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March 6

1920 — Mickey Roach of Toronto scores five goals to lead the St. Patricks to an 11-2 loss to the Quebec Bulldogs.

1976 — Dorothy Hamill wins the World Figure Skating Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.

1977 – Montclair State’s Carol Blazejowski scores 52 points against Queens College, setting a new college scoring record (for men or women) in what is now New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1982 – The San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks combine for 337 points in the game with the most points in NBA history, up to that point. Spurs win, 171-166, in three overtimes.

1983 – The 12-team USA Soccer League begins its first season with five games.

1984 – Dale Hawerchuck of the Winnipeg Jets sets the NHL record for most assists in one period, with five in the second period of a 7-3 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings.

1988 — Julie Krone becomes the winningest female jockey in history with her 1,205th career victory. Krone rides a filly named Squawter to victory in race nine at Aqueduct Racetrack.

1996 — Chris Osgood of Detroit becomes the third goaltender in NHL history to score a goal, sending the puck into an empty net with 11 seconds left in the Red Wings’ 4-2 victory over Hartford.

2000 – Los Angeles Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal scores an NBA season-high 61 points and had 23 rebounds in a 123-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

2001 – George Mason defeats North Carolina-Wilmington 35-33 in the second-lowest scoring game of the NCAA basketball time clock era.

2010 – Devin Harris scores 31 points and the New Jersey Nets erase a 16-point deficit to beat New York 113-93. The Knicks miss all 18 attempts on the most futile 3-point shooting night in league history.

2011 — Lindsey Vonn captures her third title in a discipline in three days with a super-G victory to cap off a memorable weekend of ski racing in Tarvisio, Italy. Vonn won the super combined and downhill titles the previous two days.

2014 – The Los Angeles Clippers rout the rival Los Angeles Lakers 142-94. It’s the most lopsided win ever for the Clippers franchise and the most one-sided loss in Lakers history.

2015 – Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is suspended for nine games as the school is punished for ignoring the “NCAA’s most fundamental core values” for academic, drug-related and other violations committed primarily by men’s basketball program. The school is put on probation for five years and the basketball team is forced to void 108 wins in which ineligible players participated.

2015 – Shane Walsh scores the game-winning goal in the fifth overtime to lead UMass to a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame in the longest game in NCAA Division I ice hockey history.

March 7

1921 — Cy Denneny of the Ottawa Senators scores six goals in a 12-5 win over the Hamilton Tigers.

1951 – Ezzard Charles wins a 15-round unanimous decision over Jersey Joe Walcott to retain the world heavyweight title in Detroit.

1954 – The Minneapolis Lakers and Milwaukee Hawks experiment with 10-foot to 12-foot high baskets in an exhibition game. George Mikan and the Lakers win 65-63.

1970 – Austin Carr scores an NCAA Tournament record 61 points as Notre Dame defeats Ohio University 112-82. Carr hits 25 of 44 field goals and 11 of 14 free throws.

1974 – New Orleans gets an NBA franchise.

1977 – Anthony Roberts of Oral Roberts scores 65 points in a 90–89 loss to Oregon in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

1983 – Phil Mahre wins the Alpine Skiing World Cup championship for the third consecutive year and becomes the third person to win three consecutive titles.

1987 – Thomas Hearns wins his third championship, the WBC light heavyweight title, with a 10-round TKO of Dennis Andries.

1996 – Magic Johnson becomes the second NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists, clearing the starting basket in Los Angeles’ 102-90 victory over Sacramento.

2012 – Lionel Messi becomes the first player to score five goals in a Champions League football game, helping defending champions Barcelona thrash Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 to advance to the quarter-finals with a aggregate victory of 10-2.

2012 – Kikkan Randall adds a World Cup crystal globe to his stash and carves another slice of history for the US Ski Team. Randall is the first American in 30 years to win a cross country championship by winning the overall sprint title. Randall’s 11th place in a race in Norway secures the championship with one race to go in the season.

2014 – The United States women’s soccer team’s two-year unbeaten streak ends at 43 games with a 1-0 loss to Sweden in the Algarve Cup in Albufiera, Portugal. The United States were 36-0-7 since losing 1-0 to Japan in the Algarve Cup on March 5, 2012.

2015 – Kentucky (31-0) becomes the first major conference men’s basketball team to go undefeated in the regular season since Indiana in 1976. Wichita State of the Missouri Valley Conference went undefeated in the regular season in 2014.

2016 – Stephen Curry scores 41 points to become the first player in NBA history to make 300 3-pointers in a season, and the Golden State Warriors set another record by beating the Orlando Magic 119-113 for their 45th straight win at home.

