On this date: 1983 North Carolina State edges Houston for NCAA title, 54-52
1937 Byron Nelson finishes at 283 to win the Masters by two strokes over Ralph Guldahl.
1938 Henry Picard beats Ralph Guldahl and Harry Cooper by two strokes to capture the Masters.
1983 Lorenzo Charles scores on a dunk after Derek Whittenburg's 35-foot desperation shot falls short to give North Carolina State a 54-52 triumph over Houston in the NCAA championship.
1986 Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky breaks his own NHL single-season points record with three assists to increase his total to 214. He scored 212 points in 1981-82.
1987 New York's Denis Potvin, the highest-scoring defenseman in NHL history, scores his 1,000th point.
1988 Danny Manning scores 31 points and grabs 18 rebounds as Kansas wins its second NCAA championship with an 83-79 victory over Oklahoma.
1993 Sheryl Swoopes shatters the women's championship game record by scoring 47 points to lead Texas Tech to an 84-82 victory over Ohio State.
1993 Mario Andretti, 53, wins the Valvoline 200 in Phoenix to become the oldest driver to win an Indy car race and the first driver to win a race in four different decades.
1994 Arkansas wins its first men's national championship with a 76-72 victory over Duke, depriving the Blue Devils of a third title in four years.
1998 Mark McGwire ties Willie Mays' National League record by hitting a home run in each of his first four games. McGwire launches a towering three-run shot in the sixth inning of an 8-6 victory over the San Diego
2001 Hideo Nomo becomes the fourth pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter in both leagues in Boston's 3-0 victory over Baltimore. Nomo joins Cy Young, Jim Bunning and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers to accomplish the feat.
2003 Toronto's Lenny Wilkens sets the NBA record for most career losses when the Raptors lose to the Spurs 124-98. Wilkens, in his 30th year as an NBA coach, was already the winningest coach in league history with 1,292 victories.
2003 Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs becomes the 18th player to hit 500 career homers, connecting for a solo shot in a 10-9 loss to Cincinnati.
2005 Dmitri Young becomes the third player to hit three homers on opening day to lead Detroit over the Kansas City Royals 11-2.
2005 North Carolina defeats Illinois to win the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship. Sean May has 26 points and the Tar Heels don't allow a basket over the final 2½ minutes to defeat Illinois 75-70.