Today in Sports – LeBron James surpasses 38,000 NBA career points, joining only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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1965 — In a landmark NBA trade, the San Francisco Warriors send Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Connie Dierking, Lee Shaffer, Paul Neumann, and cash.

1967 — The Green Bay Packers of the NFL kick off the Super Bowl series by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs from the AFL, securing a 35-10 victory.

1978 — The Dallas Cowboys capitalize on eight Denver turnovers, securing a 27-10 victory over the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

Butch Johnson’s diving catch in the end zone completes a 45-yard touchdown pass from Roger Staubach, putting the Cowboys ahead 20-3 in the third quarter.

1994 — Ricky Watters of the San Francisco 49ers scores an NFL postseason-record five touchdowns, leading his team to a dominant 44-3 victory over the New York Giants.

1994 — Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL.

1995 — San Diego linebacker Dennis Gibson twice deflects passes in the end zone, including the crucial fourth down, preserving the Chargers’ significant NFL victory, a 17-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship.

1997 — Patrick Lalime becomes the first goalie since NHL expansion in 1967 to start his career with a 15-game unbeaten streak as Pittsburgh beats Hartford 3-0.

2000 — The Jacksonville Jaguars make history by routing the Miami Dolphins 62-7 in the AFC championship game, marking the second-most overpowering playoff performance ever with a 55-point margin.

2001 — Peace College beats Bennett College 98-3 in women’s college basketball as Bennett sets an NCAA Division III women’s record for fewest points scored.

2004 — Michelle Wie, at 14 years old, shoots a respectable round of 2-over 72 at the PGA Sony Open in Honolulu, believed to be the youngest player ever on the PGA Tour.

2005 — Michelle Kwan wins her ninth title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, tying Maribel Vinson for the all-time record.

2011 — Kyle Kuric’s lay-up with 4 seconds remaining completes a furious rally by No. 18 Louisville as they stun Marquette 71-70.

Louisville trails by 18 with 5:44 to go but closes the game on a 24-5 run fueled by guard Preston Knowles.

2011 — Sixth-seeded Green Bay Packers rout the Falcons 48-21 in Atlanta as Aaron Rodgers throws for three touchdowns and runs for one, marking the most points for the Packers in a postseason game.

2012 — Eli Manning throws three touchdown passes as the New York Giants shock the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in an NFC divisional playoff game.

The Packers, 15-1 in the regular season, become the seventh consecutive Super Bowl champ not to advance to the Super Bowl the next year.

2017 — Justin Thomas wins the Sony Open with the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history.

Thomas finishes his remarkable week at Waialae with a 5-under 65, setting the record at 253, surpassing Tommy Armour III’s 254 at the 2003 Texas Open.

2017 — Aaron Rodgers throws a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicks a 51-yard field goal on the next play as time expires, sending Green Bay to the NFC championship game with its eighth straight win while thwarting a Dallas rally in a 34-31 victory in the divisional round of the playoffs.

2018 – US Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles reveals she is one of more than 130 women sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar.

2023 — Lakers LeBron James surpasses 38,000 NBA career points, joining only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in a 113-112 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at Arena in Los Angeles, Calif.

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