1906 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS), 7-2 for 17-5 aggregate challenge series victory
1934 First collegiate basketball doubleheader is played at Madison Square Garden, NYC; New York University beats Notre Dame, 25-18; Westminster edges St. John’s, 37-33
1940 3rd NFL All Star Game: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars, 28-14
1955 NHL officials wear new vertically striped black-and-white sweaters for the first time in Montreal Canadiens’ 5-2 win over Toronto Maple Leafs
1957 National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 50-14; Lions score 2 touchdowns in each quarter
1962 Australian cricket batting champion Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW v Queensland in Sydney at just 17 years, 8 days; scores 50 in NSW 2nd innings
1963 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 14-10; Giants 3rd consecutive championship defeat; played in temperatures under 10 °F (−12 °C)
1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
1968 NFL Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Baltimore Colts shutout Cleveland Browns, 34-0
1972 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
1974 AFC Championship, Oakland Coliseum: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders, 24-13
1974 NFC Championship, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams, 14-10
1978 Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG
1979 Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1981 Ballon d’Or: German 1-2-3 with Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge taking title of Europe’s best football player for the 2nd straight year; beats teammate Paul Breitner and Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster
1982 American college football coach Paul ”Bear” Bryant ends his career with University of Alabama (323 wins)
1983 Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG
1983 2nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 19-18 in Memphis
1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
1987 Ballon d’Or: Milan’s Dutch midfielder Ruud Gullit wins best football player in Europe award ahead of Paulo Futre (Porto/Atlético Madrid) and Real Madrid striker Emilio Butragueño
1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
1988 Toronto’s Ed Olczyk and Gary Leeman score goals just 4 seconds apart in the 3rd period, tying the NHL record for fastest 2 goals by one team; Leafs beat the Quebec Nordiques, 6-5.
1989 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by the Associated Press
1997 Cricket Women’s World Cup: Australia defeats New Zealand by 5 wickets
2007 American boxer Steve Cunningham defends his IBF cruiserweight title for the first time with a 12th-round TKO of local favourite Marco Huck in Bielefeld, Germany
2018 85th Orange Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #4 Oklahoma, 45-34
2020 Milwaukee Bucks break NBA record for most 3-pointers made by a team in a single game with 29 in a dominant 144-97 victory over the Heat in Miami

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