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Sept. 28

1920 - A Chicago grand jury indicts eight members of the Chicago White Sox on charges of fixing the 1919 World Series, known as the "Black Sox Scandal." White Sox owner Charles Comiskey immediately suspends the eight players.

1940 - Bud Brennan, a spectator at Memorial Stadium, races out of the stands and attempts to tackle Michigan's Tom Harmon at the 3-yard line. Harmon easily evades Brennan and completes an 86-yard touchdown run, his third return for a touchdown, in a 41-0 rout of California.

1951 - Norm Van Brocklin of Los Angeles throws for an NFL-record 554 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Rams to a 54-14 rout of the New York Yankees. Elroy Hirsch catches four of the touchdown passes and finishes with 173 yards receiving and teammate Tom Fears has 162 yards receiving.

1964 - Australia beats the Unites States 3-2 to win the Davis Cup, the first time it's played on clay courts.

1968 - The Atlanta Chiefs beat the San Diego Toros 3-0 to win the first NASL championship.

1969 - Minnesota's Joe Kapp throws for 449 yards and seven touchdown passes to tie an NFL record and give the Minnesota Vikings a 52-14 victory over the Baltimore Colts.

1976 - Muhammad Ali wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium in New York to retain his world heavyweight title.

1979 - Larry Holmes knocks out Earnie Shavers in the 11th round at Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight title.

1985 - Tight end Brian Foster of Rhode Island catches 18 passes for 327 yards to set an NCAA record in a 32-27 loss Brown.

1996 - Troy Davis of Iowa State rushes for 378 yards, the third highest total in major-college history, to lead the Cyclones past Missouri 45-31.

1996 - Nebraska and Penn State become the fifth and sixth major colleges to win 700 games, following Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas and Alabama. Nebraska pounds Colorado State 65-9 and Penn State beats Wisconsin 23-20.

1997 - Wendy Ward records the lowest total in relation to par in the 47-year history of the LPGA tour for her first victory. Ward's 23-under 265 gives her a two-shot victory in the Fieldcrest Cannon Classic. Ward, who made just one bogey all week, closes with 13 consecutive pars to match Kelly Robbins' LPGA record for the lowest 72-hole total.

2000 - Tampa Bay forward Gordie Dwyer is suspended for 23 games by the NHL for manhandling two officials in attempts to fight opponents during an exhibition game on Sept. 19 against Washington.

2001 - Alex Rodriguez of Texas hits his 50th homer in an 11-2 victory over Anaheim and becomes the 20th player to hit 50 homers in a season.

2003 - Dante Hall becomes the first player in NFL history to return a kick for a touchdown in three straight games, taking one back 97 yards to give Kansas City a go-ahead score in the fourth quarter of its 17-10 win over Baltimore.

2008 - Brett Favre throws a career-high and Jets-record six touchdown passes, three to Laveranues Coles, and New York takes advantage of mistakes by Arizona in a big second quarter of a 56-35 victory. Kurt Warner completes 40 of 57 passes for 472 yards and two TDs for Arizona.

2012 - Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds throws the season's seventh no-hitter, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0. The seven no-hitters match the modern record (since 1900) for one season, tying 1990 and 1991.

Sept. 29

1923 - Gene Sarazen beats Walter Hagen 1 up to capture the PGA championship.

1941 - Joe Louis knocks out Lou Nova in the sixth round at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.

1954 - Willie Mays makes his over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' long drive to center field and pinch-hitter Dusty Rhodes homers off Bob Lemon in the 10th inning to lead the New York Giants to a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the World Series.

1974 - Dr. Norbert Sander Jr. wins the New York City Marathon in 2:26:30 and Kathy Switzer capture the women's division in 3:07:29.

1977 - Muhammad Ali wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Earnie Shavers at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain his world heavyweight title.

1984 - Mike Prindle of Western Michigan sets an NCAA record by kicking seven field goals in a 42-7 rout over Marshall.

1985 - Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon is sacked 12 times in a 17-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys to tie an NFL record.

1991 - Pat Bradley wins the MBS LPGA Classic by one shot over Michelle Estill for her 30th career victory, qualifying her for the LPGA Hall of Fame.

1995 - The NHL and NHL Players Association strike a deal to allow league players to participate in the 1998 Winter Olympics.

