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December 23, 2013
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1933 Montreal's Howie Morenz registered his 251st goal to become NHL's all-time goal scorer, as the Canadiens rolled to a 3-0 win over Detroit.
1951 The Los Angeles Rams, on the strength of a 73-yard touchdown pass from Norm Van Brocklin to Tom Fears, gave the Rams a 24-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the NFL championship game.
1962 In what was one of the longest games in NFL history, the Dallas Texans defeated Houston, 20-17, in the American League Football League championship game.
1972 Marked one of the most memorable plays in NFL history. With only five seconds remaining and the Pittsburgh Steelers trailing by one point against the Oakland Raiders, a fourth-down pass by Terry Bradshaw caromed off the helmet of Frenchy Fuqua and into the waiting grasp of Franco Harris, who rumbled the final 35 yards into the end zone to give the Steelers a 13-7 AFC Playoff victory.
1981 Front Page Lady, driven by Frank O?Mara, set the world record for two-year-old fillies trotting on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning in 2:00.3 at Pompano Park in Pompano Beach, Florida.
1982 Chaminade, am NAIA college in Hawaii with an enrollment of 900, upset Ralph Sampson's top-ranked and unbeaten Virginia team, 77-72.
1991 Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Chuck Noll stepped down after 23 seasons at the helm finishing with a career record of 209-156-1 and as the only coach to win four Super Bowls.
1996 Detroit's Barry Sanders went over 1,500 yards rushing for the third straight year.
1997 Michael Jordan poured in 27 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 94-89 win over the Los Angeles Clippers and give head coach Phil Jackson his 500th career victory.
1999 Carolina's Paul Coffey became the first defenseman to record 1,500 career points.
2003 Boise State won the inaugural Fort Worth Bowl defeating TCU, 34-31.
  Cincinnati named Mark Dantonio as its new head football coach.
2004 Former Miami Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt was named the new head coach at the University of Pittsburgh.
2004 The New York Yankees signed centerfielder Johnny Damon to a four-year contract worth $52 million.
2006 Texas Tech head coach Bob Knight tied the legendary Dean Smith for most career wins in NCAA Division I history after notching No. 879 in a 72-60 triumph over Bucknell.
2006 South Florida won the inaugural Papajohns.com Bowl defeating East Carolina, 24-7.
2006 San Jose State won the inaugural New Mexico Bowl defeating New Mexico, 20-12.
2008 The Boston Celtics won their 19th straight game and improved to 27-2.
2008 The Yankees signed free-agent 1B Mark Teixeira to an 8-year, $180 million contract.
2008 Miami-Ohio named Michael Haywood its new head football coach.
2009 UNLV named Bobby Hauck its new head football coach.
2010 The New Jersey Devils fired head coach John MacLean. Jacques Lemaire was named the new head coach.
2010 Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor and four other Buckeyes were suspended by the NCAA for the first five games of 2011 season for receiving improper benefits in 2009.
2010 San Diego State played in its first bowl game in 12 years. They defeated Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl, 35-14.
2010 Temple named Steve Addazio its new head football coach.

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