The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Satur­day 1904 Stan­ley Cup: Ot­tawa Sil­ver 7 sweep Toronto Marl­bor­oughs in 2 games. 1924 Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Mary­land high school bas­ket­ball game (163-3). 1933 Ma­jor NFL rule changes moves the hash marks 10 yards in, and the posts on goal-line. 1933 Thomas Yawkey pur­chases Bos­ton Red Sox. 1941 Bos­ton Bru­ins set NHL record of 23-game un­beaten streak (15-0-8). 1952 6th Win­ter Olympic Games close in Oslo, Norway. 1957 Supreme Court de­cides 6-3 that base­ball is the only an­titrust-ex­empt pro sport. 1961 Ni­a­gara ends St Bon­aven­tura’s 99-game home bas­ket­ball win streak. 1962 Mike O’Hara com­pletes record 97th marathon. 1964 Cas­sius Clay TKOs Sonny Lis­ton in 7 for his first world heavy­weight cham­pi­onship ti­tle. 1974 Veron­ica and Colin Scargill (Eng­land) be­gin trek on a tan­dem bi­cy­cle and ride a record 29,000 kilo­me­tres around the world, fin­ish­ing on Aug. 27, 1975. 1977 New Or­leans’ Pete Mar­avich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts. 1981 In the NHL’s most penalty-filled game, the Bos­ton Bru­ins and Min­nesota North­stars com­bine for 84 penal­ties and 392 min­utes. 1991 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gret­zky and John Candy buy CFL’s Ar­gos. 1994 Phil Riz­zuto elected to the Base­ball Hall of Fame. Sun­day 1918 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club col­lapse and burn, killing 604. 1935 New York Yan­kees re­lease Babe Ruth. He signs with Bos­ton Braves. 1960 USA’s David Jenk­ins wins Olympic Gold for men’s fig­ure skat­ing. 1967 9th Day­tona 500: Mario An­dretti wins (236.454 km/h). 1987 NBA’s Michael Jor­dan’s 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record. 1989 Dal­las Cow­boys fire coach Tom Landry af­ter 29 years. 1989 New York Yan­kees an­nounce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sports­caster. 1989 Cal­i­for­nia court throws out most of Margo Adams’s $12 mil­lion breach-of­con­tract suit against Bos­ton Red Sox third base­man Wade Boggs. 1991 Bill Veeck and Tony Lazzeri elected to the Base­ball Hall of Fame. 2006 20th Win­ter Olympic Games close in Turin, Italy. 2012 61st NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 152-149 at Or­lando.

John Candy, Bruce McNall and Wayne Gret­zky teamed up to buy the Toronto Arg­onauts (and win the 1991 Grey Cup), 26 years ago to­day.

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