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Oct. 26

1907 - Jim Thorpe makes his Carlisle (Pa.) debut dazzling a crowd of 22,800 in a 26-6 defeat of No. 4 Penn at Philadelphia's Franklin Field. Thorpe rushes, returns kicks and does all the kicking in putting on a one-man show.

1968 - Brooks Dawson of Texas-El Paso completes 17 of 24 passes for 304 yards in the final 10:21 of the fourth quarter as the Miners beat Brigham Young 31-25.

1980 - The St. Louis Cardinals sack quarterback Baltimore quarterback Bert Jones 12 times in a 17-10 victory.

1980 - Earl Campbell of the Houston Oilers rushes for 202 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

1990 - Wayne Gretzky becomes the NHL first player to reach the 2,000-point plateau when he helps set up a goal by Tomas Sandstrom at 14:32 of the first period of the Los Angeles Kings' game at Winnipeg.

1993 - The NFL expands, adding a team in Charlotte, N.C., starting in 1995.

1997 - Warren Moon of the Seattle Seahawks passes for 409 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-34 victory over Oakland. It's the seventh 400-yard passing game of his NFL career, tying Joe Montana for second place behind Dan Marino's 13.

2000 - The New York Yankees become the first team in more than a quarter-century to win three straight World Series championships, beating the New York Mets 4-2. The Yankees match the Oakland Athletics' three in a row from 1972-74, and win their fourth title in five years.

2002 - Volponi, a 43-1 long shot, finds room along the rail and blows past the fading Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem to take the Breeders' Cup Classic by 6 1/2 lengths ahead of Medaglia d'Oro.

2006 - Ryan Miller stops 29 shots as Buffalo beats the New York Islanders 3-0 to win its 10th straight game. The win matches the best start in NHL history, tying the 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs.

2009 - Chicago drops Minnesota to 0-8 on the road with a 3-1 win. Minnesota becomes the first NHL team to earn zero points in its opening eight road games since Pittsburgh in 1996.

2012 - The NHL cancels all its games through the end of November because of the labor dispute between owners and players. A total of 326 regular-season games, more than 26.5 percent of the season, are lost.

2013 - Octavias McKoy runs for 455 yards, setting an NCAA record for all-divisions, as Division III Western Connecticut State beats Worcester State 55-35. McKoy scores five touchdowns in the game and breaks the rushing record previously held by Dante Brown of Marietta College. Brown ran for 441 on Oct. 5, 1996 against Baldwin-Wallace.

Oct. 27

1967 - New Mexico tight end Emilio Vallez catches 17 passes for 257 yards to tie an NCAA record in a 75-12 rout of Texas-El Paso.

1973 - Four players rush for more than 100 yards as Alabama sets three NCAA records during a 77-6 romp of Virginia Tech. Alabama sets records with 823 yards total offense, 743 yards rushing and four 100-yard rushers. Jim Taylor gains 142 yards, Wilbur Jackson 138, Calvin Culliver 127 and Richard Todd 102.

1984 - Washington State's Rueben Mayes sets an NCAA record with 357 yards rushing, 197 in the first half, and scores three touchdowns in a 50-41 victory over Oregon.

1984 - Iowa's Chuck Long completes 22 straight passes to set an NCAA record in a 24-20 victory over Indiana.

1984 - Sergio Lopez-Chavero of Wichita State ties an NCAA record with three field goals over 50 yards in a 23-6 victory over Drake. Lopez-Chavero kicks two from 54 yards and the other from 51 yards.

1986 - Jay Schroeder of the Washington Redskins completes 22 passes for 420 yards and one touchdown in 27-20 loss to the New York Giants.

1990 - Florida State's Bobby Bowden becomes the 11th major college coach to win 200 games with a 42-3 victory over LSU.

1996 - After two humbling losses at home, the New York Yankees win their first World Series title since 1978 with a 3-2 victory over the defending champion Atlanta Braves in Game 6.

2001 - Joe Paterno wins his 324th game to pass Bear Bryant for the most victories by a Division I-A coach when Penn State rallies for a 29-27 win over Ohio State.

