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November 9, 1912 — The side pass is first used as an offensive weapon by Worcester Tech…

November 9

1912 – The side pass is first used as an offensive weapon by Worcester Tech coach William F. Carney. Carney’s team defeats Amherst 14-13.

1946 – Second-ranked Notre Dame battles to a 0-0 tie with the No. 1 Army at Yankee Stadium to snap the Cadets’ 25-game winning streak. The Irish defense holds Army running backs Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis for 79 yards.

1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules 7-2 that baseball is not subject to antitrust laws, now that the game is a sport, not a business.

1972 — John Bucyk of the Boston Bruins scores his 1,000th point with a goal in an 8-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

1984 – Larry Holmes scores a 12th-round technical knockout of Bonecrusher Smith to retain the IBF heavyweight title in Las Vegas. 1989 – The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Seattle SuperSonics 155-154 in five overtimes, tying the second longest game in NBA history. The game is the longest game since the advent of the 24-second clock in 1954.

1991 – San Diego State’s Marshall Faulk returns after missing three games with injury and breaks the NCAA record for touchdowns by a freshman with his 20th in a 42-32 win over the State of Colorado.

1991 – Houston’s Roman Anderson becomes the first player in NCAA history to surpass 400 points with a 32-yard field goal in the Cougars’ 23-14 win over Texas.

1996 – Evander Holyfield submits Mike Tyson 37 seconds into the 11th round to win the WBA heavyweight title in Las Vegas. Holyfield, a 7-1 underdog, becomes the second man to hold a piece of the heavyweight title three times.

2001 — Luc Robitaille of Detroit scores in the first period against Anaheim, becoming the 13th player in NHL history to reach 600 career goals.

2005 — Carolina’s Erik Cole becomes the first player in NHL history to be allowed two shots on goal in a game. He scores on the first, helping the Hurricanes defeat Buffalo 5-3.

2011 – Joe Paterno is fired by the Penn State board of directors after he said he would retire as a coach after the football season ends. Paterno is devastated by the growing furor over the handling of child sexual abuse allegations against assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State Chairman Graham Spanier is also ousted.

2014 – Aaron Rodgers throws six touchdown passes to tie Green Bay’s game record and tie the NFL record for a half in a 55-14 rout of the Chicago Bears. Rodgers tied the NFL mark for TD assists in a half set by Oakland’s Daryle Lamonica in 1969.

2014 – Landon Donovan scores three goals and sets up Robbie Keane’s goal, propelling the LA Galaxy to the Western Conference Finals with a 5-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.

2016 – Golden State makes 17 of 33 three-pointers in a 116-95 blowout from the Dallas Mavericks, with teammates Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green making all four apiece. The Warriors are the first team to have four players making four three-pointers.

2021 — Julia Hawkins, 105, sets a world record by becoming the first woman and the first American of her age to run 100 meters at the senior Olympics in Louisiana.

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