Today is Saturday, December 20, 2014

Today in
Sports History

1946 - Sugar Ray Robinson was crowned welterweight champion at Madison Square Garden.

1962 - A world indoor pole-vault record was set by Don Meyers when he cleared 16 feet, 1-1/4 inches.

1966 - The NBA granted a franchise to Seattle.

1973 - Henri Richard (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1,000th point.

1983 - Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens) became the 10th NHL player to score 500 goals.

1985 - Denis Potvin became the highest defenseman scorer when he got his 916th point.

1993 - It was announced that NBC would retain the rights to the National Football League's (NFL) AFC package.

1994 - Ivan Lendl retired after a 17-year tennis career.

1998 - Brett Favre (Green Bay Packers) became the first NFL player to throw at least 30 touchdown passes for five seasons.

2008 - The Dallas Cowboys played their final game in Texas Stadium before moving to their new stadium in Arlington, TX.

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I didn't like the '50s, you know. I appreciate Elvis, but I'm not a big fan. I'm not a rockabilly fan. And the '60s and early '70s were, to me, the greatest times to live.
- Brett Hull

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