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This Day In Hockey History:

January 12,2002 – Brenden Shanahan (Detroit Red Wings) got his 1,000th career point in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

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This Day In Basketball History:

January 12,1996 – Boston’s Dana Barros misses all nine of his three-point attempts during the Celtics’ 105-92 loss to visiting New York, ending his NBA record streak of consecutive games with at least one three-pointer at 89.

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This Day In Ice Skating History:

January 7,1994 – Nancy Kerrigan withdrew from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. The previous day her right leg was severely bruised in an attack following a practice session.

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This Day In Hockey History:

January 7,1980 – The Philadelphia Flyers set a National Hockey League (NHL) record with 35 consecutive games without a loss.

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This Day In Football History:

January 5,1993 – Mike Ditka was fired as coach of the Chicago Bears.

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This Day In Football History:

January 4,2003 – The Green Bay Packers lost 27-7 to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC wild card game. It was the first time that the Packers had lost a playoff game at home.

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This Day In Basketball History:

December 29,1934 – The first regular-season college basketball game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. New York University defeated Notre Dame 25-18.

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This Day In Basketball History:

December 29,1961 – Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 60 points in a 123-118 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. It is the seventh straight game in which he scores 50 or more points.

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This Day In Football History:

December 27,1998 – Emmitt Smith (Dallas Cowboys) set an NFL record for career touchdowns.

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This Day In Basketball History:

December 27,2006 – Richard “Rip” Hamilton scores a career-high 51 points with a personal best 19 of 37 field goal shooting in a 151-145 triple-overtime Detroit Pistons loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.