|Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA|
1947 — Sammy Baugh throws six touchdown passes as the Washington Redskins beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 45-21.
1958 — Bobby Mitchell of the Cleveland Browns returns a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns in a 28-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
1968 — Houston scores 49 points in the fourth quarter to complete the rout an injury-riddled, flu-stricken Tulsa, 100-6.
1984 — Doug Flutie passes for 472 yards and leads Boston College to a 47-45 upset victory over Miami with a last second touchdown throw to Gerard Phelan.
1986 — Bernie Kosar of the Cleveland Browns passes for 414 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-31 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
1991 — Tony Sands smashes NCAA records with 396 yards and 58 carries and scores four touchdowns as Kansas trounces Missouri 53-29. Sands broke the NCAA one-game rushing record of 386 yards set this season by Marshall Faulk of San Diego State.
1996 — Iowa State's Troy Davis becomes the first Division I-A player to rush for 2,000 yards in consecutive seasons, gaining 225 yards in a 35-20 loss to Kansas State. Davis, who had 2,010 yards in 1995, finishes with 2,185 yards.
1997 — Washington Redskins receiver Henry Ellard (seven receptions, 77 yards) becomes the fifth player in NFL history to catch 800 passes in a 7-7 tie with the New York Giants.
2001 — Middleweight boxer James Butler punches his opponent Richard Grant long after the final bell at Madison Square Garden in New York. Grant, winner of a 10-round decision, is dropped by Butler who connects with a short hook with gloves off. Butler, facing second-degree assault charges, is suspended indefinitely by the New York State Athletic Commission.
2002 — Penn State's Larry Johnson becomes the ninth running back in NCAA Division I-A history to run for 2,000 yards in a season when he gained 279 yards and scored four TDs in a 61-7 win against Michigan State.
2007 — In a rare instance of double triple-doubles, Baron Davis and the Golden State Warriors get the better of Caron Butler and the Washington Wizards. Davis finishes with 33 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds and Golden State beat Washington 123-115. Butler ends with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
2008 — Matt Cassel passes for 415 yards, including three touchdowns to Randy Moss, in New England's 48-28 win at Miami. Cassel is the fifth quarterback to throw for 400 yards in consecutive games, joining Dan Fouts, Dan Marino, Phil Simms and Billy Volek.
2008 — Ed Reed returns an interception an NFL-record 108 yards in Baltimore's 36-7 rout of Philadelphia.
2008 — Steve Asmussen breaks his own record for most wins in a year when Prophesy wins a race in Oklahoma to give the trainer victory No. 556. Asmussen set the record of 555 wins in 2004.
2009 — Dwayne Roloson makes 58 saves — the most by an NHL goalie in 18 years — and Josh Bailey scores at 4:18 of overtime to give the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The last goalie to turn aside at least 58 shots was Ron Tugnutt, who had 70 saves for the Quebec Nordiques at Boston on March 21, 1991.
2012 — The San Diego Sockers set a U.S. professional team sports record with their 41st consecutive victory, 14-4 against the Toros de Mexico in the Professional Arena Soccer League. The Sockers had been tied with the Sioux Falls Storm of United Indoor Football, who set the old record of 40 from 2005-08.
2012 — The NHL announces its latest round of cancellations on Day 69 of its labor lockout. All games through Dec. 14 are wiped out, and this time All-Star Weekend, scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio, is lost.
1904 — Fullback Sam McAllester is thrown for a touchdown to give Tennessee a 7-0 victory over Alabama. McAllester, wearing a wide leather belt with handles sewn on the side, is repeatedly thrown by two teammates over the line of scrimmage, including the only touchdown of the game.
1949 — The Syracuse Nationals edge the Anderson Packers 125-123 in five overtimes.
1949 — Led by quarterback Joe Paterno, Brown overcomes a 26-7 third-quarter deficit by scoring 34 points in the final 17 minutes to beat Colgate 41-26.
1957 — Cleveland Brown rookie Jim Brown rushes for 232 yards and scores four touchdowns in a 45-31 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
1960 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors sets an NBA record with 55 rebounds in a 132-129 loss to the Boston Celtics.
1977 — Miami's Bob Griese throws for six touchdowns in a 55-14 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Detroit Lions.
