On this day in 1995: Marino breaks NFL record

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Marino in action.

All eyes were on one man ahead of Miami Dolphins’ NFL encounter with New England Patriots 21 years ago today. It wasn’t much about the result but whether Dan Marino could set another personal achievement by becoming the all-time leader in passing yards in NFL history. The 34-year-old came into the game, needing just 38 yards to move ahead of Fran Tarkenton.

And Marino duly delivered when it mattered, connecting on a 9-yard completion to wide receiver Irving Fryar and throw for 333 yards breaking Tarkenton’s NFL record for career passing yards (47,003). But Patriots had the final say, winning the match 34-17

Here’s the other sporting events that happened on this day:

1988: Japan beat MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo.

1995: Michael Schumacher wins the Formula One title by 33 points.

2004: John Toshack signs a five-year contract to become the new manager of Wales.

2009: Premier League clubs reject a proposal to accept Celtic and Rangers in the English top flight.

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Capital's Bondra to visit UAE in Hockey Programme

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Bondra in action.

Pavlikovsky Hockey School is an international ice hockey school designed to assist youth players with improving their hockey skills. The camp features on- and off-ice training under the instruction of NHL players as well as world champions.

“I’m excited to help grow the game in the UAE and use my experience to teach young hockey players in the region,” said Bondra.

“The opportunities to host these types of clinics around the globe will promote the growth of hockey and the Capitals brand.”

Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the company behind the programme, is committed to bringing North American sports clinics to the United Arab Emirates through its partnership with Etihad Airways.

Etihad Airways is the exclusive airline partner of the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) and Verizon Center. The goal of Monumental Sports Global Academies is to educate communities throughout the world through sports participation.

“We recognize the growth of basketball and hockey worldwide, along with the Arena Football League and our new franchise the Washington Valor,” said Jim Van Stone of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We’re committed to encouraging that development on an international scale through several initiatives, including the upcoming clinic. Plus, to host this clinic in the home of one of our Legacy Partners, Etihad Airways, is truly exciting and rewarding for our organization.”

Bondra played in 1,081 NHL games over a 16-season career, scoring 503 goals and 892 points. He played in five All-Star Games and he remains second in Capitals’ franchise history in goals (472) and points (825). In addition, he also served as General Manager for Slovakia’s national team from 2007-11 and as a scout for Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

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Happy Birthday: Jens Lehmann, Kolarov, Kendrick Perkins

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(Clockwise): Kendrick Perkins, Aleksandar Kolarov and Jens Lehmann.

Mike Powell (athletics) – set world long jump record of 8.95metres in 1991, born 1963.

Eddie Irvine (motor racing) – Northern Irish former Formula One driver, born 1965.

Faustino Asprilla (soccer) – former Newcastle and Colombia striker, born 1969.

Jens Lehmann (soccer) – former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper, born 1969.

Patrik Berger (soccer) – former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Czech Republic midfielder, born 1973.

Steffen Iversen (soccer) – former Tottenham and Norway striker, born 1976.

Marius Zaliukas (soccer) – Lithuania’s former Rangers defender, born 1983.

Aleksandar Kolarov (soccer) – Manchester City’s Serbian defender, born 1985.

Wilfried Zaha (soccer) – Crystal Palace winger, born 1992.

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