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Cesc Fabregas equalizes from the penalty with broken leg

After being fouled by Barcelona’s Carlos Puyol, Arsenal’s equalizes from the penalty spot … with what turns out to be a broken leg sustained from Puyol’s foul


Arsenal star David Rocastle dies of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Rocastle announced that he was suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer which attacks the immune system, a few months before his death. He underwent a course of chemotherapy and was hopeful of a recovery. He then died aged 33. Rocastle was survived by his wife and children. Many years later, it was revealed that Rocastle's cancer had been declared terminal from the time of his diagnosis in October 2000.


Longest strike in MLB history ends

Because of the strike, 948 games were canceled and MLB became the 1st major professional sports league to lose an entire postseason due to labor struggles. The MLB strike was suspended after 232 days, making it the longest such stoppage in MLB history and breaking the record set by the strike which occurred in 1981.


American track and field star Jesse Owens dies at 66

Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist. He specialized particularly in the sprints and the long jumps. Prior to his death, he suffered from a drug-resistant type of lung cancer. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago.


John Wooden wins 10th NCAA title for UCLA

John Wooden concluded his coaching career triumphantly when Richard Washington and David Meyers combined for 52 points as UCLA responded with a 92–85 win over Joe B. Hall and Kentucky to claim Wooden's first career coaching victory over the Wildcats and his unprecedented 10th national championship.


Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali

Ken Norton won the fight against Muhammad Ali in the 12th round. Ali suffered a broken jaw in the bout, there were no knockdowns. The fight took place at Sports Arena, San Diego, and was attended by 11,884 spectators.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 1980

Jesse Owens

died 1993

Brandon Lee

born 1983

Hashim Amla