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April 7, 2014
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1940 Jimmy Demaret won the Masters Golf Tournament by four strokes over Lloyd Mangrum.
1946 Herman Keiser eeked out a one-stroke victory over Ben Hogan to win the Masters.
1951 Ben Hogan, trailed by one stroke heading into the final day, fired a 4-under-par 68 to defeat Robert Riegel by two strokes to win the Masters.
1956 Joe Grabowski scored 29 points and Paul Arizin added 26 to lift the Philadelphia Warriors to a 99-88 victory over the Fort Wayne Pistons to win the NBA championship.
1963 Twenty-three year old Jack Nicklaus became the youngest player to win the Masters.
1966 Joe Foss resigned after six years as American Football League Commissioner.
1977 The expansion Toronto Blue Jays won their first major league game, a 9-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
1984 Detroit Tigers ace Jack Morris twirled a no hitter, defeating the Chicago White Sox, 4-0.
1985 New Jersey Generals RB Herschel Walker rushed for a USFL record 233 yards en route to a 31-25 victory over the Houston Gamblers.
1987 Atlanta's Rick Mahler hurled his third opening day shutout tying an National League record.
1997 The Kansas City Royals retired the numbers of Hall of Famer George Brett, second baseman Frank White and former manager Dick Howser.
2000 Givemewhatineed set the track record for pacers by winning in 1:50 at Cal-Expo in California.
2003 Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out seven assists as Syracuse won its first NCAA championship by defeating Kansas, 81-78.
2003 Chicago Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations Jerry Krause resigned, citing health problems.
2007 Justin Abdelkader's goal with 18.9 seconds left in regulation was the game-winner, as Michigan State claimed its third hockey championship in school history with a 3-1 win over Boston College.
2008 Mario Chalmers hit the tying three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation and Kansas rallied from a nine-point deficit late in the second half to beat Memphis, 75-68, in overtime to win the national championship.
2008 Rice named Ben Braun its new basketball coach.
2008 Oregon State named Craig Robinson its new basketball coach.
2008 Marquette named Brent Williams its new basketball coach.
2009 Tina Charles had 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as Connecticut routed Louisville 76-54 in the NCAA women's championship. Connecticut won its sixth national championship and finished the season a perfect 39-0.
2009 Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin made himself available for the NBA Draft.
2010 Ohio State guard Evan Turner made himself available for the NBA Draft.
2010 Kentucky guard John Wall made himself available for the NBA Draft.
2010 The Charlotte Bobcats clinched the franchise's first playoff berth with a 104-103 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.
2012 Steven Whitney tallied twice and Parker Milner stopped 27 shots as Boston College downed Ferris State, 4-1, in the NCAA men's ice hockey championship game.

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