1985 — Ron Brown of the Los Angeles Rams returns two kickoffs for touchdowns in a 34-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
1990 — BYU's Ty Detmer passes for 560 yards and five touchdowns to set an NCAA record for yards passing in a season in a 45-10 rout of Utah State. Detmer's 4,869 yards breaks the record of 4,699 set a year earlier by Houston's Andre Ware.
1996 — Karrie Webb, capping a sensational rookie year, wins the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship to become the first player in tour history to earn more than $1 million in a season.
2000 — Detroit coach Scotty Bowman coaches his 2,000th regular-season NHL game, a 3-2 Red Wings victory over Vancouver. Bowman's 1,157 regular-season victories exceeds the total of games coached by all but two individuals — Al Arbour (1,607) and Dick Irvin (1,449) — and those of 23 of the league's 30 franchises.
2000 — LaDainian Tomlinson caps the fourth-best rushing season with 174 yards and a touchdown in Texas Christian's 62-7 victory over Southern Methodist. Tomlinson, who also won his second straight NCAA rushing title, finishes the season with 2,158 yards.
2002 — Dominant to the very end, Annika Sorenstam finishes off the best LPGA Tour season in 38 years with a 4-under 68 to win the season-ending ADT Championship, her 11th victory of the year.
2005 — Hiroyuki Tomita becomes the first Japanese gymnast in 31 years to win an all-around title at the world championships. Tomita is his country's first gymnast to win the world all-around title since Shigeru Kasamatsu in 1974.
2007 — Pat White rushes for 186 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to lead the West Virginia to a 66-21 win over Connecticut. White and Steve Slaton become the third pair of teammates in the Football Bowl Subdivision to surpass 1,000 yards rushing in consecutive seasons.
2007 — Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford sets an NCAA freshman record for touchdown passes in a season. He has four scoring passes to give him 32 this year in the Sooners 48-17 victory over Oklahoma State.
2007 — Kevin Smith rushes for 219 yards and a touchdown to surpass 2,000 yards for the season in Central Florida's 36-20 win over UTEP. Smith, the nation's leading rushing with 2,164 yards, tallies the fourth-highest total in Division I-A (Bowl Subdivision) history.
2009 — Roger Federer rallies to beat Andy Murray 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 at the ATP World Tour Finals, ensuring he'll have the year-end No. 1 ranking for the fifth time.
2010 — Boston's Mark Recchi scores two third-period goals to become the 13th NHL player to reach 1,500 career points and helps the Bruins in a 3-1 win over Florida.
2011 — The Baltimore Ravens sack Alex Smith nine times and beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-6, giving John Harbaugh an emotional charge in the first NFL game featuring brothers as opposing head coaches. San Francisco has its eight-game winning streak broken under rookie coach Jim Harbaugh. John, 49, got the best of his little brother Jim, who is two years younger.
2013 — Sebastian Vettel wins Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, matching Michael Schumacher's record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari. The 26-year-old Vettel becomes the youngest driver to win four world championships.
2013 — Kory Sheets rushes for a record record 197 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 in the 101st Grey Cup game.
1925 — Red Grange, playing his first game as a professional with the Chicago Bears, is held to 36 yards in a 0-0 tie with the Chicago Cardinals.
1934 — The Detroit Lions suffer the first defeat in franchise history, 3-0 to the Green Bay Packers. The Lions had won the first 10 games of the season.
1948 — Howie Dallmar of the Philadelphia Warriors matches his NBA record for futility by missing all 15 shots against the Washington Capitols.
1976 — Buffalo's O.J. Simpson rushes for 273 yards and scores two touchdowns in a 27-14 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
1980 — "No Mas, No Mas." Roberto Duran quits with 16 seconds to go in the eighth round at New Orleans, allowing Sugar Ray Leonard to regain the WBC welterweight title.
1983 — Larry Holmes knocks out Marvis Frazier at 2:57 of the first round to retain the world heavyweight title in Las Vegas.
1984 — Dave Krieg of Seattle passes for 406 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Seahawks to a 27-24 victory over the Denver Broncos. Steve Largent catches 12 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown.
1985 — Clemson's Grayson Marshall sets an NCAA record with 20 assists in an 83-57 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore.
1995 — Tim Biakabutuka rushes for a career-high 313 yards as Michigan upsets Ohio State 31-23.
