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  1. Yearbook, Oct. 29: Ali's first pro win

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 29, 1960: Fifty-two summers ago, a young boxer named Cassius Clay claimed the light heavyweight Olympic gold medal in Rome. Not long after, Ali turned pro -- and on this day that same year, the man who would be Muhammad Ali fought for the fir...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Sept. 27: Rulon Gardner's gold

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 27, 2000: They thought it couldn't be done. He thought it couldn't be done. But on this day 12 years ago, American wrestler Rulon Gardner proved everyone wrong when he stunned Russian stalwart Aleksandr Karelin in the Greco-Roman super heavywei...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Sept. 5: The Munich massacre

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 5, 1972: On this day 40 years ago came one of the darkest moments in sports history, when Palestinian terrorists kidnapped and later killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Jeremy Schaap tells the harrowing story....

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  4. Team Pictures: Diamondbacks go off-beat

    Patrick Dorsey

    Relatively new to Instagram, the Arizona Diamondbacks still show a distinct signature on the photo-sharing social media platform: Off-beat. Yes, there's the occasional shot of a new signing or a batting practice. But often, Phoenix's Major Leag...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  5. Web Clips: Another type of Summer Games

    Patrick Dorsey

    What if there were an Olympic Games for fitness events? The folks at M.E.L.T. Fitness Studio in Connecticut help us picture an answer, thanks to their second Summer Games held in Hartford earlier this month and featuring more than 100 participants. N...

    Blog | August 19, 2012
  6. Yearbook, Aug. 18: Larry Bird calls it quits

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 18, 1992: Twenty years. That's how long it's been since Larry Bird told the world he was leaving basketball (as a player) behind after more than 1,000 NBA games, 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, three championships and one freshly won Olympic gol...

    Blog | August 18, 2012
  7. Yearbook, Aug. 17: Phelps golden, times 8

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 17, 2008: You might have heard of this guy. Recently, even, in this space. On this day four years ago, Michael Phelps claimed the last of these record eight gold medals, when the United States' 4x100 relay squad beat all comers....

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  8. One from the Night: USA just keeps winning

    Patrick Dorsey

    First the Olympics, now this. Sure, it was just a friendly, but the United States' 1-0 win Wednesday -- powered by a goal from Michael Orozco Fiscal -- was its first in Mexico in 25 tries over 75 years....

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  9. Team Pictures: How USA saw Olympics

    Patrick Dorsey

    London 2012 was a spectacularly social Olympics, with fans in attendance, fans overseas, athletes on site and individual nations and teams joining in. Naturally, Team USA -- and its prolific medal count -- was right there, sharing not only news bu...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  10. Map: U.S. Olympic medalists' hometowns

    Patrick Dorsey

    Midway through the Olympics we debuted this map, one that shows the hometowns (as listed on the 2012 London Olympics' official website) of all of the American medalists at the Games. Now it's complete. More than 200 U.S. athletes took home hardwar...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  11. Yearbook, Aug. 13: Phelps gets gold record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 13, 2008: London 2012 might be over -- and with it, Michael Phelps' Olympic career -- but on this day four years ago Michael Phelps was just getting started, medal record-wise. In beating the world mark in the 200-meter butterfly, the American c...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  12. Yearbook, Aug. 11: Carl Lewis, so golden

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 11, 1984: On this day 28 years ago, the legendary Carl Lewis matched another legendary feat, anchoring Team USA's 4x100 relay (seen above) to win his fourth gold medal of the Los Angeles Games -- the most track and field golds since Jesse Owens ...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  13. Best of London Olympics Twitter cameras

    Patrick Dorsey

    In case you haven't noticed, the Olympics offers the occasional impressive photo. Knowing that, the Olympics this year set up several Twitter accounts dedicated solely to certain views of the 2012 London Games. Connected to Getty Images camera...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  14. One from the Night: Team USA's triumph

    Patrick Dorsey

    It's being called an instant classic, and for good reason: As night dragged on in England, Alex Morgan gave the U.S. women's soccer team an Olympic semifinal win -- and gave viewers here in the U.S. a moment they won't soon forget....

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  15. A closer look at London's Olympic venues

    Patrick Dorsey

    A full week is done in the 2012 London Olympics, with the Games' many venues all having been used for competition. So, with help from the London-based travel site and the Olympics' official site, Playbook takes a look at our 12 f...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  16. Yearbook, Aug. 4: An unexpected friendship

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 4, 1936: This month 76 years ago brought the amazing feat of Jesse Owens, who did his best to refute Adolf Hitler's pro-Aryan claims by winning four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. This day 76 years ago brought a special moment in those Game...

    Blog | August 04, 2012