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1875 – Harvard beats Yale 4-0 in the schools’ first soccer meeting. With 15 players on each side, the game is a mix of rugby and soccer.
1945 – Jim Benton of the Cleveland Rams becomes the first NFL player to have more than 300 reception yards in one game. Benton has 10 receptions for 303 yards and a touchdown in a 28-21 win over the Detroit Lions.
1950 – The Fort Wayne Pistons beat the Minneapolis Lakers (19-18) in the lowest scoring game in NBA history. John Oldham leads the pistons with five points and George Mikan had 15 of the Lakers points.
1959 – AFL holds its first player draft. The election in the first round is Boston, Gerhard Schwedes; Buffalo, Richie Lucas; Dallas, Don Meredith; Denver, Roger LeClerc; Houston, Billy Cannon; Los Angeles, Monty Stickles; Minneapolis, Dale Hackbart; New York, George Izo.
1965 – Muhammad Ali beats Floyd Patterson in 12. Round out to keep the world heavyweight title in Las Vegas.
1981 – San Diego Chargers’ Kellen Winslow caught five touchdown passes in a 55-21 Oakland Raiders router.
1986 – Mike Tyson becomes the youngest ever heavyweight champion when he knocks out Trevor Berbick in the second round to win the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas.
1986 – Wayne Gretzky, who in his 575th. NHL game is playing his 500th score. Goal in the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
1998 – Denver Broncos’ John Elway is the only player to join Dan Marino at 50. 000 yards as the Broncos recorded a 40-14 win over the Oakland Raiders.
2003 – The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in the NHL’s first outdoor game. The game for the 86th. Anniversary of the league’s inception will be in front of a record audience of 57. 167 spectators played in an Edmonton football arena.
2003 – Utah ends BYU’s NCAA record streak of 361 consecutive games without the Utes beating the Cougars 3-0 in Provo, Utah.
2007 – Brett Favre sets a Green Bay record with 20 consecutive deals, finishing with 381 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers’ 37:26 win over the Detroit Lions.
2008 – Abilene Christian sets a record for points in an NCAA playoff game, defeating West Texas A&M (93-68) in the second round of the Division II playoffs.
2009 – Jimmie Johnson wins a NASCAR record for the fourth straight championship with a fifth place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
2010 – Alex Kovalev marks his 1000th birthday. Point with a power play goal in the middle of the first phase of Ottawa’s game against Los Angeles.
2012 – New England shamed the New York Jets with a second quarter of 35 on a 49:19 win and Bill Belichick his 200. NFL win.
2014 – Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine breaks the FBS record for a game by tumbling 427 yards over Kansas in the Sooners’ 44-7. Perine breaks the 408 single-game FBS record set by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon a week earlier.
2015 – Jameis Winston sets a rookie record with five touchdown passes while throwing 246 yards at Tampa Bay’s 45-17 Philadelphia router.
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