They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!
We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day as we look to fill the void our beloved sports have left behind.
So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great sporting moments On This Day.
1996 – Blues Back on Top
New South Wales defeated Queensland 18-6 in Origin Game 2 on this day in 1996 to reclaim the shield at the Sydney Football Stadium.
The Blues won Game 1 convincingly, but did find themselves on the back foot early in Game 2 when Queensland’s Steve Renouf scored in the 27th minute.
The Blues fought back though, tying things up right before half time when Rod Wishart crossed the line.
Brett Mullins added a double in the second half, right before Craig Greenhill was sent off in the 63rd minute, becoming the first player in Origin history to be ejected from a game.
2017 – Relentless Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has been talked about in this column non-stop over the last few weeks, largely due to his freakish performances in countless UEFA Champions League Final’s.
On this day in 2017, Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid defeated his soon-to-be team, Juventus, 4-1.
The win marked Madrid’s 12th Champions League title.
2018 – Silky, Smooth, Steph
Ray Allen is arguably the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history, but you knew sooner or later Steph Curry was going to catch up to the future Hall of Famer.
In Game 2 of the Warriors’ 122-103 win over the Cavs on this day in 2018, Curry broke Ray Ray’s the most three-pointers in the NBA Finals when he sunk his ninth shot from way downtown.