Comment
0
Tweet
0
Print
RSS Feeds

AP Sportlight

Wednesday - 12/25/2013, 9:30am  ET

Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press

1908 -- Jack Johnson becomes the first black man to win the world heavyweight boxing title, with a 14th-round knockout of Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia.

1917 -- Toronto's Harry Cameron becomes the first defenseman to score four goals in a game as the Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 7-5.

1943 -- Sid Luckman throws five touchdown passes to lead the Chicago Bears to a 41-21 victory over the Washington Redskins for the NFL championship.

1946 -- The United States wins the Davis Cup with a 5-0 sweep of Australia, the worst defeat for a defending champion.

1954 -- Otto Graham scores three touchdowns and passes for three more to lead the Cleveland Browns to a 56-10 rout of the Detroit Lions for the NFL title.

1955 -- The Cleveland Browns intercept six passes, one of which is returned 65 yards for a touchdown by Don Paul, in a 38-14 victory over the Los Angeles Rams for the NFL championship. Otto Graham of the Browns passes for two touchdowns and scores two more.

1960 -- The Philadelphia Eagles come from behind twice on a 35-yard pass to Tommy McDonald from Norm Van Brocklin and a 5-yard run by Ted Dean to beat the Green Bay Packers 17-13 for the NFL title.

1964 -- Wray Carlton and Jack Kemp each score touchdowns and Pete Gogolak kicks two field goals to give the Buffalo Bills a 20-7 victory over the San Diego Chargers in the AFL championship.

1965 -- The Buffalo Bills win their second straight AFL championship with a 27-0 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers are able to get inside Buffalo's 25-yard line only once.

1986 -- Center Doug Jarvis of the Hartford Whalers plays his 915th consecutive game, setting an NHL record.

1999 -- Mike Vanderjagt's 21-yard field goal with 4 seconds left gives the Indianapolis Colts a 29-28 win over the Cleveland Browns. Indianapolis, which went 3-13 in 1998, makes NFL history by winning 10 more games than they did the previous season.

2001 -- Steve Nash scores 27 points and makes a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds remaining in overtime as the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 53-point effort by Tim Duncan and beat the San Antonio Spurs 126-123.

2001 -- Colorado's Patrick Roy becomes the first NHL goalie to win 500 games as he records his seventh shutout of the season, a 2-0 win over Dallas.

2004 -- Peyton Manning breaks Dan Marino's single-season touchdown pass record when he throws his 48th and 49th of the season, rallying Indianapolis from a 31-16 fourth-quarter deficit to win 34-31 in overtime over San Diego.

2004 -- Steve Nash has 18 points and 13 assists to become the first NBA player to register 10 or more assists in 11 consecutive victories as Phoenix beat Toronto 106-94. Magic Johnson did it twice during the 1986-87 season.

2005 -- DeAngelo Williams sets an NCAA record with his 34th 100-yard rushing game and scores three touchdowns, leading Memphis to a 38-31 victory over Akron in the Motor City Bowl.

2007 -- Chris Summers kicks a 40-yard field goal as time expires in the Motor City Bowl, lifting Purdue to a 51-48 win over Central Michigan. The 99 points ties the second-highest total in a bowl game that ended in regulation, trailing only the 2003 Insight Bowl, where California beat Virginia Tech 52-49.

2010 -- The NFL moves the Minnesota Vikings-Philadelphia Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday because of a blizzard that dumps about a foot of snow on Philadelphia. The NFL last played on a Tuesday in 1946.

2010 -- Tom Brady throws three touchdown passes in New England's 34-3 win at Buffalo and extends his streak of attempts without an interception to 319. That tops the NFL mark of 308 set by Bernie Kosar with Cleveland in the 1990-91 seasons.

2010 -- Aaron Rodgers passes for 404 yards and four touchdowns in his return from a concussion as Green Bay beats the struggling New York Giants 45-17 at Lambeau Field.

2011 -- Drew Brees sets the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held since 1984, and the New Orleans Saints clinch the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. Brees throws for 307 yards and four touchdown passes, the last a 9-yard strike to Darren Sproles that set the record with 2:51 to go. It was Brees' final pass of the game and it gave him 5,087 yards passing, to break the record by three yards.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.