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AP Sportlight

AP Sportlight

1913 _ Jim Thorpe, star of the 1912 Olympics, signs to play baseball with the New York Giants.
1914 _ The Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play an exhibition game to promote baseball in Egypt. The game ends in a 3-3 tie.
1956 _ Hayes Alan Jenkins leads the United States in a sweep of Olympic men's figure skating in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. The silver goes to Ronald Robertson, and Jenkins' younger brother, David, wins the bronze.
1964 _ Bobby Rousseau of the Montreal Canadiens scores five goals in a 9-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
1995 _ Utah guard John Stockton becomes the NBA's career assist leader, setting up Karl Malone with 6:30 left in the first half of the Jazz's 129-88 victory over Denver. Stockton's 9,922nd assist moves him ahead of Magic Johnson.
1996 _ The Chicago Bulls win their 17th straight with a 105-85 victory over the Sacramento Kings. The Bulls improve to 40-3, an NBA record for most wins with just three losses, passing the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who were 39-3.
1998 _ David Graham wins the longest playoff in Senior PGA Tour history, beating Dave Stockton with a birdie on the 10th extra hole in the Royal Caribbean Classic.
2003 _ Regina Jacobs becomes the first woman to break four minutes in the indoor 1,500 meters at the Boston Indoor Games. Jacobs finishes in 3:59.98 to break the world record of 4:00.27 set by Romanian Doina Melinte in 1990.
2004 _ The New England Patriots win their second Super Bowl in three seasons after Adam Vinatieri kicks a field goal with 4 seconds left to lift his team to a 32-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sets a Super Bowl record with 32 completions and earns his second MVP award.
2006 _ New York's Epiphanny Prince scores 113 points for Murry Bergtraum High School in a 137-32 win over Brandeis High School, breaking a girls' national prep record previously held by Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller.
2009 _ Rafael Nadal holds off Roger Federer in another momentum-swinging five-set final to win the Australian Open. After playing the longest match in the tournament's history in the semifinals, Nadal needs 4 hours, 23 minutes to win 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2. The 22-year-old Nadal wins his sixth Grand Slam and becomes the first Spaniard to win the Australian title.
2009 _ Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh offense end a Super Bowl of incredible swings with a final-minute touchdown for a historic victory, 27-23 over the Arizona Cardinals. Santonio Holmes makes a brilliant 6-yard catch deep in the right corner of the end zone with 35 seconds remaining, lifting the Steelers to a record-setting sixth Super Bowl win.


Updated : 2021-08-02 23:11 GMT+08:00