August 8th 2008

The Summer Olympics begin in Beijing, China. In a dramatic torch lighting ceremony, a Chinese child borrowed Michael Phelps’ lighter. Continue Reading →

September 17th 2007

Fashion designer Mark Ecko announces on "The Today Show" that he will allow the public to determine the fate of Barry Bonds’ record-setting 756 ball that he purchased ... Continue Reading →

July 9th 2006

Italy beats France, 5-3, to win the World Cup. France failed to make up the difference on the judges’ scorecards despite landing a devastating headbutt. Continue Reading →

August 10th 2005

San Francisco Giants radio talk show host Larry Krueger is fired by KNBR for a postgame rant in which he says the team has too many "brain-dead Caribbean hitters" and that ... Continue Reading →

November 19th 2004

A huge brawl breaks out on the court during a Pacers-Pistons game and then extends into the stands. It was the first initiative of the new NBA Scares program. Continue Reading →

October 20th 2004

The Boston Red Sox come back to defeat the Yankees in the ALCS, joining the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders as the only teams to ever come back from a 3-0 deficit ... Continue Reading →

October 16th 2003

Aaron Boone sends the New York Yankees to the World Series with an 11th inning home run to beat the Boston Red Sox. And so continued Boston’s merciless "Curse of Not Being ... Continue Reading →

August 22nd 2003

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals goes 0-for-5 to end a 30-game hit streak. The streak was the longest in major league history by a player over the age of 35. Continue Reading →

August 14th 2003

Due to a massive blackout in the Northeast, the Mets are forced to postpone their game against the Giants. The teams decided against playing the game with only white players. Continue Reading →

July 16th 2003

Minnie Minoso, age 77, becomes the first player to play professional baseball in seven decades, drawing a walk as a DH for the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League. The ... Continue Reading →

May 28th 2003

Patrick Roy announces his retirement from the NHL. Roy said he was leaving the game to get professional help for his speech impediment, an affliction that caused him to pronounce his ... Continue Reading →

April 24th 2003

The Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in five overtimes, ending the fourth longest game in NHL history. The three longest games are still being played. Continue Reading →

September 26th 2002

The Anaheim Angels hit three home runs on the way to a 10-5 victory over Texas, clinching the American League wildcard and their first berth in the postseason since 1986. The Angels ... Continue Reading →

July 31st 2002

Alleged Russian crime boss Alimzan Tokhtakhounov is arrested in Italy on U.S. charges that he fixed figure skating results at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Tokhtakhounov’s intense ... Continue Reading →

February 28th 2002

ABC announces John Madden will replace Dennis Miller on "Monday Night Football". Miller said the news was the biggest surprise since "Hannibal ambushed Flaminius at the ... Continue Reading →

February 10th 2002

The Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy. The Opening Ceremonies took several days to complete as each competitor was asked "How YOU doin’?" Continue Reading →

February 9th 2002

The Winter Olympics open in Salt Lake City, Utah. Celebrations in the city went on ’til all hours of the early evening; then prayer. Continue Reading →

September 25th 2001

Michael Jordan announces that he will return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards. Jordan’s comeback was to promote a new thick-soled, orthopedic Nike shoe designed ... Continue Reading →