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  1. Run It Back: Joe Louis vs. Buddy Baer

    Chris Ryan

    Here's a new little feature we're trotting out to celebrate great moments in sports history (at least great moments in sports history that we can find on YouTube). If you've got any suggestions or nominations or clips, by all means, hit us up at tria...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  2. This Day In Sports History: The Dream Team

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    On This Day in Sports History, Sept. 21, 1991, the United States announced its the Dream Team for the 1992 Olympics. Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan headlined the amazing men's basketball squad:...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  3. This Day in Sports History: 2004 lockout begins

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    On This Day in Sports History, Sept. 15, 2004, the NHL announced it was going into a lockout:...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  4. This Day in Sports History: Phelps' No. 7

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    On This Day in Sports History (Aug. 16, 2008), Michael Phelps won his seventh Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics:...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  5. This Day In Sports History: Gretzky traded

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    On this date in sports history, the unthinkable happened. Edmonton traded Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles. A look back at one of the biggest sports trades ever: For more on the Gretzky trade, check out the "30 for 30" documentary Kings Ransom....

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  6. This Day in Sports History: '92 Dream Team

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    On this day in 1992, the opening ceremonies for the Barcelona Games marked the first time professional athletes were allowed to participate in the Olympics, meaning the United States could put together a Dream Team of basketball stars....

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  7. This Day in Sports History: Olympics 100th anniversary

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    On this day in 1996, the 26th Summer Olympics kicked off in Atlanta marking the 100th anniversary of the modern Games. Muhammad Ali started the Games by lighting the cauldron....

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  8. This Day In Sports History: Wayne Gretzky wins ninth Hart Trophy

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    June 7, 1989On this day in sports history, Wayne Gretzky won his ninth Hart Trophy....

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  9. This Day in Sports History: Owens' big day

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    On this day in 1935, Ohio State sophomore Jesse Owens rewrote the record book at the 1935 Big Ten Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., setting four world records in 45 minutes....

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  10. This Day in History: A dynasty begins

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    On May 24, 1980, Bobby Nystrom's game-winner in overtime clinched the New York Islanders' first of four straight Stanley Cups:...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  11. This Day in Sports History: Magic Johnson, 1980

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    May 16, 1980: Magic Johnson scores 42 points while starting at center to lead the Lakers to the NBA title....

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2011
  12. This Day in Sports History: Joe DiMaggio, 1941

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    May 15, 1941: Joe DiMaggio begins legendary 56-game hitting streak:...

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2011
  13. This Day in Sports History: Mickey Mantle, 1967

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    May 14, 1967: Mickey Mantle becomes first switch-hitter to reach the 500-home run mark....

    Blog | Conversation | May 14, 2011
  14. This Day in Sports History: Margaret Court, 1973

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    May 13, 1973: Margaret Court falls to Bobby Riggs in the 1st Battle of the Sexes....

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2011
  15. This Day in Sports History: Patrick Ewing, 1985

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    May 12, 1985: New York Knicks take Patrick Ewing in NBA's first draft lottery....

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  16. This Day in Sports History: Julius Erving, 1980

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    May 11, 1980: Julius Erving makes famous reverse layup in NBA Finals....

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2011