1932 — The blue lines are eliminated with the center red line used to determine offsides in an experiment by the NHL. With both teams out of playoff contention, the league tries it in the New York Americans’ 8-6 victory over Boston.
1952 — St. John’s avenges a 41-point loss, beating top-ranked Kentucky 64-57 in the East Regional championship. St. John’s, led by Bob Zawoluk’s NCAA Tournament-record 32 points, advances to its first Final Four.
1957 — North Carolina beats Michigan State 74-70 in triple overtime to advance to the NCAA national championship game. Lennie Rosenbluth leads the Tar Heels with 29 points and Bob Cunningham adds 21.
1958 — Vern Hatton and Johnny Cox combine for 54 points to give Kentucky an 84-72 victory over Seattle in the NCAA basketball championship.
1969 — Lew Alcindor scores 37 points to lead UCLA to the NCAA men’s basketball title with a 97-72 win over Purdue.
1969 — West Chester State beats Western Carolina 65-39 to win the first women’s college national championship. The game is played using the six-player format.
1986 — Trevor Berbick wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Pinklon Thomas in Las Vegas for the WBC heavyweight title.
1994 — The NFL announces the addition of the 2-point conversion, the league’s first scoring change in 75 seasons.
1997 — Tara Lipinski’s jumps, the cleanest and the surest in women’s figure skating, lift the 14-year-old into history as the youngest women’s world champion.
2000 — Pat Verbeek of the Detroit Red Wings scores twice in a 2-2 tie with Calgary to become the 28th player in NHL history with 500 career goals.
2008 — The first of two assists by Colorado captain Joe Sakic in a 7-5 loss to Edmonton gives him 1,000 for his career. He is the 11th player in NHL history to reach the milestone.
2011 — The NFL owners vote to make all scoring plays subject to review by the replay official and referee.
2013 — Florida Gulf Coast, a school so new it wasn’t eligible for the NCAA men’s tournament until last year, upsets second-seeded Georgetown 78-68 in the second round of the South Regional. The Eagles used a 21-2 second-half run to pull away and hold on in the final minute to become the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2.
2017 — Marcus Stroman takes a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Ian Kinsler slugs a two-run homer and the United States routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries.
2017 — Russell Westbrook records his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruises to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Westbrook, who made all six of his field-goal attempts and all six of his free throws, is the first NBA player to have a triple-double without missing a shot attempt or free throw.