1913 Frank Chance becomes NY Yankees manager
1925 England cricket opening batsman Herbert Sutcliffe follows his 1st innings 176 with 127 in the 2nd innings but his team cannot avoid an 81 run defeat to Australia in the 2nd Test in Melbourne
1945 University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team sets an NCAA record by holding Arkansas State to 6 points in a 75-6 win
1947 Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
1955 Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky’s 130-game home basketball win streak
1972 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
1977 Australian Open Women’s Tennis: In an all-Australian final Kerry Melville Reid wins her first and only Grand Slam singles title; beats Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat 7-5, 6-2
1980 Islander Glenn Resch’s 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0
1980 NCAA decides to sponsor women’s championships in 5 sports
1984 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
1984 AFC Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks, 30-14
1984 NFC Championship, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat San Francisco 49ers, 24-21
1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
1988 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
1989 AFC Championship, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills, 21-10
1989 NFC Championship, Soldier Field, Chicago: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears, 28-3
1991 Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
1991 Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)
1993 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Michael Stich beats Emilio Sánchez of Spain 7-5, 6-3 for a 2-0 win, and Germany’s first title
1996 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1998 NY Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position
2000 ”Music City Miracle”, in AFC Wild Card Playoff, Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills 22-16 in last 16 seconds with Kevin Dyson, running length of the field for a game-winning touchdown
2000 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Amanda Coetzer & Wayne Ferreira wrap up South Africa’s first title (3-0) with an abbreviated 8-1 mixed doubles win over Tamarine Tanasugarn & Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand
2005 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Dominik Hrbatý beats Guillermo Coria of Argentina 6-4, 6-1 for an unassailable 2-0 lead, and 2nd Slovakian title
2007 9th BCS National Championship: #2 Florida beats #1 Ohio State, 41-14
2009 College Football, 11th BCS National Championship, Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens: #2 Florida beats #1 Oklahoma, 24-14
2011 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands & John Isner beat Belgian pair Justine Henin & Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-3 to clinch a 2-1 victory; 6th title for the United States
2012 ”The 3:16 Game” AFC Wild Card Playof, underdogs Denver Broncos defeat Pittsburgh Steelers 29–23 with Tim Tebow connecting with Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass on first scrimmage play of overtime
2018 College Football National Championship, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta: #4 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 26-23

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