Today In Sporting History

Posted: November 2, 2007 in Today in history

In 1879, In a 6-day footrace a Mr Weston loses to a horse, 900Km to 885 km. Lost by 5K to a horse, Not bad!

This must have been the inspiration for digraced 100m sprinter, Ben Johnson to race against horses.

In 1970, Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts to Philadelphia 141-87 in their first NBA season,

The team hoped to build around the number one 1971 draft pick Austin Carr who had set numerous scoring records at Notre Dame, however the strategy exploded when Carr severely injured his leg shortly into his pro career and did not recover sufficiently to become a great pro player.

In 1988, Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash.

In 1991, biggest comeback in NCAA history sees Nevada overcome 35-point deficit to beat Weber State 55-49. Unbelievable. At 35 points ahead Weber State must have felt they had the game dead and buried but miracles do happen, atleast in the world of sport.

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