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April 12, 2014
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April 12
1873 Fair Grounds, the nation's third-oldest race track, began its inaugural meet.
1942 Byron Nelson won his second Masters.
1953 Ben Hogan captured his second Masters.
1954 Sam Snead dethroned Ben Hogan in a playoff to win his third Masters.
1964 Arnold Palmer captured his fourth Masters and came within two strokes (274) of the Augusta National record.
1977 Phil K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs for 45 years, passed away.
1981 Tom Watson captured his second Masters.
1987 Larry Mize beat out Greg Norman with a 48-foot chip on the second hole of a playoff to win the Masters.
1988 The Baltimore Orioles fired Cal Ripken Sr. after an 0-6 start and replaced him with Frank Robinson.
1992 Fred Couples edged out Ray Floyd to win the Masters.
1995 NFL Owners voted to give the L.A. Rams permission to move to St. Louis.
1995 The Golden State Warriors connected for an NBA record 17 three-pointers en route to a 123-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
1996 The Winnipeg Jets won their final regular season home game and clinched a playoff berth with a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
2003 Minnesota became the first school in 31 years to repeat as NCAA hockey champions with a 5-1 victory over New Hampshire.
2004 San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds tied his godfather Willie Mays for third on the all-time list with his 660th career home run
2004 The Philadelphia Phillies opened up their new home Citizens Bank Park with a 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
2006 Duke's JJ Redick won the Sullivan Award, given annually to the nation's top amateur athlete.
2008 Nathan Gerbe posted two goals and two assists to help the Boston College Eagles capture their third NCAA hockey championship with a 4-1 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
2009 Argentina's Angel Cabrera won the Masters in playoff against Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry.
2010 The Tampa Bay Lightning fired head coach Rick Tocchet and general manager Brian Lawton.
2010 Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger will not face criminal charges after being accused of sexual assault by a 20-year-old woman last month at a Georgia nightclub.
2010 Troubled WR Santonio Holmes of the Steelers was traded to the NY Jets for a fifth-round draft pick. Holmes was then suspended by the NFL for four games after violating the league's substance abuse policy.
2010 The Minnesota Twins opened their new open-air stadium with a 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.
2010 The San Diego Padres opened their home schedule with a 17-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.
2011 The NY Islanders removed the interim tag on head coach Jack Capuano.
2011 The Dallas Stars fired head coach Marc Crawford.
2012 The Calgary Flames fired head coach Brent Sutter.

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