Monday, November 30, 2020

 


Highlights



In 1872, First international soccer game was held, Scotland drew with England (0-0) in Glasgow


In 2013, Australia beat New Zealand 34-2 in the 14th Rugby league World Cup


In 2019, Australian batsman David Warner smashed 335 not out in the 2nd Test against Pakistan which was the second-highest Test score by an Australian (Mattthew Hayden 380) and highest Test score at the Adelaide Oval

Sunday, November 29, 2020

 


On this day



In 1981, Greg Chappell scored 201 v Pakistan at The Gabba (Brisbane)


In 1991, Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath was made, v Australia at the Gabba


In 2015, British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finished 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to win his 3rd overall, and 2nd consecutive World Drivers Championship by 59 points from teammate Nico Rosberg

Saturday, November 28, 2020

 


On this day



In 1989, Rickey Henderson signed record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract


In 2010, In a classic matchup, Roger Federer won his 5th season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 victory over Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final in London, England


In 2015, Jamie Vardy scored for Leicester City in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium; EPL record 11th consecutive game in which Vardy scored

Friday, November 27, 2020

 


On this day



In 1870, The New York Times dubbed baseball "The National Game"


In 2011, German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finished 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain his F1 World Drivers Championship; won by 122 points from Jenson Button


In 2016, German Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg clinched his only F1 World Driver's Championship with victory in season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; won title by 5 points from teammate Lewis Hamilton

Thursday, November 26, 2020

 


On this day



In 1868, 1st baseball game was played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th & Folso


In 1932, Bradman completed 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings


In 1995, Dolphins QB Dan Marino set NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass


In 2017, British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finished 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship; won title by 46 points from Sebastian Vettel



Jasu Patel

Jasu Patel who was born in the year 1924 was an Indian international Test cricketer. He had a different bowling action. At the age of ten, he broke his arm falling from a tree. Because of this injury he had a jerky bowling action, which some considered suspicious. He bowled off-cutters more than conventional off breaks. He was particularly dangerous on matting wickets where he got prodigious turn.


Ridley Jacobs

Ridley Jacobs who was born on the 26th of November in the year 1967, is a former Antiguan cricketer, who played as a left-handed batsman for the West Indian cricket team in the 1990s and 2000s. He was the first opening batsman to carry his bat in the history of Cricket World Cup and was the fourth batsman to do so.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

 


On this day



In 1949, Ted Williams won AL MVP


In 1961, NBA's Bob Cousy became 2nd player to score 15,000 points


In 1986, A's Jose Canseco won AL Rookie of Year


In 1989, David Boon scored 200 v NZ at cricket WACA


In 2018, British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to claim his 5th Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 88 points from Sebastian Vettel; Mercedes' 5th straight Constructors title


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

 


On this day



In 1960, Wilt Chamberlain pulled down 55 rebounds in a game which was a NBA record.


In 1989, Sachin Tendulkar scored a Test Cricket fifty aged 16 years 214 days, a record at that time.


In 2013, German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. It was his record 9th straight GP victory. It was a record equalling 13th consecutive GP win. It was 4th straight World Drivers Championship.



Today's Birthdays


Brijesh Patel

Brijesh Patel who was born in 1952 is an Indian cricketer who played for the Indian national cricket team as a right-handed batsman from 1974 until 1979.He grew up in Bangalore.

He played in 21 test matches. He maintained a batting average of 29.45. He was also a bowler, but was never asked to deliver his right-arm off breaks for his national team. His highest test score was 115 not out. He was regarded as an excellent fielder normally covering areas around cover and point. He has a record of being a player who has never gone for a duck.


Ian Botham

Ian Botham, Baron Botham, Kt, OBE who was born in 1955 is an English cricket commentator, member of the House of Lords and a former cricketer. He has been chairman of Durham County Cricket Club since 2017.