2002 — Ozzie Newsome becomes the first black general manager in NFL history, signing a new five-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens that includes an upgrade in his title.
2004 — Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning sets an NFL record by throwing at least four touchdown passes in a fifth straight game, getting four in the first half alone against the Detroit Lions. Manning adds two more TD passes in the third quarter to lead Indianapolis to a 41-9 victory.
2007 — San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson becomes the 23rd player in NFL history rush for 10,000 yards, reaching the milestone on a 36-yard run in the Chargers' 32-14 win over Baltimore.
2007 — Minnesota returns three interceptions by Eli Manning for touchdowns in a 41-17 win over the New York Giants. Darren Sharper scores on a 20-yard return, Dwight Smith rumbles 93 yards and Chad Greenway follows from 37 yards just a few plays later.
2012 — Sebastian Vettel overcomes a first-lap crash to capture his third straight Formula One championship title, finishing sixth in a Brazilian Grand Prix filled with crashes and won by Jenson Button in pouring rain. Vettel becomes the youngest three-time champion in Formula One at age 25.
2012 — The Toronto Argonauts beats the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in the 100th Grey Cup. Toronto earns its 16th Grey Cup title and first since 2004.
2012 — Janoris Jenkins becomes the first player in Rams history and the first NFL rookie since 1960 to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same game and St. Louis hands the Arizona Cardinals their seventh straight loss, 31-17.
1949 — Boston College beats Holy Cross 76-0 as Al Cannava rushes for 229 yards.
1956 — In the Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia, Vyacheslav Ivanov of the Soviet Union wins the gold medal in the single sculls. After receiving the medal, he jumps up and down and accidentally drops the medal through the slats in the float and it sinks to the bottom of the lake.
1961 — Jerry Norton of St. Louis becomes the only NFL player to have four interceptions in a game twice, as he picks off four in the Cardinals' 30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Two of the interceptions were for touchdowns.
1967 — Sonny Jurgensen of the Washington Redskins passes for 418 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
1982 — Larry Holmes wins a unanimous decision over Tex Cobb to retain the world heavyweight title in Houston.
1988 — For the first time in series history, Notre Dame and Southern Cal enter the game undefeated and occupying college football's top two spots in the nation. The top-ranked Fighting Irish win 27-10.
1994 — The Dallas Mavericks, led by Jimmy Jackson's 50 points, beat the Denver Nuggets 124-123 in overtime after trailing by 25 points in the first half.
1997 — Charles Jones scores a school record 53 points and Long Island University beat Division III Medgar Evers 179-62, breaking the NCAA record for margin of victory. The 117-point difference eclipses the mark of 97 set by Southern University in a 154-57 victory over Patten on Nov. 26, 1993.
2005 — Marek Malik ends the NHL's longest shootout in the 15th round, fooling goalie Olie Kolzig with a trick shot to give the New York a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals. With only two healthy skaters left on the Rangers' bench, Malik, a defenseman, takes a shot with his stick between his skates and beats Kolzig for the victory.
2005 — Florida International ties an NCAA record by returning four interceptions for touchdowns in a 52-6 rout of rival Florida Atlantic. Keyonvis Bouie, Lionell Singleton, Nick Turnbull and Marshall McDuffie each score on interception returns.
2006 — Rookie Arizona quarterback Matt Leinart completes 31 of 51 passes for 405 yards in a 31-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
2010 — Connecticut beats Howard 86-25 to win its 82nd straight game, setting an NCAA women's basketball record for consecutive victories. Maya Moore scores 20 points to help top-ranked UConn break its tie with Washington University in St. Louis, a Division III school, which won 81 straight between Feb. 20, 1998-Jan. 12, 2001.
2010 — Cam Newton passes for three touchdowns and runs for another, leading No. 2 Auburn back from a 24-point deficit for a stunning 28-27 victory over No. 9 Alabama that kept the Tigers on course for a shot at the national championship. Auburn trailed 21-0 before it even picked up a first down.
2011 — Illinois finishes the season with its sixth straight loss, 27-7 at Minnesota. The Illini, who started the season 6-0, becomes the first FBS team to open the regular-season with six straight wins, and close it with six losses in a row.
