spotlight Today in sports history: Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster to retain world heavyweight title in 1970 Associated Press Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020 Updated Nov 18, 2020 Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Nov. 18. Video 1970: Joe Frazier knocks out Bob Foster to retain world heavyweight title 1970 — Joe Frazier knocks out Bob Foster in the second round to retain the world heavyweight title in Detroit.Bob Foster, left, starts down after heavyweight champion Joe Frazier landed left hook to knock out the contender. Knockout came 49 seconds of the second round of World Championship fight in Detroit's Cobo Hall November 18, 1970. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1990: Monica Seles captures first five-set women’s match since 1901 1990 — Monica Seles captures the first five-set women’s match since 1901, defeating Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Virginia Slims Championships.Tennis aces Monica Seles, 16, of Yugoslavia, Left, and Gabriela Sabatini, 20, of Argentina, wave to tennis fans before an exhibition match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, November 24, 1990. ( AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia) AP FILE 2006: No. 1 Ohio State edges No. 2 Michigan in regular-season finale 2006 — Top-ranked Ohio State beats No. 2 Michigan 42-39 in Columbus in the regular-season finale. The Big Ten rivals had the top two spots in The AP football poll since Oct. 15.Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel sings after Ohio State beat Michigan 42-39 in Columbus, Ohio in this Nov. 18, 2006 file photo. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) AP FILE 2007: Top-ranked Roger Federer wins his fourth Masters Cup title in five years 2007 — Top-ranked Roger Federer wins his fourth Masters Cup title in five years, overwhelming No. 6 David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Federer collects $1.2 million and a new car for the win, increasing his winnings for the season to over $10 million — a record for the ATP Tour.Swiss Roger Federer looks at his winning trophy after defeating Spaniard David Ferrer during the final of the 2007 Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai held in Shanghai, China, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007. Federer won 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) AP FILE 2007: Jimmie Johnson wins back-to-back NASCAR Cup championships 2007 — Jimmie Johnson becomes the first driver to win consecutive Nextel Cup championships since Jeff Gordon in 1997 and ’98, wrapping up the title by finishing a trouble-free seventh in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.Jimmie Johnson, front, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship in Homestead, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) AP FILE 2012: Matt Schaub throws 5 TDs, 527 yards in Texans' OT win 2012 — Matt Schaub has a career-high five touchdown passes, completes a franchise-record 43 passes and finishes with 527 yards passing, second most in NFL history, to lead the Houston Texans to a 43-37 overtime win over Jacksonville. Norm Van Brocklin holds the record with 554 for the Rams in 1951.Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) and Duane Brown (76) celebrate after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 43-37 in overtime of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider) AP FILE 2018: Alexander Zverev upsets Novak Djokovic to claim biggest title of his career 2018 — Alexander Zverev upsets Novak Djokovic to claim the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at the ATP Finals.Alexander Zverev of Germany kisses the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their ATP World Tour Finals singles final tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) AP FILE 2018: Joey Logano busts up The Big Three and captures improbable first NASCAR title 2018 — Joey Logano busts up The Big Three and captures an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of champions. Logano wins the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to grab his first Cup championship in a season in which he barely contended until the playoffs began.Joey Logano waves his steering wheel as confetti flies after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) AP FILE View Comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Dcc Dccjs Sports Related to this collection +4 National Trump fires election security chief; chaos in Michigan over vote certification; Biden's DIY transition Nov 18, 2020 Your Wednesday morning headlines: The latest post-election developments, plus NORAD's Santa tracker plans, NBA Draft day is here, today's forecast, celebrity birthdays and more.