Monday, November 23, 2020

 


On this day



In 1892, Pierre de Coubertin launched plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM


In 1904, III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games closed in St Louis


In 1947, Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passed for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)


In 2014, British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship. He was 67 points ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg

Sunday, November 22, 2020

 


On this day



In 1908, there was held  the 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach in which All-Americans defeated Waseda U, 5-0


In 1910, Arthur Knight patented steel shaft golf clubs


In 1961, St. Louis Hawk Bob Pettit set NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws



Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand is a former Indian badminton player. He is presently the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team. He won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 becoming the second Indian to achieve this after Prakash Padukone. He also runs the Gopichand Badminton Academy.

Friday, November 20, 2020

 


On this day



In 1866, French inventor Pierre Lallement patented rotary crank bicycle


In 1902, Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange created Tour de France bicycle race


In 1955, Polly Umrigar scored India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 v NZ



Chris Harris

Chris Harris who was born in the year 1969 on this day is a former New Zealand cricketer. He became, over the course of the 1990s, a folk-hero in New Zealand cricket.

He was a left-handed middle-order batsman and deliverer of right-arm slow-medium deliveries. He rescued the New Zealand team's batting on numerous occasions. His deceptive looping bowling many times restricted the run rates of opposition batting line-ups.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

 


On this day



In 2006, Roger Federer captured his 3rd Tennis Masters Cup title with a comfortable 6–0, 6–3, 6–4 win over American James Blake in the final in Shanghai, China


In 2018, Rams beat Kansas City Chiefs, 54-51 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; 3rd-highest scoring game in NFL history; first time 2 teams scored 50 points in same game; Patrick Mahomes' 6 TD passed for KC most in "Monday Night Football" history


In 2019, LeBron James hit 25 points, 11 rebounds & 10 assists as LA Lakers' beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-107 to become first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

 


On this day



In 2007, Roger Federer scored back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6–2, 6–3, 6–2 in the final in Shanghai, China


In 2012, Lewis Hamilton won the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix


In 2018, 21 year old German Alexander Zverev broke through for a maiden season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-4, 6-3 upset win in London over 5-time champion Novak Dokovic



Rajinder Pal

Rajinder Pal was born in 1937. He was an opening bowler. He made his first-class debut in 1954–55 for Delhi at the age of 17. While he was studying at Delhi University he played for Indian Universities in first-class matches against the New Zealanders in 1955–56 and the Australians in 1959–60, as well as playing for Delhi University in the inter-university competition, the Rohinton Baria Trophy.

He took eight wickets in the final when Delhi University won the trophy in 1959–60.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

 


On this day



In 1869, Englishman James Moore won 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen


In 1991, In an all-American final Pete Sampras won his first of 5 ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4 victory over Jim Courier in Frankfurt, Germany


In 2013, German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas



Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan was born in 1982 on this day. He made good performances in the 2007 Deodhar Trophy and the Inter-state domestic Twenty20 competition in April 2007. He was included in the Indian squad for the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship played in South Africa in September 2007. He made his Twenty20 international debut in the final against Pakistan. He opened the batting for India in the match, and scored 15 runs.

Monday, November 16, 2020

 


On this day



In 1957, Celtic Bill Russell set NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89


In 1983, Kapil Dev took 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose


In 2013, Sachin Tendulkar played his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

Sunday, November 15, 2020

 


On this day



1900 Dutch soccer club NEC is established in Nijmegen


1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG


1989 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi


1992 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)



Peter Martin

Peter Martin is a former English cricketer who played in 8 Tests and 20 ODIs for England from 1995 to 1998. He was primarily a fast-medium swing bowler. He was nicknamed "Digger". In county cricket, he played for Lancashire throughout his career.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

 


On this day



In 1888, St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opened with just 6 holes


In 1964, Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe set NHL record 627th career goal


In 2010, German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit. It was his first F1 World Drivers Championship. It was won by 4 points from Fernando Alonso. It was also Red Bull's first Constructors title.

