The Associated Press
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
1939 -- The barnstorming Renaissance Five beat the NBL champion Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, to win the first annual World Professional Basketball Tournament in Chicago. Sports reporters of the day make no mention of the fact that all the Rens are black and the All-Stars are all white.
1942 -- Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38 for the NCAA basketball championship.
1944 -- Arnold Ferrin's 22 points lead Utah to a 42-40 victory over Dartmouth for the NCAA basket championship.
1950 -- CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 in the NCAA basketball final to become the only team to win the NIT and NCAA titles in the same year. CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 in the NIT on March 18.
1977 -- Marquette beats North Carolina 67-59 for the NCAA basketball title.
1982 -- Louisiana Tech beats Cheyney State 76-62 in the NCAA's first women's basketball championship. The tournament replaces the AIAW championship, which had been held since 1972.
1985 -- The North American Soccer League, reduced to two surviving franchises, suspends operations.
1989 -- Southwestern Louisiana pitchers Cathy McAllister and Stefni Whitton pitch back-to-back perfect games against Southeastern Louisiana, a first in NCAA Division I softball history. McAllister strikes out 10 in a 5-0 victory and Whitton has 14 strikeouts in a 7-0 triumph.
1990 -- Vanderbilt wins its first postseason tournament ever as Derrick Wilcox scores all of his 16 points in the second half of a 74-72 victory over St. Louis in the final of the NIT.
1990 -- Michael Jordan scores 69 points to help Chicago beat Cleveland 117-113 in overtime and clinch a playoff spot.
1992 -- Christian Laettner hits a 15-foot turnaround jumper at the buzzer to give defending champion Duke a 104-103 overtime victory over Kentucky and a fifth consecutive trip to the Final Four.
1992 -- Eric Forkel posts a 217-133 victory over Bob Vespi in the title match of the $300,000 PBA National Championship. Vespi's 133 sets a record for the lowest in tournament final history.
1993 -- Helen Alfredsson of Sweden, the LPGA's 1992 Rookie of the Year, pulls away to win the Dinah Shore tournament for her first victory in the United States. Alfredsson shoots a par-72 and finishes at 4-under 284 to beat Betsy King by two strokes.
1993 -- Teemu Selanne of the Winnipeg Jets scores his 69th and 70th goals of the season in a 3-3 tie with the Los Angeles Kings. Selanne is the eighth player, and first rookie, to have a 70-goal NHL season.
1995 -- Michael Jordan, playing in his fifth game in 22 months, scores 55 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 113-111 victory over the New York Knicks.
2002 -- Earl Barron scores a career-high 25 points and tournament MVP Dajuan Wagner has 16 as Memphis wins the NIT with a 72-62 victory over South Carolina.
2006 -- Oklahoma center Courtney Paris is the first freshman selected for The Associated Press All-America team in women's basketball. Paris averaged 21.4 points and led the nation in rebounding (15.1). She is the first NCAA women's player with 700 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks in a season.
2009 -- Well Armed, ridden by Aaron Gryder, runs away with the $6 million Dubai World Cup by a record 14 lengths. The 6-year-old gelding turns the final race at Nad al Sheba into one to remember and claims the richest prize in horse racing. The winning margin nearly doubles the record of 7 3/4 lengths set by Curlin last year.
2009 -- Kim Yu-na wins the women's title at the World Figure Skating Championships, giving South Korea its first world title. Kim wins with 207.71 points, the highest score under figure skating's current judging system.
2010 -- Raymar Morgan's free throw with less than 2 seconds left lifts Michigan State to a 70-69 victory over Tennessee in the Midwest Regional final. Duke, behind a career-high 29 points from Nolan Smith, posts a 78-71 victory over Baylor to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2004.
2011 -- Skylar Diggins scores 24 points and second-seeded Notre Dame upsets the top-seeded Lady Vols 73-59 to earn a spot in the Final Four. The Fighting Irish came in 0-20 all-time against the Lady Vols. Nnemkadi Ogwumike dominates the inside with 23 points and 11 rebounds, sister Chiney chips in with 18 points to lead Stanford to an 83-60 win over Gonzaga and reach its fourth straight Final Four.
2012 -- The NFL's new rule for postseason overtime is expanded to cover the regular season on a 30-2 vote by the NFL owners. All games that go into overtime cannot end on a field goal on the first possession.
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