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Sept. 21

1940 - For the first time in the history of photo finishes a triple dead heat for first place is recorded, at Willow's Park, Victoria, British Columbia.

1955 - Rocky Marciano knocks out Archie Moore in the ninth round at Yankee Stadium in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.

1980 - Richard Todd of the New York Jets completes an NFL record 42 passes and throws for 447 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-27 loss to San Francisco.

1985 - Michael Spinks wins a 15-round unanimous decision over Larry Holmes Las Vegas to win the world heavyweight title.

1985 - Montana State's David Pandt catches 21 passes for 169 yards against Eastern Washington to set an NCAA record.

1986 - Ken O'Brien's 43-yard touchdown pass to Wesley Walker at 2:35 in overtime ends one of the highest scoring games in NFL history as the New York Jets defeat the Miami Dolphins 51-45. O'Brien passes for 479 yards and four touchdowns, all to Walker. Miami's Dan Marino passes for 448 yards and three touchdowns as both quarterbacks set a record with 884 combined yards passing.

1994 - The North Carolina women's soccer team wins its 89th straight game, setting the unofficial record for the longest winning streak in college sports. The 5-1 victory over rival N.C. State broke the mark of 88 in a row set by the UCLA men's basketball team during the early 1970s.

1997 - The Buffalo Bills stage the third-biggest comeback in NFL history, overcoming a 26-0 deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts 37-35. The Bills made the greatest comeback in the 1992 AFC playoffs, wiping out a 35-3 deficit to beat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime.

2002 - The New York Yankees clinch their fifth straight AL East title with a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.

2003 - Sam Hornish Jr. wins the fastest open-wheel race in history at California Speedway. Hornish's Chevrolet-powered Dallara averages 207.151 mph in the Toyota Indy 400 - breaking the previous closed course race record of 197.995, set here last year by Jimmy Vasser in a CART Champ Car event.

2008 - The United States take back the Ryder Cup with a 16 1/2-11 1/2 victory over Europe. It's the largest margin of victory for the Americans since 1981.

2008 - Baseball says farewell to Yankee Stadium, the home of baseball's most famous team.

2008 - Miami wins for just the second time in 22 games, ending New England's NFL record 21 straight regular-season wins with a 38-13 win over the Patriots. Ronnie Brown scores a Miami-record four rushing touchdowns and passes for another. The 25-point loss is New England's biggest in seven seasons at Gillette Stadium.

Sept. 22

1905 - Willie Anderson wins the U.S. Open for the fourth time in five years, beating Alex Smith with a 314-total.

1911 - Cy Young, 44, beats the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 for his 511th and final major league victory.

1927 - Gene Tunney wins a unanimous 10-round decision over Jack Dempsey at Soldier Field in Chicago to retain his world heavyweight title. The fight is marred by a long 10-count in the seventh round. Dempsey knocks Tunney to the mat, but Dempsey doesn't go to a neutral corner. The referee doesn't start counting until four or five seconds after Tunney is down. Tunney regains his feet and goes on to win.

1969 - San Francisco's Willie Mays becomes the second major league player to hit 600 homers with a two-run shot off Mike Corkins, giving the Giants a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.

1974 - The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos are the first teams to play to a tie, 35-35, with the newly instituted overtime rule in effect.

1984 - Mississippi Valley State's Willie Totten passes for 526 yards in a 49-32 victory over Jackson State. Wide receiver Jerry Rice has 285 yards receiving.

1985 - San Diego's Lionel James becomes the 16th NFL player to rush and receive for 100 yards in the Chargers 44-41 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. James gains 127 yards on the ground and 118 yards receiving.

1987 - The 1,585-member NFL Players Association goes on strike after the New England-New York Jets Monday night game.

1991 - Miami coach Don Shula gets his 300th career victory in the Dolphins' 16-13 win over Green Bay.

1996 - New England's Bill Parcells (100-78-1) becomes the 22nd NFL coach to win 100 regular-season games as the Patriots edge Jacksonville 28-25.

