Events in Sport on November 24

  • 1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
  • 1934 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials win their first Championship with a 20-12 win over Regina Roughriders
  • 1938 National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
  • 1949 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
  • 1951 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Ottawa Rough Riders claim their 4th Championship with 21-14 win over Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • 1953 Los Angeles Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954; signs 23 one year agreements until 1976
  • 1956 Americans go 1-2 in the men's 100m final at the Melbourne Olympics; Bobby Morrow and Thane Baker both record hand-timed 10.50s but automatic timing gives gold medal to Morrow
  • 1956 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos make it 3rd consecutive Championships; defeat Montreal Alouettes for 3rd straight year, 50-27
  • 1956 Glenn Davis leads an American trifecta in the men's 400m hurdles at the Melbourne Olympics; hurdles Olympic record equalling 50.1s to beat teammates Eddie Southern and Joshua Culbreath

Sports History

1957 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

NBA Record

1960 Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain pulls down NBA record 55 rebounds in Warriors 132-129 defeat to Boston Celtics at Philadelphia Civic Center

  • 1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1964 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
  • 1970 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
  • 1971 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year

Sports History

1974 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

  • 1974 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Montreal Alouettes defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7 on a slick, wet field
  • 1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak

Sports History

1976 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award

  • 1977 Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns in a 55-14 win over Cardinals in St. Louis
  • 1979 Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders

Sports History

1982 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

  • 1983 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson for the West Indies vs India in Bombay
  • 1985 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: BC Lions defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24; final CFL game played with 25-yard long endzone
  • 1986 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana

Sports History

1989 Sachin Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty aged 16 years 214 days, a record

  • 1991 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21

Grey Cup

1991 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Toronto Argonauts defeat Calgary Stampeders, 36-21; Argos under new ownership of LA Kings owner Bruce McNall, hockey player Wayne Gretzky and actor John Candy

Sports History

1991 Monica Seles sets female tennis record, winning prize money of $2,457,758 in a year

  • 1991 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0 to win her 2nd straight WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sports History

1996 American Pete Sampras wins his 3rd ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a classic 3–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4 victory over defending champion Boris Becker in Hanover, Germany

Grey Cup

1996 CFL Grey Cup, Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton: MVP Doug Flutie leads Toronto Argonauts to 13th title; beat Edmonton Eskimos, 43-37

Sports History

1996 German tennis star Steffi Graf retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 4–6, 6–0 win over Martina Hingis at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • 1996 Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup
  • 1996 Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore
  • 2002 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Montreal Alouettes beat Edmonton Eskimos, 25-16; Don Matthews' 5th Grey Cup title as a head coach
  • 2007 72nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-10 in Auburn
  • 2012 77th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 49-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2012 The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled
  • 2013 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Saskatchewan Roughriders win 4th title; defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23; Roughriders running back Kory Sheets MVP, sets Grey Cup record rushing for 197 yards with 2 TDs

Sports History

2013 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers Championship

  • 2018 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Antigua: Ashleigh Gardner with 33 from 26 balls and 3 for 22 leads Australia (106/2) to 4th T20 WC; beat England (105)

Davis Cup

2019 Davis Cup Tennis, Madrid: Rafael Nadal beats Denis Shapovalov of Russia 6-3, 7-6 to give Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead and a 6th Cup title; first competition under new week-long format at one venue

  • 2019 New Zealand cricket batsman BJ Watling scores a marathon 205 off 473 balls to lead the home side to an innings and 65 run 1st Test victory over England at Mount Maunganui