On this date: 1971 — Joe Frazier decisions Muhammad Ali for world heavyweight title
1958 — Silky Sullivan, ridden by Bill Shoemaker, wins the Santa Anita Derby by three lengths after trailing by 40 early in the race and by 20 entering the final turn.
1971 — Joe Frazier wins the world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Muhammad Ali.
1988 — Julie Krone becomes the winningest female jockey in racing history when she wins the 1,205th race of her career riding a filly named Squawter in the ninth race at Aqueduct Racetrack.
1990 — Kurt Browning becomes the first Canadian to defend a title in the World Figure Skating Championships as he edges early leader Viktor Petrenko of the Soviet Union.
1992 — Ray Floyd, 49, holds off Fred Couples for a two-stroke victory in the Doral Open and joins Sam Snead as the only men to win PGA Tour titles in four decades.
1997 — In the World Indoor Championship in Paris, Kevin Little becomes the first white American sprinter in 41 years to win a major international competition, matching the U.S. 200 record of 20.40 seconds.
2004 — Air Force punctuates a record-setting season when it moves into The Associated Press men's basketball Top 25 for the first time in the program's 48-year history. Air Force (22-5) has a team record for wins, five more than previous record in 1957-58.
2005 — Oakland (Mich.) upsets top-seeded Oral Roberts 61-60 to win the Mid-Continent Conference tournament and an automatic bid to the NCAAs. It's the fourth straight season a team with a losing record has made the men's NCAA tournament.
2008 — At age 60, Saoul Mamby loses a unanimous 10-round decision to Anthony Osbourne in Grand Cayman. Mamby, a former super lightweight champion, becomes the oldest boxer in a sanctioned fight.
2008 — Kevin Garnett scores 17 points to reach the 20,000-point plateau in Boston's 119-89 victory over Memphis.
2008 — Lindsey Vonn wins her 10th career World Cup downhill to break the U.S. record held by Picabo Street and Daron Rahlves. Vonn wins her fifth downhill of the season in 1:23.57 on the 1.4-mile Crans-Montana course in Switzerland.