The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out live sport all around the globe, but history will never be erased.
While you contemplate streaming yet another Netflix drama or rewatching another replay of your favorite sporting moments, here are some stories that were making news in years past on April 23.
NBA Rookie of the Year Shaquille O'Neal rips down the backboard during a game between the Orlando Magic and New Jersey Nets.
The incident occurred in the first quarter and the game was delayed for 45 minutes, while stadium staff replaced the backboard. The Magic went on to win 119-116.
Stacey Jones makes his NZ Warriors debut in a 40-14 win over the Parramatta Eels. The 'Little General' scored a try and kicked a goal.
West Indian master blaster Chris Gayle breaks Brendon McCullum's world record highest T20 score with 175 not out in an Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors India.
En route, Gayle hit a 30-ball century in the same match, still a record, as the Challengers cruised to a 130-run victory.
Steven Adams' Oklahoma City Thunder are eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, after Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard hit a game-winning buzzer beater from long range to seal a 118-115 win in game five of their series.
Adams scored 10 points and claimed four rebounds in the defeat, while Russell Westbrook and Paul George played their last games for the Thunder.
1936 - Former Blackcaps batsman John D'Arcy
1957 - Former Kiwi Coast to Coast star Kathy Lynch
1977 - Former Kiwis league coach David Kidwell
1983 - Former NZ Warriors & Scotland league hooker Ian Henderson
Newshub' top story 12 months ago…
Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams could bear the brunt of the backlash from the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA playoffs failure, says American journalist Bill Simmons.
A popular author, podcaster and sports pundit, Simmons said Adams' underwhelming performance in the Thunder's series against the Trailblazers may see the 27-year-old become the 'fall guy'.
"The guy they are going to have to trade is Adams who has been really, really disappointing … not only in this series but down the stretch too," he said on The Bill Simmons Podcast.
"This is a series where he is by far the best big man and he's not really having an impact on it. I've seen nothing from him this series."