Do you want to buy Wayne Gretzky’s sweaty things? NOW YOU CAN.
The man behind the biggest collection of all things No. 99 is selling his prized memorabilia.
Insurance is a big reason. Collections such as Chaulk’s are hard to buy coverage for and the thought of a fire makes him blanch. Also, he’s already got most of the main Gretzky items likely to come on the market, so the thrill of the chase is getting rarer.
“There’s not a lot of chase left. It’s like I’ve gotten to the top of the mountain.
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Rival teams the ‘Up’ards and Down’ards’ battle for the ball in the river during the annual Ash Wednesday ‘no rules’ football match on February 13, 2013, in Ashbourne, England.
First played in the 17th Century between teams from opposite ends of the Derbyshire town, hundreds of participants aim to get a ball into one of two goals that are positioned three miles apart at either end of Ashboune.
The match starts on Shrove Tuesday and can last until 10 PM. If a goal is scored before 6 PM, then a new ball is ‘turned up’ again and a new game started. If the goal is after 6 PM then the game ends for that day and continues into the next day - known as Ash Wednesday. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Teddy wins! Teddy wins!
For the first time, the Teddy Roosevelt mascot won the Presidents Race in the middle of the fourth inning at Nationals Park — a pursuit that drew attention even from a White House spokesman and Sen. John McCain.
McCain gave a pep talk to Roosevelt in a video shown on the scoreboard during their game against the Phillies in Washington on Monday.
Teddy — Mr. Rough Rider, himself — had lost more than 500 times since 2006, when the Washington Nationals baseball team began having races among 10-foot-tall foam renderings of Roosevelt, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln at home games.
Then & Now: It was like a death in the family for Brooklyn baseball fans when their beloved Dodgers left the borough behind in 1957 for the California coast.
Times were grim for Brooklyn back then. Residents were leaving en masse for the suburbs. Crime was on the rise. And there was little hope that the borough’s plight would improve.
“When the Dodgers left, it was another punch in the face to the fact that Brooklyn’s best days may not be ahead, but may have been behind us,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who was 12 years old at the time. “It was depressing.”
After decades without a professional sports team, New York City’s ascendant borough is hitting the major leagues again on Friday when the Brooklyn Nets’ new arena opens to the public. The state-of-the-art, 18,000-seat arena will be officially christened Saturday night with a rap concert by Nets co-owner and native Brooklynite Jay-Z. (Photos: AP files/Getty Images)
Another historic day for women in Saudi Arabia: Sarah Attar became the first female track and field athlete to represent the country at an Olympics when she competed in the 800 metres heats on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old, who wore a white head cover, a long-sleeved green top and black leggings and sported luminous green running spikes, received a generous ovation from a capacity crowd at the Olympic stadium as she trailed in last of the eight runners.
“It’s an incredible experience,” Attar, who has dual United States citizenship and is a student at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, told reporters. “It is the hugest honour to be here to represent the women of Saudi Arabia. ”It is an historic moment. I hope it will make a difference. It is a huge step forward. It’s a really incredible experience.“