Other Sports

This Day In Sports

April 16
1929 The New York Yankees became the first Major League team to permanently add numbers to the back of their uniforms.
1949 The Toronto Maple Leafs won their second straight Stanley Cup following their 3-1 victory and sweep of the Detroit Red Wings.
1954 The Detroit Red Wings clipped the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in the seventh game to win the Stanley Cup.
1957 The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins, 5-1 to win the Stanley Cup in five games.
1958 Arnold Palmer edged Doug Ford by one stroke to win the Masters.
1961 The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 to win the Stanley Cup in six games.
1990 Gelindo Bordin became the first men's Olympic champion to win the Boston Marathon.
1992 St. Louis Blues forward Brett Hull became the second player in NHL history to reach 70 goals three straight years.
1995 At age 25, Kent Desormeaux became the youngest jockey to reach the 3,000-wins mark when he rode Maisonaire to victory at Santa Anita Park.
1996 The Chicago Bulls set the NBA regular season record for wins with their 70th of the year, an 86-80 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
1997 The Chicago Cubs set a National League record for most losses to start a season, suffering their 12th straight following their 4-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
1999 New York Rangers Wayne Gretzky officially announced his retirement following a a 2-1 loss against Pittsburgh at Madison Square Garden.
2003 Steve Rucchin scored 6:53 into overtime as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim edged Detroit, 3-2, to complete an improbable sweep of the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings in the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs.
2003 Michael Jordan scored 15 points vs. Philadelphia in his final NBA game.
2004 The Toronto Raptors fired head coach Kevin O'Neill.
2005 The Charlotte Sting selected University of Minnesota center Janel McCarville with the top pick in the WNBA Draft.
2005 Real Salt Lake won its first ever MLS game defeating the Colorado Rapids, 1-0.
2005 David Frost set a PGA TOUR 72-hole putting record with 92 total putts at the MCI Heritage Classic.
2007 Kenya's Robert Cheruiyot captured his second straight Boston Marathon, while Russia's Lidiya Grigoryeva earned the women's crown for the first time.
2009 NFL broadcaster John Madden announced his retirement.
2009 The New York Yankees played their first game at new Yankee Stadium, but lost to the Cleveland Indians, 10-2.
2012 Wesley Korir of Kenya won the Boston Marathon, while countrymate Sharon Cherop claimed the women's title.
2012 Stanford forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike was selected #1 overall by the Los Angeles in the WNBA Draft.
2013 Pat Summerall, who enjoyed a 10-year NFL career as a kicker and then had a broadcasting career which lasted more than four decades, passed away at the age of 82.
2013 The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a six-year contract extension worth $31.8 million.
As of April 16, 2014, at 09:05 AM ET

Powered by The Sports Network.