2012 — The Oklahoma City Thunder open a 40-point halftime lead in one of the most lopsided first halves in NBA history on their way to a 114-69 blowout of the Charlotte Bobcats. Russell Westbrook's right-handed slam is an exclamation point on the first half and put Oklahoma City up 64-24. It's the fifth-biggest halftime lead in NBA's shot clock era and the largest since Golden State set the record with an 88-41 edge on Sacramento on Nov. 2, 1991.
2013 — Jordan Lynch breaks his single-game rushing record for quarterbacks with 321 yards and No. 18 Northern Illinois completes its first unbeaten regular season in 50 years with a 33-14 victory over Western Michigan.
1949 — Steve Van Buren of the Philadelphia Eagles becomes the second NFL player, the first in 16 years, to rush over 200 yards with a 205-yard performance in a 34-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
1960 — Trailing 38-7, the Denver Broncos score 31 points to salvage a 38-38 tie with the Buffalo Bills.
1960 — Detroit's Gordie Howe scores his 1,000th point with an assist as the Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs.
1966 — The Washington Redskins set an NFL regular-season record for most points scored, in a 72-41 victory over the New York Giants. Both teams also set records with 16 TDs and 113 total points.
1980 — Dave Williams returns Eddie Murray's opening kickoff in overtime 95 yards to give the Chicago Bears a 23-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. The Bears tied the game with no time remaining in regulation.
1983 — Kenny Johnson returns two interceptions for touchdowns to give the Atlanta Falcons a 41-34 overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers.
1983 — Rookie Curt Warner of the Seattle Seahawks rushes for 207 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-48 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
1994 — Joe Montana of the Kansas City Chiefs becomes the fifth quarterback to surpass 40,000 passing yards in a 10-9 loss at Seattle.
1998 — Texas' Ricky Williams becomes the leading rusher in Division I-A history, breaking Tony Dorsett's record set 22 years earlier.
2002 — Michael Finley has his way against the league's best defensive team scoring a career-high 42 as the unbeaten Dallas Mavericks (14-0) come within one victory of making NBA history with a 102-82 win over the Detroit Pistons.
2006 — Shaun Alexander rushes for 201 yards to rally the Seattle Seahawks to a 34-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
2009 — Graham Gano kicks a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give the Las Vegas Locomotives a 20-17 victory over the Florida Tuskers in the inaugural UFL championship game.
2010 — Boise State has its 24-game winning streak snapped after losing 34-31 in overtime to Nevada.
2011 — The Connecticut women's basketball team wins its 89th straight at home to set an NCAA record, beating Dayton 78-38, behind Freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis' 23 points. The win extends the Huskies' Division I record home winning streak and sets a new NCAA mark, passing Division III Rust (Miss.) College, which won 88 straight at home from 1982-89. Nobody has beaten UConn at home since Rutgers won the Big East tournament final in 2007.
2013 — Tara VanDerveer becomes the fifth women's coach to reach 900 victories with No. 6 Stanford's 83-59 win over Florida Gulf Coast. VanDerveer joins Pat Summitt, Sylvia Hatchell, C. Vivian Stringer and Jody Conradt with the milestone win.
1906 — Tommy Burns fights to a 20-round draw with light heavyweight Jack O'Brien in a world heavyweight title bout in Los Angeles.
1929 — Ernie Nevers rushes for six touchdowns and kicks four PATs to score all his team's points, an NFL record, in the Chicago Cardinals' 40-6 rout of the Chicago Bears.
1948 — Dippy Evans of the Chicago Bears is the only NFL player to score two touchdowns on recovered fumbles in a 48-13 victory over the Washington Redskins.
1982 — The United States, led by John McEnroe, beats France 4-1 to win the best-of-five Davis Cup championship.
1982 — The Edmonton Eskimos beat the Toronto Argonauts 32-16 for their fifth consecutive Grey Cup title.
1992 — Bobby Bowden becomes the first major college coach to win 10 games in six straight seasons as Florida State beats Florida 45-24 to finish the regular season at 10-1.
2002 — The Dallas Mavericks are denied a spot in the NBA record books by an Indiana Pacers team that showed why it has the best record in the East. The Pacers prevent Dallas (14-1) from matching the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and 1993-94 Houston Rockets for the best start to a season in NBA history — 15-0.
