Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (June 23rd) – San Antonio Spurs

    This Day In Sports History (June 23rd) – San Antonio Spurs

    It was on this day in 2005 that the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons played Game 7 of the NBA Finals.  The Spurs won the game 81-74 to win the franchise’s third championship. The Spurs easily handled their first three opponents of the playoffs, beating the Denver Nuggets in five games, the Seattle Supersonics […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 16th) – Phil Jackson

    This Day In Sports History (June 16th) – Phil Jackson

    It was on this day in 1999 that the Los Angeles Lakers hired Phil Jackson as their next head coach.  After leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles, Jackson took a year off from coaching before returning to coach the Lakers. In his first year in L.A., Jackson produced immediate results, as the Lakers […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 9th) – World Cup 20066

    This Day In Sports History (June 9th) – World Cup 20066

    It was on this day in 2006 that the 18th FIFA World Cup began in Germany.  The tournament started with the host team Germany beating Costa Rica 4-2 in the highest scoring opening match in the history of the competition. This World Cup marked the first time since 1982 that all four semi-finalists were from […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 2nd) – Lou Gehrig

    This Day In Sports History (June 2nd) – Lou Gehrig

    It was on this day in 1941 that Lou Gehrig passed away from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neuron disease.  The disease is more commonly known throughout North America as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Lou Gehrig is considered by many to be one of the greatest baseball players of all-time.  Gehrig was given […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 27th) – FC Barcelona

    This Day In Sports History (May 27th) – FC Barcelona

    It was on this day in 2009 that FC Barcelona won their third UEFA Champions League title.  Barcelona defeated Manchester United 2-0 in a game played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy.  Manchester United missed out on the opportunity to become the first team in 19 years to repeat as champions. Samuel Eto’o gave […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 26th) – Manchester United

    This Day In Sports History (May 26th) – Manchester United

    It was on this day in 1999 that Manchester United won their second UEFA Champions League title.  United defeated Bayern Munich 2-1 in a game played at Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Bayern Munich opened the scoring six minutes into the contest when winger Mario Basler scored on a free kick from just outside […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 19th) – Jennifer Capriati

    This Day In Sports History (May 19th) – Jennifer Capriati

    It was on this day in 1994 that 18-year-old tennis star Jennifer Capriati entered a rehab clinic.  Capriati was arrested earlier in the month for possession of marijuana. Jennifer Capriati was a very gifted tennis player and at the young age of 14 she turned professional.  In her very first professional tournament she made it […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 12th) – New York Knicks

    This Day In Sports History (May 12th) – New York Knicks

    It was on this day in 1985 that the NBA held its first ever Draft Lottery.  The New York Knicks won the lottery and would go on to select Patrick Ewing out of Georgetown University with the#1 overall pick. Ewing was a superstar at Georgetown, as they reached the championship game of the NCAA tournament […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 5th) – Boston Celtics

    This Day In Sports History (May 5th) – Boston Celtics

    It was on this day in 1969 that the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers played Game 7 of the NBA finals.  The Celtics would go on to win the game 108-106, giving Boston their 11th NBA championship in 13 years. Despite the Celtics recent dominance, they were actually considered underdogs, as the Lakers boasted […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 21st) – NFL Draft

    This Day In Sports History (April 21st) – NFL Draft

    It was on this day in 2001 that the first day of the NFL draft was held at Madison Square Garden in New York.  The draft is most remembered for the trade that took place between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Diego Chargers. The Falcons traded their first round pick (5th overall), along with […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 6th) – Diego Maradona

    This Day In Sports History (April 6th) – Diego Maradona

    It was on this day in 1991 that soccer star Diego Maradona was suspended by professional football for 15 months after testing positive for cocaine.  Maradona would be unable to play for his club team, Napoli, as well as being banned from representing his country, Argentina, in international games. This incident was just one of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 29th) – New England Patriots

    This Day In Sports History (December 29th) – New England Patriots

    It was on this day in 2007 that the New England Patriots defeated the New York Giants 38-35 in a game played at Giants Stadium.  The win meant that the Patriots became the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season at 16-0. The Patriots made major upgrades at the wide receiver position […]

  • The Daily Gambling Fix 7/30/10 – Diora Baird

    The Daily Gambling Fix 7/30/10 – Diora Baird

    Diora Baird
    Here are some of the best sports plays for all you gamblers out there.

    The Game: Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals

    The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -170

    The Reason: Roy Oswalt makes his debut with the Phillies and will be facing off against Craig Stammen of the Nationals. Oswalt will want to impress his new team with a solid outing and we expect it from the long-time Astros ace.

  • The Daily Gambling Fix 7/26/10 – Rachel Victoria

    The Daily Gambling Fix 7/26/10 – Rachel Victoria

    Rachel Victoria
    Here are some of the best sports plays for all you gamblers out there.

    The Game: Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royals

    The Pick: Under 7

    The Reason: Reigning Cy Young award winner Zack Greinke starts for the Royals against Francisco Liriano of the Twins. Both pitchers have ERA’s well under four and both teams have had troubled giving these pitchers run support.

  • The Daily Gambling Fix 7/15/10 – Francesca Frigo

    The Daily Gambling Fix 7/15/10 – Francesca Frigo

    Francesca Frigo
    Here are some of the best sports plays for all you gamblers out there.

    The Game: New York Mets @ San Francisco Giants

    The Pick: Under 7

    The Reason: R.A. Dickey starts for the Mets while the Giants counter with Tim Lincecum. With both pitchers ERA hovering around the three mark, expect runs to be tough to come by in this contest.