1886 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England
1896 First college basketball game with 5 players on each side is conducted by the University of Iowa; invites student athletes from University of Chicago for an experimental game; Chicago beats Iowa 15-12
1938 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1950 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller’s own suggestion
1951 NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
1951 NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
1951 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
1958 Willie O’Ree is the 1st African-American to appear in the NHL, making his debut for the Boston Bruins in a 3-0 victory in Montreal
1973 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
1973 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
1976 Super Bowl X, Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17; MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
1983 Dick Motta becomes the 5th NBA coach to record 600 wins as his Dallas Mavericks defeat the Golden State Warriors, 112-102 in Oakland
1989 West Indies beat Australia in a rain-affected 3rd final in Sydney to win cricket’s World Series Cup Tri-Series, 2-1; match reduced to 18 overs
1991 WLAF’s NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
1993 West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket’s World Series Cup
1996 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
1997 47th NHL All-Star Game, San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA: East beats West, 11-7; Mark Recchi, Montreal, RW
1998 48th NHL All-Star Game, General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC: North America beats World, 8-7; MVP: Teemu Selanne, Anaheim, RW
1998 Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish’s #00
2001 New York’s Mike Richter picks up his 267th career NHL win to become the winningest goaltender in team history; passes Ed Giacomin; Rangers beat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1 in overtime
2004 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts, 24-14
2004 NFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia: Carolina Panthers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3
2009 AFC Championship, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Baltimore Ravens, 23-14
2009 NFC Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium: Arizona Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles, 32-25
2015 AB de Villiers makes the fastest century in ODI cricket history from 31 balls against the West Indies
2015 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts, 45-7
2018 Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira rides the largest-ever wave by a female surfer at 20.72 m (68 ft) at Praia do Norte in Nazaréin, Portugal
2020 Premiership Rugby announces reigning European and English champions Saracens to be relegated for exceeding salary cap the previous 3 seasons; club fined £5.3m and docked 35 Premiership points

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