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March 18, 2013
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March 18
1945 Montreal's Maurice Richard became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season.
1950 CCNY eeked out a 69-61, win to defeat Bradley in the NIT Championship.
1953 The National League approved the move of the Boston Braves to Milwaukee.
1953 Don Schlundt fired in 30 points to lift Indiana to a 69-68 win over Kansas to win the NCAA Championship.
1959 Boston's Bill Sharman sank the first of a record 56 straight free throws.
1985 Baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstated Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, both of whom had been banned from baseball due to their employment with Atlantic City casinos.
1990 Jeff Fryer scored 41 points in leading Loyola Marymount to a 149-115 victory over defending national champion Michigan in the highest scoring game in NCAA history.
1991 The Philadelphia 76ers retired Wilt Chamberlain's No. 13 jersey, only the fifth jersey ever retired by the Sixers.
1993 Santa Clara defeated Arizona 64-61 and became the second 15th-seeded team to win a first-round game in the NCAA tournament.
1995 Alberto Tomba won his third World Cup season title, adding men's giant slalom to overall and slalom championships.
2000 John Campbell became the first driver or jockey to win $100 million lifetime at a single racetrack, reaching the milestone at The Meadowlands.
2003 The San Jose Sharks fired general manager Dean Lombardi.
2003 With the United States on the verge of war with Iraq, Major League Baseball decided not to play season-opening games scheduled between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners on March 25 and 26 at the Tokyo Dome.
2004 Auburn fired basketball coach Cliff Ellis.
2005 Two big upsets took place in the NCAA college basketball opening round. 13-seed Vermont defeated fourth-seed Syracuse, 60-57 OT. Also 14-seed Bucknell defeated third-seed Kansas, 64-63.
2006 The Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms on a three-year contract with wide receiver Terrell Owens.
2007 The Houston Rockets beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 124-74, the worst home defeat for the Sixers in their franchise history.
2007 San Jose coach Ron Wilson became the 13th coach in NHL history to reach 1,000 career games.
2007 Jimmie Johnson posted his second straight Nextel Cup victory when he won the Kobalt Tools 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
2007 The F1 season began as Kimi Raikkonen won Australian Grand Prix.
2007 Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won the World Cup overall skiing title. American Bode Miller was the Super-G champion.
2008 Idaho fired basketball coach George Pfeifer.
2008 The Houston Rockets' 22-game winning streak ended with the Boston Celtics defeating them, 94-74.
2009 Major League Soccer awarded an expansion team to Vancouver, British Columbia. They would begin play in the 2011 season.
2010 Two big upsets took place in the NCAA college basketball opening round. 14-seed Ohio defeated third-seed Georgetown, 97-83. Also 13-seed Murray State defeated fourth-seed Vanderbilt, 66-65.
2012 The Seattle Seahawks signed QB Matt Flynn to a three-year contract.

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