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John L. Sullivan, the celebrated 19th century fist fighter who embodied the spirit of a fighting Irishman, died one hundred years ago this month in Abington, Massachusetts. Sullivan left behind more than just a legacy of 40 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The Boston pugilist was a transformative figure who helped usher in a new more
Sports fans will be tickled and amused to learn that the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held every February at New York City’s Madison Square more
Thirty-eight years ago this month, a U.S. team of college hockey players stunned the world by defeating a professional Soviet squad before going on to claim gold at the 14th Winter Olympics. more
Officially called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game”, the first Super Bowl was less super and more scrimmage. more
It’s difficult to quantify the changes in sports nutrition over the past decades, but today’s athletes are bigger, stronger and faster partially as a result of improvements in their fuel intake. more
The famed off-road endurance race featuring a variety of motorcycles, cars and trucks kicked off its 40th annual rally this month in Lima, Peru. more
Lawrence Phillips was a stellar high school football player, a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy and the 6th overall pick at the 1996 NFL draft. But.. more
Twenty-five years ago, Arthur Ashe graced the cover of Sports Illustrated and was named “Sportsman of The Year”. Weeks later, the tennis star would die from HIV infection at the age of 49. more
36 years ago this month, rival ring masters Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier retired from professional boxing. Surprisingly, the prize fighting duo, whose mutual enmity was legendary, shared similar milestones more
December in the continental U.S. ushers in big holiday shopping, but out in the Pacific Ocean the end of the year means big waves and the wind-down of the World Surfing League (“WSL”) more
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10 years ago

RUGBY  February 23, 2008- Wales defeat Italy 47-8 in the 3rd week of the Six Nations Championship. The team would continue their march towards their 10th Grand Slam, 19th Triple Crown, and 24th Champions title and concede only 2 tries during the entire competition. The annual Six Nations rugby games started in 1883 just among England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

20 years ago

BASKETBALL  February 21, 1998- Nick Anderson of the Orlando Magic is named NBA Player Of The Week. Spending 2 years at the University of Illinois, Anderson left in 1989 and was the first pick in Magic’s history when the Orlando team franchise first started playing that season. Anderson closed out his career in 2002 with career stats of 14.4 ppg, 2.6 apg and 1.4 spg.

30 years ago

OLYMPICS  February 20, 1988- Brian Boitano of the U.S. wins the Olympic gold medal in figure skating. The native resident of Sunnyvale, California skated 8 triple jumps, 2 axels, and a triple-triple combination to claim the top spot at the Calgary games. Six years earlier, Boitano became the first American to land a triple axel.

40 years ago

TRIATHLON  February 18, 1978- The first Iron Man Triathlon competition is held in Oahu, Hawaii. The three-part race of swimming (2.4 miles), cycling (112 miles) and running (26.2 miles) is one of the most grueling single-day sporting events in the world. A participant who completes each stage within a certain time frame is designated an Iron Man.