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Football fans are once again reminded they don’t own their home teams. The Oakland Raiders’ planned move to Las Vegas marks the 11th time since the 1940’s that an NFL franchise is packing up for “greener” pastures. more
The Golden State Warriors’ third consecutive trip to the finals coincided with a less heralded, but equally important milestone- the 70th year anniversary since the original... more
Last week’s soccer match between Danish rivals FC Copenhagen and Brondby IF introduced the latest form of fan misbehavior- tossing dead rats on the field. more
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 and John Lennon infamously proclaimed that the Beatles have now become... more
It’s not all wine, cheese and perfume in the tri-colored nation. The land of kings and castles has actually been a leading pioneer in the world of sports for well over a century. more
The most sparsely populated country in Europe has the highest number of Olympic medals per capita in the world. Finland boasts a summer Olympic medal for every 18,135 inhabitants. more
The hyper-promoted “Money Fight” between boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts specialist Conor McGregor sends echoes of a 41- year old forgotten bout. In 1976, legendary Muhammad Ali more
From sports, to fashion, to collectibles- the athletic shoe has seen it all.  Today’s subculture craze for celebrity sneakers has spawned a lucrative reseller market below the radar of  most older adults.  more
Though less celebrated, Ireland’s place in the sporting world is still an integral part of the country’s outsized contribution to western culture and civilization. more
Go through a list of vintage stadiums and you’ll find iconic names like Sportsman’s Park (St Louis), Shibe Park (Philly), Ebbets Field (Brooklyn), West Side Park (Chicago), etc. 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.