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History Of Baseball

Baseball is America’s national pastime, but how much do Americans really know about the history of baseball?

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History Of Softball

While awaiting regular game updates from telegrams being sent from the Polo Grounds located in New York, one of the Yale alumni was joking around and tossed a boxing glove at one of the Harvard alumni. The Harvard graduate used a broom handle to deflect that tossed glove, and then a playful game of indoor baseball gaming followed.

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History Of Basketball

James Naismith, during his stint with Springfield College, a YMCA training school during that time, invented the indoor sport with able support and guidance from the American phys-ed specialist Luther Hasley.

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History Of The Bowling

Bowling has evolved since that time and it is estimated that anywhere from 65 to 95 million people play the game today. The game of bowling is presently appreciated in more than ninety countries worldwide.

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History Of Boxing

Through the passage of time, boxing has developed into an all-American sport and one that many boxing fans appreciate.

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Famous Boxers

The most famous boxers of the century include the likes of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Mike Tyson.

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History Of Drag Racing

The history of drag racing reveals that this particular sport is rooted in earlier illegal practices; drag racing slowly evolved from illegal races held on back or rural roads during the 1940s and 50s.

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History Of Fencing

The history of fencing can be traced back to its native country of France. Some historians assert that the art of fencing is rooted in ancient civilization found in Rome and Egypt. Later, this sport would prove so popular that it would become part of the Olympic games in 1896; it remains a part of the Olympic events today.

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History Of American Football

“Football” before the 19th century referred to any number of ball games played on foot. The rules of these games differed from one another, some allowing the use of hands “running games”, others forbidding it “kicking games”.

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History of College Football

As colleges formed teams and had to come up with a standard of rules everyone could follow, American college football was born.

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History Of Golf

Most sports historians trace golf’s origins to a type of land hockey played in Flanders in the middle ages. It is suggested that three Scotsmen fighting in a regiment allied with the French witnessed the game and took it home to Scotland where golf as we know it took root.

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History Of Hockey

The game of Hockey has been around from the time of early civilization. Some of the reports find the earliest origin of the game 4000 years back.

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History of the Olympics

At the completion of the games there was another ceremony and they would be crowned with a wreath of olive branches. When the athletes returned home they were often awarded large sums of money and fame, just like our present-day Olympic athletes.

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5 Surprising Facts In The History Of The Olympics

The history of the Olympics clearly reveals how much the event has changed over the course of time.

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5 Historic Olympic Legends

Since the first official Summer Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896, they have grown into the largest sporting event in the world. This article looks at some of the greatest summer Olympics legends, and their contribution to sporting folklore.

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A Day at the Ancient Olympics

Sports in ancient Greece were a critical part of the culture, and the prominence of the Olympic games is the clearest sign of that.

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Origins of the Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympic Games are not historically documented until 776 BC, but it is widely accepted that they had been in practice from as early as the 13th century BC.

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History of the Winter Olympics

At their 1925 congress the IOC decided to establish the Winter Olympics as its own institution separate from the summer games. One year later, in 1926, the Marquis de Polignac proposed that the IOC designate the 1924 Olympics “International Winter Sports Week” as the very first Winter Olympic Games.

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History Of The Skiing

The earliest use of the term ski can be traced to the Old Norse term skíð: the latter translates as “a stick of wood.”

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History Of Soccer

The roots of soccer are a bit ambiguous, but what is known of the sport suggests that it is a very old game that has evolved over the passage of time.

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History Of Surfing

The history of surfing stems from Polynesian cultures. Anthropologists still do not know where the history of surfing begins before it appeared in the Polynesian culture.

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History Of Table Tennis

Table Tennis can be traced back to the 1880s when the sport was created in Britain. This game served as a popular after-dinner game for the elite, but it was not called table tennis or ping-pong at that time.

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History Of Tennis

The history of tennis dates back several thousand years. The game was first created by European monks to be played for entertainment purposes during religious ceremonies.

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