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Dec. 1

1961 — Paul Arizin of the Philadelphia Warriors becomes the third NBA player with 15,000 career points. He scores 33 points in 138-177 win over the L.A. Lakers.

1973 — Jack Nicklaus wins the Disney World Open to become the first golfer to surpass $2 million in career earnings.

2001 — North Texas (5-6) loses to Troy State 18-16 to become the third team to go to a bowl with a losing record.

2003 — Sylvester Croom becomes the SEC's first black head football coach, joining Mississippi State.

2004 — McKendree College coach Harry Statham tops Dean Smith with his 880th career victory, an 83-72 win over Maryville. Smith, with 879 wins, still holds the NCAA record for career victories because all of Statham's wins are at the NAIA level.

2013 — Josh Gordon becomes the first NFL player with 200 yards receiving in consecutive games. He sets the mark with has 10 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns in Cleveland's 32-20 loss to Jacksonville.

2015 — The Philadelphia 76ers end the longest losing streak in major professional sports in the U.S., topping the Los Angeles Lakers 103-91 to stop a 28-game skid.

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