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Today In Sports History

Posted: November 28, 2013 - 1:05am
Then Prime Minister Joe Clark, center, presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson.
Then Prime Minister Joe Clark, center, presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson.

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1906 — Tommy Burns fights to a 20-round draw with light heavyweight Jack O’Brien in a world heavyweight title bout in Los Angeles.

1929 — Ernie Nevers rushes for six touchdowns and kicks four PATs to score all his team’s points, an NFL record, in the Chicago Cardinals’ 40-6 rout of the Chicago Bears.

1948 — Dippy Evans of the Chicago Bears is the only NFL player to score two touchdowns on recovered fumbles in a 48-13 victory over the Washington Redskins.

1982 — The United States, led by John McEnroe, beats France 4-1 to win the best-of-five Davis Cup championship.

1982 — The Edmonton Eskimos beat the Toronto Argonauts 32-16 for their fifth consecutive Grey Cup title.

1992 — Bobby Bowden becomes the first major college coach to win 10 games in six straight seasons as Florida State beats Florida 45-24 to finish the regular season at 10-1.

2002 — The Dallas Mavericks are denied a spot in the NBA record books by an Indiana Pacers team that showed why it has the best record in the East. The Pacers prevent Dallas (14-1) from matching the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and 1993-94 Houston Rockets for the best start to a season in NBA history — 15-0.

2004 — Cincinnati and Cleveland play the most remarkable game in their intrastate rivalry, a wacky 58-48 victory by the Bengals that is the second-highest scoring game in NFL history. The 106 combined points are the most since the Redskins beat the Giants 72-41 on Nov. 27, 1966, for the league record.

2004 — Bode Miller becomes the first man to open a World Cup season with three victories in three disciplines, winning a super-giant slalom ahead of Hermann Maier in Lake Louise, Alberta. Miller’s first career Super G win comes one day after his first World Cup downhill victory. He also won the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, and is just the fourth skier to win World Cup races in all five disciplines over his career (slalom and combined are the others).

2009 — Clemson’s C.J. Spiller sets an NCAA record with his seventh career kickoff return for a touchdown to start the Tigers’ 34-17 loss at South Carolina. Spiller surpasses the six of Southern California’s Anthony Davis and Tulsa’s Ashlan Davis.

2010 — Roger Federer wins his fifth season-ending title by beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 at the ATP World Tour Finals.

2010 — Anthony Calvillo leads Montreal its second straight Grey Cup title and third in nine years, completing 29 of 42 passes for 336 yards in the Alouettes’ 21-18 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

2012 — The Atlantic Coast Conference announces that its presidents and chancellors unanimously vote to add Louisville as the replacement for Maryland.

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