This Day In Sports

April 19
1952 Native Dancer won his first race at Jamaica racetrack.
1988 The Philadelphia 76ers honored Julius Erving prior to a home game against the Bucks and retired his uniform No. 6 and unveiled a larger-than-life Dr. J statue.
1992 Chicago's Michael Jordan won his sixth consecutive NBA scoring title with a 30.1 average.
1995 Skier Vreni Schneider of Switzerland quit alpine circuit at age 30 after a career in which she won 55 World Cup races, three World Cup overall titles, three world championships and three Olympic gold medals.
1999 Baltimore placed Cal Ripken Jr. on the disabled list for the first time in his 19-year career with a back problem.
2004 Timothy Cherigat of Kenya captured the 108th running of the Boston Marathon with a time of two hours, 10 minutes and 37 seconds.
2004 The Cincinnati Bengals traded RB Corey Dillon to the New England Patriots for a second round draft pick.
2009 Dario Franchitti won the Indy Racing League's Long Beach Grand Prix.
2009 Former Army running back and 1945 Heisman Trophy winner Felix "Doc" Blanchard died at the age of 84.
2010 Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia held off Russia's Tatyana Pushkareva to capture the women's title at the Boston Marathon, while Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya claimed the men's crown with a record time of two hours, five minutes and 52 seconds.
2011 The National Hockey League and NBC Sports Group have announced a new 10-year television and media rights deal, which runs through the 2020-21 season.
2011 Nine-time New York City Marathon champion Grete Waitz died after a six-year battle with cancer. She was 57 years old.
2011 Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom was named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year.
2012 SMU named Larry Brown its basketball coach.
2014 Bernard Hopkins recorded a 12-round split decision over Beibut Shumenov (14-2) to claim three unified titles: IBF and IBA light heavyweight and the WBA super world light heavyweight.
Birthdays Frank Viola (1960) - MLB player; Keith Jackson (1965) - NFL player; Alexis Arguello (1952) - boxer.
As of April 19, 2015, at 09:39 AM ET
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