2002 - Emmitt Smith breaks the NFL career rushing yardage record held by the late Walter Payton on an 11-yard run in the fourth quarter. Smith has 109 yards and a touchdown in Dallas' 17-14 loss to Seattle and ends the game with 16,743 career yards - 17 more than Payton gained.

2002 - Behind rookie pitcher John Lackey and a three-run double by Garret Anderson, the Anaheim Angels beat Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants 4-1 for the franchise's first World Series in 42 years.

2004 - The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions at long, long last. Johnny Damon homers on the fourth pitch of the game, Derek Lowe makes it stand up and the Red Sox win Game 4 3-0, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals for their first crown since 1918. 2005 - Curtis Joseph makes 13 saves to earn his 400th NHL victory and Mike Comrie scores twice as Phoenix edges Calgary 3-2.

2005 - Manny Legace makes 21 saves to become the first NHL goalie to win 10 games in a month as Detroit wins for the 10th time in 11 games, 5-2 over Chicago.

2006 - The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 in Game 5 to wrap up their first Series title in nearly a quarter-century and 10th overall. The Cardinals, with 83 regular-season wins, is the fewest by a World Series champion.

2007 - Curlin posts an emphatic victory against his toughest rivals in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Monmouth Park. Ridden by Robby Albarado, Curlin defeats Derby runner-up Hard Spun by 4 1/2 lengths.

2007 - Weber State beats Portland State 73-68 to set an NCAA all-division football record for points in a game. Back in 1916, Georgia Tech beat Cumberland 222-0, but that was before the NCAA kept track of records.

2011 - Houston's Case Keenum sets the Football Bowl Subdivision record for career TD tosses as the Cougars overcome a slow start for a 73-34 win over Rice. Keenum, who ends the game with 139 career touchdown passes, is 24 of 37 for 534 yards and connects for a career-high nine TD passes of to break former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell's record of 134. Patrick Edwards has seven receptions for 318 yards receiving and five touchdowns for Houston.

2011 - Andrew Ladd scores the game-winner with 1:06 remaining on a one-timer from close range to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a wild 9-8 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Fifteen players scored in the wide-open game in which both clubs set NHL season highs for goals scored and goals allowed, and the Jets tie a franchise record for goals in a game.

2012 - Chris Wondolowski ties the MLS single-season record with his 27th goal and the San Jose Earthquakes wrap up the regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers. Wondolowski scores in the 24th minute, matching the record set by Roy Lassiter of Tampa Bay in 1996.

2012 - Matt Scott of Arizona gains 469 total yards and accounts for four TDs in the Wildcats' 39-36 win over Southern California. Marqise Lee of USC, catches 16 passes for a Pac-12-record 345 yards and two TDs.

2013 - Matthew Stafford's 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Calvin Johnson's 329 yards receiving lift the Detroit Lions to a 31-30 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys. Stafford throws a 22-yard pass to Johnson, who had the second-most yards receiving in NFL history, to set up his winning score.

2013 - The Kansas City Chiefs improve to 8-0 with a 23-17 win over Cleveland to become the first team in NFL history to start 8-0 after posting the worst record in the league the previous season.

2013 - Serena Williams ends her best season in style, rallying past Li Na 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 for her second straight WTA Championship and 11th title of the year. This is Williams' fourth WTA Championship and she is the first to successfully defend the WTA title since Justine Henin in 2007.

Oct. 28

1939 - Kansas State's homecoming contest against Nebraska is the second college football game ever televised, following the Fordham-Waynesburg contest in New York earlier this fall. The Cornhuskers spoil homecoming with a 25-9 triumph in Manhattan, Kan., before a limited Nebraska ETV audience in the surrounding area.

1950 - Nevada punter Pat Brady boots an NCAA record 99-yard punt in a 34-7 loss to Loyola Marymount.

1962 - New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Title passes for 505 yards and seven touchdowns, and Del Schofner catches 11 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in a 49-34 victory over the Washington Redskins.

