1961 – Mickey Wright wins the LPGA championship by nine strokes over Louise Suggs, her third in the last four years.
1966 – Chicago’s Bobby Hull scores his 51st goal to become the first NHL player to score more than 50 goals in a season.
1966 – In the last race of his 40-year career, John Longden wins the San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita, aboard George Royal. He retires with a then-record number of victories, 6,032.
1970 – Austin Carr scores 52 points to lead Notre Dame in a 112-82 win over Kentucky in the regional semifinals of the NCAA men’s tournament. Dan Issel of Kentucky scores 44 points.
1984 – Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean of Britain become the first ice dancing team to record nine perfect marks of 6.0 during the world championships.
1985 – Larry Bird scores 60 points, including Boston’s last 16, to set a Celtics record and lead them to a 126-115 victory over Atlanta. Bird hit 22 of 36 field goals and 15 of 16 free throws en route to breaking Kevin McHale’s team record of 56 points established nine days before.
1994 – The Arkansas men’s track and field team wins its 11th straight NCAA Indoor Championship with a meet-record 94 points. The 54-point victory margin is the biggest in the meet’s 30-year history.
2002 – Siena (17-18) with an 81-77 victory over Alcorn State in the play-in game, becomes first team in 47 years to win an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game with a losing record.
2003 – Damian Costantino’s NCAA-record hitting streak ends at 60 games, one day after he broke Robin Ventura’s 16-year-old mark. Costantino, an outfielder for Division III Salve Regina of Newport, R.I., fails to get a hit in the first game of a doubleheader against Baldwin-Wallace. It’s the first time he finishes a game hitless since March 25, 2001.
2005 – Bode Miller becomes the first American in 22 years to win skiing’s overall World Cup title. He finishes ahead of his only remaining challenger, Benjamin Raich of Austria, in the season’s final giant slalom to capture the crown. The last non-Europeans to win the overall championship were Americans Phil Mahre and Tamara McKinney in 1983.
2005 – Florida sophomore Kerron Clement sets a world record in the 400 meters at the NCAA Indoor track and field championships. Clement’s time of 44.57 seconds breaks the mark of 44.63 set by Michael Johnson on March 4, 1995.
2008 – Lance Mackey wins his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, completing the 1,100-mile journey in just under 9 1/2 days.
2008 – The Houston Rockets are the third team in NBA history to win 20 straight games and ties for the second-longest winning streak with an 83-75 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. The Rockets join the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33 straight) and 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks (20) as the only teams to win 20 or more in a row.
2009 – Lindsey Vonn wins the super-G season finale at the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, becoming the first American woman to capture the championship title in the discipline. Vonn earns her third crystal globe this season, tying the U.S. record set by Phil Mahre in 1982.
2009 – Syracuse outlasts Connecticut in the second-longest Division I game ever played, capping a Big East tournament quarterfinal doubleheader in which the second- and third-ranked teams in the country both lose. Andy Rautins hits a 3-pointer 10 seconds into the sixth overtime, to give the Orange their first lead since regulation and they go on to a 127-117 victory over the third-ranked Huskies. The game finishes one overtime short of the record set in Cincinnati’s 75-73 victory over Bradley on Dec. 21, 1981. Much earlier in the evening, West Virginia beats No. 2 Pittsburgh 74-60.
2010 – Lindsey Vonn caps a historic season with her third straight overall World Cup title. Vonn wins the final super-G race of the season for her 33rd World Cup win, eclipsing Bode Miller as the most decorated American skier. Vonn becomes the first woman to win three straight overall titles since Petra Kronberger of Austria in 1990-92.
2010 – New Jersey beats Pittsburgh 3-1, to tie Montreal’s NHL record for consecutive seasons with 40 or more victories. Montreal won 40 or more games in 13 straight seasons from 1971 to 1983 – when regulation ties were not broken in overtime or shootouts.
2011 – The No. 21 Connecticut Huskies win their seventh Big East championship by winning five games in as many days. Kemba Walker shatters the tournament scoring record, getting 19 points in the ninth-seeded Huskies’ 69-66 victory over No. 14 Louisville.
2011 – Yohann Diniz of France breaks the world record in the 50,000-meter race walk by more than 5 minutes. Diniz finishes in 3:35:27 on the track at Reims (France) Stadium, eclipsing the mark of 3:40:57.9 set by Thierry Toutain of France in 1996.
2013 – Mitch Seavey becomes the oldest winner of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 53-year-old former champion won a dueling sprint against Aliy Zirkle, last year’s runner-up. Seavey, who first won the Iditarod in 2004, is the father of last year’s champion, Dallas Seavey, who at age 25 became the youngest Iditarod winner ever, beating Zirkle to the finish line by one hour.