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Posted on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On this date: 1963 Jack Nicklaus, at 23, becomes youngest golfer to win the Masters


Associated Press

April 7

1940 Jimmy Demaret wins the Masters with a four-stroke triumph over Lloyd Mangrum.

1946 Herman Keiser edges Ben Hogan by one stroke to win the Masters.

1951 Ben Hogan wins the Masters by two strokes over Robert Riegel.

1956 Joe Graboski scores 29 points and Paul Arizin 26 as the Philadelphia Warriors beat the Fort Wayne Pistons 99-88 to win the NBA championship in five games.

1963 Jack Nicklaus, at 23, becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters, beating Tony Lema by a stroke.

1985 New Jersey's Herschel Walker rushes for a USFL-record 233 yards in leading the Generals to a 31-25 victory over the Houston Gamblers. Walker also breaks his own USFL record for the longest run from scrimmage by going 89 yards on his second carry of the game.

1993 The Ottawa Senators break the NHL record of 37 straight road losses, set by the 1974-75 Washington Capitals, with a 7-3 defeat in Hartford.

1996 Dave Andreychuk scores a goal for his 1,000th career point as the New Jersey Devils post a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

1998 Al MacInnis has a goal and an assist in St. Louis' 5-3 loss at Detroit to become the sixth defenseman in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points.

2003 Syracuse wins the NCAA tournament with an 81-78 victory over Kansas. Freshman Carmelo Anthony, fighting off a bad back, finishes with 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Gerry McNamara hits six 3-pointers in the first half and finishes with 18 points.

2007 Michigan State beats favored Boston College 3-1 for its first NCAA hockey title in 21 years.

2007 Dany Heatley's 50th goal of the season gives Ottawa a 6-3 win over Boston. Heatley is the first player with consecutive seasons of at least 50 goals since Pavel Bure did it with Florida in 2001 and 2002.

2007 Vince Carter and Jason Kidd are the first teammates with triple-doubles in the same game since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1989. Carter matches his season high with 46 points, adds a career-best 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Kidd ties a career high with 16 rebounds, equals his season high with 18 assists and adds a late free throw for 10 points to lead New Jersey to a 120-114 overtime win over Washington.

2008 Mario Chalmers hits a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to push the game into overtime, and Kansas grinds it out from there for a 75-68 victory over Memphis in the men's NCAA basketball title game.

2009 Tina Charles scores 25 points and grabs 19 rebounds as Connecticut routs Louisville 76-54 to capture its sixth women's basketball title. UConn (39-0) wins every one of its 39 games by double digits, a first in college basketball.