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The History of Sport 1925: First Pro Basketball League, The All-Black Invincibles Complete Their Undefeated Tour and Bill Tilden’s Sixth Successive US Open Tennis Title

Some of the main events in sports from 1925. In football the IFAB reforms the offside law, reducing the number of opposing players required to be in front of the attacker for him to be onside from three to two. … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1915 – 1918: Sport shuts down in many countries during World War I but Huddersfield’s outstanding rugby team sweeps all before them. Ted “Kid” Lewis and Jack Britton’s epic series of boxing title fights. The NHL is founded.

For most years of the Twentieth Century I will post about the events of a single year. However, during the two World Wars most sports had few competitions and so I have combined the main war years into one post. … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1924: Louis Cyr, John B. Kelly Snr, Joe Malone and Carl Osburn

My latest additions to the Hall of Fame are: Louis Cyr (Canada – Weightlifting) – he gained international fame for his feats of strength before proper competitions became established.  He worked as a lumberjack and toured to compete against the … Continue reading

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