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April 25
1952 An automatic pinsetter was approved by the American Bowling Congress. It was invented by Fred Schmidt.
1964 Toronto won its third straight Stanley Cup with a win over Detroit.
1989 Boxer Mike Tyson got a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, NY.
1989 Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux tied an NHL playoff record with four first-period goals in the Penguins 10-7 over the Flyers.
1991 Former Boston newspaper writer Lisa Olson brought suit against the New England Patriots for sexual harassment.
1994 Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward became the first winner of the award not to be selected in the NFL draft since Army's Pete Dawkins in 1958.
1995 Phoenix's Rex Chapman set an NBA Playoff record with nine three-pointers in the Suns 106-101 victory over Seattle.
1998 Baltimore's Cal Ripken stretched his major-league record of consecutive games to 2,500 and marked the occasion with three RBIs to lift the Orioles past the Oakland Athletics, 8-2.
1999 Denver Broncos QB John Elway announced his retirement.
1999 Former President of the International Olympic Committee, Lord Killanin died in Dublin, Ireland. He was 84.
2003 High school forward LeBron James bypassed College and made himself eligible for the NBA Draft.
2003 The Cleveland Rockers selected Mississippi State forward LaToya Thomas with the top pick in the WNBA Draft.
2006 Dallas' Avery Johnson was named NBA Coach of the Year.
2006 The Vancouver Canucks fired head coach Marc Crawford.
2006 Miami RB Ricky Williams lost his appeal for a fourth violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy and was forced to sit out the 2006 season.
2007 The Indiana Pacers fired head coach Rick Carlisle.
2009 The Detroit Lions selected Georgia QB Matthew Stafford with the top pick in the NFL draft.
2010 Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede won his first London Marathon, breaking Kenya's six-year reign in the event, while Russians Liliya Shobukhova and Inga Abitova finished 1-2 in the women's race.
2013 The Kansas City Chiefs selected Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Birthdays Tony Phillips (1959) - MLB player; Travis Fryman (1969) - MLB player; Tim Duncan (1976) - NBA player; Darren Woodson (1969) - NFL player; Barbara Rittner (1973) - tennis player.
As of April 25, 2015, at 09:31 AM ET

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