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Today In Sports History

Posted: December 18, 2013 - 1:04am
Germany's Katja Seizinger competes in the combined slalom during the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano.
Germany's Katja Seizinger competes in the combined slalom during the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano.

DECEMBER 18

1949 — The Philadelphia Eagles win the NFL championship with a 14-0 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 61 points in a 130-110 over the St. Louis Hawks.

1964 — Oscar Robertson of the Cincinnati Royals scores 56 points, including 18 in the final quarter, in a 111-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

1983 — Edmonton’s Wayne Gretzky scores his 100th point of the season the Edmonton Oilers’ 34th game, a 7-5 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

1995 — Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers records the fifth-highest yardage total by a receiver in NFL history with 289 yards, and catches three touchdown passes in a 37-30 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Rice also becomes the first receiver to have three 100-reception seasons.

1997 — Germany’s Katja Seizinger wins her sixth straight race to tie former French star Jean-Claude Killy’s World Cup record for consecutive victories.

2000 — Marshall Faulk of St. Louis scores four touchdowns for the second straight week and third time this season, breaking the NFL record he shared with Jim Brown. The Rams lose to Tampa Bay 38-35.

2005 — Indianapolis, which won its first 13 games, the fourth team in NFL history to do so, loses 26-17 at home to San Diego.

2006 — Tenth-ranked Arizona State beats Texas Tech 61-45 when the second outdoor game in women’s college basketball history is called on account of rain with 4:18 to play at Chase Field, home of baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.

2007 — Edmonton sets an NHL record by competing in its fourth straight shootout, but loses to Dallas 2-1. The Oilers, who had won the first three, lose for the second time in their 12 shootout appearances.

2008 — Steve Asmussen is the first North American trainer to win 600 Thoroughbred races in a single year as Storm Trust captures the fifth race at Delta Downs.

2011 — The Green Bay Packers’ 19-game winning streak, second-longest in NFL history, is snapped with a 19-14 loss at Kansas City.

2011 — The Indianapolis Colts stun Tennessee 27-13 following 13 straight defeats.

2011 — Drew Brees of New Orleans connects on 32 of 40 passes for 412 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-20 win at Minnesota. Brees is the first player in league history to throw for more than 400 yards with five TDs while completing more than 80 percent of his passes with no interceptions. Brees has 11 300-yard passing games in 2011, the most in a single season.

2011 — Brittney Griner scores 12 of her 25 points in the closing run that pushes the top-ranked Baylor Lady Bears past No. 2 UConn 66-61.

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