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10,000 athletes from 80 countries are set to converge in Israel and take part in the 20th quadrennial Maccabiah Games, one of the world’s largest sporting events. more
Like a modern Bruegel painting depicting kids in playful outdoor scenes, stickball was a familiar picture in America’s urban landscape for most of the 20th century. more
Erin Hills Golf Course is the 17th public golf course in America to host a Major and 6th in the U.S. Open Championship. more
The Grand Slam is now in its 14th consecutive year without an American male singles champion at the Australian, French, British (Wimbledon), or US Open. 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
In the world of motorsport racing, pushing the boundaries of speed and endurance means edging closer to death. more
Captains of industry turned competitive yachtsmen is nothing new in the exclusive world of the rich and famous. In 1851, steamship ferry owner John Stevens and a group of wealthy businessmen... 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
Trophies loom large this time of year as teams slug it out through the finals to try and make history. NHL champions will raise North America’s oldest professional sports trophy, the Stanley Cup. more
The lady is a champ ! Speed, power and grace are not the exclusive domain of male thoroughbreds at the Kentucky Derby. more
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10 years ago

AUTO RACING May 24, 2009  Brazil’s Helio Castroneves wins the 93rd edition of the Indianapolis 500, becoming the first foreign-born driver to claim the famed chase three times (2001, 2002). Starting out from pole position in car #3, Castroneves clocked the 200-lap race in 3:19:35. Placing 2nd at the 500 in 2003, 2014 and 2017, Castrovenes is regarded as the best driver who never won an IndyCar Series championship.

20 years ago

RUNNING May 18, 1999  American running champion Betty Robinson dies at the age of 87. The Riverdale, Illinois native was the first female to win gold at the 100m sprint when the race was introduced to women at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. She went on to claim gold again in the 4 x 100m relay at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin after the heavily favored Germans, who were leading, dropped the baton.

30 years ago

HORSE RACING May 20, 1989  Pat Valenzuela wins the Preakness Stakes aboard Sunday Silence, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:538 and edging out rival Easy Goer by just a nose. Both jockey and horse had won the Kentucky Derby earlier, but would miss out on a Triple Crown three weeks later at the Belmont Stakes after trailing Easy Goer by eight lengths.

40 years ago

BASEBALL May 16, 1979  The NL approves the sale of the Houston Astros by the Ford Motor Company (Credit) to John McMullen. The team would sign up pitcher Nolan Ryan, baseball’s first $1 million contract, and go on to reach the playoffs the following year for the first time in franchise history. Founded as the Houston Colt .45’s, the Astros were renamed in 1965 as a reference to the nation’s space center.