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AP Sportlight

AP Sportlight

1912 _ Mary K. Browne wins the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association singles title. Maurice McLoughlin wins the men's title.
1933 _ Helen Hull Jacobs captures the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association singles title when Helen Wills Moody defaults in the third set because of back and hip pain.
1939 _ The first major league baseball game is televised. NBC-TV broadcasts a doubleheader at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field between the Cincinnati Reds and the Dodgers.
1950 _ Australia wins its third straight Davis Cup by beating the United States.
1961 _ The International Hockey Hall of Fame officially opens in Toronto, Canada.
1972 _ The New York Cosmos win the NASL championship by defeating the St. Louis Stars 2-1.
1989 _ Chris Drury pitches a five-hitter as Trumbull, Connecticut, becomes the first American team since 1983 to capture the Little League World Series with a 5-2 victory over Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
1993 _ Sean Burroughs, the son of former major leaguer Jeff Burroughs, pitches his second no-hitter of the Little League World Series and hits two home runs as defending champion Long Beach, Calif., routs Bedford, N.H., 11-0 in the final of the U.S. bracket.
1995 _ Greg Norman sinks a 66-foot chip on the first playoff hole, to capture the World Series of Golf and become the leading money winner in PGA Tour history. Norman wins $360,000 in his third tour victory this year to raise lifetime earnings to $9.49 million and overtake Tom Kite.
1997 _ Carl Lewis finishes his track-and-field career anchoring star-studded team to victory in the 400-meter relay to cap the ISTAF Grand Prix meet in Berlin. The team of Olympic 100-meter champion Donovan Bailey, former world record-holder Leroy Burrell and Namibian sprint champion Frankie Fredericks, win in 38.24 seconds.
1999 _ Michael Johnson shatters another world record at the World Championships _ this time, breaking the 400-meter mark with a time of 43.18. He cuts .11 seconds off the record of 43.29 set by Butch Reynolds in 1988 and ties Carl Lewis for the most gold medals at the championships with eight.
2007 _ In Osaka, Japan, Sweden's Carolina Kluft wins an unprecedented third consecutive world championship heptathlon title, keeping her five-year unbeaten streak intact with a European record 7,032 points. Kluft's total gives her the second highest in heptathlon behind American Jackie Joyner-Kersee.


Updated : 2021-04-11 10:23 GMT+08:00