TO­DAY IN SPORTS

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1924 — Frank Ca­rauna, of Buf­falo, N. Y., be­comes the first bowler with two straight per­fect 300 games. Ca­rauna throws five strikes to open his third game, giv­ing him 29 straight strikes.

1931 — WGL ra­dio broad­casts the first game of the Amer­i­can Bas­ket­ball League cham­pi­onship se­ries. The Brook­lyn Visi­ta­tions beat the Fort Wayne Hoosiers 1410 in the first pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball game to be broad­cast live on ra­dio.

1960 — Carol Heiss wins the women’s ti­tle at fig­ure skat­ing’s world cham­pi­onships in Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Columbia.

1965 — Ernest Ter­rell wins the world heavy­weight ti­tle with a unan­i­mous 15- round de­ci­sion over Ed­die Machen in Chicago.

1966 — Bob Sea­gren sets the in­door pole vault record at 17 feet, 0 1/ 4 inches in Al­bu­querque, N. M.

1973 — New York Yan­kee pitch­ers Fritz Peter­son and Mike Ke­kich an­nounce they’ve swapped wives and chil­dren.

1981 — Scott Hamil­ton wins the men’s ti­tle at fig­ure skat­ing’s world cham­pi­onships in Hart­ford, Conn.

1983 — Golden State’s Joe Barry Car­roll scores 52 points in a 127- 121War­riors vic­tory over the Utah Jazz.

1985 — Mike Bossy of the New York Is­lan­ders scores his 50th goal, be­com­ing the first NHL player to reach 50 goals in eight con­sec­u­tive sea­sons.

2004 — Ottawa and Philadel­phia com­bine for an NHL- record 419 penalty min­utes, with the Fly­ers set­ting a sin­gle- team mark with 213. There are five con­sec­u­tive brawls in the fi­nal two min­utes, in­clud­ing one in­volv­ing both goalies. The pre­vi­ous record for penalty min­utes was 406 by the Min­nesota North Stars and Bos­ton Bru­ins in 1981. The Fly­ers beat the Sen­a­tors 5- 3.

2008 — LeBron James scores 50 points with 10 as­sists and eight re­bounds to lead Cleve­land to a 119- 105 vic­tory over the New York Knicks.

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