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Brøndby IF

Brøndbyernes Idrætsforening, is a professional association football club based in Brøndbyvester, Capital Region of Denmark. The club was founded in 1964 as a merger between two local clubs and was promoted to the Danish top-flight football league in 1981. Brøndby IF has won seven Danish Cups. Brøndby's most successful period was from 1985 to 2005 when, in twenty years, they won all of their ten league titles. In 1991, Brøndby reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup and became the first and only Danish club to reach a European semi-final. Since the founding of fellow Copenhagen club F. C. Copenhagen in 1992, they have had a fierce rivalry. Brøndbyernes Idrætsforening was formed on 3 December 1964 following a merger between two local rivals – Brøndbyøster IF and Brøndbyvester IF; the merger was to be completed as a prerequisite for the construction of a new stadium by Brøndby Municipality. Brøndby IF spent its inaugural season as an amateur club in the 6th tier of the 11 Danish leagues, the Serie 1, where they finished their two first seasons in fourth place.

Among the players of the early years was team captain Per Bjerregaard, a doctor who had moved to Copenhagen from Randers in Jutland, Hans Gregersen, the mascot of the team until his death by syphilis in 1967. In 1967, the club hired coach Leif Andersen who secured promotion to Sjællandsserien. After a few mediocre years, a new coach, John Sinding, was brought in, the club won promotion to Danmarksserien. In 1973, Per Bjerregaard stopped his active career at 27 years of age and became chairman of Brøndby. In his place, Brøndby hired former professional and Denmark national team player Finn Laudrup, who took over as head coach while he still took part in the matches as a player. Laudrup joined his brother-in-law Ebbe Skovdahl in the Brøndby team, he brought his two young sons Brian and Michael Laudrup with him to the club. Under Finn Laudrup's influence, the club's playing style was changed to a more attacking strategy though Laudrup decided to concentrate his efforts as a player after only a year.

After winning promotion in 1974, Laudrup left Brøndby in the 3rd Division in 1976 to play for KB in the Danish top-flight league and a year Michael Laudrup, the brightest talent in Danish football, followed. In 1977, Brøndby moved up into the 2nd Division, were one of the clubs who adapted to the new times of paid football in the best Danish leagues in 1978. Per Bjerregaard persuaded Finn Laudrup into returning to Brøndby in 1981 on a professional contract, following a season of 85 goals in 30 matches, Brøndby won promotion to the top-flight 1st Division under coach Tom Køhlert. Finn Laudrup subsequently ended his career at age 36, but in his place Michael Laudrup returned for the 1982 season, being one of ten players leaving KB that year. Brøndby won their 1st Division debut match 7–1 over fellow promoted team B 1909 in a match which featured two goals from Michael Laudrup, he was subsequently called up for the Denmark national team, on 15 June 1982 he became the first Brøndby player to win a cap for the national team.

Brøndby finished their first 1st Division season in fourth place with Laudrup the league's third top goal scorer with 15 goals, earning him the Danish Player of the Year award. In 1983, Laudrup was sold to Juventus in the then-biggest transfer deal in Denmark, giving Brøndby the economic foundation to expand further. After four years in the top division, Brøndby won their first Danish championship in 1985 and played its first European match when the club beat Hungarian champions Budapest Honvéd 4–1 in the 1986 European Cup. In 1986, Brøndby became the first Danish club of professionals when ten players were signed full-time, the club was introduced at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in 1987. Throughout the second half of the 1980s, the team dominated the league and did not finish lower than second place until 1992; the team was built around talented Danish players, from 1987 to 1991 players from Brøndby won the Danish Player of the Year award every year. The recipients formed the backbone of the Denmark national team which won UEFA Euro 1992, was the first goalscorer in the 2–0 Euro 1992 final win John "Faxe" Jensen, national team captain Lars Olsen, the World's Best Goalkeeper 1992 and 1993 award winner Peter Schmeichel, four-time Danish Player of the Year award winner Brian Laudrup and the second goalscorer of the Euro 1992 final Kim Vilfort.

The club became used to winning the national title and turned its attention towards European success. In 1990, Brøndby hired former national team captain Morten Olsen as coach, under his reign, the 1990–91 UEFA Cup became the high point in the short history of the club; the meriting wins over German sides Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen, Russian club Torpedo Moscow saw the many Danish profiles shine, the club was minutes from qualifying for the final match of the tournament. In the 88th minute of the semi-final, however, a Rudi Völler goal denied Brøndby a trip to the UEFA Cup final in favour of Roma. Following the impressive European display by the comparatively small club, important members of the team, including Lars Olsen, top scoring striker Bent "Turbo" Christensen and star goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, left the club; the following year, 1992, was the worst year in the club's history as the intended takeover of the Danish

1974–75 NBA season

The 1974–75 NBA season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA Championship, sweeping the Washington Bullets 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals; the New Orleans Jazz became the league's 18th franchise. The 1975 NBA All-Star Game was played at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, with the East beating the West 108–102. Walt Frazier of the New York Knicks won the game's MVP award; the NBA Playoffs were expanded from four teams per conference to five teams, adding another round to the playoffs consisting of a best-of-three series between the Nos. 4 and 5 seeds in each conference, with the winner earning the right to play the No. 1 seed in the conference semifinals. The Capital Bullets were renamed the Washington Bullets; the Los Angeles Lakers miss the playoffs for the first time since their 1960 move to Southern California. Legendary referee Mendy Rudolph was forced to retire after suffering a blood clot in one of his lungs during a playoff game between the Buffalo Braves and Washington Bullets.

