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November 29
1890 Marked the first-ever football game between Army and Navy. Navy won big, 24-0, despite the fact the game was played at West Point.
1934 The Detroit Lions begin their tradition of playing on Thanksgiving Day in a 19-6 loss to the Chicago Bears.
1974 James J. Braddock, who had stunned the boxing world by defeating Max Baer for the heavyweight championship in 1935, died.
1980 Western Carolina's Ronnie Carr became the first player to make a three-point field goal in a Southern Conference battle with Middle Tennessee State. The Southern Conference had adopted the three-point rule as an experiment.
1987 The New England Patriots shutout the Miami Dolphins in the infamous snowplow game, 3-0, marking the end of Dan Marino's streak of 30 straight games in which he had thrown for at least one touchdown.
1987 San Diego Chargers cornerback Vencie Glenn set an NFL record with a 103-yard interception return against the Denver Broncos.
1992 New York Jets DE Dennis Byrd was paralyzed after a collision with a teammate. Byrd was paralyzed from the waist down after breaking a vertebra in his neck.
1997 Michael Jordan scored 29 points and the Chicago Bulls rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards, 88-83 in the final NBA game at US Airways Arena.
1997 Grambling State University head coach Eddie Robinson ended his 55-year, 587 game career with a 30-7 loss to Southern University in the annual Bayou Classic. The 78-year old Robinson left the game as college football's all-time winningest head coach with a record of 408-165-15.
1997 Syracuse, which had been prevented from winning the Big East title in each of the two previous seasons, got its revenge on Miami, beating the Hurricanes, 33-13.
1998 Miami QB Dan Marino fired three touchdown passes to O.J. McDuffie and became the first player in NFL history to reach 400 career TD passes, as the Dolphins defeated the New Orleans Saints, 30-10.
1998 Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady recorded his 400th career win in the Boilermakers 62-49 win over Eastern Illinois.
1999 Utah's Karl Malone moved into third place on the NBA career scoring list passing Michael Jordan.
2003 Nebraska fired football coach Frank Solich.
2003 Detroit's Chris Chelios became the 11th defenseman in NHL history to record 900 points.
2003 Scott Skiles was named head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Skiles took over for Bill Cartwright, who was dismissed after the Bulls stumbled to a 4-10 start.
2005 The New York Mets signed closer Billy Wagner to a four-year contract worth a guaranteed $43 million with a club option for a fifth year.
2008 The Toronto Maple Leafs named Brian Burke their new general manager.
2009 North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams won his 600th career game.
2009 The Montreal Alouettes won the 98th CFL Grey Cup, defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 28-27.
2009 The New Jersey Nets fired head coach Lawrence Frank.
2011 The Jacksonville Jaguars fired head coach Jack Del Rio.
2011 Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was suspended two games for his actions in a game against the Green Bay Packers.
2012 Conference USA announced the additions of Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee State.
2012 San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski was named the MLS Most Valuable Player.
Birthdays Bill Freehan (1941) - MLB catcher, Jamal Mashburn (1972) - NBA player. Mariano Rivera (1969) - MLB player.
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