AP Sportlight

AP Sportlight
March 17
1871 -- The National Association of Professional Baseball Players is organized to replace the amateur National Association.
1897 -- Bob Fitzsimmons knocks out Jim Corbett in the 14th round to win the world heavyweight title in Carson City, Nev. It's the first boxing match photographed by a motion picture camera.
1908 -- Tommy Burns knocks out Jene Roche in 80 seconds at the Royal Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, to retain the world heavyweight title.
1961 -- Manhattan District Attorney Frank S. Hogan arrests two professional gamblers, Aaron Wagman and Joseph Hacken, and implicates Hank Gunter and Art Hicks of Seton Hall in a collegiate point shaving scandal.
2001 -- Connecticut cruises to a 101-29 win over Long Island University in the first round of the East Regional, the best defensive effort in the history of the women's NCAA tournament. Connecticut's 72-point victory also ties the second-biggest margin in tournament history.
2005 -- Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland wins the men's title at the World Figure Skating Championships, his first medal in a major competition. It's also the first world championship for a Swiss man since Hans Gerschwiler in 1947.

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