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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
Professor Andrew Zimbalist is a nationally renowned authority in the field of sports economics and the business of sports. more
From the ashes rises the phoenix. By the end of 1972, Georgetown University’s basketball program was in shambles. more
Jim Kelly, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills from 1986-1996, is the only QB in NFL history to lead his team to four consecutive Super Bowl games. more
In the afternoon of October 1st, 1919, Chicago White Sox pitcher Eddie Cicotte took the mound at the opening game of the World Series... more
Twenty-five years ago, George Foreman returned to the boxing ring to win his second world heavyweight title, becoming the oldest fighter more
There was a time when running a marathon was the bastion of men, and for women to compete in the 26.2-mile race that commemorates an ancient Greek battle more
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10 years ago

MOTOR RACING May 30, 2010  Britain’s Dario Franchitti wins the Indianapolis 500, completing the 200-lap chase in 3:05:37 with an average speed of 162 mph. It was his 2nd victory at the famed race, which he would repeat a 3rd time in 2012. No stranger to the winner’s circle, Franchitti won the IndyCar series four times and the 24 Hours of Daytona once. He retired in 2013 after suffering serious injuries in a crash.

20 years ago

HOCKEY May 26, 2000  The New Jersey Devils top the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 at the NHL Eastern Conference Final. The Devils overcame a 3-game deficit to take the series in the 7th match, with Patrick Elias netting the winning goal of the tournament. New Jersey would go on to face the Dallas Stars at the Finals and win the Stanley Cup 4-2, with games 5 & 6 going into 3 and 2 overtime periods, respectively.

30 years ago

SOCCER May 23, 1990  Italy’s Milan beat Portugal’s Benfica 1-0 at the Euro Cup Final, the continent's most prestigious club competition. The winning goal came from Frank Rijkaard in the 68th minute. Rijkaard was one of three Dutch players who fielded a front for the Italian team, with the others being Ruud Gullit and Marco Van Basten. It was Milan’s 2nd consecutive victory at the Euro Cup and 4th overall since the tournament began in 1955.

40 years ago

BASKETBALL May 16, 1980 The Los Angeles Lakers become NBA champions after defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2. It was the 7th national title for the West Coast team who were last crowned in 1972. Rookie Magic Johnson took home the MVP Finals award, scoring 42 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in Game 6. It was the first NBA Finals that used the 3-point line, which was introduced that season.