2002 - New England's Tom Brady completes 39 of 54 passes for 410 yards and throws touchdown passes to four different receivers as the Patriots post a 41-38 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

2007 - Graham Harrell of Texas Tech completes 46-of-67 passes for 646 yards, the fourth-best total in major college history, in a 49-45 loss to Oklahoma State.

2007 - Kentucky's Andre Woodson sets a major college record for consecutive passes without an interception, breaking the mark of 271 held by Fresno State's Trent Dilfer.

2012 - Cobi Hamilton of Arkansas has 10 catches for a Southeastern Conference record 303 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-26 to Rutgers.

2012 - Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke smashes NCAA Division I records by throwing for 730 yards. He completes 55 of 79 attempts without being intercepted and leads the Monarchs back from a 23-point, third-quarter deficit to a 64-61 victory against New Hampshire.

Sept. 23

1926 - Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey with a 10-round decision to retain the world heavyweight title.

1952 - Rocky Marciano knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round to retain the world heavyweight title.

1979 - St. Louis' Lou Brock steals his 938th base to break Billy Hamilton's record as the Cardinals beat New York Mets 7-4 in 10 innings.

1979 - The Houston Oilers overcome a 24-0 deficit to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 30-27 in overtime.

1983 - Gerry Coetzee knocks out Michael Dokes in the 10th round to win the WBA heavyweight title in Richfield, Ohio.

1992 - Manon Rheaume becomes the first woman to play in one of the four major pro sports leagues when she takes the ice in the first period for the NHL expansion Tampa Bay Lightning in an exhibition game. The 20-year-old goalie faces nine shots and allows two goals in St. Louis' 6-4 victory.

1995 - Keyshawn Johnson catches 13 passes for 171 yards, becoming the first player in NCAA history with 12 straight 100-yard receiving games, as Southern California beats Arizona State 31-0.

2000 - Ben Matthews ties an NCAA record with five interceptions as Bethel beat Gustavus 14-13. Matthews ties the all-division record shared by eight players.

2001 - Sammy Sosa becomes the first player to hit three home runs in a game three times in a season, but Moises Alou's two-run shot rallies Houston to a 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

2007 - For the first time in NFL history, two players have 200-plus yards receiving in the same game - whether they were opponents or teammates - in Philadelphia's 56-21 rout of Detroit. Philadelphia's Kevin Curtis has 11 receptions for 221 yards and Detroit's Roy Williams catches 9 passes for 204. Detroit's Jon Kitna sets a franchise record with 446 yards passing.

2007 - Green Bay's Brett Favre wins his NFL-record 150th game as a starter, beating San Diego 31-24. His 240th straight start ties him for second on the all-time list.

2010 - Jose Bautista drives in the only run with his major league-leading 50th homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0. Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki also becomes the first player with 10 straight 200-hit seasons, breaking his own record with a fifth-inning single.

2012 - The Tennessee Titans become the first team in NFL history to score five touchdowns of at least 60 yards in a game in their 44-41 overtime win over Detroit. The scorers are Tommie Campbell with a 65-yard punt-return; Jared Cook's 61-yard reception from Jake Locker; Darius Reynaud's 105-yard kick-return; Nate Washington's 71-yard reception from Locker; and Alterraun Verner's 72-yard fumble-return. The Lions also become the first team in NFL history to score two touchdowns in the final 18 seconds of regulation to either take the lead or force overtime. Detroit quarterback Shaun Hill throws a three-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson with 18 seconds remaining and then connected with Titus Young on a 46-yard TD as time expires to force the overtime.

2012 - Denver's Peyton Manning passed for 330 yards in a 31-25 loss to Houston. It's Manning's 64th career 300-yard game, passing Dan Marino (63) for the most in NFL history.

2012 - Kansas City's Jamaal Charles rushes for 233 yards, including a 91-yard TD run in the Chiefs' 27-24 overtime win over New Orleans. Ryan Succop kicks six field goals, one to force overtime in the final seconds and a 31-yarder in overtime for the Chiefs.

