This Day In Sports

April 27
1908 The fourth modern Olympic games opened in London.
1938 The first use of a yellow baseball took place in a Columbia- Fordham baseball game.
1956 Rocky Marciano retired from boxing. Marciano finished his career 49-0, all but six by knockouts and joined Gene Tunney as the only heavyweight champions to retire undefeated.
1961 Canton, Ohio, where the NFL was formed in 1920, was chosen as the site of the NFL Hall of Fame.
1981 Amazing rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela tossed his fourth shutout in five starts, defeating the San Francisco Giants, 5-0.
1990 Pittsburgh's Wally Backman became the first national league player in 15 years to get six hits (6-for-6) in one game.
1994 Minnesota's Scott Erickson tossed a no-hitter to beat Milwaukee, 6-0.
1994 Dave Hannan's goal 5:43 into the fourth overtime lifted the Buffalo Sabres past the New Jersey Devils, 1-0, in the sixth-longest game in NHL history.
1996 Barry Bonds joined an elite club that only three other major league players had accomplished, 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases. Bonds' godfather Willie Mays, father Barry Bonds and Andre Dawson are the only other players to accomplish this feat.
1998 San Antonio's Tim Duncan captured the NBA Rookie of the Year award.
1998 The NHL announced that the sale of the Edmonton Oilers to the Edmonton Investors Group Limited Partnership was approved.
2002 Derek Lowe tossed baseball's first no-hitter of the season and the first at Fenway Park since 1965, to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 10-0 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
2003 Kevin Millwood threw his first career no-hitter and struck out 10 to lead Philadelphia Phillies over San Francisco Giants, 1-0.
2007 Saint Louis named Rick Majerus its new basketball coach.
2009 Jonas Hiller was sensational again between the pipes, making 36 saves, as the Anaheim Ducks completed a startling upset of the top-seeded San Jose Sharks with a 4-1 win in Game 6 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
2010 Atlanta's Jamal Crawford was selected as the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year.
2010 Iowa State named Fred Hoiberg basketball coach.
2011 The Golden State Warriors fired head coach Keith Smart.
Birthdays Earl Anthony (1938) - bowler; George Gervin (1952) - NBA player; Chris Carpenter (1975) - MLB player; Tony Eusebio (1967) - MLB player; Roland Williams (1975) - NFL player.
As of April 27, 2015, at 09:26 AM ET
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