• A glance again on the notable sporting occasions on today, together with heavyweight boxer George Foreman extending his profitable streak.


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Former heavyweight world champion George Foreman.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Megan Schutt will look again fondly on their earlier achievements on March 26 – however Ken Norton won’t be circling the date in his calendar.

A star-studded Lakers staff achieved a memorable NBA feat 48 years in the past, whereas Schutt made Australian cricket historical past in 2018.

Nevertheless, for Norton, today will convey again painful recollections of a chastening defeat to heavyweight rival George Foreman.

Have a look again on the a number of the most notable sporting moments that occurred on this down the years.


1972 – Lakers set the benchmark

Led by head coach Invoice Sharman and with a roster together with Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West, the Lakers set an NBA benchmark by defeating Seattle.

The 124-98 triumph noticed the Lakers end the common season with a 69-13 document, on the time giving them the perfect win share (.841) posted by a staff.

Their document stood for 24 years till Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls posted a 72-10 marketing campaign, whereas the Golden State Warriors went even higher with a 73-9 mark in 2015-16.

1974 – Foreman retains streak going

Norton was identified for being a tricky nut to crack. The heavyweight had two titanic battles towards Muhammad Ali in 1973, the legendary pair recording a win apiece.

Nevertheless, Foreman wasted little time in coping with Norton the next 12 months, the WBA and WBC champion retaining his titles in Caracas, Venezuela, with a surprising second-round stoppage.

It was a 37th knockout win for Foreman, bettering his document to 40-0. The profitable run ended later in 1974, although, as he was famously overwhelmed by Ali in ‘The Rumble within the Jungle’.

2018 – Schutt locks down India

Schutt turned the primary Australian lady to take a Twenty20 hat-trick at worldwide degree, within the course of serving to safe victory over India in Mumbai.

The seam bowler had conceded 10 runs from 4 deliveries earlier than ending her first over with the wickets of opening duo Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj.

Nevertheless, Schutt was pressured to attend to finish her treble, returning to the assault later within the innings on the reverse finish to get Deepti Sharma caught within the deep. Australia, who had made 186-5 earlier within the recreation, triumphed by 36 runs.

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