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Stilt No More: Dwight Breaks a Wilt Free-Throw Record

Dwight Howard shot 39 free-throws on Thursday, breaking a single-game record that had been held by Wilt Chamberlain for nearly 50 years. Chamberlain once attempted 34 foul shots in a game on...

When it comes to comeback rumors, Favre's got nothing on Wilt

via a.espncdn.com Brett Favre has become the boogeyman. He's resurfaced so many times, like a monster out of a horror film, that no one really believes he's gone even when he says he is. He'll...

Today in Sports History: May 5th

(Spiderman 2 briefly joined forces with Major League Baseball. Photo by AP) 5/05/1969 - Celtics hold on to beat L.A. Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell meet for the final time in their careers as...

Today in Sports History: April 5th

4/05/1913 - Dodgers open at Ebbets Field The Brooklyn Dodgers play their first game at Ebbets Field, named after Dodgers owner Charles Ebbets. Besides being home to the Brooklyn Tigers of the NFL...

Today in Sports History: January 9th

1/09/1953 - Francis scores 116 6-foot-9-inch Clarence "Bevo" Francis, a freshman center for Rio Grande, scores 116 points against Ashland college, setting a new collegiate single-game scoring...

9/26/1973 - Conquistadors sign the "Big Dipper"

Wilt Chamberlain left the NBA in 1973 as the sport's most dominant force. The self-proclaimed goliath was the game's all-time leading scorer, a winner of four MVP's, two NBA titles, and nearly 100...

Today in Sports History: November 1st

11/01/1946 - The first pro basketball gameAt Maple Leafs Gardens, the New York Knickerbockers beat the Toronto Huskies 68-66 in the inaugural game of the Basketball Association of America. Ossie...

3/02/1962 - The 100-point game

48 years ago today, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points.

Today in Sports History: December 8th

12/08/1940 - Bears 73, Redskins 0The 1940 NFL Championship Game is a blowout of epic proportions, as the Chicago Bears humiliate the Washington Redskins, 73-0. It was far and away the largest...

Today in Sports History: February 2nd

Bevo Francis puts his name in the record books.

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