2000 - At the Sydney Olympics, the U.S. men's basketball team escapes the humiliation of playing for a bronze medal with an 85-83 victory over Lithuania in the semifinals. It's the closest victory and biggest scare for a U.S. Olympic team since NBA players started competing in 1992.

2001 - Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki sets the major league rookie record for hits in a season but the Mariners lose to Oakland 8-4. Suzuki gets his 234th hit, breaking the previous rookie mark set by Shoeless Joe Jackson with Cleveland in 1911.

2002 - After losing to Iowa State, Nebraska drops out of the Associated Press Top 25 football poll after being ranked for 348 consecutive weeks. The last time Nebraska was missing from the poll was Oct. 5, 1981.

2002 - Seattle's Shaun Alexander scores an NFL-record five touchdowns in the first half of a 48-23 rout of Minnesota. He finishes with 139 yards rushing and 92 receiving and one TD short of the league mark of six in a game.

2004 - Major League Baseball announces the Montreal Expos will move to Washington to begin play at RFK Stadium in the 2005 season.

2011 - The Tampa Bay Rays clinch the AL wild card with a stunning rally, overcoming a late seven-run deficit and then beating the New York Yankees 8-7 on Evan Longoria's home run in the 12th inning. The Rays' win comes four minutes after Boston blew a one-run lead in the ninth at Baltimore and lost 4-3. The Red Sox, who held a nine-game lead over the Rays in early September, and Tampa Bay began the final day of the regular season tied for the wild card.

2011 - Chris Carpenter and St. Louis complete one of the more remarkable comebacks in baseball history, clinching the NL wild card with an 8-0 win over Houston and a later loss by Atlanta. St. Louis, which trailed Atlanta by 10 1/2 games on Aug. 25, win 23 of their last 31 games. The Cardinals get their playoff spot when the Braves falls to Philadelphia 4-3 in 13 innings.

2012 - Geno Smith throws for 656 yards and ties a Big 12 record with eight touchdown passes to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 70-63 win over No. 25 Baylor. Smith outduels Baylor's Nick Florence, who has a standout game of his own with 581 yards and five TDs. Baylor's Terrance Williams sets a Big 12 record with 314 yards receiving. The old mark was set minutes earlier by West Virginia's Stedman Bailey, who had 303 yards and five TDs. It's the most points scored in a game involving a team ranked in The Associated Press poll. The previous record of 124 was set in No. 12 Oklahoma's 82-42 win over Colorado in 1980.

2013 - On the last day of the season, Miami's Henderson Alvarez pitches one of baseball's most bizarre no-hitters. Alvarez celebrates in the on-deck circle when the Marlins score on a two-out wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0.

2013 - Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record with his 24th career game with at least four touchdown throws in Denver's 52-20 win over Philadelphia. The four TD passes give him an NFL-record 16 in the first month of the season, besting the previous mark of 14 set by Don Meredith in 1966 and tied by Kurt Warner in 1999. Manning also joins Milt Plum in 1960 as the only quarterbacks to throw that many touchdown passes without an interception.

2013 - Kenya's Wilson Kipsang sets a world record set at the Berlin Marathon. Kipsang wins in 2:03:23, breaking the previous record of 2:03:38 set by Patrick Makau at the 2011 Berlin race.

Sept. 30

1916 - The Boston Braves snap the 26-game winning streak of the New York Giants with an 8-3 victory in the second game of a doubleheader.

1927 - Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season in the eighth inning off Tom Zachary to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Washington Senators.

1939 - Fordham participates in the world's first televised American football game. In front of the sport's first live TV audience, the Rams defeats Waynesburg College, 34-7.

1972 - Roberto Clemente hits a double against New York Mets left-hander John Matlack during Pittsburgh's 5-0 victory at Three Rivers Stadium. The hit is the 3,000th and last for the Pirates' star, who dies in a plane crash during the offseason.

1984 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record with three safeties in a 33-12 victory over the New York Giants. Two of the safeties are on blocked punts in the end zone.

1992 - George Brett becomes the 18th player to get 3,000 hits in the Kansas City Royals' 4-0 win over the California Angels.

