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On May 11, 1997, thirty-four year old Gary Kasparov stormed out of a chess tournament, squirming in fury and shaking in disbelief. more
Scott Hamilton dazzled the world with his fast and fancy footwork on ice and his signature backflip that few skaters could replicate. more
Before he became America’s 45th Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump was many things in the business world, including owner of more
A master in the serve-and-volley game, Pat Cash was one of the most prominent tennis figures of the 1980s. more
After more than four decades of motorized thrills and spills in the vast expanses of Africa and South America, the Dakar Rally has entered a third chapter more
Officially called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game”, the first Super Bowl match was little more than an inconsequential game more
We start off the new year with an interview of Hale Irwin, one of the leading golfers of all time. A multi-talented athlete in high school, more
Held outside Europe and the United States for the first time, the 1956 Summer Olympics took place in late November and early December in the far-flung more
Tal Brody was a college basketball star in the 1960s, playing at the University of Illinois and winning the 1965 Big 10 championship. more
Throughout 2019, the NFL celebrated a century of players, coaches, owners, front office executives, fans and announcers 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.