Sports History

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1922: 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ in Tallinn, Estonia

1992: The Los Angeles police officers charged with excessively beating Rodney King were acquitted and the L.A. riots began. Over the next five days, 63 people were killed, and hundreds of buildings were destroyed. The Los Angeles Dodgers had to cancel four games and the Clippers and the Lakers had to move their home playoff games.

2010: The NCAA’s Board of Directors approve a 68-team format for the men’s basketball tournament beginning next season. It’s the first expansion since 2001 when the tourney went from 64 to 65 teams.

2014: Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments he made in an audio recording. The Clippers’ owner is also fined $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution.

2018: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal equals his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11 Monte Carlo) with his 11th Barcelona ATP title

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