This day in sports: Teemu Selanne becomes first NHL rookie with a 70-goal season

The hot topic at the NFL owner meetings on this date in 2000 is the expected mood to fine contestants for festive acts involving two or more players. The ‘Bob’ n ‘Weave’ is a dance that aims to eliminate the competition, which tries to restore its image. T.J. Simers handles the meetings in Palm Beach, Fla.

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is said to have continued Saturday with Elite 8 games at the Honda Center, as well as in Louisville, Washington, D.C., and Kansas City, Mo.

In other games canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lakers played the Washington Wizards, whom they had defeated on November 24 at Staples Center, 125-103. Anthony Davis had 26 points and 11 rebounds, while LeBron James provided 11 assists.

The Clippers would visit the Charlotte Hornets, a team they defeated at home on October 28, 111-96, and took advantage of Kawhi Leonard’s 30 points.

In hockey, Ducks would continue a four-game trip in Vancouver. The Ducks were 2-0 against the Canucks this season, with a third game canceled.

The Dodgers and Angels are said to have continued series against San Francisco and Houston, respectively

Here’s a look at memorable games and excellent sports performance on this date:

1939 – The barnstorming Renaissance Five defeated National Basketball League champion Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, to win the first World Professional Basketball tournament in Chicago. Those who handle the game do not mention that all players for the Rens are African Americans and the All-Stars are all white.

1950 – City College of New York defeats Bradley 71-68 in the NCAA final, becoming the only team to win NIT and NCAA titles in the same year. CCNY had defeated Bradley 69-61 in the NIT 10 days earlier.

1977 – In his last game as a coach, Al McGuire and Marquette defeated Dean Smith and North Carolina 67-59 for the NCAA title at the Omni in Atlanta. Butch Lee scores 19 points in 40 minutes and Bo Ellis and Jim Boylan add 14 for Marquette. It is the school’s only NCAA basketball championship. Walter Davis is Tar Heels’ top scorer with 20 points.

1982 – Louisiana Tech overcomes Cheyney State 76-62 in the first NCAA women’s championship. The tournament replaces the AIAW tournament that has been held since 1972.

1989 – Southwestern Louisiana pitchers, Cathy McAllister and Stefni Whitton, throw perfect games against Southeast Louisiana, a first in softball NCAA Division I. McAllister has 10 strikeouts in a 5-0 win and Whitton has 14 strikeouts in a 7-0 shutout .

1992 – Christian Laettner hits a 15-foot turnaround jumper at the buzzer to give Duke a dramatic 104-103 overtime win over Kentucky. It gives defending champion Blue Devils their fifth straight trip to the Final Four.

1992 – Chatsworth’s Eric Forkel achieves a 217-133 win over Bob Vespi in the Professional Bowlers Assn title game. $ 300,000 national championship. Forkel plays through touchlane terms to earn $ 55,000. Vespi’s 133 is the record for the lowest score ever in the tournament.

1993 – Teemu Selanne of the Winnipeg Jets scores his 69th and 70th goals in a 3-3 draw with the Kings. Selanne is the eighth player and the first rookie to post an NHL season with 70 goals.

2011 – Skylar Diggins scores 24 points and runner-up Notre Dame disrupts top-placed Tennessee 73-59 to advance to the women’s Final Four. The Fighting Irish were 0-20 against the Lady Vols but Nnemkadi Ogwumike dominated in the paint with 23 points and 11 rebounds,

2012 – The NFL’s new rule for post-season extensions is extended by the owners by 30-2 votes to the regular season. Any extension games cannot end on a field goal on first possession.

SOURCES: The Times, Associated Press

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