–8 March

1954 – The Milwaukee Hawks beat the Baltimore Bullets twice 64-54 and 65-54, in the only double game in NBA history involving the same two teams.

1958 – Silky Sullivan, ridden by Bill Shoemaker, wins the Santa Anita Derby by three lengths after trailing by 40 at the start of the race and by 20 at the final corner.

1971 – Joe Frazier wins the world heavyweight title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York.

1990 — Kurt Browning becomes the first Canadian to defend a World Figure Skating Championships title as he edges out early leader Viktor Petrenko of the Soviet Union.

1992 – Ray Floyd, 49, holds off Fred Couples for a two-stroke win at the Doral Open and joins Sam Snead as the only man to win PGA Tour titles in four decades.

1997 – At the World Indoor Championships in Paris, Kevin Little becomes the first white American sprinter in 41 years to win a major international competition, tying the American record for the 200m in 20.40 seconds.

2008 – At age 60, Saoul Mamby loses a 10-round unanimous decision to Anthony Osbourne in Grand Cayman. Mamby, a former super lightweight champion, becomes the oldest boxer in a sanctioned fight.

2008 – Lindsey Vonn wins her 10th career World Cup downhill to break the American record held by Picabo Street and Daron Rahlves. Vonn breaks the record with his fifth run of the season in 1:23.57 on the 1.4-mile course in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

2010 – The top-ranked Connecticut Huskies set an NCAA women’s record by winning their 71st straight game, a 59-44 win over No. 6 Notre Dame in the Big East Tournament semifinals. UConn exceeds its own mark established from November 9, 2001 to March 11, 2003.

2013 – The Big East Conference announces the departure of DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Villanova, allowing them to part ways with football schools and create their own conference on July 1.

2014 – Doug McDermott scores a career-high 45 points to become the eighth player in Division I history to top 3,000 for a career and Creighton passes Providence 88-73.

2015 – Leonardo Mayer defeats Joao Souza in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever, winning 7-6(4), 7-6(5), 5-7, 5-7, 15-13 to keep Argentina alive against Brazil in their first-round series. Mayer needed 6 hours and 42 minutes to beat Souza, which is also longer than the clay-court record on the ATP Tour.


March 9

1943 – Eddie Dancker takes a desperate 25-foot hook from the corner to give Sheboygan a 30-29 win over Fort Wayne and the National Basketball League crown. The Pistons’ loss is considered one of the greatest upsets in professional basketball history.

1948 – NHL President Clarence Campbell expels Billy Taylor from the New York Rangers and Don Gallagher from the Boston Bruins for gambling associations.

1958 – George Yardley of the Detroit Pistons becomes the first NBA player to score 2,000 points in a season. Yardley is averaging 27.8 points over the 72-game season.

1968 – Houston’s Elvin Hayes scored 49 points and fired 27 rebounds in a 94-76 victory over Chicago’s Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

1977 – Anthony Roberts of Oral Roberts sets an NIT record with 65 points in a 90-89 loss to Oregon in the first round.

1979 – Detroit’s Kevin Porter dished out a franchise-record 25 assists as the Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 160-117.

1984 – Tim Witherspoon wins the vacant WBC heavyweight title with a 12-round majority decision over Greg Page.

1986 — Buffalo’s Gilbert Perreault scores his 500th goal in a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.

1994 — Detroit’s Dino Ciccarelli scores his 1,000th career point with a goal in a 5-1 win over Calgary.

2001 – Ty Tryon, a 16-year-old high school sophomore, makes the cut in his first PGA Tour event. He is 1 after the second round of the Honda Classic, making him the second youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

2011 – Kevin Love records his 52nd consecutive double-double to surpass Moses Malone for the longest such streak since the ABA and NBA merged in 1976 in the Minnesota Timberwolves 101-75 against the Indiana Pacers. Love overcomes a bruised left knee to rack up 16 points and 21 rebounds in just 27 minutes.

2013 – Liberty becomes the second 20-game losing team to reach the NCAA Tournament, beating Charleston Southern 87-76 to win the Big South Conference title. He joined Coppin State in 2008 as the only schools with 20 or more losses in the field of 68.

2013 – Bernard Hopkins at 48 becomes the oldest boxer to win a major title, scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to win the IBF light heavyweight championship in New York.

2016 – Russell Westbrook had 25 points, a career-high 20 assists and 11 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 120-108. It’s the first triple-double with at least 20 points and 20 assists since Rod Strickland did it for the Washington Wizards in 1998.

2017 – The Villanova Wildcats shoot 63% and commit just five turnovers in a record 108-67 win over St. John’s in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. It is the most points and the biggest margin of victory in the tournament for Villanova and the worst loss ever for the Red Storm


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