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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. It wasn’t so much that the world’s reigning chess champion lost his first match, but more that he was toppled by a cold and lifeless machine. A watershed moment in the history of chess and the technological evolution of mankind, 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

BASKETBALL February 14, 2010  The NBA holds the 59th edition of its All-Star game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Eastern Conference beats the Western 141-131 with Dwayne Wade (Heat) scoring 28 points and winning the MVP award. Coaching the West was George Karl (Nuggets) and the East Stan Van Gundy (Magic). LeBron James (Cavaliers) topped the All-Star ballots followed by Kobe Bryant (Lakers).

20 years ago

FOOTBALL February 12, 2000 Tom Landry, first Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys, dies at the age of the 75. Spending 29 seasons with the Cowboys (1960-1988), Landry racked up 20 winning seasons and two Super Bowl titles, VI and XII. The Texas native created many new formations and was voted Coach of the Year twice. In his early days, he played for the NY Giants and won the NFL championship in 1956.

30 years ago

BOXING February 11, 1990  Buster Douglas upsets Mike Tyson at the Tokyo Dome in Japan to win the undisputed world heavyweight boxing title. A 42-1 underdog, Douglas ended up knocking out an undefeated Tyson in the 10th round. The bout was widely seen as a warm-up fight for Tyson before taking on Evander Holyfield, the #1 heavyweight contender at the time. Douglas retired in 1999 with a record of 46-38-6-2.

40 years ago

OLYMPICS February 13, 1980  The Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York. Thirty-seven nations send over 1,000 athletes to the quaint upstate village, which had hosted the event before in 1932. East Germany emerges with most medals at 23 (9 gold), followed by the USSR at 22 (10 gold) and the U.S. at 12 (6 gold). Americans secure gold in ice hockey, defeating the Soviets in what became known as ‘Miracle on Ice’.