Sept. 24

1950 - Philadelphia's Russ Craft has four interceptions to lead the Eagles in a 45-7 rout of the Chicago Cardinals. Chicago quarterback Jim Hardy sets an NFL record by throwing eight interceptions.

1953 - Rocky Marciano knocks out Rolando La Starza in the 11th round at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain his world heavyweight title.

1967 - Jim Bakken of St. Louis Cardinals kicks an NFL-record seven field goals to give the Cardinals a 28-14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1971 - The World Hockey Association announces its formation with 12 teams to start play in October 1972.

1974 - Detroit's Al Kaline doubles down the right-field line off Dave McNally of Baltimore in the fourth inning for his 3,000th career hit. The Orioles beat the Tigers 5-4 at Memorial Stadium.

1993 - Juniata's women's volleyball team beats Washington of St. Louis, 4-15, 15-12, 15-13, 16-14, to snap Washington's NCAA-record winning streak at 59 matches.

1994 - Washington ends Miami's NCAA-record home winning streak at 58 with a 38-20 victory against the Hurricanes at the Orange Bowl.

1995 - On the final day of competition, Europe rallies to upset the United States and win the Ryder Cup, 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y. Europe takes seven singles matches to win its first Ryder Cup since 1989.

1998 - The NBA, through its 86th day of the lockout, announces the cancellation of 24 exhibition games and indefinite postponement of the start of training camps.

2000 - Miami beats New England 10-3 to become the first team in NFL history to allow just one touchdown in its first four games.

2001 - Green Bay's 37-0 shutout of Washington ends the Redskins' NFL record of scoring in 231 consecutive road games.

2004 - The Atlanta Braves clinch their 13th consecutive division title, winning the NL East with an 8-7 victory over the Florida Marlins. The Braves' record streak of division championships began with the 1991 NL West title and excludes the 1994 strike-shortened season.

2006 - The Europeans turn the Ryder Cup into another rout, winning 18 1/2-9 1/2 and making history as the first European team to win three straight times.

2006 - Washington's Mark Brunell breaks the NFL record for most consecutive passes completed in a single game when he connects on his first 22 throws in a 31-15 win over the Houston Texans.

2006 - Brett Favre throws three TD passes in Green Bay's 31-24 at Detroit, giving him 402 for his career. He and Dan Marino are the only players with 400 or more.

2009 - Los Angeles beats Washington 7-6 to hand the Nationals their 100th loss of the season. The Nationals, who were 59-102 last season, are the first NL franchise to lose 100 games in consecutive seasons since San Diego dropped 102 in both 1973 and 1974.

2011 - Dwayne De Rosario scores the quickest hat trick in MLS history, leading D.C. United to a 4-1 victory over Real Salt Lake. De Rosario also becomes the first D.C. player to get multiple regular-season hat tricks. He scores on a header in the 22nd minute, gets his second in the 27th and converts a free kick in the 31st.

2012 - Russell Wilson throws a disputed 24-yard touchdown to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks rally to beat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 in a controversial ending. Wilson scrambled from the pocket and threw to the corner of the end zone as the clock expired. Tate shoved Green Bay's Sam Shields out of the way, then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for possession. It's ruled on the field as a touchdown and after a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott announced "the ruling on the field stands."

2013 - Skipper Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA extend their almost unimaginable winning streak to seven to force a winner-take-all America's Cup finale against Emirates Team New Zealand.

Sept. 25

1866 - Jerome Park, named for its founder Leonard W. Jerome, opens in the Bronx in New York. Jerome, seeking to emulate the British racing system, also establishes the American Jockey Club, precursor to the present Jockey Club, formed in 1894.

1920 - Molly Bjurstedt Mallory wins her fifth title in six years with a two-set victory over Marion Zinderstein in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships.

