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This Day in Sports History


1895 – The sport of volleyball is invented by WG Morgan in Massachusetts.

1942 – The Philadelphia Phillies temporarily change their name to the “Phils”.

1960 – The AFL and NFL agree to a no tampering pact.

1966 – The NHL expands to double the size of the league, adding teams in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis.

1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro Leagues player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1980 – Rick Barry of the Houston Rockets is the first player in NBA history to hit eight three-pointers in one game.

1991 – Sugar Ray Leonard competes in his final career boxing match, losing to Terry Norris in 12 rounds.

2018 – The 23rd Olympic Winter Games open in South Korea.

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