On this date: 1984 — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the NBA's top career scorer
1915 — Jess Willard beats Jack Johnson in the 26th round to win the world heavyweight boxing title in Havana.
1927 — Johnny Weissmuller breaks his own 200-meter freestyle record by 7 seconds, finishing in 2 minutes, 8 seconds. He also lowers his own record in the 100-yard freestyle to 51 seconds, a mark that stands for 17 years.
1952 — Henry Wittenberg wins the 191-pound AAU wrestling title for the eighth time. Wittenberg won over 350 bouts in 13 years, including a gold medal in the 1948 Olympics.
1959 — Art Wall birdies five of the last six holes to cap a final-round 66 and edge Fred Hawkins by one stroke to win the Masters.
1967 — Wilt Chamberlain sets an NBA record with 41 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-104 victory over the Boston Celtics and a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Division playoffs.
1972 — For the first time in history, Major League Baseball fails to open because of a general player strike, which started April 1 and would be settled April 13.
1984 — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hits a sky hook with 8:53 left to play in the Los Angeles Lakers' 129-115 victory over the Utah Jazz to become the NBA's top career scorer. Wilt Chamberlain, with 31,419 points, held the record since his retirement in 1973.
1992 — Stanford, led by junior guard Molly Goodenbour, wins its second women's basketball championship with a 78-62 victory over Western Kentucky.
1993 — Donald Williams scores 25 points to lead North Carolina to a 77-71 win over Michigan in the NCAA championship.
1997 — Bruce Baumgartner wins a record eighth World Cup wrestling gold medal, beating David Musolbes 2-1 in overtime at 275.5 pounds as the United States routs Russia 25-7.
2002 — New Jersey's Martin Brodeur becomes the first goalie in NHL history to post six straight 35-win seasons after stopping 14 shots in a 3-1 win over Atlanta.
2004 — Led by 24 points from Emeka Okafor and 21 from Ben Gordon, the Connecticut Huskies outclass Georgia Tech 82-73 to win the men's national championship.
2006 — New Jersey reaches 40 wins for the ninth straight season after beating Pittsburgh 6-4. The Devils join Montreal and Boston as the only NHL franchises to accomplish the feat.
2008 — The Boston Celtics set an NBA record for biggest single-season turnaround with a 101-78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. The Celtics improve to 61-15, 37 more wins than last season.
2008 — Memphis beats UCLA 78-63 in the NCAA men's semifinals to become, at 38-1, the winningest team ever in a single season. Kansas' Brandon Rush scores 25 points as the Jayhawks stun North Carolina 84-66 in the second semifinal.
2009 — Brittany Lincicome sinks a 6-foot eagle putt on No. 18 to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship, capturing her first victory in a major.