On this date: 2005 — The New England Patriots win their third Super Bowl in four years
1943 — Montreal's Ray Getliffe scores five goals to lead the Canadiens to an 8-3 triumph over the Boston Bruins.
1958 — Ted Williams signs a contract with the Boston Red Sox for $135,000, making him the highest-paid player in major league history.
1967 — Muhammad Ali successfully defends his world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Ernest Terrell in the Houston Astrodome.
1970 — The NBA expands to 18 teams with the addition of franchises in Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston and Portland.
1973 — The West beat the East, 123-111, in the ABA All-Star Game held in Salt Lake City. Willie Wise of the Utah Stars leads all scorers with 26. Denver's Warren Jabali wins the MVP after leading the West to a second-half comeback, scoring 12 of his 16 points in the third quarter.
1983 — Green Bay's John Jefferson catches a touchdown pass from Dallas' Danny White with 31 seconds remaining to give the NFC a 20-19 win over the AFC in the Pro Bowl.
1985 — Seventeen-year-old Dianne Roffe becomes the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal in a World Alpine Ski Championship race, capturing the giant slalom in 2:18.53.
1990 — Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues scores his 50th goal of the season, making him and his Hall of Famer father, Bobby Hull, the only father-son combination in NHL history to reach that milestone.
1993 — Mike Gartner, a late addition to the NHL All-Star game, scores four goals to lead the Wales Conference to a record 16-6 rout of the Campbell Conference.
1994 — The NFC forces six turnovers and holds onto the ball for 38 minutes en route to a 17-3 win over the AFC in the Pro Bowl.
2000 — Randy Moss sets records with nine catches for 212 yards, and Mike Alstott scores three touchdowns in the NFC's 51-31 victory over the AFC, the highest-scoring Pro Bowl.
2000 — Pavel Bure records the 11th hat trick in All-Star history and goalie Olaf Kolzig plays a shutout third period as the World team routs North America 9-4 in the NHL's 50th All-Star game.
2005 — The New England Patriots win their third Super Bowl in four years, 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles. It's their ninth straight postseason victory, equaling Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers.