AP Sportlight

March 24, 2018 - 9:28 am

March 25

1934 — Horton Smith wins the first Masters by one stroke over Craig Wood.

1947 — Holy Cross, led by George Kaftan, beats Oklahoma 58-47 for the NCAA basketball championship.

1958 — Sugar Ray Robinson regains the middleweight title for a record fifth time with a 15-round decision over Carmen Basilio.

1961 — Cincinnati ends Ohio State's 32-game winning streak with a 70-65 win in the NCAA championship. In the third-place game, St. Joseph's beats Utah 127-120 in quadruple overtime.

1967 — UCLA, led by sophomore Lew Alcindor's 20 points, beats Dayton 79-64 for the NCAA title.

1972 — Bill Walton scores 24 points to lead UCLA to an 81-76 victory over Florida State and the NCAA crown. The Bruins finish with a 30-0 record.

1972 — Maryland defeats Niagara 100-69 for the NIT championship, becoming the first team to score 100 points in the tournament final.

1974 — N.C. State beats Marquette 76-64 to capture the NCAA title. This is the final year that only conference champions and independents could participate in the tournament.

1995 — Mike Tyson is released from a Plainfield, Ind., prison after serving three years for rape.

2006 — Kimmie Meissner, a 16-year-old American, soars to figure skating's world title. U.S. champion Sasha Cohen falls apart again in the free skate, winding up third overall behind Japan's Fumie Suguri.

2007 — Cullen Jones becomes the rare black swimmer to claim a world championship, teaming with Michael Phelps, Neil Walker and Jason Lezak on a U.S. squad that wins the 400-meter freestyle relay in Melbourne, Australia.

2008 — Tennessee gives coach Pat Summitt her 100th NCAA tournament win, a 78-52 rout of host Purdue. The win sends the Lady Vols to the NCAA regional semifinals.

2011 — The Southwest Regional is the first in NCAA men's basketball history with three double-digit seeded teams in the semifinals — No. 10 Florida State, No. 11 Virginia Commonwealth, No. 12 Richmond.

2012 — In the NBA's first quadruple-overtime game since 1997, the Atlanta Hawks beat Utah 139-133. The four overtimes tie for the third-longest game in NBA history.

2017 — Arrogate captures the $10 million Dubai World Cup, coming from last place to win by 2 1/4 lengths. In the world's second-richest horse race, Arrogate, ridden by Mike Smith, beats Gun Runner and Neolithic in a 1-2-3 finish for the U.S.

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