Today in Sports - Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game

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Today in Sports - Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game

April 22

1876 - The first official National League baseball game is played with Boston beating Philadelphia 6-5.

1914 - Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win.

1945 - The Toronto Maple Leafs edge the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 to win the Stanley Cup in seven games.

1947 - The Philadelphia Warriors, behind Joe Fulks' 34 points, beat the Chicago Staggs 83-80 in Game 5 to win the first Basketball Association of America title.

1954 - NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule.

1957 - All NL baseball teams integrate, John Irwin Kennedy becomes the 1st Black player for the Philadelphia Phillies.

1962 - The Toronto Maple Leafs capture the Stanley Cup in six games with a 2-1 triumph over the Chicago Black Hawks.

1969 - Joe Frazier knocked out Dave Zyglewicz in 96 seconds to retain the heavyweight boxing title. Zyglewicz, 28-1 against journeymen, was fighting as the hometown hero at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston.

1981 - Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts.

1987 - The NBA grants expansion franchises to Charlotte, Miami, Minnesota and Orlando. Charlotte and Miami join the league in the 1988-89 season, while Minnesota and Orlando join in 1989-90.

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1988 - New Jersey's Patrik Sundstrom sets an NHL playoff record scoring eight points - three goals and five assists - in a 10-4 rout of Washington in the Stanley Cup quarterfinals.

1990 - NFL Draft: University of Illinois quarterback Jeff George first pick by Indianapolis Colts.

1993 - The Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils extends their NHL playoff record to 14 straight wins.

1994 - Shannon Miller wins the women's all-around title for the second straight year at the World Gymnastics Championships in Brisbane, Australia.

1994 - American figure skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500.

1994 - Michael Moorer outpoints Evander Holyfield to win the IBF and WBA titles and become the first left-handed heavyweight champion.

1995 - George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas.

1995 - NFL Draft: Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter first pick by Cincinnati Bengals.

2003 - Minnesota and Vancouver become the first teams since 2000 to come back from 3-1 series deficits and win. The Wild take Game 7 in Colorado on Andrew Brunette's overtime goal for a 3-2 win. The Canucks oust St. Louis with a 4-1 win.

2003 - Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game.

2006 - New Jersey scores a playoff-record five power-play goals in its 6-1 win over New York.

2006 - In Berlin, Germany, Wladimir Klitschko stops Chris Byrd in the seventh round of a one-sided fight to gain the IBF heavyweight title.

2007 - The Boston Red Sox tie a major league record by hitting four straight home runs in a 7-6 win over the New York Yankees. Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek connect in a span of 10 pitches during the third inning against Chase Wright.

2008 - John Smoltz of Atlanta becomes the 16th pitcher in major league history to reach the 3,000-strikeout plateau in the Braves' 6-0 loss to Washington.

2010 - NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford first pick by St. Louis Rams.

2013 - Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League.

2014 - Albert Pujols becomes the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2.


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