Friday, November 13, 2020

 


On this day



In 1875, Harvard-Yale game was 1st college football contest with uniforms


In 1900, Baltimore Orioles now NY Yankees entered baseball's American League


In 1907, French cyclist Paul Cornu flew 1st helicopter (twin rotor)



Percy McDonnell

Percy McDonnell who was born in 1860 was an Australian cricketer who captained the Australian Test team in six matches. It included the tour of England in 1888. He was an attacking batsman and his averages are among the very best of his era.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

 


On this day



In 1982, Zaheer Abbas got his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, went on to score to 215


In 1985, Richard Hadlee took 15-123 for cricket match New Zealand v Australia at Brisbane


In 1995, German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashed in Australian Grand Prix at the end of the season in Adelaide but won second straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 33 points from Damon Hill



Zahir Khan

Zahir Khan who was born in 1998 is an Afghanistan cricketer. In December 2017, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In January 2018, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction. In December 2018, he was in the Afghanistan's under-23 team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.

In May 2018, he was named in Afghanistan's squad for their inaugural Test match against India, but he was not selected for the match.

In February 2019, he was named in Afghanistan's One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Ireland in India. He made his ODI debut for Afghanistan against Ireland on 10 March 2019. Following the conclusion of the ODI series, he was added to Afghanistan's Test squad, for the one-off match against Ireland, but he did not play.

In August 2019, he was named in Afghanistan's Test squad for their one-off match against Bangladesh. He made his Test debut for Afghanistan, in the one-off match against Bangladesh, on 5 September 2019.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

 


On this day



In 1944, New York Rangers beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2 to end NHL record 25 game winless streak (0-21-4)


In 1980, NY Islanders' future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Mike Bossy scored 4 goals in a 6-6 tie against visiting Minnesota North Stars


In 1983, Australian cricket wicketkeeper/batsman Wayne Phillips scored 159 on Test debut vs Pakistan at WACA, Perth



Lou Vincent

Lou Vincent who was born in 1978 is a former New Zealand cricketer and opening batsman. He played Test match, One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket. He also played for Auckland in New Zealand domestic cricket and Worcestershire and Lancashire in English domestic cricket.

The highlight of his ODI career came when in 2005–06, he scored 172 in a One Day International against Zimbabwe to set a new record for the highest individual innings for New Zealand in ODIs. It came off just 120 balls, and included 16 fours and nine sixes.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

 


On this day



In 1857, First American Chess Congress was won by Paul Morphy; beating Louis Paulson, 6-2 for a tournament record of 14 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss


In 1926, Bradman played his 1st State selection trial, he only made 37.


In 1963, Gordie Howe took over NHL career goal lead at 545.



Sunny Sohal

Sunny Sohal who was born on 10 November 1987 is a professional cricketer from Mohali, Punjab, India. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional leg spin bowler. Sohal made his first class debut for Punjab at Mohali in December 2005. He played 14 first class matches up to June 2009. He has scored 931 runs at 42.31 with three centuries and taken one wicket for nine runs.

He has represented the India Under 19 side. He also played in the IPL for the Deccan Chargers team and for Kings XI Punjab.

Monday, November 9, 2020

 


On this day



In 1953, Supreme Court ruled Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws


In 1965, Willie Mays was named NL MVP


In 1985, Garry Kasparov became the youngest ever world chess champion (22), with a 13-11 win over fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov



Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw who was born in 1999 is an Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain. He is in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team. He also plays for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. He is right-handed opening batsman. He made his first international appearance on 4 October 2018 becoming the second-youngest Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to make a Test century and the youngest Indian to do so on Test debut.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

 


On this day



In 1947, Bradman scored his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 South Australia v Victoria


In 1987, in the Cricket World Cup, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India, David Boon scored 75 as Australia beats England by 7 runs for their first title


In 2017, Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa broke the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazare, Portugal



Brett Lee

Brett Lee who was born in the year 1976 is an Australian former international cricketer. He played all three formats of the game. During his international career, he was known as one of the fastest bowlers in the world. His fastest delivery was measured at 161.1 km/h.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

 


On this day



In 1942, Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi established the then world hour record 45.798km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy


In 1962, Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie


In 1963, New York Yankee Elston Howard was 1st african American ever voted AL MVP



James Franklin

James Franklin who was born in 1980 is a New Zealand cricket coach and former cricketer who played all forms of the game internationally. He played as a left-arm medium-fast bowler who swung the ball. He also was an important middle order batsman who hit the ball with power.

