Pete Marovich sets an NCAA record by hitting 30 of 31 foul shots against Oregon State .
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Boston's Phil Esposito becomes the sixth player in NHL history to record 500 goals.
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The Red Sox mail Fred Lynn and Carlton Fisk (pictured) their new contracts two days after the Basic Agreement deadline of Dec. 20. Boston's inaction makes their all-stars eligible for free agency.
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David Cone signs a $19.5 million, three-year contract with the New York Yankees.
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Brett Hull becomes the 24th player in NHL history to score 500 goals. Brett and his father, Bobby, are the first father-son combination to score 500 goals apiece.
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Chan Ho Park
Highly coveted free agent Chan Ho Park (15-11, 3.50) signs a five-year, $65 million deal with the Rangers. The Korean right-hander led the Dodgers in wins, starts, innings pitched, strikeouts and opponents' batting average in 2000.
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Born on this Day
Steve Carlton (1944, pictured) <br>Billie Jean King (1943)<br>Steve Garvey (1948)<br>Tyrell Biggs (1960) <br>Jamel Williams (1973) <br>Jason Lane (1976)
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