On This Day

Events in Sport on March 14

  • 1874 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Oxford University beats Royal Engineers, 2-0
  • 1899 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks beat Queens University, 6-2 to clinch trophy for CAHL
  • 1903 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, Ontario: Ottawa HC beats Rat Portage Thisles, 4-2 for a 2-0 challenge series sweep
  • 1908 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Toronto Professionals, 6-4
  • 1936 Wales beats Ireland, 3-0 in Cardiff to clinch the Home Nations Rugby Championship with a 2-1-0 record

Baseball Record

1954 Milwaukee Braves future home run king Hank Aaron homers in his debut exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox

Golf Tournament

1954 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her second Titleholders title by 7 strokes from Patty Berg

Contract of Interest

1956 50-year-old baseball pitching star Satchel Paige signs a contract to play for and manage the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro National League

NBA Record

1960 Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA playoff record of 53 points in Warriors' 132-112 win over Syracuse Nationals at Philadelphia Civic Center

  • 1961 Former New York Yankees general manager George Weiss becomes first President of New York Mets after MLB expansion franchise formed

NHL Record

1962 Red Wings' forward Gordie Howe becomes second player in NHL history to score 500 career goals in Detroit's 3-2 loss to NY Rangers

  • 1967 1967 NFL Draft: Michigan State defensive end Bubba Smith first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • 1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes first female jockey to win at Aqueduct Racetrack, NYC aboard 2-year-old bay Bravy Galaxy at 13 to 1
  • 1969 West Indies cricket batsman Seymour Nurse scores career high 258 in his last Test innings in 3rd Test win over NZ at Christchurch

Australian Men's Tennis Open

1971 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall of Australia beats American defending champion Arthur Ashe 6-1, 7-5, 6-3; first man to win an Open era Grand Slam singles title without dropping a set

  • 1972 NBA's Cincinnati Royals, plagued by poor home attendance, announce they are moving franchise to Kansas City

Sports History

1976 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race

  • 1978 NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
  • 1980 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
  • 1980 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
  • 1981 NCAA St Joseph's upsets top seed DePaul 49-48
  • 1982 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
  • 1987 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt

Sports History

1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl

  • 1991 Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)

Sports History

1991 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN)

Sports History

1992 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape

  • 1993 Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
  • 1993 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
  • 1993 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
  • 1993 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70
  • 1996 Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
  • 1997 Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
  • 2004 51st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats #5 Duke, 95-87
  • 2004 45th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 89-73
  • 2009 Canterbury winger Hazem El Masri becomes highest point scorer in Australian Rugby League history; 33rd minute penalty in Bulldogs' 34-12 win over Manly at ANZ Stadium, Sydney takes him to 2,178; Andrew Johns, 2,176
  • 2010 57th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 65-61
  • 2010 51st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 75-74 (OT)
  • 2015 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Notre Dame beats North Carolina, 90-82
  • 2015 36th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Xavier, 69-52
  • 2017 World's oldest golf club Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for 1st time in 273 years
  • 2021 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Justin Thomas edges Lee Westwood of England by 1 stroke; Thomas wins $2.7m winner's share of the $15m purse
  • 2022 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Australian Cameron Smith wins $3.6m, biggest individual event purse in golf history; beats Anirban Lahiri of India by 1 stroke