Dec. 1

1936 — End Larry Kelley of Yale wins the Heisman Trophy.

1951 — Arnold "Showboat" Boykin of Mississippi scores seven touchdowns in a 49-7 rout of Mississippi State.

1956 — The United States beats the Soviet Union 89-55 to win the gold medal in men's basketball at the Melbourne Olympics. Bob Jeangerard has 16 points, K.C. Jones 15, Jim Walsh 14 and Bill Russell 13.

1959 — LSU halfback Billy Cannon wins the Heisman Trophy.

1961 — Paul Arizin of the Philadelphia Warriors becomes the third NBA player with 15,000 career points. He scores 33 points in 138-177 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

1973 — Jack Nicklaus wins the Disney World Open to become the first golfer to surpass $2 million in career earnings.

1980 — South Carolina running back George Rogers is voted the Heisman Trophy winner.

1984 — Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie is the 50th Heisman Trophy winner.

1990 — Ty Detmer wins the Heisman Trophy. Detmer, who had set or tied 25 NCAA passing and total offense records, becomes the first BYU winner and third consecutive junior winner.

2001 — North Texas (5-6) loses to Troy State 18-16 to become the third team to go to a bowl with a losing record.

2003 — Sylvester Croom becomes the Southeastern Conference's first black head football coach, joining Mississippi State.

2004 — McKendree College coach Harry Statham tops Dean Smith with his 880th career victory, an 83-72 win over Maryville. Smith, with 879 wins, still holds the NCAA record for career victories because all of Statham's wins are at the NAIA level.

2012 — Landon Donovan scores the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham leaves the MLS as a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Galaxy's 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup.

2013 — Josh Gordon becomes the first NFL player with 200 yards receiving in consecutive games. He sets the mark with has 10 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns in Cleveland's 32-20 loss to Jacksonville.

2015 — The Philadelphia 76ers end the longest losing streak in major professional sports in the U.S., topping the Los Angeles Lakers 103-91 to stop a 28-game skid.

2018 — Jalen Hurts comes off the bench to pass for one touchdown and run for another in the fourth quarter, rallying No. 1 Alabama to a 35-28 win over No. 4 Georgia for the Southeastern Conference title.

2018 — Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight to a draw, with Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title after knocking down his British challenger twice in Los Angeles.