1995 - Prairie View A&M sets the college football record for consecutive losses with a 64-0 loss to Grambling State. It is the team's 51st straight defeat, an NCAA record for any level.

1995 - Albert Belle of the Cleveland Indians hits his 50th home run to become the only player in history to hit 50 homers and 50 doubles in the same season.

2000 - At the Sydney Olympics, Marion Jones wins gold in the U.S. women's 1,600-meter relay and bronze with the 400-meter squad, making her the only woman to win five track medals at one Olympics.

2005 - Ichiro Suzuki becomes the sixth player in major league history to collect 200 hits in five straight seasons in Seattle's 4-1 win over Oakland.

2006 - John Carney of the Saints becomes the third kicker in NFL history with 400 career field goals with 31-yarder in the first half of New Orleans' 21-18 loss to Carolina.

2006 - Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts becomes the second-fastest quarterback to throw 250 touchdown passes in his career, doing it in 132 games. Only Dan Marino (128) reached that number faster.

2007 - The New York Mets miss the playoffs when Tom Glavine is tagged for seven runs during the first inning of a season-ending 8-1 loss to Florida. The Mets are the first major league team to not finish in first place after owning a lead of seven games or more with 17 to play.

2007 - Osi Umenyiora has six of the New York Giants' NFL record-tying 12 sacks in a 16-3 victory over Philadelphia.

2007 - Detroit scores an NFL-record 34 points in the fourth quarter of a 37-27 victory over Chicago. The Lions combine with Bears for 48 points - also a league record.

2007 - Brett Favre passes Dan Marino to become the NFL leader in career touchdown passes, throwing Nos. 421 and 422 in Green Bay's 23-16 victory over Minnesota.

2012 - Europe wins the Ryder Cup with an historic comeback from a 4-point deficit to beat the United States. Martin Kaymer delivers the crucial point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker, and Tiger Woods misses from inside four feet to halve his match with Francesco Molinari. The Europeans finish with 14 1/2 points while the Americans had 13 1/2. The Americans had a 10-4 lead midway through yesterday's matches. But the Europeans rally to win the final two, then built on the lead by winning the first five matches today.

2012 - Greg Zuerlein of St. Louis converts all four-field goal attempts (58, 48, 60, 24 yards) in the Rams' 19-13 win over Seattle. Zuerlein becomes the first kicker in NFL history to convert a 60-yard field goal and a 50-yard field goal in the same game.

2012 - New England beats Buffalo 52-28 to become the first team since the 1950 New York Giants (48 points) to score at least 45 second-half points in a game in which it trailed at halftime (14-7). The Patriots become the second team in NFL history with a 300-yard passer (Tom Brady, 340 Yards), two 100-yard rushers (Brandon Bolden, 137 and Steven Ridley, 106) and two 100-yard receivers (Wes Welker, 129 and Rob Gronkowski, 104). The only other team to accomplish the feat was the 2008 Packers on December 28.

Oct. 1

1903 - The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Pilgrims 7-3 in the first World Series game. Jimmy Sebring hits the first Series homer, Deacon Phillippe is the winning pitcher and Cy Young the loser.

1961 - Roger Maris hits his 61st home run of the season, against Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. The blow gives New York a 1-0 victory and eclipses Babe Ruth's 34-year-old single-season home run record.

1975 - In the "Thrilla in Manila," Muhammad Ali beats Joe Frazier in 14 rounds to retain his world heavyweight title.

1977 - 75,646 fans come to the Meadowlands to see soccer great Pele play his farewell game. Pele plays the first half with the New York Cosmos and the second half with his former team, Santos of Brazil.

1997 - Kevin Garnett agrees to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves on the richest long-term contract in professional sports history, a six-year deal worth more than $125 million.

2004 - Ichiro Suzuki sets the major league record for hits in a season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old mark with a pair of early singles as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-3. Sisler set the hits record of 257 in 1920 with the St. Louis Browns over a 154-game schedule. Suzuki breaks it in the Mariners' 160th game of the year.

2006 - Joe Mauer becomes the first catcher to win an AL batting title as Minnesota beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1. Mauer, finishing at .347, ends up four points ahead of New York shortstop Derek Jeter.

