Sunday, December 14, 2014

On This Day...In Sports

Today is Sunday, December 14, 2014

Today in
Sports History

1901 - The first table tennis tournament was held. It was at the London Royal Aquarium.

1915 - Jack Johnson became the first black world heavyweight champion.

1952 - The Brooklyn Dodgers signed pitcher Sandy Koufax.

1982 - Marcel Dionne (Los Angeles Kings) scored his 500th goal.

1984 - Howard Cosell retired from the NFL's Monday Night Football.

1986 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) set an NFL record with his seventh 400-yard game.

1988 - CBS won the exclusive rights to major league baseball's 1990-94 seasons for $1.1 billion.

1988 - The NBA's Miami Heat won their first game. They had lost their first 17 games.

1997 - Mike Gartner (Phoenix Coyotes) became only the fifth player in NHL history to score 700 career goals. The other 700 goal scorers were Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Phil Esposito and Marcel Dionne.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) ran for more than 100 yards for his 13th consecutive game.

1998 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) caught a pass in a game against the Detroit Lions. It was his 191st consecutive game with a reception.

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