The Red Sox sign Ted Williams for $135,000, making him the highest paid player in major league history.
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Larry Bird wins the Three-Point Contest on his final shot, extending his index finger to make a No. 1 sign as the ball swished through the net.
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In Chicago, the Bulls' Michael Jordan wins the Slam Dunk Contest with a perfect score of 50 on his final dunk.
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In a 6-4 victory over Toronto, St. Louis' Brett Hull (St. Louis Blues) scores and reaches the 50-goal plateau for the season. The milestone makes Brett, and his father Bobby, the only father-son combination in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season.
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Darryl Strawberry is suspended from baseball for 60 days for using cocaine.
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New England Patriots
The New England Patriots defeat the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-21, in Super Bowl XXXIX. It is the third Super Bowl win in four years for the Patriots.