On This Day

Events in Sport on November 25

  • 1908 Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds
  • 1911 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: UT Blues win 3rd straight title; beat Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
  • 1911 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Melbourne: 1907 Wimbledon champion Norman Brookes of Australia beats countryman Horace Rice 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
  • 1930 Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
  • 1941 Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player manager
  • 1944 32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6

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1949 Ted Williams wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1950 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts claim 9th title; shutout Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • 1951 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
  • 1951 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • 1951 Cleveland halfback Dub Jones ties the NFL record for most touchdowns in a game crossing for 6 in Browns 42-21 win v Chicago Bears at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1952 Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (1-11) beating the Bears 27-23
  • 1953 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3

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1961 NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1966 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1969 KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year

  • 1970 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1971 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
  • 1973 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Vancouver: Ottawa Rough Riders 8th Championship; defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18

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1976 O.J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1979 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Edmonton Eskimos retain Championship; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 17-9; Eskimos shut out of MVP and MV Canadian awards

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1979 Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that lasts 22 years and becomes one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall

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1980 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1980 Sugar Ray Leonard regains WBC welterweight boxing crown when Roberto Durán quits in the 8th round of infamous “no mas” fight at the Superdome, New Orleans
  • 1981 Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1985 Chicago White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillén is named AL Rookie of Year
  • 1987 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England in 1st Test at Lahore; best figures by a Pakistani, and by any bowler against England
  • 1988 US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
  • 1988 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham
  • 1989 David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA
  • 1990 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Winnipeg Blue Bombers' 10th Championship: beat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11; Winnipeg's 28 points in 3rd quarter is Grey Cup record
  • 1990 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs
  • 2000 12th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 40-12
  • 2000 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Las Vegas, Nevada: Lindsay Davenport beats Conchita Martínez of Spain 6-1, 6-2 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 5-0) and record extending 17th title
  • 2001 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Calgary Stampeders claim their 5th Championship in team history; beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19
  • 2007 CFL Grey Cup, Rogers Center, Toronto: Saskatchewan Roughriders win 3rd title; defeat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 23-19
  • 2012 100th CFL Grey Cup, Rogers Center, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts defeat Calgary Stampeders, 35-22; Argos owner David Braley first team boss to win back-to-back Grey Cups with 2 different teams (also 2011 champion BC Lions

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2012 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 4th in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to claim his 3rd consecutive F1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Fernando Alonso

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

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2014 Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

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2018 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to claim his 5th Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 88 points from Sebastian Vettel; Mercedes' 5th straight Constructors title

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • 2018 Davis Cup Tennis, Lille: Marin Čilić beats Frenchman Lucas Pouille 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 to wrap up the final for Croatia, 3-1
  • 2018 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta: Calgary Stampeders beat Ottawa RedBlacks, 27-16; in Calgary's 8th Cup win Terry Williams scores a record 97-yard punt-return touchdown
  • 2018 LA Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers sets NFL single-game record, completing 25-straight passes in 45-10 win v Arizona Cardinals; Mark Brunell & David Carr previously share record (22); also sets NFL record for best single-game completion % (96.6)
  • 2019 Baltimore's 2nd-year quarterback Lamar Jackson becomes first QB in NFL history to throw for 3,000 passing yards and rush for 1,500 yards in his first 2 NFL seasons as the Ravens beat LA Rams, 45-6