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This Day in Sports History: May 19

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
This Day in Sports History: May 19

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 19 is a day in which two NBA franchises achieved their greatest success and football's first family of quarterbacks began.

 

Eli Manning’s Wife Abby McGrew Manning: 5 Fast Facts to Know

Abby McGrew Manning is the wife of New York Giants QB Eli Manning
Abby McGrew Manning is the wife of New York Giants QB Eli Manning.

Abby McGrew Manning, 36, is the wife of former New York Giants QB Eli Manning, 39, her college sweetheart. Abby was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She attended Brentwood Academy, a sports powerhouse that has produced notable current NFL players such as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett. Abby has two sisters, Lacey and Molly. She also is roughly one foot shorter (5’5”) than her famous husband (6’4”), who on Jan. 22 announced he was retiring from the NFL after spending all 16 years with the Giants.

College Football's 5 Most Memorable Families

These family names are part of college football lore
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College Football's 5 Most Memorable Families

Thaddeus Moss' sideline snag against Alabama may have been the deciding factor in LSU's 46-41 win over Alabama two Saturdays ago. The catch also conjured memories of his father, Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss.

 

Many great players have had siblings, nephews, or children also go on to play in college. Here are college football's five most memorable families.

 

5 Longest Games in College Football History

These games are the only contests to go into seven overtimes
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5 Longest Games in College Football History

It wasn't pretty, but Virginia Tech edged North Carolina 43-41 in a six-overtime game this past Saturday. The Hokies and Tar Heels were the first to try out college football's new overtime rules, which now requires teams to go for the two-point conversion in the fourth overtime instead of the third.

 

Saturday's game may have set an ACC record, but it wasn't the longest in college football history. The NCAA did away with ties in 1996, and since then, five games have gone into the seventh overtime. Here they are (in chronological order).

30 Best Brothers, Sisters and Twins in Sports

The Harbaugh Brothers are both in Super Bowl XLVII, but are not the only active siblings in sports.
<p> The Harbaugh Brothers are both in Super Bowl XLVII, but are not the only active siblings in sports.</p>

The Harbaugh Brothers are hogging — or Har-gging or whatever — all the attention at Super Bowl XLVII. But little Johnny and Jimbo aren’t the only tikes in the backyard turned titans in the world of sports. Here’s a rundown of the top 30 sets of active athlete siblings, with the combined accomplishments of the top 10 brothers, sisters and twins.