2004 — Cincinnati and Cleveland play the most remarkable game in their intrastate rivalry, a wacky 58-48 victory by the Bengals that is the second-highest scoring game in NFL history. The 106 combined points are the most since the Redskins beat the Giants 72-41 on Nov. 27, 1966, for the league record.
2004 — Bode Miller becomes the first man to open a World Cup season with three victories in three disciplines, winning a super-giant slalom ahead of Hermann Maier in Lake Louise, Alberta. Miller's first career Super G win comes one day after his first World Cup downhill victory. He also won the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, and is just the fourth skier to win World Cup races in all five disciplines over his career (slalom and combined are the others).
2009 — Clemson's C.J. Spiller sets an NCAA record with his seventh career kickoff return for a touchdown to start the Tigers' 34-17 loss at South Carolina. Spiller surpasses the six of Southern California's Anthony Davis and Tulsa's Ashlan Davis.
2010 — Roger Federer wins his fifth season-ending title by beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 at the ATP World Tour Finals.
2010 — Anthony Calvillo leads Montreal its second straight Grey Cup title and third in nine years, completing 29 of 42 passes for 336 yards in the Alouettes' 21-18 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
2012 — The Atlantic Coast Conference announces that its presidents and chancellors unanimously vote to add Louisville as the replacement for Maryland.
1890 — Navy beats Army 24-0 in the first matchup of this historic series.
1934 — The Detroit Lions play their first traditional Thanksgiving Day home game and lose to the Chicago Bears 19-16.
1987 — The New Orleans Saints hold off the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-16 to assure themselves of their first winning season in their 20-year history.
1987 — The Edmonton Eskimos defeat the Toronto Argonauts 38-36 to win the 75th CFL Grey Cup.
1992 — New York Jets defensive end Dennis Byrd is paralyzed in his lower body after colliding with teammate Scott Mersereau and breaking his C-5 vertebra in a 23-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
1995 — Grant Fuhr becomes the 11th NHL goalie to win 300 games as the St. Louis Blues beat Winnipeg 4-1.
1998 — Miami's Dan Marino becomes the first player to throw 400 career TD passes, passing for 255 yards and three TDs in the Dolphins' 30-10 win against New Orleans.
2003 — LeBron James, 18, becomes youngest player in NBA history to score 30 or more points in a game with his 33-point effort in the Cavaliers' 122-115 double-overtime loss to Memphis. Kobe Bryant was 19 when he reached 30 for the Lakers in 1997.
2003 — Maryland's Bruce Perry rushes for 237 yards while Wake Forest's Chris Barclay gains 243 yards, marking the first time in ACC history and only the fifth time in NCAA history that opposing backs have more than 200 rushing yards in the same game. Perry scores three touchdowns in the Terrapins' 41-28 win.
2004 — Brett Favre celebrates his 200th straight regular-season start with three touchdown passes and yet another record in the Green Bay Packers' 45-17 rout of the St. Louis Rams. Favre tops 20 touchdown passes for the 11th straight season, breaking a tie with Dan Marino.
2008 — Chris Duhon passes out a franchise-record 22 assists in New York's 138-125 victory over Golden State. Duhon breaks Richie Guerin's team record of 21 assists set in 1958. New York scores 82 points in the first half to break the record for most first-half points at the present Madison Square Garden, set when Kansas City scored 81 on Dec. 8, 1979.
2009 — Francesco and Edoardo Molinari become the first brothers to win the World Cup of Golf, giving Italy its first title in the team event with a one-stroke victory over Sweden and Ireland.
2009 — The Indianapolis Colts earn their 20th straight regular-season victory with a 35-27 win over Houston. The Colts came back from fourth-quarter deficits in each of their past five games to become the first NFL team to win five in a row when trailing in the fourth quarter of each contest.
2009 — A few hours after firing coach Lawrence Frank, the Nets match the worst start to an NBA season. New Jersey loses its 17th straight game, 106-87 to the Los Angeles Lakers.
2012 — Drew Brees throws a career-high five interceptions and his record touchdown streak of 54 consecutive games ends in New Orleans' 23-13 loss to Atlanta. Brees completed 28 of 50 passes for 341 yards.
2013 — David Fales throws for 543 yards and six touchdowns in an entertaining showdown with Derek Carr and San Jose State ends No. 16 Fresno State's run toward a possible BCS bowl with a 62-52 victory. Carr passes for 519 yards and six touchdowns.