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