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Posted on December 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 7:06 AM

Dec. 28

1944 — Maurice Richard has five goals and three assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 9-1 rout of the Detroit Red Wings.

1947 — The Chicago Cardinals behind Elmer Angsman's two 70-yard scores and Charlie Trippi's 44-yard TD run and 75-yard punt return beat the Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 for the NFL title on a frozen Comiskey Park field.

1952 — Doak Walker's 67-yard third-quarter touchdown run leads the Detroit Lions to a 17-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns for the NFL championship.

1954 — Tony Trabert and Vic Seixas give the United States a 3-2 victory over Australia for the Davis Cup.

1958 — Alan Ameche's 1-yard touchdown run at 8:15 of overtime gives the Baltimore Colts a 23-17 victory over the New York Giants, the first overtime game in NFL championship history. With a national television audience watching, this game is believed to have made the NFL a challenger to baseball as the national pastime.

1968 — Arthur Ashe leads the United States to its first Davis Cup title since 1963 with a 4-1 victory over Australia.

1988 — Division II Alaska-Anchorage, behind Michael Johnson's 20 points, pulls the biggest surprise of the college basketball season by stunning No. 2 Michigan 70-66 in the opening round of the Utah Classic.

2000 — Robby Portalatin becomes the fourth bowler to roll a 900 series according to the American Bowling Congress. Portalatin, a 28-year-old working for an auto parts company, accomplishes the feat at Airport Lanes in Jackson, Mich.

2003 — Jamal Lewis becomes the fifth player in NFL history to run for 2,000 yards in a season. He gained 114 yards on 27 carries in Baltimore's 13-10 overtime victory against Pittsburgh, finishing the year with 2,066 yards — second-most in NFL history.

2003 — San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for a career-high 243 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-14 win over Oakland. Tomlinson also becomes the first halfback in NFL history to catch 100 passes.

2003 — Kansas City's Priest Holmes sets an NFL record with his 27th touchdown of the season when he scored twice in a 31-3 victory over Chicago.

2008 — The Detroit Lions lose to the Green Bay Packers 31-21, making them the first team to go winless through a 16-game season. Green Bay's Donald Driver (111) and Greg Jennings (101) each have 100 yards receiving. Combined with Ryan Grant and DeShawn Wynn's 106-yard rushing days, it is the first time in league history a team has a pair of 100-yard rushers and 100-yard receivers in a single game.

2008 — The New England Patriots become the NFL's first team with an 11-5 record to miss the playoffs since Denver in 1985 and the first since the NFL expanded to six playoff teams per conference in 1990.

2008 — The Cleveland Browns lose to Pittsburgh 31-0, setting an NFL record by failing to score a touchdown for six straight games.

2010 — Sidney Crosby extends his point streak to 25 games with a power-play goal in the first period of Pittsburgh's 6-3 win against Atlanta. The Penguins' captain adds another goal in the first period, to give him 32 this season. Crosby's streak ties him with four others who also had 25-game streaks.

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