1. Learning the ABC's of Alabama Crimson Tide Football: A

    Remember how you learned your ABC's? Perhaps some of you had a book to teach you the alphabet. Others may have learned by watching Sesame Street . No matter how you were taught, college football probably did not enter into the learning process...

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  2. On This Day in Sports History: The Kingdome Has Lost Its Crown

    The Seattle Kingdome is now only a memory for residents of the Emerald City. Not that people have fond memories of the structure...

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  3. MLB All-Star Game Pitchers Duel on July 14, 1987

    The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is often remembered for offense. After all, there is a Home Run Derby instead of a strikeout competition...

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  4. July 1, 1990: No Win for a No-Hitter

    It may be hard to believe today, but there was a time when the New York Yankees were one of the worst teams in baseball. A decade of bad trades and free agent acquisitions throughout the 1980s finally caught up with the Yankees in 1990...

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  5. June 23, 1984: The Ryne Sandberg Game

    It was a magical game during a memorable season. The 1984 Chicago Cubs season provided thrills, cheers and the team’s first playoff appearance in 39 years. In a game that season against arch-rival St...

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  6. This Day in Sports History: Remembering Dick Howser

    It was a sad day in the Heartland on this date 24 years ago. A baseball manager beloved by Kansas City Royals players and fans and well respected throughout the league, left the world much too early...

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  7. On This Day in Sports: How the Detroit Pistons Ended a Dynasty

    It had been 14 years since the Detroit Pistons group of “Bad Boys,” which included Dennis Rodman, Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer and others won their second consecutive NBA title...

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  8. On This Day in Sports History: The Ryan Express Rides Again

    Baseball players are not supposed to still be playing when they are 43 years old. Some players like Phil Niekro and Julio Franco were still productive well into their 40s...

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  9. 1996 Stanley Cup Finals Remembered: Of Rats and Men

    It was a Stanley Cup Finals between a team in a new city and a team known for throwing rats on the ice...

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  10. On This Day in Sports History: The Man Behind the Disguise

    Actor Lon Chaney, Sr. was known as the “Man of a Thousand Faces” because of his groundbreaking work with film makeup...

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  11. This Day in Sports History: When the Jazz Went Marching out

    Long before the NBA’s Hornets moved from Charlotte to New Orleans, basketball was alive in the Crescent City during the 1970s...

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  12. It's Raining, It's Pouring... so Let's Keep Playing

    Only two major league baseball stadiums opened during the 1980s and both were built to provide shelter from the weather. The Hubert H...

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  13. This Day in Sports History: Down Goes Rambis, Down Goes Rambis

    In the decade of Magic versus Bird, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics were responsible for three of four NBA titles from 1980 to 1983. In 1984, the two franchises met in the first of three NBA Finals match-ups...

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  14. This Day in Sports History: Yannick Noah Wins the 1983 French Open

    Who are some of the most famous Noah’s in history? Noah was the greatest ark builder the world had ever seen. Noah Webster gave us a dictionary, and Noah Wylie portrayed Dr. John Carter on the NBC series, ER...

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  15. Nine-Run Sixth Inning Powers New York Yankees Past Detroit Tigers

    After only scoring one run in the series opener on Monday, New York had no problem scoring against Detroit pitching in the final three games...

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  16. Mark Teixeira Leads New York Yankees To Victory

    Mark Teixeira was 3-for-4 with two RBI, and seven New York pitchers led the Yankees to a 9-5 win over Detroit Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. With the win, New York remained in a first place tie in the AL East with Tampa Bay...

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  17. New York Yankees Survive Late Rally to Top Royals

    After coming back from a five-run deficit to defeat Texas on Wednesday, New York nearly blew a late lead on Thursday. CC Sabathia pitched 8...

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  18. James Shields Pitches Tampa Bay Rays To Series Win

    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields is nicknamed “Big Game.” While Sunday’s series finale against the New York Yankees may not have been the biggest game of the year, Shields lived up to his nickname...

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  19. Matt Joyce's Blast the Difference in Rays Win

    Tampa Bay entered their weekend series against New York with the opportunity to reclaim first place in the American League East. On Friday, one swing of the bat put the Rays closer to their goal...

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  20. Rays-Yankees: Reid Brignac Powers Rays Past Yankees

    Entering Saturday’s game, Reid Brignac had totaled two home runs in 66 games this season. Brignac equaled his total on Saturday and drove in half of Tampa Bay’s runs in a 10-5 triumph over New York at Yankee Stadium...

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  21. New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners: Alex Rodriguez Comes Through

    For the second time in a week, Seattle reliever David Aardsma was victimized by Alex Rodriguez. With the score tied at one in the top of the ninth, Rodriguez delivered a two-out, two-run ...

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  22. AJ Burnett Helps New York Yankees Sweep Oakland Athletics

    After a miserable June, A.J. Burnett has apparently returned to form. Burnett limited Oakland to two runs over seven innings as New York topped Oakland, 6-2, Wednesday night at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum...

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  23. Yankees-Athletics: Alex Rodriguez and C.C. Sabathia Lead New York Past Oakland

    Alex Rodriguez provided most of the offense and CC Sabathia took care of the Oakland offense Monday night. Rodriguez homered twice and drove in five, while Sabathia allowed one run in 7...

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  24. Yankees-A's: Javier Vazquez Pitches Yankees To Victory in Series Opener

    Javier Vazquez entered Monday’s game as the only Yankees starter with a losing record. Not only did he improve his record to the .500 mark, but he also won for the first time in more than three weeks...

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  25. Extra-Inning Heroics Lead Blue Jays Past Yankees

    Alex Gonzalez’s RBI single with the bases loaded in the top of the 11th inning started a five-run rally as Toronto topped New York, 6-1, Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Toronto ended a five-game losing streak with the win...

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