TSX HEADLINES – for July 11, 2018: There was a time when track & field was a higher-profile part of the American sports scene.
Like when 108,000 spectators invaded Stanford Stadium in 1960 for the U.S. Olympic Trials and saw five new or tied world records as the American team was selected, just about this time 58 years ago.
Or two world records set 15 minutes apart 35 years ago, or an astonishing act of sportsmanship, well out of the public eye, by an American sprinter and his friend from the Netherlands Antilles.
We live so fast today that we’ve lost some of these memories, but thanks to one man’s efforts, they have come back to life and we wanted to share them with you.
Get the full details in our Lane One commentary, plus a full report on an ultra-busy time in Olympic-sport action worldwide:
(1) THE TICKER: You want domination? How about the U.S. men’s U-17 teams at the FIBA World Cup? Five tournaments starting in 2010, five titles, a 37-0 record and an average final score of 105-63!
(2) ATHLETICS: The real U.S. championship in the men’s 100 m will actually take place at the Rabat Diamond League meet on Friday: Noah Lyles, Ronnie Baker, Michael Rodgers … and Christian Coleman!
(3) CANOE-KAYAK: Historic Canoe Slalom World Cup triple-double by Australian star Jessica Fox in Augsburg last weekend!
(4) ATHLETICS: A stirring shot put competition at the IAAF World Junior Championships, with American Adrian Piperi claiming a silver medal and an American Junior Record!
(5) CYCLING: The star of the first four days of the Tour de France is first-time rider Fernando Gaviria of Colombia, while American Ruth Winder leads the women’s Giro d’Italia at the halfway mark!
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