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2008

Brazil legend Ronaldo scores his final goals in European football

Manager of AC Milan Carlo Ancelotti started the three-man forward line made up of Kaká, Pato at his debut for AC Milan, and Ronaldo. It turned out, that this match was spectacular with AC Milan dominating in the second half after the score was 2-2 at the break. AC Milan side beat Napoli 5-2, Ronaldo scored two goals.

2004

Goalkeeper David Seaman announced his retirement

Whilst out of action due to injury, Seaman announced his immediate retirement in January 2004 at the age of 40. His last act at Manchester City was to help Keegan select his successor in goal, David James — the man who had ousted him as England's first choice goalkeeper a little over a year earlier.

1999

Michael Jordan announces his second retirement

The National Basketball Association superstar Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls announces his retirement from professional basketball, for the second time. Jordan explained his decision to retire by saying he had lost the drive and desire that was necessary to continue playing at such a high level.

1968

The only player in NHL history to die as a direct result of an injury

Masterton suffered a severe internal brain injury during the first period of Minnesota's game against the Oakland Seals at the Met Center. He carried the puck up the ice at full speed, passing it off as two Seals defenders, Larry Cahan and Ron Harris, converged on him. Masterton was knocked backward in the resulting collision and landed on his head.

1907

History of Turin derby begins

The Turin derby was first played in 1907. It was also the first competitive match of Torino after its founding in 1906. The rivalry stems from the fact that Torino was founded through a merger of Football Club Torinese and a group of Juventus dissidents, led by major financier Alfredo Dick.

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