Friday, November 6, 2020

 


On this day



In 1869, 1st US college football game, players used their hands or feet, Rutgers 6 Princeton 4


In 1883, NYAC organized 1st American cross-country championship race


In 1981, Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Sniped in 11 for heavyweight boxing title



Derrick Alaxander

Derrick Alexander who was born in 1971 is a former American football wide receiver. He played at the University of Michigan from 1989 to 1993 where he was selected as a first-team All-Big Ten receiver in both 1992 and 1993.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

 


On this day



In 1940, Walter Johnson won 416 games for Washington Senators, lost Maryland congressional race


In 1978, Oakland Raider's John Madden became 13th coach to win 100 NFL games


In 1994, Tony Rominger bicycled world record for distance covered in one hour for second time (55.291 km)



Edward Paynter

Edward Paynter who was born in 1901 was an English cricketer. He was an attacking batsman and excellent fielder. His Test batting average of 59.23 is the seventh highest of all time. and second only to Herbert Sutcliffe amongst Englishmen. Against Australia only he averaged an extraordinary 84.42.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

 


On this day



In 1889, Players League began, declaring independence from baseball's NL


In 1924, California legalized professional boxing which was illegal since 1914


In 1953, New baseball balk rule gave the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk



Rod Marsh

Rodney Marsh who was born in 1947 is an Australian former professional cricketer. He played as a wicket keeper for the Australian national cricket team. He had a Test career from the 1970–71 to the 1983–84 Australian season.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

 


On this day



In 1934, NY Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig won American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 HRs and 165 RBI; but Philadelphia A's catcher Mickey Cochrane (.320, 2 HRs, 76 RBI) was named AL MVP


In 1942, Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams won American League Triple Crown (.356 average, 36 HRs, 137 RBI); but NY Yankees pitcher Joe Gordon was AL MVP


In 1965, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax was named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posted 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts


In 2019, British Mercedes driver and defending champion Lewis Hamilton finished second in the US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to clinch his 6th F1 Drivers World Championship



Bryan Young

Bryan Young who was born in 1964 is a former international cricketer. He played 35 Test matches and 74 One Day Internationals for New Zealand between 1990 and 1999. He played internationally as a right-handed opening batsman who scored over 2,000 Test runs. His highest score is 267 not out against Sri Lanka in 1997.

Monday, November 2, 2020

 


On this day



In 2011, Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for Real Madrid. It was his 105th game for the club in a 2-0 Champions League win over Olympique Lyon


In 2008, British McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton finished 4th in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace. It was his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Felipe Massa


In 1986, German tennis star Boris Becker won his third tournament in 3 weeks in different continents. He defeated Sergio Casal of Spain 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the final of the Paris Open after victories in Japan and Australia



Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson who was born in 1981 is an Australian former cricketer He played all forms of the game until his retirement from international cricket in 2015. He is a left-arm fast bowler and left-handed batsman. He made his Test debut for Australia in November 2007.


Sunday, November 1, 2020

 


On this day



In 1938, NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds was named National League MVP. He was the first catcher to win the award. Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx took AL award


In 1946, First Basketball Association of America game took place. New York Knicks beat Toronto Huskies 68-66 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto


In 1950, Celtics' forward Chuck Cooper became first African American to play in the NBA in Boston's 107-84 loss at Fort Wayne Pistons. Future Hall of Famer Bob Cousy also debuted for Celtics


In 1951, Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella won first of his 3 National League MVP awards



Sherwin Campbell

Sherwin Campbell who was born in 1970 is a former Barbadian cricketer. He played 52 Tests and 90 One Day Internationals for the West Indies. He was also a former ODI captain for Windies. Among his four Test centuries was a high score of 208 against New Zealand in the 1995–96.



VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman, who was born in 1974 is a former Indian international cricketer and a current cricket commentator. A right-hand batsman known for his elegant stroke play, Laxman played as a middle-order batsman in Test cricket.

Laxman shot to fame with an extraordinary knock of 281 in the second innings following on. He was originally named as the Icon Player for his home franchise Deccan Chargers before the first season of the IPL.

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