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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.

2002 – Tiger x2 

It feels like only yesterday, but on this day 18-years ago, Tiger Woods won his second US Open at Bethpage finishing three strokes ahead of Phil Mickelson. 

Having won his first two years earlier, Tiger was one of only three previous champions to make the cut in 2002. The occasion also marked the first time in 30 years that the winner of the Masters went on to win the US Open. 

2004 – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit 

After coming up short to Michael Jordan and the Bulls through the 90s, the Pistons finally found themselves in the winner’s circle on this day in 2004 when they beat the Lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. 

Chauncey Billups, who averaged 21 points during the series, was crowned MVP, while Shaq also had himself a series averaging a double-double. For a city that has struggled to win championships outside of the Red Wings, this remains a proud moment in the history of Detroit.