This Day in Sports History

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1983: A devastating double in the fourth ODI in Jamshedpur, where Gordon Greenidge hammered 115 from 134 balls, with ten fours and five sixes, but was outblasted by Viv Richards, who smashed 20 fours and three sixes as he cruised to a majestic 149 from only 99 balls. They piled on 221 in 26 overs. Unsurprisingly West Indies’ 333 for 8 proved far too much for India (229 for 5), although Sunil Gavaskar did make 83.

1991: Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks scored 52 points in a 137-128 loss to the New York Knicks.

1995: NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on December 12.

1997: A national record at the National Stadium. Aamer Sohail (160) and Ijaz Ahmed (151) clubbed a handy West Indian attack (Walsh, Dillon, Rose, Bishop, Hooper) all round Karachi. They put on 298, a Pakistan record for the first wicket, and set up a ten-wicket victory, helped by nine wickets from Saqlain Mushtaq and seven from Wasim Akram.

2017: Ballon d’Or: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th award to equal Lionel Messi’s record; 2nd consecutive win for Ronaldo.

2017: Former US gymnastics physician Larry Nasser is sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges.

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