1973 - Gail Goodrich scores 49 points and Elmore Smith sets an NBA record with 17 blocked shots as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Portland 111-98.

1973 - With jockey Eddie Maple substituting for suspended Ron Turcotte, Secretariat concludes his racing career with a victory in the Canadian International Championship Stakes at Woodbine in Toronto.

1978 - Joe Delaney rushes for 299 yards and four touchdowns to lead Northwestern Louisiana to a 28-18 triumph over Nicholls State.

1989 - Tony Alford of Colorado State rushes for 310 yards on 28 carries to break a Western Athletic Conference record and scores three touchdowns as Colorado State beat Utah 50-10.

1989 - Central State crushes Lane 101-0. Lane concedes with 11:26 to play in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Henderson Mosley runs for three touchdowns and passes for six.

1990 - Jennifer Capriati, 14, beats Zina Garrison in three sets to capture the Puerto Rico Open and become the youngest player to qualify for the Virginia Slims Championship.

1993 - Ron Francis becomes the 38th NHL player to score 1,000 points with a goal in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 7-3 loss to the Quebec Nordiques.

2006 - Oregon State capitalizes on four turnovers to upset the Trojans 33-31, snapping USC's 27-game Pac-10 winning streak.

2006 - Atlanta defeats Buffalo 5-4 in a shootout, ending the Sabres' season-opening winning streak at 10.

2007 - Roger Federer beats Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 6-4 to win his second straight Swiss Indoors and clinch the No. 1 ranking for the fourth consecutive year.

2007 - The Boston Red Sox win their second title in four years with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies in Game 4. Jon Lester pitches shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jonathan Papelbon closes with his third save of the Series. Mike Lowell wins the MVP award, leading a team that hit .333 in the Series.

2009 - Chase Utley hits two solo homers off CC Sabathia to help the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 6-1 in Game 1 of the World Series.

2010 - Caroline Wozniacki wraps up the year-end No. 1 ranking after rallying to beat Francesca Schiavone 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Championships. The 20-year-old from Denmark is the 10th woman to end the season on top and the youngest since Martina Hingis in 1997.

2011- The St. Louis Cardinals win a remarkable World Series, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7. The Cardinals capture their 11th World Series crown behind another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six innings from starter Chris Carpenter. Freese's two-run double ties it in the first inning against loser Matt Harrison and Allen Craig hits a go-ahead homer in the third.

2012 - Marco Scutaro singles home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Pablo Sandoval, who hit three homers in Game 1, is selected Series MVP. He goes 1 for 5 in Game 4, dropping his Series average to .500 (8 for 16).

2012 - Tom Brady leads touchdown drives on the first five possessions and New England cruises to a 45-7 win over St. Louis at London's Wembley Stadium. New England surpasses 350 yards of total offense for the 17th straight game, breaking an NFL record set by the Rams in 1999-2000.

2012 - Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 to win the WTA Championships for the third time and finish the year with another title. Williams ends the year with a 59-4 record. Since her first-round loss at the French Open, she is 31-1, winning Wimbledon, the Olympic gold medal and the U.S. Open.

Oct. 29

1950 - Detroit's Wally Triplett gains 294 yards in kickoff returns and ends up with 331 total yards as the Lions pound the Los Angeles Rams 65-24 on 41 third-quarter points.

1977 - Russell Erxleben of Texas kicks a 60-yard field goal in a 26-0 rout of Texas Tech for his third field goal of the season over 60 yards, an NCAA record.

1983 - Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards on a 18 carries and scores six touchdowns to lead Holy Cross to a 77-28 rout of Columbia.

1984 - Orlando Pizzolato wins the New York Marathon in 2:14:53 and Grete Waitz captures the women's title in 2:29:30.

1994 - Arnold Mickens rushes for more than 200 yards for the eighth consecutive game, breaking the NCAA Division I-AA single-season rushing record as Butler beats Evansville 49-14. Mickens' 244 yards gives him a total of 2,111, surpassing the record of 2,016 set by Towson State's Tony Vinson.

