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April 5, 2014
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April 5
1965 The color of National Football penalty flags used by officials was changed from white to bright gold.
1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hit his trademark sky-hook in a game against Utah in Las Vegas to surpass Wilt Chamberlain's career total of 31,419 points, becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer, as the Lakers defeated the Jazz, 129-115.
1987 Hartford center Doug Jarvis set an NHL record by playing in his 962nd consecutive game, a streak that began Oct. 8, 1975.
1996 Impeccable Image set the world record for trotters five years and older on a half-mile track by winning in 1:55.4 at Yonkers Raceway in New York.
1999 Barry Bonds was walked intentionally, the 270th of his career, which moved him ahead of Hank Aaron on the all-time list.
1999 Mike Morgan set a professional record by playing for his 11th baseball team.
2002 Atlanta Braves pitcher Greg Maddux was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career because of an inflamed nerve in his lower back.
2003 Keith Langford poured in 23 points, as Kansas advanced to the NCAA Championship game with a 94-61 blowout win over Marquette in the national semifinals.
2003 Carmelo Anthony poured in a career-high 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Syracuse advanced to the NCAA Championship game with a 95-84 win over Texas in the national semifinals.
2004 Emeka Okafor scored 24 points with 15 rebounds, as Connecticut won its second NCAA championship in school history with an 82-73 victory over Georgia Tech at the Alamodome.
2005 MLB announced that 38 minor league players were suspended for violating "Major League Baseball's Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program" against performance-enhancing substances (steroids).
2005 The Baylor Lady Bears defeated Michigan State 84-62, to claim the school's first title in women's basketball.
2006 The Minnesota Lynx selected LSU guard Seimone Augustus with the top pick in the WNBA Draft.
2007 West Virginia named Bob Huggins its new basketball coach.
2008 Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 28 points, as Memphis moved to the national title game with a 78-63 victory over UCLA.
2008 Brandon Rush scored 25 points, leading Kansas to an 84-66 victory over North Carolina in the Final Four game of the NCAA Tournament.
2008 Marquette won the WNIT title with an 81-66 victory over Michigan State.
2009 The Atlanta Braves opened the MLB season with a 4-1 victory over the defending World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.
2009 Brittany Lincicome eagled the 72nd hole to win her first career major at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship.
2009 Jeff Gordon snapped a 47-race winless streak with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway.
2009 Jenson Button made it 2-for-2 with a victory at Malaysian Grand Prix.
2009 Wes Malott clinched the PBA Player of the Year.
2010 Duke won its fourth national championship with a 61-59 victory over Butler at Lucas Oil Stadium.
2010 The St. Louis Rams released QB Marc Bulger.
2011 Danielle Adams poured in 30 points and Texas A&M captured its first title in women's college basketball, beating Notre Dame 76-70 in the final of the NCAA Tournament.
2013 Kevin Foster netted 24 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:13 remaining, to lift Santa Clara over George Mason, 80-77, to take the College Basketball Invitational title in the third and final game of the series.

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