1949 - Louise Suggs wins the U.S. Women's Open by 14 strokes over Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

1962 - Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson at 2:06 of the first round at Comiskey Park in Chicago to win the world heavyweight title.

1982 - Ricky Edwards rushes for 177 yards and four touchdowns to help Northwestern end its 34-game losing streak in a 31-6 victory over Northern Illinois.

1994 - Oliver McCall scores a major upset by stopping Lennox Lewis 31 seconds into the second round to capture the WBC heavyweight title in London.

1995 - Jerry Rice has 181 yards receiving in San Francisco's 27-24 loss to Detroit. It's his 51st 100-yard game, which breaks Don Maynard's NFL record.

2001 - Richie Sexson and Jeromy Burnitz become the first teammates to hit three home runs apiece in a game as Milwaukee defeats Arizona 9-4.

2004 - Bobby Seck of Hofstra throws eight touchdown passes to tie an Atlantic 10 mark and set a school record in the Pride's 62-43 victory over Rhode Island.

2005 - Fernando Alonso becomes Formula One's youngest champion by finishing third in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Alonso, 24, a six-time winner in his third full season in Formula One, ends Michael Schumacher's five-year hold on the title.

2010 - Collingwood and St. Kilda plays to a 68-68 tie, the first in an Australian Rules football grand final since 1977, setting up a rematch to decide the league title.

2011 - Patrick Makau of Kenya breaks the world record to win the Berlin Marathon. Makau, who finishes in 2:03:38, breaks away from Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia after 17 miles. Gebrselassie held the previous record of 2:03.59.

2011 - Wes Welker has 16 catches for a franchise-record 217 yards and two scores in New England's 34-31 loss to Buffalo. Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady is 30 of 45 for 386 yards and four scores but also matches a career worst with four interceptions.

2011 - The Detroit Lions snap a 13-game losing streak with a 26-23 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions, who won in the Metrodome for the first time since 1997, are 3-0 for the first time since 1980.

2013 - Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA win the America's Cup with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history to keep the oldest trophy in international sports in the United States. Spithill steers Oracle's space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, speeding past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay. All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew twice rallies from seven-point deficits to win 9-8.

Sept. 26

1942 - Jockey Club stewards revoke Eddie Arcaro's license for one year after his display of "rough riding" aboard odds-on favorite Occupation in the Cowdin Stakes on Sept. 19, in which he attempted to injure a fellow rider during the race.

1961 - New York Yankee Roger Maris ties Babe Ruth's 34-year-old record with his 60th homer, off Jack Fisher of Baltimore.

1981 - Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first player to pitch five no-hit, no-run games. This one is a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Astrodome.

1981 - Kelvin Bryant of North Carolina rushes for 173 yards and scores four touchdowns in a 56-14 victory over Boston College, giving him 15 touchdowns over the last three games, an NCAA record.

1992 - Rocky Mountain's Steve Thompson rushes for 405 yards and six touchdowns in a 42-36 overtime victory over Carroll College. The rushing total is the second highest in NAIA history.

1992 - Ken Irvin of Memphis became the first player in college football history to block four punts in one game as the Tigers beat Arkansas 22-6.

1993 - The United States wins the 30th Ryder Cup at The Belfry, rallying the last day for a 15-13 decision.

1998 - Prairie View A&M ends its NCAA-record 80-game losing streak by stopping a 2-point conversion in the final minute for a 14-12 victory over Langston. The victory is the Panthers' first since Oct. 28, 1989, when they defeated Mississippi Valley 21-12.

2000 - At the Sydney Olympics, the U.S. softball team completes a stunning comeback by edging Japan 2-1 in extra innings to win its second straight gold medal.

2004 - Peyton Manning of Indianapolis passes for 393 yards and five first-half touchdowns in a 45-31 win over Green Bay. Manning has the most TD throws in one half since Tommy Kramer in 1986, and the most yards in a quarter, 247, since Boomer Esiason in 1996.

2004 - San Francisco's 34-0 loss at Seattle ends a 420-game streak of not being blanked for the 49ers, an NFL record.