2006 - Tiger Woods matches his longest PGA Tour winning streak of six at the American Express Championship. Woods finishes with a 4-under 67 for an eight-shot victory. It's also his eighth victory of the year, making him the first player in PGA Tour history to win at least eight times in three seasons.

2011 - Tyler Wilson throws for a school-record 510 yards and Jarius Wright catches 13 passes for a school-record 281 yards as Arkansas turns an 18-point halftime deficit into a 42-38 victory over Texas A&M.

Oct. 2

1950 - Jim Hardy throws six touchdown passes, including five to Bob Shaw, as the Chicago Cardinals pound the Baltimore Colts 55-13.

1970 - Fourteen members of the Wichita State football team are killed in a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains.

1980 - Larry Holmes registers a technical knockout in the 11th round against Muhammad Ali to win the world heavyweight title in Las Vegas.

1983 - The Green Bay Packers score 49 points in the first half, including 35 in the second quarter, in a 55-14 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

1991 - Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 matches as a professional when she beats Petra Langrova of Czechoslovakia 6-0, 6-1 in the Leipzig International Tournament.

1993 - In the first all-British world heavyweight title fight, Lennox Lewis retains his WBC heavyweight title with a seven-round knockout of Frank Bruno in Cardiff, Wales.

1993 - California rallies from a 30-0 deficit to beat Oregon 42-41. Dave Barr throws three second-half touchdowns, including a 26-yarder to Iheanyi Uwaezuoke with 1:17 left in the game.

1994 - North Carolina's 92-game winning streak in women's soccer ends with a scoreless tie in overtime against Notre Dame.

1994 - Don Shula's Miami Dolphins beat son Dave's Cincinnati Bengals 23-7 in the first meeting between father and son coaches in professional sports.

2001 - Albert Pujols of St. Louis goes 3-for-4 to set an NL rookie record with 353 total bases in a 5-1 victory over Milwaukee.

2001 - Sammy Sosa becomes the first player in major league history with three 60-homer seasons, but the Reds hold on for a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Sosa's solo shot comes in the first inning.

2004 - Rice and San Jose State play in the highest-scoring regulation game in Division I-A history, with the Spartans winning 70-63. The 133 points surpass the total from Middle Tennessee's 70-58 victory over Idaho on Oct. 6, 2001. The schools combine for 19 touchdowns to break the Division I-A record of 18.

2006 - Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is given a five-game suspension - the longest for on-field behavior in NFL history - for stomping on Dallas Cowboys center Andre Gurode's head and kicking him in the face.

2009 - Ninth-grader Alexis Thompson shoots a 3-under 69 for a share of the lead with top-ranked Lorena Ochoa and three others after the second round of the Navistar LPGA Classic. Ochoa eventually wins her second straight Navistar LPGA Classic, snapping an 11-start winless streak and the 14-year-old Thompson finishes tied for 27th at 6 under.

2011 - Devin Hester sets an NFL record with his 11th punt return for a touchdown and Matt Forte rushes for a career-high 205 yards to lead Chicago to a 34-29 win over Carolina.

2011 - Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers throws for a career-high 408 yards, ties a personal best with four touchdown passes and runs for two more scores in a 49-23 rout of the Denver Broncos.

2011 - Michael Vick throws for a career-high 416 yards and two touchdowns and rushes for 75 yards in Philadelphia's 24-23 loss to San Francisco.

2011 - Dallas has its largest lead blown in a loss in franchise history, frittering away a 24-point third-quarter cushion in a 34-30 loss to Detroit. The Lions turned a 20-point halftime deficit into an overtime win at Minnesota the previous week.

Oct. 3

1942 - With a victory in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Whirlaway becomes the first horse to amass more than $500,000 in lifetime earnings.

1951 - Bobby Thomson hits a three-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the New York Giants a dramatic 5-4 playoff victory and the National League pennant.

1971 - Billie Jean King wins the Virginia Slims-Thunderbird tournament in Phoenix to become the first women tennis player to win $100,000 in one year.

1973 - The formation of the World Football League is announced.

1974 - Frank Robinson signs a $175,000-a-year player-manager contract with the Cleveland Indians, making him the first black manager in major league history.

1981 - Southern California's Marcus Allen rushes for 223 yards against Oregon State, his fourth straight 200-plus rushing game.

