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The “Beautiful Game” turned ugly for the U.S. as a stunning loss to Trinidad & Tobago at the qualifiers sent the Americans packing without a ticket to this year’s World Cup. more
A century before Colin Kaepernick knelt down in protest against racial injustice, boxing champ Jack Johnson was flouting the racism of his day by cavorting openly with white women. more
In the male-dominated world of thoroughbred racing, it was a woman who bred and raced the most accomplished horse in American history. Penny Chenery, who died last week at the age of 95, was the leading more
In case there is any doubt, the world of sports does answer to the laws of physics. For every winning streak, there is an equal and opposite losing streak buried somewhere in the league. more
Mother nature’s wrath will spare nothing and no one, not even championship games. Rain, fog, ice and blizzards are all part of life on the planet but their unwelcome arrival can transform more
Munich’s Olympic Park is set to unveil a new memorial this week honoring the 11 Israeli athletes massacred by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic games. more
Three years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s racial barrier, another athlete who was born into a family of southern sharecroppers cracked open the U.S. National Championships, more
Last year's hyper-promoted “Money Fight” between boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts specialist Conor McGregor sent echoes of a 41- year old forgotten bout. In 1976, legendary Muhammad Ali 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
World War II was raging in the early 1940’s and as America's resources were being diverted overseas, baseball's greatest assets were no exception. more
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10 years ago

HOCKEY November 22, 2008  The Montreal Canadiens retire Patrick Roy’s #33 jersey. One of the greatest goaltenders of all time, “Saint Patrick” Roy spent his career playing 11 years for the Canadiens and 8 years for the Avalanche between 1984-2003. The Quebec native won 4 Stanley Cups, 2 with each franchise. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006.

20 years ago

BASKETBALL November 14, 1998  Chicago Bulls power forward Dennis Rodman weds model and ‘Baywatch’ actress Carmen Electra at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas; 6 months later Electra would file for divorce. The eccentric Rodman was a 5x NBA champion, twice with the Pistons and three times with the Bulls. His last stint in the NBA was with the Dallas Mavericks in 2000.

30 years ago

FOOTBALL November 20, 1988  The first NCAA football game to take place in Europe is played at Dublin’s Lansdowne Road Stadium in Ireland. Boston College defeated Army 38-24 in what was billed as the ‘Emerald Isle Classic’. The game was intended as an annual event to attract some of the 40 million Americans of Irish descent back to their ancestral homeland.

40 years ago

MOTOR RACING November 19, 1978  NASCAR driver Cale Yarborough is crowned champion of the Winston Cup Series after winning 12 of the season’s 30 runs. It was the third consecutive Series triumph for the South Carolina native who remains only one of two NASCAR racers to claim three straight victories; the other is Jimmy Johnson with five.