1897 – Yale beats Penn 32-10 in New Haven, Conn., in the first men’s intercollegiate basketball game.
1939 – In a game of unbeaten teams, Long Island U. defeats Loyola of Chicago 44-32 to win the National Invitation Tournament title.
1940 – Springfield College makes only eight of 63 shots from the field (12.7 percent) against Indiana, setting the NCAA Division I Men’s Tournament record for both fewest field goals made and lowest field-goal shooting percentage.
1954 – In the first televised NCAA championship game, La Salle defeats Bradley 92-76 and sets a record for most points in the title game.
1965 – Gail Goodrich’s 42 points lead UCLA to a 91-80 victory over Michigan in the NCAA basketball championship.
1965 – St. John’s sends Joe Lapchick out a winner, as the Redmen beat Villanova 55-51 to win their fifth National Invitation Tournament championship.
1965 – Bill Bradley scores 58 points to lead Princeton to a 118-82 rout of Wichita State in the NCAA third-place game. UCLA beats Michigan 91-80 to win its second National championship.
1968 – Dave Bing of the Detroit Pistons finishes the season with a league-leading 27.1 ppg. average, becoming the first guard in 20 years to lead the NBA in scoring.
1969 – Less than two months after she becomes the first woman to ride in a pari-mutuel race in America, Diane Crump rides her first winner at Gulfstream Park.
1971 – Milwaukee’s Lew Alcindor is named NBA Most Valuable Player for the first of his record-breaking six times. Alcindor averaged 31.7 points and 16 rebounds per game.
1976 – Boston’s John Havlicek becomes the first NBA player to score more than 1,000 points per season for 14 consecutive years.
1988 – Mike Tyson knocks out Tony Tubbs in the second round to retain his world heavyweight title in Tokyo.
1994 – Jockey Penny Chavez returns to the winner’s circle after a 19-year hiatus from the saddle. The 42-year-old rider wins aboard Singer Slew, a 50-1 long shot, at Turfway Park, Florence, Ky.
2003 – Shaquille O’Neal becomes the 28th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points during the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against Sacramento.
2005 – Liz Johnson becomes the first woman to advance to the championship match of a Professional Bowlers Association tour event, but loses by 27 pins to Tommy Jones in the final of the PBA Banquet Open.
2005 – LeBron James, 20, becomes the youngest player to score 50 points in an NBA game, when he scores 56 in the Cavaliers’ 105-98 loss to the Raptors.
2006 – Japan beats Cuba 10-6 in the title game of the inaugural World Baseball Classic.
2009 – Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria becomes the first ski jumper to win 13 World Cup events and reach more than 2,000 points in a season. Schlierenzauer, who claimed the overall World Cup title last week, jumps 203 meters to edge Adam Malysz of Poland by 1.1 points and win the season-ending meet and finish with 2,038 points.
2010 – Northern Iowa pulls off one of the biggest NCAA upsets in years by knocking off No. 1 overall seed Kansas with a 69-67 win. Ali Farokhmanesh buries an open 3-pointer with the shot clock still in the 30s to give the Panthers a four-point lead with 35 seconds left.
2010 – Wladimir Klitschko knocks out Eddie Chambers in the 12th and final round to retain his WBO and IBF heavyweight belts in Duesseldorf, Germany.