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AP Sportlight

1929 _ The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers to complete a two-game sweep.
1940 _ Joe Louis knocks out Johnny Paychek in the second round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.
1941 _ Wisconsin, led by Gene Englund's 13 points, wins the NCAA basketball championship with a 39-34 victory over Washington State.
1966 _ Muhammad Ali retains the world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over George Chuvalo at Maple Leaf Garden in Toronto.
1981 _ Louisiana Tech routs Tennessee 79-59 for the AIAW basketball title.
1982 _ Michael Jordan's jump shot with 16 seconds remaining gives North Carolina a 63-62 victory over Georgetown for the NCAA men's basketball championship.
1984 _ The NFL Colts leave the city of Baltimore in the early hours of the morning, headed for Indianapolis.
1987 _ Tennessee routs Louisiana Tech 67-44 to win the NCAA women's basketball championship.
1990 _ Houston's Akeem Olajuwon is the third player in NBA history to achieve a quadruple double during a 120-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. He has 18 points, 16 rebounds, 11 blocked shots and 10 assists.
1992 _ Dottie Mochrie birdies No. 18 to force a playoff and beats Juli Inkster with par on the first hole of sudden death in the Dinah Shore tournament.
1992 _ Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi becomes the first American woman to win consecutive world figure skating championships since Peggy Fleming in 1968.
1995 _ Tournament MVP Shawn Smith makes two free throws with less than a second left in overtime to give Virginia Tech a 65-64 victory over Marquette for the NIT championship.
1996 _ The Vancouver Grizzlies break the NBA record for consecutive losses in a season with their 21st in a 105-91 loss to the Utah Jazz. The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers and the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks lost 20 straight.
1999 _ New York Rangers center Wayne Gretzky surpasses Gordie Howe as the leading goal scorer in pro hockey history in a 3-1 victory over the Islanders. Gretzky's goal was the 1,072nd of his career _ 20 NHL seasons and one season in the WHA.
2003 _ Michelle Kwan becomes the third American to win five World Figure Skating Championships. Kwan, a seven-time U.S. champion, ties Dick Button and Carol Heiss for most world crowns by an American.
2007 _ West Virginia beats Clemson for its first NIT title in 65 years. Frank Young scores 24 points, including six 3-pointers, and De'Sean Butler adds 20 points to help the Mountaineers to a 78-73 victory.
2007 _ Michael Phelps sets his third world record in as many days, winning the 200-meter individual medley at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia. His time of 1:54.98 betters his old mark of 1:55.84 set in August at the Pan Pacific championships.
2008 _ Curlin rolls to a record-setting 7 3/4-length victory in the $6 million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race. Curlin is the fourth horse to win the Breeders' Cup Classic and then take the World Cup the following year.


Updated : 2021-10-20 19:11 GMT+08:00