1943 – The Detroit Lions and the New York Giants play the last scoreless tie in the NFL.
1968 – Red Berenson scores six goals, four of them in the second half, to lead the St. Louis Blues to an 8-0 win over Philadelphia.
1974 — South Africa wins the Davis Cup against India. India refuses to take part in the final because of its opponent’s apartheid policies. It is the first time that the final will not be played.
1985 – Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the former middleweight boxer who was twice convicted of triple murder in 1966 and the hero of a Bob Dylan song, is released after serving 19 years in prison. Carter, 48, will be released after a federal judge ruled that the boxer and a co-defendant were denied civil rights by prosecutors during trials in 1967 and 1976.
1991 – Magic Johnson, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships, announces he has tested positive for the AIDS virus and is retiring.
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1998 – Awesome Again steals Donner from Skip Away and the $5.12 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs with a three-fourths win over Silver Charm. Skip Away finishes sixth and misses out on becoming the first horse to earn $10 million.
1999 – Tiger Woods becomes the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments and win the American Express Championship.
2003 – The defending US baseball team champion fails to qualify for the Athens 2004 Olympics, losing 2-1 to Mexico in the quarterfinals of a qualifying tournament in Panama City, Panama.
2008 – Jerry Sloan becomes the first NBA coach to win 1,000 games with a team when his Utah Jazz defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-97. Sloan, 1,000-596 with the Jazz, has an overall coaching record of 1,094-717 with the Jazz and the Chicago Bulls.
2009 – Zenyatta comes from last place after a poor start and battles Gio Ponti on track to win the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The 5-year-old mare, ridden by Mike Smith, beats a loaded field of 11 males to become the first female to win the race in her 26-year history.
2010 – Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning starts his 200th straight game, a 26-24 loss in Philadelphia. Manning is the only quarterback in NFL history, aside from Brett Favre, to start 200 straight games.
2016 — Stephen Curry sets an NBA record with 13 3-pointers — a game after missing all of his long-haul attempts for the first time in two years — and the Golden State Warriors beat the winless New Orleans Pelicans 116-106. Curry finishes with 46 points, three days after his league-record streak of 157 games was broken by at least a 3.
2018 – For the second straight year, France wins the Six Nations Rugby Championship by a points difference over Ireland.
2021 – Kyle Larson holds off Martin Trues Jr. in the NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Phoenix Raceway to claim his 10th win of the season and capture his first Cup Series championship.
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