, 1997- Les Alexander, owner of the Houston Rockets, tries to buy the Edmonton Oilers for $89 million but is pushed back in a grassroots campaign. The U.S. lawyer-businessman and ex-bond trader could not promise to keep the hockey team in Alberta and was therefore rebuffed by Edmonton officials.

30 years ago

BASEBALL  October 25, 1987- The Minnesota Twins win their first World Series, defeating the St Louis Cardinals 4-3. At the time, they had managed the worst win-loss season record (85-77) of any franchise to eventually win the championship in the same year. The Twins were founded in 1924 in Washington, DC and originally known as the Washington Senators.

40 years ago

RUNNING  October 23, 1977- Bill Rodgers wins the second of his four New York Marathons, clocking 2:38:11. It was the Big Apple’s 8th annual race, which first got going in 1970 with only 127 runners and 100 spectators at the finish line. Rodgers also claimed four victories at the Boston Marathon, including three consecutive finishes.