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Biggest Sporting Moments Ever

We haven’t watched a major sporting event with a large audience on television in what feels like an eternity now that most of the sports world has indeed been put on pause. Some of the most significant and memorable moments in sporting history have been compiled as professional leagues plan their return. 

We’ve included everything from historic icons and dynasties to the successes that rallied the nation. People worldwide could go online and place wagers on these events. It’s recommended that one check out these sports events and learn about sports betting  before betting online in a licensed sportsbook.

Tiger Woods Wins the 1997 Masters, Hugs Dad

Woods embraced his father, Earl, after becoming the smallest Masters winner at the tender age of 21 (and winning his first major tournament by an astonishing 12-stroke margin)

The Miracle on Ice

The narrative of the tenacious American hockey team’s improbable victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics, placed against the backdrop of the Cold War, will carry on in the hearts of Americans always.

Serena Williams Wins First Grand Slam

Williams, now one of the finest athletes of all time, won her first Grand Slam tournament when she was just 17 years old, and it was in the 1999 U.S. Open. She attributes the beginning of her career to that moment.

Brandi Chastain’s World Cup-Winning PK

In front of 90,000 cheering spectators in the summer of 1999, after 120 hot minutes of play, Brandi Chastain converted a penalty kick for Team USA by shooting it with her left foot into the top right corner of China’s goal, clinching the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the United States. The victory, along with the celebration she had afterward while wearing her black Nike sports bra, marked a watershed moment for women in sports.

Jackie Robinson Breaks the Colour Barrier

Robinson was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. He did so on April 15, 1947, for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and began his career at first base. As a result, the complexion of the game and its history were forever altered.

‘Rumble in the Jungle’

In the momentous boxing match that took place in Kinshasa, Zaire, Muhammad Ali, who had previously been dethroned, knocked out heavyweight champion George Foreman in the eighth round to reclaim his title. 

Mary Lou Retton’s Perfect 10

Retton was just 16 years old when she became the first American woman to win gold in the all-around gymnastics discipline at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Broken Curses

Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1919, and the curse didn’t lift until the Yankees won their first World Series in 86 years in 2004. In 2005, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series for the first time in 85 years, ending the jinx of the Black Sox (a gambling scandal). To top it all off in 2016, the Cubs broke the Curse of Billy Goat (which involved a goat called Murphy being banned from attending any games for 108 years).

Miami Dolphins Remain Perfect

In 1972, the Miami Dolphins became the first nd only NFL team to go unblemished all through the playoffs and postseason. 

NC State’s Cinderella Story

NC State’s 1983 NCAA National Championship victory over future NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon, both coached by Jim Valvano, was one of the most famous Cinderella stories in March Madness history.

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