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Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

On this date: 1950 Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins U.S. Women's Open by 8 shots


Associated Press

March 19

1950 Babe Didrikson Zaharias shoots a record 298 and beats Clair Doran by eight strokes to capture the U.S. Women's Open.

1950 The Rochester Royals close out the season with their 15th consecutive win, 97-66 over the Baltimore Bullets, setting an NBA record for the most consecutive wins at the end of a season.

1955 San Francisco wins the NCAA basketball championship with a 77-63 victory over La Salle.

1955 Dick Ricketts and Si Green combine for 56 points to lead Duquesne to a 70-58 triumph over Dayton in the NIT championship.

1956 The Minneapolis Lakers post a 133-75 victory over the St. Louis Hawks for the biggest rout in NBA playoff history.

1960 Ohio State wins the NCAA basketball title with a 75-55 victory against California.

1960 Mach Herndon's 26 points leads Bradley to a 88-72 triumph over Providence for the NIT title. Lenny Wilkens scores 25 points for the Friars.

1966 Texas Western wins the NCAA basketball championship with a 72-65 triumph over Kentucky.

1966 Brigham Young beats New York University 97-84 for the NIT championship.

1972 The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women holds its first basketball championship and Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48.

1972 The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 162-99 for the most lopsided victory in NBA history.

1994 Hartford's Brian Propp reaches the 1,000-point mark with a goal in a 5-3 win over Philadelphia.

1998 The U.S. women's soccer team sustains the worst loss in its 13-year history, falling 4-1 to reigning World Cup champion Norway in the Algarve Cup.

2004 Tara Kirk of Stanford sets a world record in the 100-meter breaststroke during the second day of the NCAA Women's Swimming Championships. Kirk finishes in 1:04.79, becoming the first woman to swim under 1:05 in the event.

2006 Tennessee's Candace Parker is the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game, jamming one-handed on a breakaway 6:12 into the second-seeded Lady Vols' 102-54 victory against an Army team making its NCAA tournament debut.

2008 The Toronto Raptors post a 96-54 victory over the Heat. Miami's total ties the third-lowest mark in NBA history since the league began using a shot clock in the 1954-55 season.

2009 The Cleveland Cavaliers commit only two turnovers, tying an NBA record and setting a franchise mark for fewest in a game, during a 97-92 overtime win over Portland. Cleveland matches the record set by Milwaukee against Indiana on April 1, 2006.

2009 Alex Ovechkin scores his NHL-leading 50th goal to become Washington's first three-time 50-goal scorer, and adds two assists in the Capitals' 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay.