Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On this Day.....

Today is Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Today in
Sports History

1936 - The Detroit Red Wings beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0. The first goal was not scored until 16 minutes and 30 seconds into the sixth overtime period of the season's first Stanley Cup semi-final game.

1962 - Benny "Kid" Paret was knocked into unconsciousness in a boxing match with Emile Griffith at Madison Square Garden. He died 10 days later. It was the first televised "death in the ring."

1971 - The Boston Patriots changed their name to the New England Patriots.

1973 - Nate "Tiny" Archibald became the first player in NBA history to lead the league in scoring (34.0 ppg) and assists 11.4 apg). in the same season.

1975 - Muhammad Ali knocked out Chuck Wepner in the 15th round to retain the world heavyweight title.

1992 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) scored his 1000th career point in his 513th game. He was the second fastest player in the NHL to record 1000 points.

2002 - Michael Finley (Dallas Mavericks) became the 238th NBA player to surpass 10,000 career points.

2005 - The NHL canceled its draft due to a six-month player lockout.

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