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The Lady is a Champ! Speed, power and grace are not the exclusive domains of male thoroughbreds at the Triple Crown. more
The good news is that surfing finally made it into the Olympics as a competitive event, but the bad more
He belonged to the last generation of Harlem Globetrotters that owned the basketball brand. Curly Neal, who died on March 26 more
Not many athletes have a Hall of Fame museum named after them, but Dan Gable stands in a class of his own more
In March of 1919, the Montreal Canadiens boarded a train and crossed the expanse of North America to face off against more
Decades before Jane Fonda sent millions of American women into their living rooms with her pop-in exercise videos, Jack LaLanne was more
In 1985, Libby Riddles became the first woman to conquer the Iditarod, the world’s most prestigious dog sled race. more
Twenty years ago, Major League Soccer (MLS), the premier North American soccer league, was on life support. Financial losses were racking up, more
“Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life”. A registered trademark today, more
Devon Harris is a retired 3-time Olympian who represented Jamaica at the 1988, 1992 and 1998 Winter Olympics. more
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10 years ago

FOOTBALL November 26, 2010  Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 at the 75th Iron Bowl. In the largest comeback of the series’ history, the Auburn Tigers erase a 24-0 deficit in the 2nd quarter to overtake the Crimson Tide by a single point. Quarterback Cam Newton throws for 3 touchdown passes and rushes for a fourth TD to win the game. Over 100,000 spectators pack Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium that day to watch the famous rivalry, which was first played in 1893.

20 years ago

BOXING November 11, 2000  Lennox Lewis defeats David Tua in a unanimous decision to retain the WBC, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles. It was the 40th bout for the British-born fighter who entered the professional ring after winning the super-heavyweight belt at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Lewis retired in 2003 with a record of 41-2-1, having out-boxed the likes of Vitali Klitschko and Mike Tyson. His only career losses were to Hasim Rahman and Oliver McCall.

30 years ago

MOTOR RACING November 4, 1990  Ayrton Senna wins the Formula One Driver’s Championship despite falling short with gear box problems in the final race of the season at the Australian Grand Prix. It was the 2nd career victory for the Brazilian driver and the 3rd consecutive win for the constructor, McLaren-Honda. Senna would go on to claim the 1991 F1 driver’s podium as well, taking 7 of the 16 calendar races. Senna died in a crash in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix.

40 years ago

BASEBALL November 3, 1980  Walter Haas becomes CEO of the Oakland Athletics baseball team after buying the franchise from Charles Finley for $13 million. Haas, the Chairman of Levis Strauss & Company, wanted to prevent the A’s from leaving the Bay area for another city. Finley had won the World Series three years in a row with the A’s- 1972, 1973, 1974- though, in 1980 he was ready to sell the club to investors who considered moving the A’s to another market.