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This Day in Sports History: August 29

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: August 29

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, August 29 is a day in which a beaning led to a great political career and a natural disaster displaced sports in a city for at least one season.

 

This Day in Sports History: June 24

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 24

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, June 24 is the day in which the Orlando Magic drafted two of the NBA's all-time best centers and the longest tennis match in history took place.

 

Zion Williamson: 10 Fun Facts to Know

New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 pick Zion Williamson is ready to take over the NBA
New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 pick Zion Williamson is ready to take over the NBA

New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson has been a YouTube sensation since his high school days at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, S.C. Now the 19-year-old Duke product is taking his unique blend of eye-popping size and highlight-reel skills to the NBA. Already one of the internet’s favorite dunkers, Williamson showed off a complete game during his one season playing for Coach K at Duke. Here are a few fast facts to know about the most exciting player in college basketball:
 

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