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A Brief History The Summer Olympics are less than a year away, and the whole world continues to prepare, each participating country readying its athletes for those two weeks of sports events. In the same way, the various committees involved in the whole affair are slowly preparing for their roles in this international multi-sport event. Those watching may see just the obvious factors that go into this sporting spectacle, from the torch-carriers to the parade of athletes and the events that follow. But one of the factors that make the Olympics what they are goes largely unseen, and that’s timekeeping.…

A Brief History Today, basketball as we know it; is an interesting game that provides betting enthusiasts with a fun way to make some decent profit. It is an easy sport for even the most casual sports fans to grasp the rules and regulations. Handicap betting can be a valuable option when in a basketball match, one of the teams is heavily favored over their opponent. As you may already know, handicap betting also goes by a variety of names, including Asian handicap, spread betting, line betting, and points betting. Bookmakers offer the handicap betting to counter the perceived bias…

A Brief History On November 27, 2019, the Eagles of Ashland University, namely the Women’s basketball team, is resting after another great win the day before against a tough team from Walsh University, with the Eagles prevailing by only 8 points, their lowest winning margin of the 2019-2020 season. Digging Deeper We have previously discussed this fantastic collegiate sports program that won the National Championship (Division II) in the 2016-2017 season, posting a perfect record of 37-0.  The following year, the Eagles were once again poised to win it all but fell short in the Championship Game to a tough…

A Brief History Today, surfing is regarded by many sports enthusiasts and hip people as one of the coolest sports to ever exist.  While the exact date of the origin of surfing has not been determined, the first documented sighting was by Europeans back in 1767. Researchers believe that its roots show in the Polynesian culture thousands of years ago. Surfing in its days of origin was held in high regard, as the leader or chief of the tribe was believed to be the one who had the best surfing abilities. The European sighting of surfing in Hawaii has astonished…

A Brief History On November 23, 1948, one of major league baseball’s greatest hitters and onetime highest paid player in the National League died penniless, and no one, not even his own son, would claim the body. Hack Wilson played for the Giants, Cubs, Dodgers and Phillies, but his heyday was with the Cubs.  We told Wilson’s story in our article “Onetime Highest Paid Player in National League Dies Penniless” and today we discuss 5 such stellar professional or famous athletes that lost their fortunes and ended up in financial straits. Digging Deeper Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Boxing Champion.…

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