Calling legendary sports writer Shirley Povich. Record-smasher Chris Gayle and the sport of cricket need you.
When Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series, legendary Washington Post sports writer Povich wrote this memorable opening paragraph: "The million-to-one shot came in. Hell froze over. A month of Sundays hit the calendar. Don Larsen today pitched a no-hit, no-run, no-man-reach-first game in a World Series."
On Tuesday in Bangalore, India, West Indies batsman Chris Gayle scored the fastest century in professional cricket in an Indian Premier League matchup between Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Pune Warriors.
The Bangalore opener cut a path through the Warriors’ bowling on his way to ending unbeaten with 175 off 66 balls. Gayle set the new record with a ton off 30 balls. Records tumbled.