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5 Moments in History When Sports Changed the World

Zola Books | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports
Zola Books

Sometimes political enmity between countries runs so deep, tensions are insurmountable at the slow pace of politics. Yet, the right game at the right time can shift perceptions between enemies.

Ex-NFL Players Reflect on Decision to Play Two Days After JFK's Assassination

Danny Groner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Danny Groner

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle made the tough decision to keep the NFL schedule intact, and on November 24, games were played.

This Date In Sports History

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.07.2013 | Sports

-- Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA May 7...

This Date In Sports History

AP | PAUL MONTELLA | Posted 05.03.2013 | Sports

-- May 3 1902 – Alan-a-Dale, ridden by Jimmy Winkfield, wins the Kentucky Derby by a nose over Inventor giving Winkfield his second straight Der...

FLASHBACK: Clay Defeats Liston

Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

Before the world agreed that Muhammad Ali was "the greatest," 22-year-old Cassius Clay was a challenger who needed to back up his braggadocious talk. ...

Flashback: Air Jordan's First Dunk Contest Win

Posted 02.07.2013 | Sports

Whether or not LeBron James ever actually participates, the NBA's annual slam dunk contest just isn't what it used to be. In honor of the contest'...

Baseball Is the Greatest Game Ever Invented and Here Are 10 Reasons Why

David Macaray | Posted 09.17.2012 | Sports
David Macaray

I admit that when I consider the role baseball has played in America's cultural history, I get a bit choked up. And when I think of the unmatched elegance and grace that define what was once referred to as "the national pastime," I become emotional.

The First Athletes Ever And 7 Other Moments In Sports History

John G. Fox | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
John G. Fox

"Why do we play ball?" That was the heady question my then 7-year-old son tossed out to me one day during an innocent game of backyard catch. As a father, anthropologist, and sports fan, I couldn't resist the call of duty to set off in search of an answer.

The Most Important Events in Sports History

Bleacher Report | Posted 04.23.2012 | Sports

Sports has a way of making an impression on us, leaving lasting memories and untold "Where were you when..." moments. Witnessing history is somethi...

50th Anniversary of Ice Skating Tragedy Remembered With Book, Film & Exhibit

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rocco Staino

2011-02-17-ice.jpgFebruary 15th marked the 50th anniversary of the death 18 ice skaters who comprised the U.S. World Figure Skating Team.

Remembering 'Teeder.'

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

Ted "Teeder" Kennedy wasn't the fastest skater. He wasn't a bruiser. But Kennedy competed every second he was on the ice. He never loafed. He never let up.