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Memorable sports moment of the week – The Chris Benoit double murder-suicide

Making a “welfare check” at a residence in Fayetteville, Georgia, authorities entered the home of Canadian professional wrestler Chris Benoit to discover a horrific double murder–suicide six years ago this Tuesday on June 25, 2007. An investigation determined that the 40-year-old Benoit strangled to death his wife, Nancy, and seven-year-old son, Daniel. Roughly two days after committing the heinous murders, the 5-foot-11, 234 pound Benoit hung himself from a weight machine on June 24. A native of Montreal who was trained by Stu Hart in the legendary “Dungeon,” Benoit apparently placed a bible next to the lifeless bodies of both … Continue reading

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Memorable sports moment of the week – The New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup

The New York Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in Game 7 to capture their fourth Stanley Cup 19 years ago this Friday on June 14, 1994. Finishing the regular season with a record of 52–24–8 to earn the Presidents’ Trophy, the Rangers outclassed the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals to advance to the conference finals. In a classic matchup, captain Mark Messier willed New York passed the New Jersey Devils in seven remarkable games to qualify the team for their first championship series since 1979. Waiting for the Rangers in the finals was superstar Pavel Bure and the … Continue reading

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Memorable sports moment of the week – The tragic death of Owen Hart

Using the Blue Blazer gimmick, Owen Hart tragically died at the age of 34 performing a stunt at the WWF’s Over the Edge pay-per-view event 14 years ago this Thursday on May 23, 1999. Scheduled to battle The Godfather for the Intercontinental Championship, the 5-foot-10, 227 pound Hart was being lowered to the ring from the rafters of the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. While descending to the squared circle, the equipment strapped to Hart malfunctioned and the Canadian grappler plummeted roughly 78 feet until hitting the top rope. The violent collision caused The King of Harts to ricochet … Continue reading

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Memorable sports moment of the week – Tiger Woods wins the 61st Masters Tournament as a 21-year-old

16 years ago this coming Saturday on April 13, 1997, Tiger Woods dominated the 61st Masters Tournament en route to winning in record-setting fashion by 12 strokes over Tom Kite at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Woods, who attended Stanford University and turned professional and joined the PGA Tour in 1996 as a 21-year-old, became the first non-Caucasian to emerge victorious at the prestigious invitational event with a four-day score of -18 (270). The prodigy, who has captured 14 major championships and been honored as the PGA Tour Player of the Year on a record 10 occasions, has … Continue reading

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Memorable sports moment of the week – ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage pins ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair at WrestleMania VIII

“Macho Man” Randy Savage defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair to capture the WWF Championship at WrestleMania VIII in front of 62,167 fans at the Hoosier Dome 21 years ago on April 5, 1992. A bitter feud between the two legendary wrestlers first erupted when a 43-year-old Flair claimed to have banged Miss Elizabeth. With Flair repeatedly saying “she was mine before she was yours,” an incensed 37-year-old Savage persuaded WWF president Jack Tunney to grant his reinstatement. Upon having the ban lifted, the man named by WWE as the greatest Intercontinental titlist ever demanded to scrap Flair. Happily accepting the … Continue reading

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