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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 1923: First Wembley FA Cup Final, The First Le Mans Endurance Race, Suzanne Lenglen’s fifth successive Wimbledon title, Johnny Kilbane loses his world boxing crown after eleven years

Some of the notable events in sport in 1923 FA Cup final – Bolton Wanderers 2–0 West Ham United at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London. The match, known as the “White Horse Final” because a white police horse helped to clear … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1927: Sydney Barnes, Billy Fitzgerald, Suzanne Lenglen and Jimmy Wilde

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1927. Sydney Barnes    (England –  Cricket) – One of the greatest bowlers of all-time. He was tall and could vary his pace from slow-medium to fast. Compared with others of his … Continue reading

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