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AP Sportlight

AP Sportlight

April 7
1940 _ Jimmy Demaret wins the Masters with a four-stroke triumph over Lloyd Mangrum.
1946 _ Herman Keiser edges Ben Hogan by one stroke to win the Masters.
1951 _ Ben Hogan wins the Masters by two strokes over Robert Riegel.
1956 _ Joe Graboski scores 29 points and Paul Arizin 26 as the Philadelphia Warriors beat the Fort Wayne Pistons 99-88 to win the NBA championship in five games.
1963 _ Jack Nicklaus, at 23, becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters, beating Tony Lema by a stroke.
1985 _ New Jersey's Herschel Walker rushes for a USFL-record 233 yards in leading the Generals to a 31-25 victory over the Houston Gamblers. Walker also breaks his own USFL record for the longest run from scrimmage by going 89 yards on his second carry of the game.
1993 _ The Ottawa Senators break the NHL record of 37 straight road losses, set by the 1974-75 Washington Capitals, with a 7-3 defeat in Hartford.
1996 _ Dave Andreychuk scores a goal for his 1,000th career point as the New Jersey Devils post a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers.
1998 _ Al MacInnis has a goal and an assist in St. Louis' 5-3 loss at Detroit to become the sixth defenseman in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points.
2003 _ Syracuse wins the NCAA tournament with an 81-78 victory over Kansas. Freshman Carmelo Anthony, fighting off a bad back, finishes with 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Gerry McNamara hits six 3-pointers in the first half and finishes with 18 points.
2007 _ Michigan State beats favored Boston College 3-1 for its first NCAA hockey title in 21 years.
2007 _ Dany Heatley's 50th goal of the season gives Ottawa a 6-3 win over Boston. Heatley is the first player with consecutive seasons of at least 50 goals since Pavel Bure did it with Florida in 2001 and 2002.
2007 _ Vince Carter and Jason Kidd are the first teammates with triple-doubles in the same game since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1989. Carter matches his season high with 46 points, adds a career-best 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Kidd ties a career high with 16 rebounds, equals his season high with 18 assists and adds a late free throw for 10 points to lead New Jersey to a 120-114 overtime win over Washington.
2008 _ Mario Chalmers hits a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to push the game into overtime, and Kansas grinds it out from there for a 75-68 victory over Memphis in the men's NCAA basketball title game.
2009 _ Tina Charles scores 25 points and grabs 19 rebounds as Connecticut routs Louisville 76-54 to capture its sixth women's basketball title. UConn (39-0) wins every one of its 39 games by double digits, a first in college basketball.


Updated : 2020-12-06 06:08 GMT+08:00