Dec. 21, 2006: Top-ranked Maryland doubles the score on Loyola, defeating the Greyhounds, 110-55, in women's basketball at a sold-out Reitz Arena. It's the 13th victory for the undefeated Terps, who shoot 61 percent from the field and get 21 points from sophomore forward Marissa Coleman.
Dec. 21, 2003: In a 35-0 shutout of Cleveland, the Ravens' Jamal Lewis rushes for 205 yards and two touchdowns as visiting Baltimore (9-6) inches toward a playoff berth. Lewis, who gained 295 yards against the Browns earlier in the season, becomes the first NFL player to rush for at least 200 yards against a team twice in one season since O.J. Simpson in 1973.
Dec. 20, 1995: The Orioles sign B.J. Surhoff, 30, a free-agent outfielder with the Milwaukee Brewers. He'll help Baltimore to two straight American League Championship Series appearances. In eight years with the Orioles, Surhoff hits .291, plays four positions, makes the All-Star team and becomes a club leader in community service.
Dec. 19, 1976: A light plane crashes into the vacated upper deck of Memorial Stadium, six minutes after the Colts' 40-14 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Slightly injured are three policemen and the pilot, Donald Kroner, an MTA bus driver who'll be sentenced to two years in prison.
Dec. 18, 1976: A raucous crowd of 9,300 at the Civic Center sees Bruno Sammartino, the World Wide Wrestling Federation champion, defend his title against Stan Hansen. They fight inside a 10-foot-high steel cage.
Dec. 21, 1968: Make it eight straight victories for the Bullets, NBA Eastern Division leaders, who defeat the Phoenix Suns, 131-117, at the Civic Center. Kevin Loughery scores 30 and rookie Wes Unseld adds 20 points and 23 rebounds for Baltimore, now 26-7.
Dec. 16, 1962: Trailing 17-14 in the fourth quarter, the host Colts explode for four touchdowns to beat the Minnesota Vikings, 42-17. Johnny Unitas passes for three TDs within five minutes as Baltimore (7-7) accumulates 576 total yards, a club record.
Dec. 17, 1952: Navy's undefeated men's basketball team wins its fifth straight, 95-73 over Rutgers. Don Lange scores 31 and John Clune gets 25 for the Midshipmen, who are averaging 95 points a game.
Dec. 18, 1946: Maryland outlasts stubborn Johns Hopkins, 41-36, in men's basketball before 3,000 at Ritchie Coliseum. The Terps are led by Tommy Mont (13 points) and Vic Turyn (eight), both of whom played quarterback for Maryland last fall.
Dec. 22, 1940: Elrod Hendricks, longtime Orioles catcher and bullpen coach who spent 37 years with the club. One of the Birds' most popular figures, he died of a heart attack Dec. 21, 2005.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun