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March 3
1875 The first recorded hockey game was played in Montreal.
1920 The Montreal Canadiens established an NHL record for most goals in a game with a 16-3 rout of the Quebec Bulldogs.
1926 The International Greyhound Racing Association was formed in Miami, Florida.
1959 The San Francisco Giants named their ballpark "Candlestick Park".
1968 Montreal's Jean Beliveau became only the second player in NHL history to record 1,000 career points as he scored a goal despite the fact that the Canadiens fell to the Detroit Red Wings, 5-2.
1984 LA Olympic president Peter Ueberroth was elected the sixth commissioner of Major League Baseball, replacing Bowie Kuhn.
1985 Bill Shoemaker became the first jockey in history to win $100 million in purses after he won the Santa Anita Handicap aboard Lord at War (ARG).
1987 Danny Kaye, part Seattle Mariner owner and entertainer, died at the age of 74 because of heart failure.
1987 Mike Tyson defeated James "Bonecrusher" Smith in an unanimous 12-round decision in Las Vegas to capture the WBC heavyweight crown.
1993 Russell Baze had his 4,000th career win, with Frank Musso, at Golden Gate Fields.
1994 Darryl Strawberry was investigated by the IRS and the US Attorney's office for allegedly failing to report money earned outside of his salary.
1998 Larry Doby, who was the first black player to play in the American League, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
2003 The Los Angeles Clippers fired head coach Dennis Gentry.
2004 The Philadelphia Eagles signed DE Jevon Kearse eight-year contract.
2004 The Jacksonville Jaguars traded QB Mark Brunell to the Washington Redskins for a third round draft pick.
2004 The Philadelphia Eagles traded QB A.J. Feeley to the Miami Dolphins for a 2005 second round draft pick.
2005 The Oakland Raiders signed RB LaMont Jordan to a five-year contract.
2006 The Buffalo Sabres retired the uniform No. 16 of former captain Pat LaFontaine.
2007 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed QB Jeff Garcia to a two-year contract.
2008 The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to an eight-year contract worth $102 million.
2008 The New England Patriots signed WR Randy Moss to a three-year contract worth $27 million.
2009 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RB Derrick Ward to a four-year contract.
2010 The Arizona Diamondbacks signed outfielder Justin Upton to a six-year contract extension worth $51.5 million.
2014 LeBron James scored a Miami Heat record 61 points when they defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 124-107.
2014 The San Francisco 49ers re-signed WR Anquan Boldin to a two-year contract.
Birthdays Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962) - track and field athlete; Brian Leetch (1968) - NHL player.
As of March 2, 2015, at 06:00 PM ET