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Today In Sports History

Posted: November 8, 2013 - 1:10am

NOVEMBER 8

1942 — Parker Hall of the Cleveland Rams throws seven interceptions against the Green Bay Packers.

1952 — Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL’s leading career goal scorer with his 325th in a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Black Hawks.

1959 — Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers scores 64 points against the Boston Celtics.

1970 — Tom Dempsey of New Orleans kicks an NFL-record 63-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give the Saints a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions.

1975 — Kansas snaps second-ranked Oklahoma’s 28-game winning streak, 23-3, in Norman, Okla. The Jayhawks defense holds the Sooners’ offense to its lowest scoring output since 1966.

1980 — Dave Wilson of Illinois sets an NCAA record with 621 yards passing in a 49-42 victory over Ohio State.

1981 — Don Shula records his 200th NFL victory when the Miami Dolphins edge the New England Patriots 30-27 in overtime.

1986 — Tulsa’s Steve Gage is the first quarterback to rush and pass for 200 yards in a game. Gage rushes for 212 and passes for 209 in a 34-27 triumph over New Mexico.

1987 — The St. Louis Cardinals score 28 points — three TD passes by Neil Lomax and a fumble recovery by Niko Noga — to overcome a 28-3 deficit and beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-28.

1991 — Paul Coffey breaks the NHL career mark for goals by a defenseman by scoring in the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Coffey’s 311th career goal breaks the mark set by Denis Potvin, who had 310 for the New York Islanders.

1997 — Phil Housley becomes the second U.S.-born player in NHL history to score 1,000 points, tallying an assist as the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1.

2003 — John Gagliardi becomes college football’s career victory leader when St. John’s rallies to beat Bethel 29-26. Gagliardi, in his 55th season and his 51st at the Minnesota school, gets his 409th victory, passing Eddie Robinson, who retired in 1997 after winning 408 games at Grambling.

2005 — Pierre Turgeon becomes the 34th player in NHL history to reach 500 goals, scoring in the third period of Colorado’s 5-2 win over San Jose.

2008 — Chris Paul has his sixth straight double-double with 21 points and 13 assists in New Orleans’ 100-89 victory over Miami. Paul sets an NBA record for consecutive games at the start of a season with at least 20 points and 10 assists, breaking the mark set by Oscar Robertson in 1968.

2009 — Indianapolis becomes the fourth team in league history with 17 consecutive regular-season wins with a 20-17 victory over Houston. New England did it twice — winning a record 21 straight from 2006-08 and 18 in a row from 2003-04. Chicago won 17 straight from 1933-34.

2009 — Italy clinches the Fed Cup title after Flavia Pennetta beats Melanie Oudin 7-5, 6-2. Pennetta’s victory gives the experienced Italians an insurmountable 3-0 lead over a young United States team in the best-of-five series.

NOVEMBER 9

1912 — The lateral pass is used as an offensive weapon for the first time by Worcester Tech coach William F. Carney. Carney’s team beats Amherst 14-13.

1946 — Notre Dame fights to a 0-0 tie with Army to snap the Cadets’ 26-game winning streak.

1953 — The U.S. Supreme Court rules 7-2 that baseball is not subject to antitrust laws, maintaining the game is a sport, not a business.

1957 — Claude Provost of the Montreal Canadiens sets an NHL record by scoring 4 seconds into the second period of a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

1972 — John Bucyk of the Boston Bruins scores his 1,000th point with a goal in an 8-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

1984 — Larry Holmes scores a 12th-round technical knockout of Bonecrusher Smith to retain the IBF heavyweight title in Las Vegas. Smith is cut around the eyes and nose, and the match is halted when he is unable to see out of his left eye.

1991 — Marshall Faulk of San Diego State returns after missing three games due to injury and breaks the NCAA record for touchdowns by a freshman with his 20th in a 42-32 win over Colorado State.

1991 — Houston’s Roman Anderson becomes the first player in NCAA history to surpass 400 points by kicking a 32-yard field goal in the Cougars’ 23-14 victory over Texas.

1996 — Evander Holyfield pounds Mike Tyson into submission at 37 seconds of the 11th round to win the WBA heavyweight title in Las Vegas. Holyfield, a 7-1 underdog, becomes the second man to hold a piece of the heavyweight title three times.

2001 — Detroit’s Luc Robitaille scores in the first period against Anaheim, becoming the 13th player in NHL history to reach 600 career goals.

2002 — Montana matches the NCAA Division I-AA record with its 24th straight victory, rallying to beat Sacramento State 31-24.

2005 — Carolina’s Erik Cole is the first player in NHL history to be awarded two penalty shots in one game. He scores on the first, helping the Hurricanes defeat Buffalo 5-3.

2006 — Anaheim beats Vancouver 6-0 to remain unbeaten in regulation for an NHL-record 16th game. The Ducks (12-0-4) top the league’s previous best start of 15 games by the 1984 Edmonton Oilers (12-0-3).

2008 — Jay Feely is perfect on four field goals, including a franchise record-tying 55-yarder, and five extra points as the New York Jets post their biggest victory margin in franchise history with a 47-3 win over St. Louis.

2010 — Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki wins his 10th straight Gold Glove to tie the AL record for Gold Gloves by an outfielder shared by Ken Griffey Jr. and Al Kaline.

2011 — Joe Paterno is fired by the Penn State board of trustees despite saying he would retire as coach after the football season ended. Paterno is brought down by the growing furor over the handling of child sex abuse allegations against assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State President Graham Spanier is also ousted.

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