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There was a time when running a marathon was the bastion of men, and for women to compete in the 26.2-mile race that commemorates an ancient Greek battle more
In 2017, Tom Brady broke Peyton Manning’s record as the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. In 2019, the New England Patriot surpassed him again more
On October 18, 1977, Reggie Jackson knocked 3 home runs in the 6th game of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, more
It was the trash-talking, media-hype event of the sexual revolution. On September 20, 1973, former tennis champion Bobby Riggs and the second ranked female player of the day, Billy Jean King, more
One hundred years ago, Major League Baseball took steps to outlaw the controversial spitball. Some pitchers and owners thought they couldn’t win games without it, more
How does a nation emerge from Olympic obscurity in a particular sport to become a gold medal winner several times over? In the case of Bulgaria, it was a training revolution more
In January, 1977, William “Slew” Hester, President of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), was flying into LaGuardia Airport when he spotted the old, disused Singer Bowl under a blanket of snow. more
Situated in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO, Gleason’s Gym is the oldest active boxing gym in America. While it has changed locations several times over the past 80 years, more
As the end of the summer approaches, so does the ‘Rocky Mountain Showdown’. Former University of Colorado (CU) basketball coach Joe Harrington stated that he would take recruits more
Art “Tappy” Larsen definitely earns a spot as one of the most unusual characters who ever played big-time tennis. He is worth remembering this month when the US Open gets underway more
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10 years ago

HORSE RACING June 5, 2010  Drosselmeyer wins the 142nd Belmont Stakes with jockey Mike Smith aboard. Named after a character from ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet, the chestnut-colored colt cleared the finish line in 2:31:57, ahead of second place Fly Down ridden by John Velazquez. Drosselmeyer would go on to claim the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic with Smith on the saddle once again. A 15-1 longshot, he nevertheless won the race with a margin of 1½ lengths, or in 2:04:27.

20 years ago

HOCKEY June 10, 2000  The New Jersey Devils defeat the Dallas Stars 2-1 to win the Stanley Cup series 4-2. The match was won in double overtime after Jason Arnott netted the final deciding goal. It was the Devils’ second Stanley Cup in franchise history after winning the first one five years earlier. New Jersey’s captain, Scott Stevens, took home the MVP award. The team would go on to wear the crown again in 2003, taking out the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-3.

30 years ago

BASEBALL June 12, 1990  Ricky Henderson becomes the second player to steal 900 bases in modern baseball after Lou Brock. The 10x All-Star who won 2 World Series with the Oakland Athletics (1989) and Toronto Blue Jays (1993) was widely regarded as baseball’s greatest leadoff hitter and baserunner. At the time of his retirement, the “Man of Steal” posted 1,406 stolen bases, of which 130 were in a single season; both achievements still stand today as MLB records.

40 years ago

TENNIS June 7, 1980  Chris Evert defends her title at the French Open, defeating Romania’s Virginia Ruzici 6-0, 6-3. It was the 10th singles victory for the Florida native who turned pro in 1972. She reached the No. 1 world ranking in 1975 and won 18 Grand Slam singles at the end of her illustrious career: French Open (7), U.S. Open (6), Wimbledon (3), and the Australian Open (2). One of the greatest in the game, Evert was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.