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Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On this date: 2007 Tadd Fujikawa youngest in 50 years to make the cut on PGA Tour


Associated Press

Jan. 12

1951 Ezzard Charles knocks out Lee Oma in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the heavyweight title.

1958 Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals sets an NBA record for career points in a 135-109 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Schayes scores 23 points to bring his career mark to 11,770, breaking the record of 11,764 held by George Mikan.

1958 The NCAA rules committee makes the first change in football scoring rules since 1912 by adding the two-point conversion.

1960 Syracuse's Dolph Schayes becomes the first player in NBA history to score 15,000 career points.

1969 New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath "guarantees" a victory before the game against the 17-point favorite Baltimore Colts, then leads the AFL to its first Super Bowl victory, a 16-7 triumph over a Baltimore team that had lost only once in 16 games all season.

1975 The Pittsburgh Steelers totally shut down Minnesota's offense, handing the Vikings their third Super Bowl defeat, 16-6. Franco Harris, the game's MVP, sets a Super Bowl rushing record with 158 yards.

1986 Chicago's Denis Savard ties an NHL record for the fastest goal to start a period by scoring 4 seconds into the third period of the Blackhawks' 4-2 victory over the Hartford Whalers.

1991 Princeton beats Cornell 164-71 in an unusual swimming meet. The schools agree to compete by telephone due to a blizzard making transportation to Ithaca, N.Y., a problem. Both teams swim in their owns pools and the results are exchanged by FAX.

2001 Minnesota defenseman J.J. Daigneault ties an NHL record by playing for his 10th team when he appears in a 5-0 loss to the Avalanche.

2003 Ernie Els gets the PGA Tour off to a record-setting start when he shatters the scoring record in relation to par, closing with a 6-under 67 to finish at 31 under (261) and win the Mercedes Championships by eight strokes.

2007 Tadd Fujikawa, just shy of his 16th birthday, steals the show at the Sony Open. Fujikawa shoots a 4-under 66, making him the youngest player in 50 years to make the cut on the PGA Tour.

2008 Tom Brady completes all but two of his 28 passes to lead New England to its second straight AFC championship game with a 31-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Patriots improve to 17-0, matching the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only team to go unbeaten from the first game of the season through the Super Bowl.

2008 The Green Bay Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks 42-20 to reach the NFC championship game. Ryan Grant recovers from two fumbles that put the Packers down 14-0 after only four minutes. Grant sets a team postseason record by running for 201 yards, and scores three times.

2009 Rickey Henderson, baseball's career leader in runs scored and stolen bases, is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot, and Jim Rice makes it in on his 15th and final try.

2009 Boston sets a club record with 22 points in overtime. Paul Pierce scores nine of his season-high 39 points in the overtime of the 115-109 win over Toronto. The Celtics better the mark set on Jan. 2, 1963, when they outscored the San Francisco Warriors 21-6 in a 135-120 win.