Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Significant events on this day

1897 : Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beat Harold Mahony 6-4 6-4 6-3 for the first of 4 titles

1902 : Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty won his first Wimbledon singles title beating defending champion Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

1903 : Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beat Frank Riseley 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 for his second consecutive title

1903 : Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beat Ethel Larcombe 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, the first of 7 titles

1908 : Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore took his 2nd of 3 Wimbledon titles beating Herbert Roper-Barrett 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4

Mike Tyson – Boxer

Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990 and was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, as well as the only heavyweight to successively unify them. Claiming his first belt at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title.

Career Statistics :

Boxing record
Total fights 58
Wins         50
Wins by KO 44
Losses           6
No contests   2

Monday, June 29, 2020

On this day

1897 Chicago Colts established MLB record for most runs scored in a game by one team as they mauled Louisville Colonels, 36 - 7 at the West Side Grounds, Chicago

1880 Harry Frazee, American MLB team owner (Boston Red Sox), was born in Peoria, Illinois

1903 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Willie Anderson of Scotland was the first to win the Open twice; beats countryman David Brown by 2 strokes in an 18-hole playoff

Pete George

Peter T. "Pete" George (born June 29, 1929) is an American weightlifter and Olympic and World champion. He was later an assistant professor of stomatology. Because of his ethnic origin, and despite the long list of Bulgarian weightlifters with Olympic medals, he was the first Bulgarian to win Olympic gold.

Olympic Games 

            1952 Helsinki
75 kg
            1948 London
75 kg
            1956 Melbourne
75 kg

Pan American Games 

1951 Buenos Aires

Sunday, June 28, 2020

On this day

1887 : Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0

1907 : Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey

1919 : Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees

2019 : Federer Learned Route to his Ninth Title, 100th Wimbledon Win

John Elway – American Footballer

John Albert Elway Jr. (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who is currently the general manager and president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).

Position: QB Throws: Right

6-3, 215lb (190cm, 97kg)

Born: June 28, 1960 (Age: 60-000d, Happy Birthday!) in Port Angeles, WA

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

On this day

1890 : Canadian boxer George Dixon becomes first black world champion when he stops English bantamweight champion Edwin "Nunc" Wallace in 18 rounds in London, England

1898 : Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1

1954 : Hungary beats Brazil, 4-2 in the "Battle of Berne" as FIFA World Cup quarter-final descends into an all-out brawl with 3 players sent-off; fighting continues in dressing rooms after final whistle

Friday, June 26, 2020

On this day

1906 : Hongar Szisz won 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)

1910 : US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beat Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2

1911 : US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; won in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson

1916 : Cleveland Indians experimented with numbered jerseys (one game)

1937 : Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scoring 0 & 1

1945 : England won the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs

1954 : Jim Peters ran the marathon in 2:17:39.4

1972 : Australian bowler Bob Massie took 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut vs England

Thursday, June 25, 2020

On this day

1983 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match

1978 FIFA World Cup Final, El Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Striker Mario Kempes scores 2 goals as Argentina beats the Netherlands, 3-1 after extra time

1963 Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

On this day

1894 The decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years was taken

1922 The American Professional Football Association was renamed as the National Football League

1922 US football team Chicago Staleys became Chicago Bears

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

On this day

In 1894 on 23rd June the international Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne, Paris. It was due to the initiative by Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

1979 West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup

1979 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Man of the match Vivian Richards scores 138 no as defending champions the West Indies beat England by 92 runs; Joel Garner 5/38

Monday, June 22, 2020

On 22nd June 1874 the game of lawn tennis was introduced

In 1921 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)

        1837 Paul Morphy, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
        1918 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Molla Bjurstedt beats Eleanor Goss                       6-4, 6-3 for her 4th consecutive US singles title

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Yoga as a sport


Today is sixth International Yoga Day.
Yoga is truly a sport. It is Systematic Physical, Organised, Refreshing Technique. Here the competition is with one self.
In view of on-going Covid 19 pandemic the importance of Yoga is felt prominently and intensely as it strengthens respiratory organs and immunity.
Yoga has been practiced in India from ancient times. Yoga means to connect and unite the atman(soul) with brahman (eternal principle). It has eight following steps

  1.  Yama – to govern our body and mind.
  2. Niyma – to observe certain fules.
  3. Asana – to practice different postures.
  4. Pranayama – to do breathing exercise
  5. Pratyahar – to restrain the organs of sense.
  6. Dhyan – to meditate
  7. Dharana – to practice abstraction of mind
  8. Samadhi – to unite with brahmana
Samadhi is the epitome of yoga that leads to Salvation or Mukti
To attain salvation the four main branches of yoga are considered and practiced.
Dnyana Yoga
Dhyana Yoga
Karma Yoga
Bhakti Yoga

On this day
1954 Jeremy Coney, New Zealand cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters), born in Wellington, New Zealand

1938 Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

1970 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Brazil and Pele become first team player to win World Cup 3 times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Sachin Tendulkar debut

Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989 aged 16 years and 205 days. He made 15 runs, being bowled by Waqar Younis, who also made his debut in that match, but was noted for how he handled numerous blows to his body at the hands of the Pakistani pace attack.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The First match

The first international match of any sport
The Canadian cricket team in the United States in 1844 was both the first official international cricket match and the first official international game of any sport. The match between the two national teams was billed as ‘United States of America versus the British Empire's Canadian Province’. The match took place between 24 and 26 September 1844 at the St George's Cricket Club's ground at what is now 30th Street and Broadway (then Bloomingdales) in Manhattan.
Canada won by 23 runs. On the first day, there were from 5,000 to 20,000 spectators and an estimated $100,000 to $120,000 worth of bets were placed on the match.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

What is a sport


We all wish to make our life enjoyable. High amount of work which is the norm these days strains us. Sports not only help in passing time but also give us much more. A sport is the mainstay of enjoyment.

Sport is


But if one wants to enjoy ones time it is necessary to maintain the subtlety of any sport. For that purpose one has to have variety in the way one plays it. Thus we just don’t need to concentrate or focus on a single sport to excel in it but to enjoy the activities that we come across.

This blog shows you a variety of sporting activities both recognized and less known.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which,through casual or organized participation, at least in part aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.Sports can bring positive results to one's physical health. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest (a match) is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a "tie" or "draw", in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.
Sport is generally recognised as system of activities which are based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with the largest major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition,and other organisations such as the Council of Europe using definitions precluding activities without a physical element from classification as sports.However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports: bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), Go and xiangqi,and limits the number of mind games which can be admitted as sports.
Sport is usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression.
Records of performance are often kept, and for popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sport news. Sport is also a major source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues, and reaching wider audiences through broadcasting. Sport betting is in some cases severely regulated, and in some cases is central to the sport.
According to A.T. Kearney, a consultancy, the global sporting industry is worth up to $620 billion as of 2013.The world's most accessible and practised sport is running, while association football is the most popular spectator sport.

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