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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
College football’s most prestigious award was just accorded to Baker Mayfield, the Oklahoma Sooners’ QB who led his team to a 12-1 season more
Few athletes can claim to have a Hall of Fame named after them, but Dan Gable managed to leave his legacy appended to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum more
As Tiger Woods walked off the course at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament with a T9 finish and a score of 280 (-8), fans were left wondering if the 41-year old’s performance more
In 1969, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead released “Live/Dead”, Jack Kerouac died, and Jim Bouton started writing funny things on air sickness bags and dry-cleaning receipts. more
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10 years ago

RUGBY March 20, 2010  France defeats England 12-10 to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship. Claiming all 5 matches of the tournament, France also routed Italy 46-20 to take the Giuseppe Garibaldi Trophy. Defending champions Ireland were runner-up with 6 points behind France’s 10. It was the 17th title for the blue, white and red national team, who first entered the contest in 1910 when the Home Nations tournament became the Five Nations.

20 years ago

GOLF March 27, 2000  Hal Sutton wins the PGA Players Championship held in TPC at Sawgrass. Sutton led all four rounds and was on the 12th hole with Tiger Woods on Sunday when the game was called off due to heavy rain. He ended up winning the delayed tournament on Monday by a single stroke ahead of Woods, shooting 278 (-10). Sutton reached his highest ever ranking (#4) that year and his career would see 14 PGA Tour wins, including the PGA Championship (1983).

30 years ago

BASKETBALL March 20, 1990  The Los Angeles Lakers retire Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s #33 jersey. The 7’2” star center spent 15 seasons with the Lakers, winning 5 national championships with the West Coast team. Coming out of UCLA, he first joined the Milwaukee Bucks and was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year. A 19x NBA All-Star by the time he retired, Jabbar is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players with career stats of 24.6 ppg, 11.2 rpg and 2.5 bpg.

40 years ago

BOXING March 31, 1980  Larry Holmes TKO’s Leroy Jones in the 8th round to retain his WBC heavyweight title. It was his 34th undefeated professional bout since he turned professional in 1973. Seven months later, the Georgia native would take out Muhammad Ali in the same venue at Caesar’s Palace in Nevada to win The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles. Holmes boxed until 2002 and retired with a record of 75-69-6. He lost twice to Michael Spinks, in 1985 & 1986.