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2005

NHL season is canceled due to a labor dispute

Commissioner Gary Bettman canceled all of the remaining games in the NHL season. The NHL became the 1st major professional sports league in North America to cancel an entire season because of a labor dispute. The main issue was a salary cap with owners and players not being able to agree on a financial agreement.

1972

Wilt Chamberlain scores his 30,000th point

Wilt Chamberlain became the 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points. He played the center position and is considered one of the greatest players in the NBA history. Chamberlain is also the only player to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game over the entire course of his NBA career.

1970

Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis

Joe Frazier won the fight against WBA Champion Jimmy Ellis at Madison Square Garden. Frazier won by a TKO when Ellis's trainer Angelo Dundee would not let him come out for the 5th round following two 4th round knockdowns., which were the 1st knockdowns of Ellis's career.

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