Bobby Riggs beats Margaret Smith Court in an exhibition match on Mother's Day in California.
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The New York Nets defeat the Denver Nuggets, 112-106, to win the last ABA championship, four games to two. The next month, four former ABA teams -- San Antonio, Denver, New York and Indiana -- were admitted into the NBA.
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In a 5-4 loss to Minnesota, California's Reggie Jackson becomes the first major league player to strike out 2,000 times.
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Wayne Gretzky hosts an episode of "Saturday Night Live."
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Philadelphia's Allen Iverson records an NBA Playoff record 10 steals in a 97-85 win over Orlando.
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In a game in which every Padre regular reaches base, thanks to nine walks and a hit batter, San Diego is no-hit by A.J. Burnett. The Marlin rookie was obtained from the Mets among others in exchange for Al Leiter.
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Born on this Day
Joe Louis (1914) Bobby Valentine (1950) Dennis Rodman (1961) Chris Washburn (1965) Selwyn Jones (1970) Tom Nalen (1971) Darryl Sydor (1972) Chris Crawford (1975) Barry Zito (1978) Mike Bibby (1978)
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