On this Day in Sports History February 25
On this day in 1999, Indiana Pacers shooting guard Reggie Miller became the first NBA player to attempt a three-pointer 4,000 times. He achieved the milestone in a 81-74 Pacers win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On this day in 1998, Los Angeles Clippers coach Bill Fitch passed Red Auerbach to become the second winningest coach in NBA history. The Clippers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 117-108, giving Fitch his 939 career victory.
On this day in 2008, the Boston Red Sox signed manager Terry Francona to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2011 season. The contract included options for a 2012 and 2013 season. Francona was the manager of the 2004 and 2007 teams that won the World Series. The Red Sox and Francona would eventually agree to part ways after the 2011 season.
On this day in 1964, boxing great Muhammad Ali knocked-out Sonny Liston in 7 rounds to give Ali his first Heavyweight title.
On this day in 1989, Mike Tyson knocked-out Frank Bruno in 5 rounds to win the Heavyweight title.