Today in Sports - Alex Ovechkin passes Gordie Howe for most goals scored for a single team
Sat, Nov 4, 2023
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1927 - Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to capture the PGA Championship for the fourth consecutive year and fifth overall.
1955 - Montreal's Jean Beliveau scores the second fastest hat trick in NHL history in a 4-2 win over Boston. Beliveau, who scores all four Canadien goals, gets three in 44 seconds against Bruins goaltender Terry Sawchuk on the same power play.
1961 - Bill Stacy of the St. Louis Cardinals returns two interceptions for touchdowns in a 31-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
1966 - Virgil Carter of Brigham Young passes for 513 yards and rushes for 86 to set an NCAA record for total yards with 599 in a 53-33 victory over Texas Western.
1977 - BYU sophomore Marc Wilson sets an NCAA record with 571 passing yards in a 38-8 rout of Utah.
1978 - Oakland coach John Madden becomes the 13th head coach to win 100 games in the NFL as the Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs 20-10.
1988 - Alysheba becomes the richest racehorse when he beats Seeking the Gold by a half-length in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.
1994 - George Foreman regains part of the heavyweight title he lost to Muhammad Ali in 1974, stopping Michael Moorer with a two-punch combination at 2:03 of the 10th round. Foreman, 45, captures the IBF and WBA championships to become the oldest champion in any weight class.
1999 - Carolina's Ron Francis becomes the sixth NHL player to reach 1,500 career points when he assisted on Sami Kapanen's first-period goal for the Hurricanes in 3-2 loss at Detroit.
2008 - Tony Parker scores a career-high 55 points, including a 20-footer at the buzzer to force a second overtime in San Antonio's 129-125 victory over Minnesota.
2010 - Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano tussle at Churchill Downs just moments after tangling during the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon in an ugly, chaotic scene. Castellano's horse Prince Will I Am runs into the path of Romp and Martin Garcia. Garcia is able to stay on top of his horse but also impedes Borel and A.U. Miner. After the race, an enraged Borel is restrained by security personnel and his older brother Cecil.
2010 - Mexico beats the United States in one of the biggest upsets in the history of women's soccer. The Mexicans, on goals by Maribel Dominguez and Veronica Perez, post 2-1 victory and qualify for the 2011 World Cup.
2011 - Drew Alleman kicks a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give top-ranked LSU a 9-6 win over No. 2 Alabama.
2016 - Arrogate catches 4-5 favorite California Chrome in the final 100 yards to win the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
2017 - Shalane Flanagan dethrones three-time winner Mary Keitany to become the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977.
2017 - Eli Manning of the Giants became the seventh NFL quarterback to reach the 50,000-mark with his completion to Sterling Shepard in the fourth quarter against the Rams.
2022 - Alex Ovechkin scores 787th career goal for the Washington Capitals surpassing Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings, for all-time NHL record for most goals scored for a single team, in 3-2 loss to Arizona Coyotes.
2022 - MLB World Series: Houston Astros win 2nd title in franchise history; beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1 iat Minute Maid Park, Houston for 4-2 series victory; MVP: Astros SS Jeremy Pena, Dusty Baker (73) becomes oldest manager to win championship, Phillies set ignominious record striking out 71 times.