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This Day in Sports History: August 10

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day

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 10 is a day in which the U.S. Men's Basketball team won gold and the T.O. held one of the most bizarre press conferences in sports history.

 

1971: Minnesota Twins first baseman Harmon Killebrew hit his 500th home run off of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Cuellar in a 4-3 loss at Metropolitan Stadium. Also, the Society for American Baseball Research was founded in Cooperstown, New York.

 

1984: Michael Jordan scored 20 points as the U.S. Men's Basketball team beat Spain 96-65 at The Forum to win the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

 

1992: Dave Winfield, Candy Maldonado, and Joe Carter each hit two-run homers as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 at the SkyDome.

 

1996: "Arliss" premiered on HBO. Despite limited viewers and widespread criticism for not being funny, the sitcom which starred Robert Wuhl as a sports agent had a loyal fan base that kept it on the network for seven seasons.

 

2005: After getting suspended for a week for getting into a shouting match with head coach Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens held a news conference shirtless doing sit-ups in the driveway of his New Jersey home. In a career filled with bizarre acts, this was one of the weirdest.

 

 

2014: AJ Allmendinger won the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at New York's Watkins Glen International.

 

— Written by Aaron Tallent, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Tallent is a writer whose articles have appeared in The Sweet Science, FOX Sports' Outkick the Coverage, Liberty Island and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronTallent.

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