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Compiled PAUL MONTELLA | December 25, 2013 08:23 AM EST | AP


1908 — Jack Johnson becomes the first black man to win the world heavyweight boxing title, with a 14th-round knockout of Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia.

1917 — Toronto's Harry Cameron becomes the first defenseman to score four goals in a game as the Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 7-5.

1943 — Sid Luckman throws five touchdown passes to lead the Chicago Bears to a 41-21 victory over the Washington Redskins for the NFL championship.

1946 — The United States wins the Davis Cup with a 5-0 sweep of Australia, the worst defeat for a defending champion.

1954 — Otto Graham scores three touchdowns and passes for three more to lead the Cleveland Browns to a 56-10 rout of the Detroit Lions for the NFL title.

1955 — The Cleveland Browns intercept six passes, one of which is returned 65 yards for a touchdown by Don Paul, in a 38-14 victory over the Los Angeles Rams for the NFL championship. Otto Graham of the Browns passes for two touchdowns and scores two more.

1960 — The Philadelphia Eagles come from behind twice on a 35-yard pass to Tommy McDonald from Norm Van Brocklin and a 5-yard run by Ted Dean to beat the Green Bay Packers 17-13 for the NFL title.

1964 — Wray Carlton and Jack Kemp each score touchdowns and Pete Gogolak kicks two field goals to give the Buffalo Bills a 20-7 victory over the San Diego Chargers in the AFL championship.

1965 — The Buffalo Bills win their second straight AFL championship with a 27-0 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers are able to get inside Buffalo's 25-yard line only once.

1986 — Center Doug Jarvis of the Hartford Whalers plays his 915th consecutive game, setting an NHL record.

1999 — Mike Vanderjagt's 21-yard field goal with 4 seconds left gives the Indianapolis Colts a 29-28 win over the Cleveland Browns. Indianapolis, which went 3-13 in 1998, makes NFL history by winning 10 more games than they did the previous season.

2001 — Steve Nash scores 27 points and makes a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds remaining in overtime as the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 53-point effort by Tim Duncan and beat the San Antonio Spurs 126-123.

2001 — Colorado's Patrick Roy becomes the first NHL goalie to win 500 games as he records his seventh shutout of the season, a 2-0 win over Dallas.

2004 — Peyton Manning breaks Dan Marino's single-season touchdown pass record when he throws his 48th and 49th of the season, rallying Indianapolis from a 31-16 fourth-quarter deficit to win 34-31 in overtime over San Diego.

2004 — Steve Nash has 18 points and 13 assists to become the first NBA player to register 10 or more assists in 11 consecutive victories as Phoenix beat Toronto 106-94. Magic Johnson did it twice during the 1986-87 season.

2005 — DeAngelo Williams sets an NCAA record with his 34th 100-yard rushing game and scores three touchdowns, leading Memphis to a 38-31 victory over Akron in the Motor City Bowl.

2007 — Chris Summers kicks a 40-yard field goal as time expires in the Motor City Bowl, lifting Purdue to a 51-48 win over Central Michigan. The 99 points ties the second-highest total in a bowl game that ended in regulation, trailing only the 2003 Insight Bowl, where California beat Virginia Tech 52-49.

2010 — The NFL moves the Minnesota Vikings-Philadelphia Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday because of a blizzard that dumps about a foot of snow on Philadelphia. The NFL last played on a Tuesday in 1946.

2010 — Tom Brady throws three touchdown passes in New England's 34-3 win at Buffalo and extends his streak of attempts without an interception to 319. That tops the NFL mark of 308 set by Bernie Kosar with Cleveland in the 1990-91 seasons.

2010 — Aaron Rodgers passes for 404 yards and four touchdowns in his return from a concussion as Green Bay beats the struggling New York Giants 45-17 at Lambeau Field.

2011 — Drew Brees sets the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held since 1984, and the New Orleans Saints clinch the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. Brees throws for 307 yards and four touchdown passes, the last a 9-yard strike to Darren Sproles that set the record with 2:51 to go. It was Brees' final pass of the game and it gave him 5,087 yards passing, to break the record by three yards.