2005 - Saint Liam comes through in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Belmont Park with a stirring victory in America's richest race. Taking the lead at the top of the stretch, Saint Liam holds off the challenge of Flower Alley and gives Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey his fifth win in the Classic and 15th victory in the Breeders' Cup.

2005 - Top-ranked Southern California wins its 30th straight game, routing Washington State 55-13. The Trojans tie Texas for the 11th-longest winning streak in major college football history.

2006 - With a a 34-31 victory over Denver, Indianapolis is the first team to start 7-0 in consecutive seasons since the 1929-31 Green Bay Packers did it three straight times.

2008 - Brad Lidge and the Philadelphia Phillies finish off the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in a three-inning sprint to win a suspended Game 5 nearly 50 hours after it started, capturing their first World Series title since 1980.

2011 - Joe Paterno breaks Eddie Robinson's record for victories by a Division I coach with No. 409 in Penn State's sloppy 10-7 win over Illinois.

Oct. 30

1943 - Gus Bodnar of Toronto scores a goal 15 seconds into his first NHL game as the Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 5-2.

1955 - Jim Patton of New York returns a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown as the Giants beat the Washington Redskins 35-7.

1966 - Jim Nance of the Boston Patriots rushes for 208 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

1971 - Eric Allen of Michigan State rushes for 350 yards in 43-10 rout of Purdue.

1974 - Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in the eighth round in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain the world heavyweight title.

1975 - John Bucyk of the Boston Bruins scores his 500th career goal in a 3-2 victory over St. Louis.

1977 - Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears rushes for 205 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-0 triumph over the Green Bay Packers.

1993 - Erin Whitten becomes the first woman goalie in professional hockey to be credited with a victory as Toledo beats Dayton 6-5 in the East Coast Hockey League.

1997 - Violet Palmer makes professional sports history by becoming the first woman to officiate an NBA game. There is little reaction by the crowd when her name is announced just before tip-off of the game between the Dallas Mavericks and Vancouver Grizzlies.

1999 - Marques Tuiasosopo becomes the first player to pass for 300 yards and run for 200, racking up a school-record 509 yards as Washington rallied to beat Stanford 35-30. Tuiasosopo completes 19-of-32 passes for 302 yards and a touchdown and rushes 22 times for 207 yards and two TDs.

2003 - In the first regular-season game of his NBA career, 18-year-old LeBron James has 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals, but the Cleveland Cavaliers lose 106-92 to the Sacramento Kings.

2004 - Jamario Thomas of North Texas has his NCAA freshman record-tying fourth 200-yard rushing game with 218 and sets the NCAA record for most yards by a freshman in his first seven games with 1,215 as the Mean Green beat Louisiana-Monroe 45-30.

2004 - Dana College's Tom Lensch sets an all-division college record by attempting 101 passes in a 60-35 loss to Hastings College. Lensch completes 56 passes for a school-record 507 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

2010 - Roy Helu Jr. rushes for touchdowns of 66, 73 and 53 yards and finishes with a school-record 307 yards and No. 14 Nebraska knocks No. 7 Missouri from the ranks of the unbeatens with a 31-17 victory.

2011 - Rory McIlroy wins $2 million in the Shanghai Masters, beating Anthony Kim with a par on the first hole of a playoff. McIlroy holes a 2-foot putt for the victory after Kim misses a 3-footer, to capture the richest prize in golf.

2011 - The Baltimore Ravens erase a 24-3 deficit to defeat Arizona 30-27. It marks the fifth time this season a team trailed by at least 20 points and came back to win. That is the most in a single season in NFL history.

2011 - Petra Kvitova wins her first WTA Championships title, beating Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 for a victory.

2013 - David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox romp to their third World Series championship in 10 seasons, thumping October ace Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6. Ortiz, the only player remaining from the 2004 champs, has a Ruthian World Series, batting .688 (11 for 16) with two homers, six RBIs and eight walks for a .760 on-base percentage in 25 plate appearances.

Oct. 31

1948 - Sammy Baugh of Washington passes for 446 yards and four touchdowns and Dan Sandifer has four interceptions including two for touchdowns as the Redskins beat the Boston Yanks 56-21.

