On This Day

Events in Sport on March 11

  • 1863 25th Grand National: George Stevens wins his 2nd GN aboard 4/1 Emblem; winning mare's full sister Emblematic wins the following year
  • 1876 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers and Old Estonians draw, 1-1; Wanderers win replay, 3-0 for 3rd title
  • 1892 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachusetts)
  • 1901 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • 1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
  • 1905 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Rat Portage Thisles, 5-4 for 2-1 challenge series victory
  • 1910 Jack Hobbs scores 187 vs South Africa, his 1st international test hundred only to get out hit wicket
  • 1912 First Stanley Cup challenge game to be played in three 20-minute periods (formerly 30-minute halves), Quebec beats Moncton, 9-3 on way to series sweep
  • 1917 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
  • 1924 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games

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1941 Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1956 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her 3rd Titleholders title by 1 stroke from Patty Berg

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1961 Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & Maple Leafs (20 each)
  • 1967 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
  • 1972 19th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 73-64
  • 1979 Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game

  • 1980 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
  • 1981 Johnny Mize and Rube Foster are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1982 Detroit Pistons play the Chicago Bulls, with final score of Detroit 152 to Chicago 144 and Detroit having 20 blocked shots

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1983 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki, Finland won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)

Ice Dancer Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer
Christopher Dean
Ice Dancer Jayne Torvill
Ice Dancer
Jayne Torvill

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1983 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

Figure Skater Scott Hamilton
Figure Skater
Scott Hamilton
  • 1984 31st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62

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1986 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1986 NFL adopts instant replay rule
  • 1990 37th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #14 Georgia Tech beats Virginia, 70-61
  • 1990 31st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Ole Miss, 70-51
  • 1990 11th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Syracuse, 78-75
  • 1991 John Smith, US amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award

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1991 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1993 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
  • 1997 San Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
  • 2000 21st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Connecticut, 80-70
  • 2001 48th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #6 North Carolina, 79-53
  • 2001 42nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Ole Miss, 77-55
  • 2006 27th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Pittsburgh, 65-61
  • 2007 54th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #8 North Carolina beats NC State, 89-80
  • 2007 48th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Arkansas, 77-56
  • 2012 59th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #17 Florida State beats #4 North Carolina, 85-82
  • 2012 53rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Vanderbilt beats Kentucky, 71-64

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2013 Laureus World Sports Awards, Municipal Theater, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Missy Franklin; Team: FC Bayern Munich

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2017 England retains the Six Nations Rugby Championship with 61-21 win over Scotland at Twickenham; England's 11th consecutive Six Nations win and equals NZ's record of 18 consecutive international wins
  • 2020 NBA suspends 2019-20 season until further notice after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tests positive for COVID-19