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In 1970, spectators at the Kentucky Derby saw something they’ve never witnessed before- a female jockey piloting one of the horses more
40 years ago, Martin Scorsese released “Raging Bull”, a Hollywood screen production that was nominated for 8 Academy Awards more
On December 2nd, 1944, the Allies were on their offensive drive towards Germany, General Douglas McArthur was back in the Philippines, and the Army-Navy "game of the century" more
Carlton Haselrig came from a mythological place in the American story -- Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He lived a mythological life. more
One of the greatest female soccer players of all time, Michelle Akers defined what it meant to be a sports trail blazer. more
Nothing defined the golden age of auto racing more than the ear-piercing, tire-screeching, high-performance competition between Ford and Ferrari. more
With 94 professional wins to her name, including 10 LPGA majors, Annika Sörenstam is one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game. more
Thirty years ago, Triple Crown contender Alydar was put to sleep under suspicious circumstances by its owner, Calumet Farm. As it turned out, more
Before the civil rights era of the 1960s, the Republican party of Abraham Lincoln still carried substantial weight with black voters. Three of the most prominent black athletes f more
One of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of the 1980s, Joe Theismann came out of Notre Dame as a Heisman Trophy contender and an All-American in both football and academia. more
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10 years ago

HORSE RACING May 7, 2011  Animal Kingdom, drawing 21/1 odds at post time, wins the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, clearing the finish line in 2:02:04. With John Velazquez aboard, the chestnut-colored thoroughbred was in 10th position going into the final turn when he broke out to move 4 wide, advanced to 5th place at the mile pole, and completed the race 2¾ lengths ahead of second place, Nehro. Two weeks later, Animal Kingdom came in second at the Preakness, but was out of the money at Belmont.

20 years ago

SOCCER May 23, 2001  Bayern Munich defeat Valencia in penalties at the UEFA Champions League Final. With a 1-1 score at the end of official time, the match went into penalty kicks where the Germans prevailed 5-4. It was the 4th overall victory for Bayern and first in a quarter-century at the annual Champions League tournament. For Valencia, it was their second consecutive trip to the Final, having lost to Real Madrid a year earlier. German goalie Oliver Kahn received the ‘Man of the Match’ award.

30 years ago

BASKETBALL May 20, 1991  Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls is named the NBA’s MVP. It was the second of what would be 5 total league MVP designations for the hoops superstar. A 14x NBA All-Star, Jordan’s numerous accolades include 6 NBA Championships and 5 NBA Finals MVP awards. Playing the majority of his career with the Chicago Bulls from 1984-1993 and 1995-1998, the basketball prodigy posted career statistics of: 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg and 5.3 apg.

40 years ago

TENNIS May 1, 1981  Billy Jean King becomes the first prominent sportswoman to come out with her sexuality, acknowledging a lesbian relationship with Marilyn Barnett. Winner of 12 grand slam singles titles, King is regarded as one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. Throughout her career, the California native fought for gender equality and was a founder of the Women’s Tennis Association and Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2006, the USTA National Tennis Center in NYC was renamed after her.