1964 - Kelso, running in what is billed as his final race in New York, wins his fifth consecutive Jockey Club Gold Cup, surpassing Round Table as the all-time money-winning thoroughbred. Kelso runs the 2-mile distance in 3:19 1/5, breaking the world record he set as a 3-year-old, four years earlier, by 1/5 of a second.

1981 - Scott Campbell of Purdue passes for 516 yards, but loses as Art Schlichter passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns to lead Ohio State to a 45-33 victory.

1981 - Florida State freshman Greg Allen rushes for 322 yards in a 56-31 victory over Western Carolina.

1987 - Eric Dickerson, the NFL's single-season rushing champion, signs a three-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts to complete a three-way trade that nets the Los Angeles Rams two running backs and six top draft choices over the next two years. The third part of the deal sends linebacker Cornelius Bennett to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for three of the draft picks that went to the Rams.

1987 - Jockey Chris Antley becomes the first rider to win nine races in a single day. He has four winners in six mounts at Aqueduct and five winners from eight tries during The Meadowlands' evening program.

1993 - Emmitt Smith powers for a team-record 237 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown run, as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-10. His total tied the sixth highest in NFL history.

1998 - Tee Martin of Tennessee, sets NCAA records with 23 straight completions and 24 over two games in the No. 3 Volunteers' 49-14 victory over South Carolina. Martin is 23-for-24, with a record completion percentage of 95.8, for 315 yards and four touchdowns.

1999 - Tim Couch completes a desperation 56-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Johnson with no time on the clock to give the expansion Cleveland Browns their first victory, a 21-16 win over New Orleans.

2003 - Trainer Bobby Frankel sets a North American single-season earnings record when Golden Rahy wins the $48,000 feature race at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting. The winner's share raises Frankel's earnings for the year to $17,854,877. The previous record of $17,842,358 was set by D. Wayne Lukas in 1988.

2004 - Peyton Manning of Indianapolis passes for 472 yards and five touchdowns, the fifth five-TD performance of his career, in a 45-35 loss to Kansas City. The Chiefs finish with 590 yards, the Colts with 505, for the third-highest single-game yardage total in NFL history.

2004 - The New England Patriots lose for the first time in more than a year, falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-20. The Patriots had won 21 straight games, including the playoffs, and a league-record 18 in a row in the regular season.

2006 - Miami's season-opening 108-66 loss to Chicago is the worst loss in NBA history for a defending champion on opening night. The previous low was the Lakers' 132-117 defeat by Golden State on Oct. 29, 1982.

2008 - The North Carolina Tar Heels are No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason Top 25, the first unanimous No. 1 since the preseason poll began in 1981-82.

2009 - Houston's Case Keenum passes for a career-high 559 yards and has five touchdowns, the last a 46-yarder to Patrick Edwards with 21 seconds remaining, and the Cougars beat Southern Mississippi 50-43.

2009 - Terrell Hudgins of Elon sets an FCS (formerly I-AA) record with his 24th 100 yard receiving game, surpassing NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who set the previous mark from 1981-84 at Mississippi Valley State. Hudgins has 11 catches for 153 yards and three touchdowns as Elon beats Wofford 34-6.

2010 - Miami's Dan Carpenter kicks five field goals for the second game in a row in the Dolphins' 22-14 win over Cincinnati.

2010 - For the first time in more than five years, Tiger Woods is no longer golf's No. 1 player. Lee Westwood claims the top ranking after PGA champion Martin Kaymer fails to finish among the top two at the Andalucia Masters in Spain. Westwood is the first European since Nick Faldo in 1994 to be No. 1.

2010 - Kim Clijsters beats top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki to win the season-ending WTA Championships. The 27-year-old Belgian wins in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 to capture her third WTA Championships title.

Oct. 31 - Jamal Crawford scores 29 points in 30 minutes in his first official game with his new team, and the Los Angeles Clippers convert 21 turnovers into 29 points in a victory that extends the Memphis Grizzlies' NBA-record streak of opening-night losses to 12. The Grizzlies are 2-16 on opening night, 0-12 since the franchise shifted from Vancouver to Memphis in 2001.

