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1905 – Jack McCarthy of the Cubs becomes the only outfielder in major league history to knock out three runners at the plate, each becoming the second in a double play. The victims were the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 2-1 loss.
1950 – University of Miami ends college tennis’ longest winning streak by defeating William & Mary 8-1. William & Mary, undefeated in five years, had won 82 consecutive meetings.
1964 – The Boston Celtics win their sixth straight NBA title with a 105-99 win over the San Francisco Warriors in Game 5 of the Finals.
1995 – The Colorado Rockies beat the New York Mets 11-9 in 14 innings, tying the NL record for season-opening innings played.
2002 – Los Angeles’ Odalis Perez faced the 27-batter minimum on his first career shutout. Perez was perfect for six innings in a 10-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
2009 — French swimmer Frederick Bousquet sets a world record in the 50-meter freestyle, becoming the first person to break the 21-second barrier. Bousquet broke the French championship record by finishing in 20.94 seconds.
2012 – Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is selected first overall in the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, followed by Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is selected by the Washington Redskins.
2012 – The Charlotte Bobcats finish with the worst winning percentage in NBA history after a 104-84 loss to the New York Knicks. The Bobcats’ 23rd straight loss leaves them with a .106 (7-59) winning percentage in the lockout-shortened season. The record was set 39 years ago when the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers finished 9-73 (.110) in a full regular season.
2014 – Wladimir Klitschko plays Alex Leapai and knocks him out in the fifth round to retain his four heavyweight belts in Oberhausen, Germany.
1956 – Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated heavyweight boxing champion. He finished with a 49-0 record, including six title defenses and 43 knockouts.
1960 – The Minneapolis Lakers announce they will move to Los Angeles.
1968 – Jimmy Ellis wins the heavyweight boxing title with a 15-round decision over Jerry Quarry in Oakland, California. This is the last bout in an eight-man knockout tournament to fill Muhammad Ali’s vacant title.
1994 – Scott Erickson, who allowed the most hits in the majors the previous season, throws Minnesota’s first no-hitter in 27 years and the Twins beat Milwaukee 6-0.
1994 – Dave Hannan scores 5:43 into the fourth overtime as the Buffalo Sabers continue the NHL playoffs with a 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils, the sixth-longest game in NHL history.
2002 – Derek Lowe throws a no-hitter against Tampa Bay. Brent Abernathy is the only baserunner Lowe allows in Boston’s 10-0 win.
2003 – Kevin Millwood throws his first career no-hitter to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 1-0.
2007 – Kirk Radomski, a former New York Mets clubhouse employee, pleads guilty to distributing steroids to major league players for a decade and agrees to help baseball steroid investigators.
2008 — Ashley Force becomes the first woman to win a national Funny Car race. The 25-year-old beat her father, drag racing icon John Force, in the final round of the 28th Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals to deny him his 1,000th winning round on his 500th NHRA tour.
2009 – The Denver Nuggets earn the biggest win in playoff history with their 121-63 rout of New Orleans in Game 4 of their first-round series. The Minneapolis Lakers earned the other 58-point playoff victory, beating the St. Louis Hawks 133-75 in 1956.
2011 – Nathan Horton scores 5:43 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series. Boston had never won a playoff after leading 0-2 in 26 tries.
2011 — Dwayne Roloson makes 36 saves and Tampa Bay completes a big comeback in the series and eliminates Pittsburgh with a 1-0 win in Game 7. Roloson becomes the second goaltender to go 6-0 in playoff games. He allowed just four goals in winning the last three games as the Lightning erased a 3-1 series deficit.
2013 — The Detroit Red Wings advance to the playoffs for their 22nd straight season after Henrik Zetterberg scored two goals and an assist in a 3-0 win over Dallas. The Red Wings have the longest active playoff streak in major professional sports, six years longer than the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs playoff streak.
2014 — Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh wins her record 47th FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour title, teaming with April Ross to beat Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva and Maria Antonelli in the Fuzhou Open final.
2014 – Lydia Ko, three days after her 17th birthday, birdied the last hole for her third LPGA Tour victory and her first as a professional, fending off Stacy Lewis and Jenny Shin at the first Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic .
2017 – Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft. Chicago sends a third-round pick, a fourth and a third in 2018 to San Francisco to switch and select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who started just 13 games for North Carolina. The 49ers take defensive end Solomon Thomas just down the road at Stanford.
1966 – Boston edges the Los Angeles Lakers 95-93 in Game 7, giving the Celtics and coach Red Auerbach eight straight NBA titles. Auerbach, who announced his retirement earlier, is replaced by center Bill Russell, the first black head coach of a major American sports team.
1967 – Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the US Armed Forces. He was arrested and the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his heavyweight title.
1987 – The NBA awards expansion franchises to Charlotte, North Carolina and Miami for 1988, and Minneapolis and Orlando, Florida in 1989.
1990 – Boston set single-game NBA playoff records for goalscoring and shooting accuracy in a 157-128 rout of the New York Knicks to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
1992 – Video replay is used to decide a playoff game for the first time. In Game 6 of the Detroit-Minnesota split semifinal, Red Wings Sergei Fedorov appears to hit the crossbar behind Minnesota goaltender Jon Casey during overtime. The Stars ice the puck immediately, but referee Rob Shick calls for a video review. The replay shows the puck entering the goal just below the crossbar and exiting the frame at the back of the net. Fedorov is awarded the goal to give the Red Wings a tied 1-0 victory.
1995 – Michael Jordan, in his first playoff game since returning from retirement, scored 48 points as the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-100.
1995 – The Orlando Magic give the Boston Celtics their worst loss in team history, 124-77, in a playoff opener.
2001 — Patrick Roy of Colorado sets an NHL record with his 16th career playoff shutout, making 20 saves in a 2-0 win over Los Angeles.
2009 – Washington edges the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Series to cap a comeback from a 3-to-1 deficit. This is the franchise’s first victory in the series since the 1997-98 season, when Washington made it to the Stanley Cup Finals.
2010 — Montreal beats Washington 2-1 to complete a 4-3 winning streak and eliminate the NHL’s best regular season in the first round of the playoffs. The Canadiens are the ninth No. 8 seed to knock out a No. 1 in 32 games since the NHL moved to its current playoff format in 1994 – and the first to come back from a 3-1 series deficit.
2011 — Canadian Patrick Chan wins his first world figure skating title in record fashion. Chan sets world records for free skating and total points to win titles at the World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow.
2016 – The Los Angeles Rams select California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, and the No. 2 selection for the Philadelphia Eagles is Dakota State quarterback from the North, Carson Wentz. It’s the second straight year two QBs have gone 1-2 and the seventh time in the modern draft era since 1967.