This Day In Sports

March 5
1965 Ernest Terrell won the world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round verdict over Eddie Machen.
1966 Marvin Miller was selected as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players' Association.
1988 Carl Gambardella had his 5,000th career winner, aboard John's Goldenapple, at Suffolk Downs.
1993 Longtime Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs announced his retirement.
1993 Sprinter Ben Johnson was banned for life after flunking a second drug test.
1994 Washington's Michael Adams became the third player in NBA history to connect on 900 career three-point field goals.
1995 Marked the worst accident in America's Cup history resulting in the sinking of one Australia as 75-foot carbon-fiber boat broke in half in rough seas in San Diego. All 17 crew members were rescued.
1995 Jacques Villeneve of Canada won inaugural Grand Prix of Miami in Indy Car season opener.
2002 DePaul men's head basketball coach Pat Kennedy resigned following a dismal 9-19 season.
2003 Lakers' Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to reach 10,000 points for his career at 24 years, 193 days. Bob McAdoo accomplished the feat at 25 years, 148 days.
2003 The San Diego Chargers signed Pro Bowl WR David Boston to a seven-year contract.
2003 The Denver Broncos signed free agent QB Jake Plummer.
2004 The Philadelphia Flyers/Ottawa Senators game had an NHL record 419 penalty minutes, breaking the mark of 406 set in February of 1981 between Minnesota and Boston.
2006 Tiger Woods bogeyed his final two holes, but it did not matter as he won the Ford Championship at Doral by a stroke over David Toms and Camilo Villegas.
2008 The Oakland Raiders signed WR Javon Walker to a six-year contract.
2009 The Dallas Cowboys released WR Terrell Owens.
2010 The Chicago Bears signed DE Julius Peppers to a six-year contract.
2010 The Carolina Panthers released QB Jake Delhomme.
2010 The Baltimore Ravens acquired WR Anquan Boldin and a fifth-round draft pick from the Arizona Cardinals for a third-and fourth-round draft picks.
2010 Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman was selected as the Canadian Football League's coach of the year for the 2009 season.
2012 The Houston Texans re-signed RB Arian Foster to a five-year contract.
2013 Former Buffalo Bills DE Shawne Merriman announced his retirement.
Birthdays Lefty Grove (1900) - Hall of Fame pitcher; Ron Gant (1965) - MLB player; Michael Irvin (1966) - NFL player.
As of March 4, 2015, at 06:00 PM ET

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