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Today In Sports History

Posted: November 25, 2013 - 1:00am

NOVEMBER 25

1925 — Red Grange, playing his first game as a professional with the Chicago Bears, is held to 36 yards in a 0-0 tie with the Chicago Cardinals.

1934 — The Detroit Lions suffer the first defeat in franchise history, 3-0 to the Green Bay Packers. The Lions had won the first 10 games of the season.

1948 — Howie Dallmar of the Philadelphia Warriors matches his NBA record for futility by missing all 15 shots against the Washington Capitols.

1976 — Buffalo’s O.J. Simpson rushes for 273 yards on Thanksgiving Day to lead the Bills to a 27-14 victory over the Detroit Lions.

1980 — “No Mas, No Mas.” Roberto Duran quits with 16 seconds to go in the eighth round at New Orleans, allowing Sugar Ray Leonard to regain the WBC welterweight title.

1983 — Larry Holmes knocks out Marvis Frazier at 2:57 of the first round to retain the world heavyweight title in Las Vegas.

1984 — Dave Krieg of Seattle passes for 406 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Seahawks to a 27-24 victory over the Denver Broncos. Steve Largent catches 12 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown.

1985 — Clemson’s Grayson Marshall sets an NCAA record with 20 assists in an 83-57 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore.

1995 — Tim Biakabutuka rushes for a career-high 313 yards as Michigan upsets Ohio State 31-23.

2002 — Ozzie Newsome becomes the first black general manager in NFL history, signing a new five-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens that includes an upgrade in his title.

2004 — Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning sets an NFL record by throwing at least four touchdown passes in a fifth straight game, getting four in the first half alone against the Detroit Lions. Manning adds two more TD passes in the third quarter to lead Indianapolis to a 41-9 victory.

2007 — San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlinson becomes the 23rd player in NFL history rush for 10,000 yards, reaching the milestone on a 36-yard run in the Chargers’ 32-14 win over Baltimore.

2007 — Minnesota returns three interceptions by Eli Manning for touchdowns in a 41-17 win over the New York Giants. Darren Sharper scores on a 20-yard return, Dwight Smith rumbles 93 yards and Chad Greenway follows from 37 yards just a few plays later.

2012 — Sebastian Vettel overcomes a first-lap crash to capture his third straight Formula One championship title, finishing sixth in a Brazilian Grand Prix filled with crashes and won by Jenson Button in pouring rain. Vettel becomes the youngest three-time champion in Formula One at age 25.

2012 — The Toronto Argonauts beats the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in the 100th Grey Cup. Toronto earns its 16th Grey Cup title and first since 2004.

2012 — Janoris Jenkins becomes the first player in Rams history and the first NFL rookie since 1960 to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game and St. Louis hands the Arizona Cardinals their seventh straight loss, 31-17.

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