(Ukings.us) The Stanley Cup Finals in ice hockey (also known as the Stanley Cup Final among various media, French: Finale de la Coupe Stanley) is the National Hockey League's (NHL) championship series to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup, North America's oldest professional sports trophy.
(uskings.us) The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, almost always on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The competition is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2.0 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kilograms) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kilograms).
(uskings.us) The New York City Marathon (currently branded TCS New York City Marathon after its headline sponsor) is an annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 mi) that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It is the largest marathon in the U.S, with 53,5627 finishers in 2019 and 98,247 applicants for the 2017 race.
(WorldKings) Down along the glorious Huntington Beach, surfers and surf-lovers gather every year to catch some of the world’s top surfers ride impossible waves. The crowds come up to the hundreds and thousands, and everyone partakes in a bit of California-style fun with music, vendors, and a bit of sun-basking. Stretching across the 14 acres of beachfront, you’ll find crowds cheering on as they sip on crisp drinks and toss about some surf lingo.
(uskings.us) In the United States, the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, commonly known as the Triple Crown, is a title awarded to a three-year-old Thoroughbred horse who wins the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. The three races were inaugurated in different years, the last being the Kentucky Derby in 1875.
(uskings.org) The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hard court tennis tournament. The tournament is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, for which men's singles and men's doubles were first played in 1881.
(uskings.us) The World Series has seen a century’s worth of illustrious home runs, chilly days and nights and harsh pitching duels, which only solidifies its iconic status in the sports world. The Fall Classic (the end of the Series) has exceeded the title of the sporting event and marked itself important in America’s cultural landscape. Generations of families tell stories of Don Larsen’s perfect game in 1956 and fabled tales of the Mets and the Yankees.
(uskings.us) The Masters Tournament (usually referred to as simply The Masters, or the U.S. Masters outside North America) is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, the Masters is the first major of the year, and unlike the others, it is always held at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club, a private course in the southeastern United States, in the city of Augusta, Georgia.
(uskings.org) Every year on the last Sunday of February, car fanatics from all over flurry over to Daytona International Speedway, where the world’s most prestigious stock car race takes place. This exhilarating (and extremely noisy) race lasts 500 miles, which requires 200 laps around the 2.5-mile long Daytona International Speedway loop.
(uskings.us) The NBA Finals is the annual championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Eastern and Western conference champions play a best-of-seven game series to determine the league champion. The team that wins the series is awarded the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, which replaced the Walter A. Brown Trophy in 1983.
(uskings.us) Super Bowl, in U.S. professional gridiron football, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL), played by the winners of the league’s American Football Conference and National Football Conference each January or February. The game is hosted by a different city each year.
(USKings.org) Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935), known as the "mother" of social work, was a pioneer American settlementactivist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. She co-founded, with Ellen Gates Starr, an early settlement house in the United States, Chicago's Hull House that would later become known as one of the most famous settlement houses in America.