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1920 — Mickey Roach of Toronto scores five goals to lead the St. Patricks to an 11-2 rout of the Quebec Bulldogs.
1976 — Dorothy Hamill wins the World Figure Skating Championships in Goteberg, Sweden.
1977 — Montclair State's Carol Blazejowski scores 52 points against Queens College, setting a new collegiate scoring record (for men or women) in the current Madison Square Garden in New York.
1982 — The San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks combine for 337 points in the highest scoring game in NBA history, to that point. The Spurs win, 171-166, in three overtimes.
1983 — The 12-team United States Football League begins its first season with five games.
1984 — Dale Hawerchuck of the Winnipeg Jets sets the NHL record for most assists in one period, with five in the second period of a 7-3 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings.
1988 — Julie Krone becomes the winningest female jockey in history with her 1,205th career victory. Krone rides a filly named Squawter to victory in the ninth race at Aqueduct Racetrack.
1994 — Jay Sigel stages the biggest comeback in PGA and Senior tour history, rallying from 10 strokes behind to win the GTE West Seniors Classic in a four-hole playoff with Jim Colbert.
1996 — Detroit's Chris Osgood becomes the third goalie in NHL history to score a goal, firing the puck into an empty net with 11 seconds remaining in the Red Wings' 4-2 victory over Hartford.
2000 — Shaquille O'Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers scores an NBA season-high 61 points and has 23 rebounds in a 123-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
2001 — George Mason beats North Carolina-Wilmington 35-33 in the second-lowest scoring game in the shot-clock era of NCAA basketball.
2004 — Pittsburgh snaps an NHL-record 16-game home winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Anaheim. The Penguins were 0-15-1 at The Igloo since defeating Chicago on Dec. 29.
2007 — Jody Conradt becomes the second Division I coach to win 900 games as Texas beats Missouri 70-57 in the first round of the Big 12 Conference women's tournament.
2009 — In a stadium without spectators in Malmo, Sweden, Dudi Sela outlasts Andreas Vinciguerra 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 11-9 to pull Israel even with Sweden in the Davis Cup. The match is played without fans because of Swedish organizers' fears of demonstrations and protests against Israel due to the recent offensive in the Gaza Strip. Sweden's Thomas Johansson beat Harel Levy in five sets in the opening match.
2010 — Devin Harris scores 31 points and the New Jersey Nets erased an early 16-point deficit to beat New York 113-93. The Knicks miss all 18 attempts in the most futile 3-point shooting night in league history.
2011 — Lindsey Vonn clinches her third discipline title in three days with a super-G victory to wrap up a memorable weekend of ski racing in Tarvisio, Italy. Vonn took the super-combined and downhill titles the previous two days.