1925 — Red Grange, playing his first game as a professional with the Chicago Bears, is held to 36 yards in a 0-0 tie with the Chicago Cardinals.
1934 — The Detroit Lions are sent to the first defeat in franchise history, 3-0 to the Green Bay Packers. The Lions had won the first 10 games of the season.
1948 — Howie Dallmar of the Philadelphia Warriors matches his NBA record for futility by missing all 15 shots against the Washington Capitols.
1951 — Cleveland’s Dub Jones ties an NFL record by scoring six touchdowns to give the Browns a 42-21 win over the Chicago Bears at Cleveland Stadium.
1951 — Three weeks before his 46th birthday, assistant trainer Moe Roberts of the Chicago Blackhawks replaces injured goaltender Harry Lumley to become the oldest man in NHL history to play goal. It’s the first NHL game for Roberts since playing for the 1933-34 New York Americans.
1961 — Bob Cousy becomes the second player in NBA history to score 15,000 points. Cousy scores 22 points during a 116-96 win over the New York Knicks.
1976 — Buffalo’s O.J. Simpson rushes for 273 yards and scores two touchdowns in a 27-14 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
1980 — Roberto Duran, saying “no mas, no mas,” quits with 16 seconds to go in the eighth round at New Orleans, allowing Sugar Ray Leonard to regain the WBC welterweight title.
1985 — Clemson’s Grayson Marshall sets an NCAA record with 20 assists in an 83-57 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore.
1995 — Tim Biakabutuka rushes for a career-high 313 yards as Michigan upsets Ohio State 31-23.
2002 — Ozzie Newsome becomes the first black general manager in NFL history, signing a new five-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens that includes an upgrade in his title.
2007 — San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlinson becomes the 23rd player in NFL history rush for 10,000 yards, reaching the milestone on a 36-yard run in the Chargers’ 32-14 win over Baltimore.
2007 — Minnesota returns three interceptions by Eli Manning for touchdowns in a 41-17 win over the New York Giants. Darren Sharper scores on a 20-yard return, Dwight Smith rumbles 93 yards and Chad Greenway follows from 37 yards just a few plays later.
2012 — Sebastian Vettel overcomes a first-lap crash to capture his third straight Formula One championship title, finishing sixth in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Vettel becomes the youngest three-time champion in Formula One at age 25.
2012 — The Toronto Argonauts beats the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in the 100th Grey Cup. Toronto earns its 16th Grey Cup title and first since 2004.