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Few landmark court decisions come down in the world of sports but 40 years ago this month, a federal judge ruled that women reporters more
If modern boxing ever produced a gentleman champion, then Floyd Patterson would wear that belt. Forty-six years ago this month, the shy and private ring master more
On December 4, 1972, the weather was a chilly 26 degrees. Traffic was backed-up on Lewis Avenue and spanned more than 3 miles. The impressive more
Decades before Jane Fonda sent millions of American women into their living rooms with her pop-in exercise videos, Jack LaLanne was busy more
With pre-season football upon us, I yearn for the days, now buried deep in the scrapbook, when the beloved old man George Halas and the Bears 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
It's impossible to settle the question of who was the greatest athlete of all time, though it certainly makes for a lively and interesting debate. more
On a winter day in 1916, a group of golfers met in New York City to hear what Lewis Rodman Wanamaker, heir to the Wanamaker department store fortune, had to say about golf. more
A professional ball player turned international spy resonates like a best-selling novel, or a thriller out of a Hollywood script. But in the case of Moe Berg, it was the true tale more
The seeds were planted in 1946 when clan patriarch Joseph Kennedy, Sr. created a foundation to better the lives of the mentally disabled. more
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10 years ago

BOXING  July 11, 2009  Boxer Arturo Gatti is found dead at his hotel while vacationing in Brazil with his wife. She is initially charged with homicide, but then released for lack of evidence. However, a 2nd autopsy performed later in Canada where the Italian-born pugilist was living, determined he died by strangulation. Gatti was a world champion in 2 lightweight classes, retiring in 2007 with a 40-9 record.

20 years ago

FOOTBALL  July 18, 1999  Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson marries long-time girlfriend, Rhonda Rookmaaker, in the Florida Keys; he has two sons from a previous marriage. The illustrious football figure started coaching college in 1965 before moving to the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys (1989) and Miami Dolphins (1996). He won two consecutive Super Bowls with the former (XXVII, XXVIII).

30 years ago

GOLF  July 16, 1989  Betsy King claims the 44th annual U.S. Women’s Open Championship, firing 278 (-6) at the Indianwood Golf & Country Club in Orion Lake, Michigan. Winning by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez, it was the first of her two consecutive victories at the event and the second of her six major career titles. The Pennsylvania native turned pro in 1977 and retired in 2005 with 39 LPGA Tour wins.

40 years ago

BASEBALL  July 12, 1979  The Chicago White Sox hold a “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park during a double header with the Detroit Tigers. The event turns into a promotional fiasco as fans pelt debris and destroy the field while a box full of vinyl disco records is blown up by local radio disc jockey, Steve Dahl. The White Sox end up forfeiting the second game after the field is made unplayable.