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March 5

1924 — Frank Carauna of Buffalo, N.Y., becomes the first to bowl two straight perfect 300 games. Carauna throws five strikes to open his third game, giving him 29 straight strikes.

1931 — WGL radio broadcasts the first game of the American Basketball League championship series. The Brooklyn Visitations beat the Fort Wayne Hoosiers 14-10 in the first professional basketball game to be broadcast live on radio.

1960 — Carol Heiss wins the ladies title at the World Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver.

1965 — Ernest Terrell wins the world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Eddie Machen in Chicago.

1966 — Bob Seagren sets an indoor record in the pole vault with a 17-foot, ¼-inch vault in Albuquerque.

1973 — New York Yankees pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich announce that they've swapped wives and children.

1981 — Scott Hamilton wins the men's title at the World Figure Skating Championships held in Hartford, Conn.

1983 — Golden State's Joe Barry Carroll scores 52 points in the Warriors' 127-121 victory over the Utah Jazz.

1985 — Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders scores his 50th goal, becoming the first NHL player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons.

2004 — Ottawa and Philadelphia combine for an NHL-record 419 penalty minutes, with the Flyers setting a single-team mark with 213. There are five consecutive brawls in the final two minutes, including one involving both goalies. The previous record for penalty minutes was 406 by the Minnesota North Stars and Boston Bruins in 1981. The Flyers beat the Senators 5-3.

2008 — LeBron James scores 50 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds to lead Cleveland to a 119-105 victory over the New York Knicks.

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