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  1. Yearbook, Dec. 8: The Bears' record win

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 8, 1940: Washington went 9-2 in the regular season, Chicago 8-3. Washington and Chicago met in mid-November, with the former winning 7-3. But when the two teams squared off on this day 72 years ago with the NFL championship on the line, the u...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Nov. 7: Magic's announcement

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 7, 1991: On this day 21 years ago, the American sporting world effectively stopped. One of its most beloved figures, Magic Johnson, held a news conference to announce he was HIV-positive and immediately retiring from basketball. One year ago,...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Oct. 21: Carlton Fisk's home run

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 21, 1975: The images are unforgettable, even to those not alive when they first were caught on camera: Carlton Fisk, staring down the left-field line, trying to wave the ball he hit fair so his Boston Red Sox would force a Game 7 in the World Se...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Oct. 17: World Series earthquake

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 17, 1989: The TV cameras were live on Candlestick Park, ready to broadcast the first World Series game in San Francisco in more than 25 years. Then the whole place shook, the result of a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck south of the Bay ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Oct. 7: Walter Payton sets record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 7, 1984: Before there was any hint of a "Super Bowl Shuffle," there was Walter Payton pounding the ball from the Chicago Bears backfield -- so much so that on this day 28 years ago, Sweetness broke Jim Brown's career rushing record on a six-yard...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  6. Yearbook, Sept. 7: A sports network debuts

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 7, 1979: On this day 33 years ago -- oh hey! The Entertainment Sports Programming Network aired its first broadcast. Wonder whatever happened to that thing....

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  7. Yearbook, Aug. 7: Barry Bonds hits 756

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 7, 2007: You can love him. You can hate him. You can question the methods he used to get there. No matter what, there's no denying the achievement: On this day five years ago, Barry Bonds homered off Washington Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik, giv...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  8. Yearbook, July 7: All-American Wimbledon

    Patrick Dorsey

    July 7, 1973: On this day 39 years ago, 29-year-old Billie Jean King met 18-year-old Chris Evert in the Open era's first all-American women's singles final at Wimbledon. King won in straight sets -- her fifth of six Wimbledon titles -- while Evert ha...

    Blog | July 07, 2012
  9. 2012 NBA mock draft -- as done by artists

    Patrick Dorsey

    Chad Ford has predicted (and is still predicting). Ford and Bill Simmons have grappled. And five Insider experts have put together their own version of how they think things should go in Thursday night's NBA draft (7 p.m. on ESPN). But here...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  10. Yearbook, June 22: Hakeem lives the dream

    Patrick Dorsey

    June 22, 1994: LeBron James broke through Thursday night. The man who helped hone James' post game, Hakeem Olajuwon, broke through on this day 18 years ago, driving his Houston Rockets to a 90-84 Game 7 win over the New York Knicks for the super-cent...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  11. Yearbook, June 7: Kenny shows up Shaq

    Patrick Dorsey

    June 7, 1995: Years before they became television partners, Kenny Smith was a Houston Rocket and Shaquille O'Neal an Orlando Magic(ian?). And on this day 17 years ago, Smith buried an NBA Finals-record seven 3-pointers as the sixth-seeded Rockets sho...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  12. Yearbook, June 4: Greatest NBA game ever?

    Patrick Dorsey

    June 4, 1976: Think Sunday night's Boston Celtics-Miami Heat overtime game was intense? Just check the scoreboard that hung above the head of Glenn McDonald on this day 36 years ago. No, that "7" under "Period" was no scorekeeping error. This was...

    Blog | June 04, 2012