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As the end of the summer approaches, so does the ‘Rocky Mountain Showdown’. Former University of Colorado (CU) basketball coach Joe Harrington stated that he would take recruits more
Art “Tappy” Larsen definitely earns a spot as one of the most unusual characters who ever played big-time tennis. He is worth remembering this month when the US Open gets underway more
Dr. Caroline Silby is a nationally-recognized expert on the development of young female athletes. She has worked on an individual basis with numerous Olympians more
“The Oriole Way”, the tradition of excellence on the field as practiced by the Baltimore Orioles two generations ago, is still visible in the ballpark. The problem is that more
The country that invented, codified and spread the most popular sport in the world surprisingly has only one World Cup victory. The year was 1966 more
In the 1980’s and 1990's, Colombia was ravaged by an endless cycle of narco-violence that captured worldwide headlines, yet in the midst of this deadly scourge soccer thrived more
Before there was Jack Johnson in the boxing ring, or Jesse Owens on the running track, there was Major Taylor on the bicycle. Predating 20th century’s most accomplished black athletes more
Even the name screams of history and tradition: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC). Every year, this private institution serves up the best in competitive tennis more
In the 1977 comedy film ‘Oh, God!’, actor George Burns quipped “The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets”. Fifty years ago, the hapless New York Mets who had never finished higher t more
The majestic public golf course that hugs the California coastline and costs $525 a round is celebrating its 100th year this summer. more
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10 years ago

MOTOR RACING November 1, 2009  British car racer Jensen Button wins his first and last Formula One World Championship title after finishing 3rd at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race of the calendar year. Button clinched 6 GPs that season, including Monte Carlo, accumulating the most points at 95, or 11 ahead of runner-up Sebastian Vettel.

20 years ago

RUGBY November 6, 1999  Australia wins the 4th quadrennial Rugby World Cup championship after defeating France 35-12 in the Final. Wales was the official host to the tournament, which saw 65 national teams qualify for 20 spots at the 37-day event. The U.S. lost all 3 of its group matches, including a 53-8 crushing against Ireland, and was dispatched early.

30 years ago

BASEBALL November 3, 1989  Lou Piniella replaces Pete Rose as Manager of the Cincinnati Reds. It was Rose’s last year in professional baseball after being banned for life due to gambling activities in MLB games. Piniella stayed on for three seasons, leading the Reds to a World Series victory in just his first year as Manager with the mid-west franchise.

40 years ago

BASKETBALL October 30, 1979  The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Chicago Bulls 111-105, winning a fifth straight game and posting an early season record of 7-2. In the first NBA season to implement the 3-point shot, they would go on to clinch the national Championship against the Philadelphia 76ers. Rookie Magic Johnson took home the MVP award.