2008 - The Tampa Bay Rays win their first AL East title when the Boston Red Sox lose to the New York Yankees. Tampa Bay, which had never won more than 70 games in a season, are the first team other than Boston and New York to win the division since Baltimore did it in 1997. The Rays are the first AL team in the divisional era to finish with the worst record in its league then win its division in the following year.

2010 - Christine Sinclair has two goals and Marta adds a goal and two assists as the FC Gold Pride beat the Philadelphia Independence 4-0 to win the Women's Professional Soccer championship.

2010 - Denver's Kyle Orton passes for a career-best 476 yards on 37-of-57 passing in a 27-13 loss to Indianapolis.

2010 - Seattle's Leon Washington returns two kickoffs for touchdowns in the Seahawks' 27-20 win over San Diego. The returns - 101 and 99 yards - makes him the 10th player in NFL history to return two kicks for scores in the same game. San Diego's Philip Rivers sets a franchise record with a career-high 455 yards passing.

Sept. 27

1894 - Aqueduct Race Track opens its doors. The building is torn down in 1955 and the new Aqueduct reopens on Sept. 14, 1959.

1947 - Armed, then the world's leading money-winning thoroughbred, meets 1946 Kentucky Derby winner Assault in the first $100,000 winner-take-all match race, held at Belmont Park. Armed earns an easy victory over Assault, who was not in peak racing condition.

1950 - Ezzard Charles wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Joe Louis at Yankee Stadium in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.

1975 - Kansas quarterback Nolan Cromwell rushes for an NCAA record 294 yards in a 20-0 victory over Oregon State.

1992 - World champion Nigel Mansell sets a single-season victory record, leading from start to finish in the Portuguese Grand Prix for his ninth win of the Formula One season.

1996 - San Francisco's Barry Bonds becomes the second player to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in a season. Jose Canseco is the other. Bonds, who had 42 homers, stole his 40th base in a 9-3 win over Colorado.

1998 - Mark McGwire gives baseball a new magic number, hitting two homers to reach No. 70 in the St. Louis Cardinals' season finale against Montreal. It's McGwire's fifth homer in the season-ending, three-game series. McGwire's 70th and final home run of the season was a line shot over the left-field wall on a first-pitch fastball from Carl Pavano in the seventh.

2000 - The Women's British Open is elevated to major championship status on the LPGA Tour, replacing the du Maurier Classic. The other majors are the Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Championship and the U.S. Open.

2003 - B.J. Symons of Texas Tech throws for 661 yards - a school and Big 12 record - and six touchdowns, in the Red Raiders' 49-45 win over Mississippi.

2007 - Brazil and its star soccer player Marta puts on a dazzling performance against the United States and cruises to a 4-0 victory in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup. The Brazilians, advance to their first title match and end the Americans unbeaten streak at 51 games.

2008 - Curlin becomes the first horse in North America to top $10 million in career earnings, winning the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at sloppy Belmont Park. The $450,000 winner's purse pushes Curlin's career bankroll to $10,246,800. Cigar held the old mark of $9,999,815, which stood for 12 years.

2009 - Japan's Kimiko Date Krumm becomes the oldest winner of a WTA Tour tournament since Billie Jean King in 1983. Date Krumm, who turns 39 on Sept. 28, beats second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-3 for the Korea Open title. King was 39 years, 7 months, 23 days when she won at Birmingham, England.

2009 - With rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford leading the way, Detroit ends a 19-game losing streak with a 19-14 victory over the Washington Redskins. The Lions had not won since Dec. 23, 2007, and their skid matched the second longest in NFL history.

2009 - Philadelphia's Kevon Kolb passes for 327 yards in a 34-14 win over Kansas City to become the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 300 yards in each of his first two career starts.

2009 - New England beats Atlanta 26-10 for the 16th straight regular-season victory of the NFC. It's the longest steak any team has posted against the opposite conference since the 1970 merger.

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