Rudolph officiated more than 2,400 games over 24 seasons and worked the NBA World Championship Series every season from 1955 through 1974. Rudolph was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007; the Warriors, with a record of 48–34, had low expectations against the Boston Celtics and the Bullets, both whom finished with records of 60–22. At the start of the 1974–75 season, the Warriors underwent numerous roster changes, trading away Nate Thurmond for Clifford Ray, a first-round draft pick and $500,000 cash, the original motive of the trade; this led some sports writers to predict the Warriors would not make the playoffs. Drafting Keith Wilkes proved a master stroke as many questioned his ability to handle the rigors of play in the NBA, his play along with finals MVP Rick Barry, supported by such players as Clifford Ray, Butch Beard and the rest of an able supporting cast, proved to be enough to combat the tough and flashy Bullets, who had a balanced and strong team with the likes of Wes Unseld, Kevin Porter and Elvin Hayes.

Until 2015, this was the only championship won by the Warriors in the San Francisco Bay area. The defending champion; the team had upset Milwaukee and super giant Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a year ago, bringing the team full circle from the days of Bill Russell. Cowens was second again in rebounds while scoring over 20 points per game; the Celtics roared to 60 wins this year, despite losing Dave Cowens with a broken foot at the 65-game mark. Jo Jo White was right there with the two stars in scoring, while Paul Silas continued his solid tradition of rebounding. Reserve Don Nelson, the future coaching great, shot just enough to lead the NBA in accuracy from the floor. Boston's ability to outrebound and outpass teams led to many of those wins; the NBA's other 60-win team was the Washington Bullets. The team had the same core of players. Elvin Hayes and Phil Chenier were the scorers. Kevin Porter, a 6-foot fleet splinter, led the league in assists and foulouts and became a key part of the club. Mike Riordan, the discarded Knick, paid some dividends at forward.

With Cowens battling injuries, they became a popular favorite in the East. Hayes, in particular, turned in another All-Pro caliber season as a leading rebounder and shot blocker, his inside defense, in combination with Unseld, created a lot of missed shots for opponents. While the NBA boasted two 60-win giants this year, no other team won over 50 games, a surprising fact. Nine teams did win 40 games or more to show the rising balance of the league; the best of these were Golden State and Chicago. Buffalo supplanted New York as Boston's most serious rival in the Atlantic foursome with 49 wins. Buffalo boasted high-scoring super star Bob McAdoo; the Big Mac posted a 34.5 scoring average to lead the NBA, making more field goals than any other player. He led in minutes played, while ranking among the best rebounders and shot blockers in the league; the 6'10 220-pounder was threatening enough to earn 798 free throw tries, another league high, converting a solid 81%. The Braves lost sensation Ernie DiGregorio to knee injury, watched former Laker Jim McMillian battle illness, lost Gar Heard for 25 games, which dropped the team from the elite and put more of the load on their star.

This dimmed hopes for the playoffs. This would be the high-water mark for the Braves franchise in Buffalo; the franchise left Buffalo to become the San Diego Clippers in 1978 and would not reach the 50-win mark until 2012–13, by which time the Clippers were in their 29th season in Los Angeles and 35th overall in Southern California. Golden State boasted the top-scoring offense in the league at 108.5 points per game to win the Pacific five and 48 games. Rick Barry turned in one of his greatest seasons to score 30.6 points per game, trying more shots than McAdoo. Barry sank 90% of his free throws with his unique underhand delivery and finished sixth in the NBA in assists, but Barry may have shocked most by leading the NBA in steals as well, using quick hands while playing passing lanes as well as any forward ever. Criticized in the past, Barry's season was such that many writers believed Barry, not Cowens, Hayes or McAdoo, to be the NBA's true MVP this year; the playoffs would tell more of that story.

The Washington Bullets led by Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld won 60 games, a tie with the Boston Celtics for first in the league and the Houston Rockets led by Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich reached their first season at.500 as well as made the playoffs for th

Hustad Church (Fræna)

Hustad Church is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Hustadvika Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located in the village of Hustad along the Hustadvika coast, it is the church for the Hustad parish, part of the Molde domprosti in the Diocese of Møre. The white, wooden church was built in a long church style in 1874 using plans by the architect Jacob Wilhelm Nordan; the church seats about 400 people. The earliest existing historical records of the church date back to 1589, but there was a church here since the 12th or 13th century; the church in the 1500s was a stave church. At some point, the stave church had deteriorated and a new timber-framed church was built next to it. In 1646, records show that both new churches were still standing; the timber-framed church was a cruciform design. At some point, the old stave church was torn down. In 1718, a lightning strike caused the church to burn down and it took 20 years before it was replaced. In 1738, a new cruciform church was built on the same site.

The main part of the building measured 15.7 by 14.5 metres. In the 1870s, the church was found to be too small for the congregation, so it was torn down and a new, larger church was built in 1874; the new church was built right outside the old cemetery. The church bell and the brass baptismal font from the old 1738 church were saved and installed in the new church; the pulpit and the altarpiece were incorporated into the Sandvig Collections at Maihaugen in Lillehammer. List of churches in Møre Hustad kyrkje website