THIS WEEKEND IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.