1990 - Cecil Fielder completes a startling season by homering for the 50th and 51st times as the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 10-3. Fielder is the first American Leaguer since 1961 to hit 50 home runs.

1993 - The Toronto Blue Jays become the first team in American League history to have teammates finish 1-2-3 in the batting race. John Olerud leads the league with a .363 batting average, Paul Molitor finishes at .332 and Roberto Alomar at .326.

1997 - Sixty-nine-year-old Hall of Famer Gordie Howe skates the first shift with the Detroit Vipers in their International Hockey League opener, becoming the only professional in his sport to compete in six decades.

1998 - Ricky Williams rushes for a school-record 350 yards and five touchdowns to set NCAA records with 65 career rushing touchdowns and career points by a non-kicker (394) as Texas defeats Iowa State 54-33.

2004 - Roger Federer routs an injured Andy Roddick 6-4, 6-0 to capture the Thailand Open, joining John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg as the only players to win 12 straight ATP Tour finals in the last 25 years.

2008 - Candace Parker of Los Angeles Sparks receives the WNBA's most valuable player award along with the rookie of the year awards, becoming the first player to win both. Parker, the top overall draft pick this year from Tennessee, averaged 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds.

2009 - Aqib Talib has three interceptions in Tampa Bay's 16-13 loss at Washington.

2009 - Peyton Manning sets a franchise record by throwing for 300 or more yards in four consecutive games, going 31 of 41 for 353 yards in a 34-17 victory over Seattle. Manning connects with Reggie Wayne and joins Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks in league history to throw 55 TD passes to two different receivers.

2010 - Angel McCoughtry scores 18 points as the United States wins gold at the women's basketball world championship with an 89-69 victory over the Czech Republic.

2010 - Josh Scobee kicks a 59-yard field goal - the eighth-longest field goal in NFL history and longest in franchise history - as time expires to give Jacksonville a 31-28 victory over Indianapolis.

Oct. 4

1895 - Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open at the Newport Golf Club in Newport, R.I. Rawlins beats Willie Dunn with 36-hole total of 173.

1927 - John Longden rides the first official winner of his career, named Hugo K. Asher, in Salt Lake City.

1940 - Fritzie Zivic scores a 15-round decision over Henry Armstrong to win the world welterweight title in New York. Armstrong had 20 successful title defenses.

1964 - Kansas City's Bobby Hunt ties an AFL record with four interceptions as the Chiefs post a 28-7 victory over the Houston Oilers.

1964 - Mary Wills captures the LPGA championship with a two-stroke victory over Mickey Wright.

1969 - Mississippi's Archie Manning becomes the first player in college football history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game as the Rebels fall short in a 33-32 loss at Alabama. Manning passes for 436 yards and two touchdowns while adding 104 yards rushing yards and three touchdowns.

1970 - O.J. Simpson of Buffalo gains 303 combined yards and scores two touchdowns as the Bills edge the New York Jets 33-31.

1987 - The NFL continues the regular-season schedule with replacement players while the players' association strikes. Average attendance is 16,947, down from 57,205 the first week and 59,824 the second week.

1991 - The San Jose Sharks surrender 52 shots and lose 4-3 to the Vancouver Canucks in their first NHL regular-season game.

1998 - Atlanta scores three touchdowns in a 48-second span of the third quarter - the quickest trio of TDs since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 - and routs Carolina 51-23.

2003 - B.J. Symons of Texas Tech tosses a Big 12-record eight touchdown passes and tops 500 yards passing for the third straight game when the Red Raiders beat Texas A&M 59-28.

2008 - The New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Pittsburgh Penguins down the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime in Stockholm, Sweden, as the NHL opens its regular season outside North America for the fifth time.

2010 - The Europeans reclaim the Ryder Cup winning 14 1/2-13 1/2. The Americans rally from a three-point deficit to tie the score, but Graeme McDowell beats Hunter Mahan in the final singles match.

2011 - The NBA cancels the entire 114-game preseason schedule because a new collective bargaining agreement was not reached with the National Basketball Players Association.

2012 - The NHL cancels the first two weeks of the regular season, the second time games had been lost because of a lockout in seven years. Unable to work out how to split $3 billion in hockey-related revenues with the players' association, the NHL wipes out 82 games from Oct. 11-24.

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