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November 22
1910 The golf club's steel shaft was patented by Arthur Knight.
1925 Red Grange, who a day earlier had just participated in his final college game, signed a contract with the Chicago Bears.
1945 Cleveland Rams WR Jim Benton had the NFL's first 300-yard receiving game (303 yards), in a 28-21 win at Detroit.
1947 The St. Louis Browns received almost $400,000 by selling seven players to three American League teams.
1950 Marked the lowest scoring game in NBA history. Ft. Wayne edged Minneapolis, 19-18
1957 Mickey Mantle was named the American League's Most Valuable Player.
1986 Mike Tyson knocked out Trevor Berbick in the second round to retain his Heavyweight Championship title.
1990 Jockey Pat Day marked his 5,000th career winner when he rode Screen Prospect to victory in the Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs.
1998 Denver QB John Elway went past the 50,000 yard passing mark for his career, joining only Miami's Dan Marino in the elite club as the Broncos crushed the Oakland Raiders, 40-14.
2003 Richard Zednik and Yanic Perreault scored two goals apiece in the frigid outdoor air of Commonwealth Stadium, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 victory over Edmonton Oilers in the Heritage Classic.
2003 Texas Tech QB B.J. Symons established an NCAA passing record with 5,336 passing yards for the year.
2004 The Bowl Championship Series found a new television home, as FOX Sports has agreed to a four-year, $320 million deal to broadcast the Fiesta, Orange and Sugar Bowls from 2007 through 2010.
2004 The Washington D.C. baseball team that moved from Montreal announced its nickname will be the Nationals.
2007 The Washington Capitals fired head coach Glen Hanlon.
2007 Saskatchewan Roughriders QB Kerry Joseph was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player.
2008 The Oklahoma City Thunder fired head coach P.J. Carlesimo.
2009 Jimmie Johnson won his fourth straight Sprint Cup title.
2009 Real Salt Lake upset the LA Galaxy to win the MLS Cup.
2010 Cincinnati 1B Joey Votto was named the NL MVP.
2010 The Minnesota Vikings fired head coach Brad Childress.
2011 Milwaukee's Ryan Braun was named the National League MVP.
2011 Major League Baseball announced a new collective bargaining agreement through the 2016 season.
2012 QBs Tony Romo (Dallas) and Matthew Stafford (Detroit) both threw for 441 yards on Thanksgiving in separate games, but both team's lost. Washington beat Dallas, 38-31, while Houston upended Detroit, 34-31 in overtime.
2012 Toronto Argonauts WR and kick returner Chad Owens was named the CFL's top player.
2013 Calgary Stampeders RB Jon Cornish has been named the CFL's top player.
Birthdays Billy Jean King (1943) - tennis player; Boris Becker (1967) - tennis player; Adam Archuleta (1977) - NFL player.
As of November 21, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET

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