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- Northwestern University fires head coach Lou Saban. Also fired is a heretofore unknown assistant, George Steinbrenner.
- At age 83, Chick Gandil, former first baseman and alleged ringleader of the Black Sox Scandal, died.
- The largest crowd in NCAA basketball history -- 78,129 -- packed Detroit's Ford Field to watch Kentucky best Michigan State, 79-74.
- The Boston Red Sox, having previously won at auction exclusive rights to negotiation with Daisake Matsuzaka, sign Dice-K to a four year, $51.1 million contract.