On this date: 1920 — Red Sox owner sells Babe Ruth to Yankees for $125,000
1920 — Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells pitcher-outfielder Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 plus a $350,000 loan. The loan is used to turn the play "No, No, Nannette" into a hit.
1931 — Nels Stewart of the Montreal Maroons scores two goals 4 seconds apart in the third period of a 5-3 victory over the Boston Bruins.
1973 — A 12-member group headed by George Steinbrenner buys the New York Yankees from the Columbia Broadcasting System for $10 million.
1991 — Wayne Gretzky scores three goals, including his 700th, as the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Islanders 6-3.
1993 — The Buffalo Bills stage pro football's biggest comeback to beat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in the first round of the NFL playoffs.
1995 — Nebraska, the fourth team to finish 13-0 in Division I-A football history, wins its first national football title since 1971 as the Cornhuskers are the overwhelming choice in The Associated Press poll.
1998 — Michigan wins its first national championship since 1948 as the Wolverines are officially declared No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll. The coaches poll jumps Nebraska to the No. 1 spot, creating a split national championship for the third time in the 1990s.
1999 — Brian Bellows of the Washington Capitals has a goal and an assist, including the 1,000th point of his NHL career, to lead Washington past Toronto 5-2.
2003 — Ohio State completes an unlikely, unbeaten run to their its national title in 34 years with a 31-24 double-overtime win over Miami at the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes' upset ends the Hurricanes' bid for a second straight title and their winning streak at 34.
2007 — No. 4 LSU helps give the Sugar Bowl an emphatic return to New Orleans with a 41-14 rout of No. 11 Notre Dame. The loss gives the Fighting Irish a record nine straight bowl losses, breaking a tie with South Carolina and West Virginia.