Nov. 1

1913 - Notre Dame meets Army for the first time and comes away with a 35-13 win behind Gus Dorias' 14-of-17 passing for 243 yards.

1938 - Before a crowd of 40,000 spectators, Seabiscuit, under jockey George Woolf, beat odds-on favorite War Admiral in the Pimlico Special, a winner-take-all match race with a purse of $15,000.

1959 - Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns scores five touchdowns in a 38-31 victory over the Baltimore Colts.

1959 - Montreal goaltender Jacques Plante revolutionizes his position - and the sport of hockey - by donning a facemask. Plante is struck in the face with a shot by New York Rangers forward Andy Bathgate at 3:06 of the first period. After receiving stitches to close a gash from the corner of his mouth all the way up through his nostril, Plante returns to the ice wearing a mask. The Canadiens win 3-1.

1964 - Cleveland's Jim Brown rushes for 149 yards and becomes the first player to rush for more than 10,000 yards in a career as the Browns post a 30-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brown with 10,135 yards had 47 games of 100-or-more yards rushing.

1964 - Kansas City's Len Dawson passes for 435 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Chiefs to a 49-39 triumph over the Denver Broncos.

1966 - The NFL awards a franchise to New Orleans on All Saints Day.

1970 - Mercury Morris of the Miami Dolphins gains 302 combined yards (89 rushing, 68 receiving and 145 on kickoff returns) in a 35-0 loss to the Baltimore Colts.

1987 - Ibrahin Hussein of Kenya and Priscilla Welch of Britain win the men's and women's divisions of the New York Marathon, finishing the 26.2 miles in 2:11:01 and 2:30:17, respectively.

1997 - Tom Osborne reaches 250 wins faster than any coach in college football history as Nebraska beats Oklahoma 69-7, the worst loss in Sooners' history.

1998 - John Kagwe runs away from Kenyan countryman Joseph Chebet in the final yards and wins the New York City Marathon for the second straight year in the second-closest finish in the race's 29-year history. Kagwe's winning time is 2 hours, 8 minutes, 45 seconds.

2000 - Pat Riley earns his 1,000th career coaching victory as Miami posts its most lopsided win in an opener with a 105-79 rout of Orlando. Riley reaches the plateau in 1,434 games - fewer than any coach or manager in any sport.

2003 - Larry Fitzgerald sets an NCAA record with a touchdown catch in his 14th straight game in Pittsburgh's 24-13 victory over Boston College.

2006 - Evgeni Malkin scores in the first period of Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime win at Los Angeles to become the first NHL player in 89 years with goals in his first six games.

2008 - Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree catches the winning 28-yard touchdown pass with 1 second to play, as the seventh-ranked Red Raiders beat No. 1 Texas 39-33.

2008 - Michigan's 48-42 loss at Purdue drops the Wolverines to 2-7, ending Michigan's string of 33 straight bowl appearances. Michigan, assured of its first losing season since 1967, also sets a school record for losses.

2008 - Larry Brown earns his first victory in his ninth NBA head coaching job, and the 1,011th of his career as Charlotte beats Miami 100-87.

2009 - Ted Ginn Jr. returns two kickoffs, 100 and 101 yards, for touchdowns in Miami's 30-25 win over the New York Jets. Ginn, the first to have two touchdowns of 100 yards in the same game, also becomes the first player to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same quarter since Green Bay's Travis Williams in 1967.

2009 - Meb Keflezighi, becomes the first U.S. man in 27 years to win the New York City Marathon. Keflezighi, who moved from his native Eritrea to San Diego when he was in the sixth grade, finishes with a time of 2:09:15 for a personal best. Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu wins the women's marathon title in 2:28:52.

2010 - The San Franciso Giants beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a tense Game 5 to bring a World Series title to the city by the Bay for the first time. Tim Lincecum outduels Cliff Lee in a matchup that was scoreless until Edgar Renteria earns the Series MVP award by hitting a stunning three-run homer with two outs in the seventh inning.


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