In HBO's first televised boxing match, Joe Frazier loses to George Foreman, marking the first defeat of Frazier's career.
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Free agent Reggie Jackson signs a four-year, nearly $4 million contract with the Angels, ending his five-year tenure with the Yankees. During Jackson's tenure in New York, the Bronx Bombers appeared in the postseason four times, winning the World Series in 1977 and 1978.
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Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes
Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in four rounds for the heavyweight title.
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Philadelphia's Charles Barkley pulls down a game-high 14 rebounds to help lead the 76ers to a 119-109 win over New York at the Spectrum. Those 14 boards helped Barkley set a 76ers record for career rebounds (6,642), surpassing former leaders Billy Cunningham and Wilt Chamberlain.
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Former Panthers WR Rae Carruth is sentenced to a minimum of 18 years, 11 months in prison for his role in the 1999 shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Adams died a month later from her wounds. The baby survived and lives with the victim's mother.
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World Series standout Tommie Agee dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 58. As the Mets center fielder, the 1966 AL Rookie of the Year made two memorable catches (saving possibly five runs) and homered in a 5-0, Game 3 victory over the Orioles in the 1969 Fall Classic.
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Kobe Bryant scores 81 points against the Toronto Raptors, the second highest point total in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain had scored 100 points in a single game in 1962.