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2020: A Year To Remember In Sports


This past year has been by far the craziest year in recent history; with COVID-19 and social justice throughout sports, changing the way fans look at sports. This has been a tough year, but what brings people together is sports. Here is a timeline of all the events that made 2020, well 2020:


  • LSU went undefeated to beat Clemson in the CFB Championship
  • The Houston Astros were punished for sign-stealing scandal
  • LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant with 34,263 career points to be third on the All-Time scoring list
  • Kobe and Gigi Bryant along with others tragically died in a helicopter crash


  • The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl to end a 50-year drought
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Mookie Betts to a 12-year, $365 million deal


  • Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19, causing the NBA to shut down
  • The NCAA canceled all March Madness Tournaments
  • Tom Brady signed a two-year, $50 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • The 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed


  • The WNBA held their Draft virtually
  • Joe Burrow was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the first pick in the NFL Draft


  • NHL postponed their season


  • The National Women’s Soccer League was the first team sport to return


  • The MLS returned
  • The Washington Redskins changed their name to the Washington Football Team
  • The NBA and WNBA began their respective play within a ‘Bubble’ in Florida


  • Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship
  • The Milwaukee Bucks protested an NBA Bubble game and the NBA shuts down for a few days


  • Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout hit his 300th career HR; the most in franchise history
  • Naomi Osaki won the U.S. Open
  • Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays on All-Time home run list
  • The Los Angeles Rams played they first game in SoFi Stadium
  • The Los Angeles Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup


  • The Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA Championship
  • The Seattle Storm won the WNBA Championship
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series


  • The Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng; becoming the first female General Manager


  • The Columbus Crew won the MLS Cup
  • The Milwaukee Bucks signed Giannis Antetokounmpo to a five-year $228.2M extension; the largest in NBA history
  • The 2020-2021 NBA season began

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