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Posted on: Thursday, March 11, 2010

On this date: 1991 Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as No. 1 ends


Associated Press

March 11

1922 Cornell wins the first IC4A indoor track meet held at the 2nd Regiment Armory in New York.

1979 St. John's and Penn post two of the biggest upsets ever in the NCAA tournament in the second round of the East regional in Raleigh, N.C. St. John's, the 40th and last team selected, beats No. 2 seed Duke 80-78, and Penn comes from behind to beat No. 1 seed North Carolina 72-71.

1979 In the first period of a game between Los Angeles and Philadelphia, 372 penalty minutes are handed out. Randy Holt of the Kings is hit with nine penalties for a total of 67 minutes in the period (one minor, three majors, two 10-minute misconducts and three game misconducts). Marcel Dionne of the Kings scores his 50th goal of the season in the 6-3 loss to the Flyers.

1991 Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as the No. 1 women's tennis player ends when she is replaced by Monica Seles.

2001 Jana Kostelic, Croatia's 19-year-old skiing sensation, becomes the second youngest woman to win the overall World Cup title when she finishes 21st in a race in Are, Sweden.

2003 The longest winning streak in women's Division I history ends at 70 games when No. 18 Villanova hands No. 1 Connecticut its first loss since the end of the 2001 season, 52-48 for the championship of the Big East Conference tournament.

2007 Chris Simon of the New York Islanders is suspended for an NHL-record 25 games, missing the rest of the regular season and playoffs as punishment for his two-handed stick attack to the face of Ryan Hollweg.

2009 Mike Singletary leads Texas Tech to the biggest rally in Big 12 tournament history, scoring all 29 of Texas Tech's points during a second-half surge that pushes the Red Raiders to a 88-83 win against the Aggies. The Red Raiders erase a 21-point deficit. Singletary, who outscored A&M 29-18 to give Tech the lead for the first time, finishes with 43 points.

2009 Wesley Matthews scores 20 points and Marquette snaps a four-game losing streak by holding St. John's to a Big East tournament-record 10 points in the first half on the way to a 74-45 victory.