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Posted on: Friday, November 20, 2009

On this date: 1997 A.C. Green breaks the NBA record for consecutive games played


Associated Press

Nov. 20

1934 Busher Jackson scores four third-period goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Eagles.

1960 Jerry Norton of St. Louis intercepts four passes to lead the Cardinals to a 26-14 victory over the Washington Redskins.

1977 Walter Payton rushes for an NFL record 275 yards as the Chicago Bears edge the Minnesota Vikings 10-7.

1983 Seattle's Dave Krieg passes for 418 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Seahawks to a 27-19 victory over the Denver Broncos.

1983 Steve Bartkowski throws a 42-yard desperation pass that is deflected at the 5-yard line to Billy Johnson, who then fights his way into the end zone to give the Atlanta Falcons a 28-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

1993 Hayden Fry wins his 200th game as Iowa beats Minnesota 21-3.

1994 Tisha Venturini scores twice and Angela Kelly, Sarah Dacey and Robin Confer add goals as North Carolina beats Notre Dame 5-0 for its ninth consecutive NCAA women's soccer championship.

1997 A.C. Green breaks the NBA record for consecutive games, making his 907th straight appearance in the Dallas Mavericks' 101-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Green surpasses Randy Smith's mark of 906 set from 1972-83.

1999 TCU's LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for an NCAA Division I record 406 yards on 43 carries with six touchdowns in a 52-24 victory over UTEP.

2001 Ball State beats No. 3 UCLA 91-73 in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational, just one day after knocking off No. 4 Kansas in the opening round.

2004 Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma ties the NCAA record for most 100-yard rushing games by a freshman with his 10th in the Sooners' 35-0 win over Baylor. Peterson rushes for 240 yards on 32 carries, with three TDs.

2005 Annika Sorenstam closes another spectacular year with her 10th LPGA Tour victory, holding off Liselotte Neumann at the ADT Championship by two strokes.

2005 The New York Giants become the third NFL team in history with 600 victories, behind Chicago (667) and Green Bay (638), after a 27-17 win over Philadelphia.