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April 3, 2014
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1930 The Montreal Canadiens won the NHL Stanley Cup with a two-game sweep over the Boston Bruins.
1966 Tom Seaver's name was picked from a hat in a special draft and eventually signed with the New York Mets for a $50,000 bonus.
1977 Jean Ratelle of the Boston Bruins scored his 1,000th point with an assist in the Bruins 7-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
1982 Buffalo's Gil Perrault registered his 1,000th point with an assist in a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
1989 Michigan edged Seton Hall, 80-79 in overtime to win the NCAA championship.
1994 The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 6-4 in baseball's first Sunday night opener.
1995 UCLA defeated Arkansas, 89-78, to win its 11th NCAA Championship and its first since 1975.
1998 Michael Jordan erupted for 41 points to lead the Chicago Bulls past the Minnesota Timberwolves, 107-93, and in so doing joined Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to score over 29,000 points in a career.
2000 Morris Peterson scored 21 points to help the Michigan State Spartans captured the national championship with an 89-76 victory over Florida.
2000 Stars RW Brett Hull scored his 610th goal tying his father Bobby Hull for ninth place on the NHL all-time goal scoring list.
2002 Mets 1B Mo Vaughn blasted his 300th career home run.
2002 Ben Crenshaw and Tony Jacklin were elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
2002 For the second straight game, San Francisco's Barry Bonds homered twice in a game against Los Angeles.
2003 UCLA named Ben Howland its new basketball coach.
2003 Marcus Hatten scored 22 points and Grady Reynolds added 13 points with 14 rebounds, as St. John's held on for a 70-67 victory over Georgetown in an all Big East final of the NIT at Madison Square Garden.
2004 Will Bynum's layup with 1.5 seconds remaining secured Georgia Tech its first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament final giving the Yellow Jackets a 67-65 victory over Oklahoma State in the Final Four game.
2004 Emeka Okafor scored all 18 of his points in the final 14 minutes, including the go-ahead bucket with 26 seconds remaining, as Connecticut defeated Duke 79-78 and advance to its second NCAA title game in school history.
2005 Tampa Bay OF Alex Sanchez became the first player to be hit with a suspension under baseball's new drug policy. Sanchez was suspended for 10 days.
2005 The MLB season officially began in the Bronx, as the Yankees whipped defending World Champion Boston, 9-2.
2006 Charles Barkley, Dominique Wilkins, Joe Dumars, UCONN Women's Basketball coach Geno Auriemma were among six people inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
2006 Arizona State named Herb Sendek its new basketball coach.
2006 Florida won its first Men's NCAA Championship basketball title with a 73-57 victory over UCLA.
2007 Michigan named John Beilein its new basketball coach.
2007 Tennessee won the women's basketball national championship with a 59-46 victory over Rutgers.
2008 Kosta Koufos scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Ohio State won the NIT title game with a 92-85 victory over Massachusetts.
2009 Rickey Claitt went 8-of-9 from the field for 28 points, and the Oregon State Beavers won the second College Basketball Invitational with a 81-73 victory over the UTEP Miners.
2009 The New York Giants released WR Plaxico Burress.
2010 Gordon Hayward came up with a critical block on Draymond Green in the closing seconds, as Butler continued its magical run to the 2010 national championship game with a 52-50 win over Michigan State.
2010 Jon Scheyer made five of Duke's 13 three-pointers, as the Blue Devils rolled by West Virginia 78-57 and advanced to the championship game.
2010 DeNesha Stallworth scored 21 points, and the California Bears captured their first WNIT title with a 73-61 win over Miami-Florida.
2010 Bernard Hopkins took a unanimous decision over Roy Jones Jr. in a light heavyweight fight.
2011 Dialed In won the Florida Derby.
2012 The Baylor Lady Bears completed the first 40-0 basketball season in NCAA history by capturing the program's second national title with an 80-61 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
2013 Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice.
2013 The BCS segment of the soon-to-be split Big East will be officially called the American Athletic Conference.
2013 Arizona Cardinals LB Daryl Washington was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

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