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A Brief History During the 2007 Dubai Tennis Championship, Jelena Janković (born 1985) retired from an ankle injury during the match against Amélie Mauresmo (born 1979).  We all know how important it is to be active and include regular exercise into our schedules, but it is also essential that we know our stuff when it comes to training and engaging in a sport so that we know how to prevent any injuries from occurring. Sports injuries are very common, and they can occur when you engage in any type of sporting activity, from dancing to running, and if you regularly…

A Brief History By 648 BC, both chariot and mounted horse racing were events in the ancient Greek Olympics.  From these origins through the present day, horse racing has remained a beloved sport to people all over the world.  Many people believe that horse racing is indeed a harmless sport in which racehorses are willing to participate and enjoy the thrill of racing, but it does not always go that way. The horse racing industry is facing inevitable and certain accidents from racehorses and even the jockeys on the field. Just like what happened later on Del Mar Horse racing, it…

A Brief History From 1993 to 2001, The Best College Football Player ESPY Award was presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged to be the best in the United States in a given calendar year.   Running back Gerard Garrison Hearst (born 1971), playing for the University of Georgia, was the first winner of this historic award.  History, including the history of college football, is one of the most interesting subjects students study.  Human history spans back thousands of years. Due to this fact, there is a huge range of eras and subjects to choose from. Trying to narrow down a particular subject and topic can be…

A Brief History On February 1, 1941, the inaugural horse racing meet at Golden Gate Fields was held in Berkeley, California, United States.  Although thoroughbred racing has remained a beloved sport throughout the centuries, what you may not know is just how old it really is. With origins dating all the way back to 4500 BC, it was a favorite pastime among the nomadic tribesmen of central Asia – which brings us to our roundup of the world’s most prestigious horse racing events. Saddle up! Digging Deeper The Dubai World Cup Founded in 1996, the Dubai World Cup may be the least…

A Brief History On June 10, 1944, 15 year old Joe Nuxhall made his first appearance as a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, facing a fearsome lineup of St. Louis Cardinals that were leading the Reds by the commanding score of 13 to nothing at the start of the ninth inning.  The Cardinals were the team that would go on to win the World Series that year.  The nervous teen managed to get the first batter he faced to ground out, but the rest of the inning did not go as well.  With World War II in full fury, able…

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