Sunday, May 31

by | May 31, 2020 | Quick Hits

Former Western Harnett football player Eric Swann has been named the top athlete in the history of Harnett County by the North State Journal. The Phoenix Cardinals took him with the No. 6 overall pick in 1991. A defensive tackle, Swann spent 10 seasons in the NFL, twice making all-pro, although he didn’t play on the college level. … Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100 meter on this date in 2008 with a time of 9.72 seconds. … Bobby Joe Morrow, who won three sprinting gold medals in the 1956 Olympics, has died at the age of 84 in Texas. … New Los Angeles Dodger pitcher David Price has pledged $1,000 to every minor league player not on the club’s 40-man roster. … On this date in 1964, San Francisco topped the New York Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings. The game lasted seven hours, 32 minutes. … Former NFL quarterback Joe Namath was born on May 31, 1943. … The Food City/Supermarket Heroes 500, a NASCAR Cup race in Bristol, Tenn., is scheduled for today at 3:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1). … The Basketball Hall of Fame reportedly has postponed inductions from August to the spring of 2021.


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