|Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA|
1940 — Alabama snaps Tennessee's defensive scoreless streak of 71 quarters but still loses 27-12. Tennessee hadn't allowed a point since Oct. 29, 1938, when it beat LSU 14-6.
1957 — Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadians scores his 500th career goal in a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Black Hawks.
1980 — Dan Fouts of San Diego passes for 444 yards and four touchdowns as the Chargers beat the New York Giants 44-7.
1985 — Robbie Bosco of Brigham Young passes for 585 yards in a 45-23 victory over New Mexico.
1985 — Dale Klein of Nebraska ties an NCAA record with seven field goals in a 28-20 victory over Missouri.
1986 — Lloyd Burruss of Kansas City intercepts three passes and returns two for touchdowns to lead the Chiefs to a 42-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.
1994 — Duke beats North Carolina 3-2 in women's soccer to end the Tar Heels' unbeaten streak of 101 games.
1997 — Pittsburgh goaltender Tom Barrasso makes 22 saves to earn his 300th career victory with a 4-1 win over Florida. Barrasso becomes the first American-born goaltender and 13th overall to record 300 wins.
2002 — Avon Cobourne becomes the fifth Division I-A rusher with four 1,000-yard seasons as West Virginia beats Syracuse 34-7. Cobourne has 108 yards in the game for 1,002 yards this season.
2003 — Isaac Bruce becomes the 18th player in NFL history to top 10,000 yards receiving, catching nine passes for 129 yards as St. Louis beat Green Bay 34-24.
2008 — The Tampa Bay Rays hold off the defending champion Boston Red Sox 3-1 behind Matt Garza's masterful pitching in Game 7 of the AL championship series.
2012 — The National Hockey League announces the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through November 1. A total of 135 regular-season games are now lost from Oct. 11 through Nov. 1.
2013 — Connor Halliday completes 58 of 89 passes for 557 yards and four touchdowns with four interceptions for Washington State in a 62-38 loss to Oregon. He breaks the FBS-level attempts record of 83 set by Drew Brees at Purdue in 1998.
2013 — Michigan's Devin Gardner sets school records with 584 yards of offense and 503 yards passing and ties a mark with five TDs to help the Wolverines outscore Indiana 63-47. Michigan's Jeremy Gallon has a Big Ten-record 369 yards receiving and two TDs.
2013 — Baylor ties a school record with their 10th straight win, 71-7 over Iowa State. It's the fourth game the 12th-ranked Bears score 70-or-more points in a game this season, the most by a ranked team in one season.
1963 — Clem Daniels of the Oakland Raiders rushes for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-26 victory over the New York Jets.
1979 — John Tate beats Gerrie Coetzee in a 15-round decision in Pretoria, South Africa, to win the vacant WBA heavyweight title.
1984 — Rueben Mayes of Washington State rushes for 216 yards and scores four touchdowns to overcome a 28-7 halftime deficit and lead the Cougars to a 49-42 victory over Stanford.
1990 — The Cincinnati Reds complete one of the biggest upsets in baseball history, beating the Oakland Athletics 2-1 to win the World Series in four games.
1994 — George McCandless, 83, becomes the oldest harness driver to win a pari-mutuel race when he guides Kehm's Scooter to victory in the fourth race at Freehold (N.J.) Raceway.
1997 — Andre Reed of the Buffalo Bills becomes the fourth player in NFL history to reach 800 receptions with his second catch of a 9-6 win over Indianapolis. Thurman Thomas also reaches a milestone, becoming the 10th running back to rush for 11,000 yards.
2002 — Marshall Faulk rushes for 183 yards and his fifth career four-touchdown game in a 37-20 St. Louis win over Seattle. Faulk also becomes the 15th NFL player to gain 10,000 yards rushing.
2004 — Just three outs from getting swept in the AL championship series three nights earlier, the Boston Red Sox finally beat the New York Yankees, winning Game 7 in a 10-3 shocker to become the first major league team to overcome a 3-0 postseason series deficit.
2007 — Matt Forte sets a Conference USA rushing record with 342 yards on 38 attempts, including a 9-yard run in overtime to lead Tulane to a 41-34 victory. Forte set the conference record in regulation, finishing with 327 yards.
2010 — Vancouver enforcer Rick Rypien is suspended indefinitely, pending a hearing, for grabbing a fan in the Canucks' loss in Minnesota on Oct. 19. The NHL later sentences Rypien to a six-game suspension.
2012 — Kasey Carrier of New Mexico sets a Mountain West Conference record 338 yards rushing and has three TDs in a 28-23 loss to Air Force.
2013 — Tim Cahill scores the fastest goal in MLS history, and the New York Red Bulls beat the Houston Dynamo 3-0. Cahill puts New York ahead 8 seconds into the game, getting a pass from Dax McCarty, heading it forward and sending a blast from outside the upper right box inside the near post. The previous fastest goal in MLS history was Dwayne De Rosario's score 11 seconds into a 2003 game.
1950 — Tom Powers of Duke scores six touchdowns — three rushing, three receiving — in a 41-0 victory over Richmond.
1956 — Billy Howton of the Green Bay Packers catches seven passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-17 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
1973 — Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first NFL player to record two safeties in a 24-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
1975 — Carlton Fisk breaks up a thrilling contest with a homer in the 12th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and force a seventh game in the World Series.
1980 — The Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series for the first time in their 98-year history as they beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 in the sixth game.
1984 — Steve Cox of the Cleveland Browns kicks the second-longest field goal in NFL history, a 60-yarder against Cincinnati, but loses the battle of the field goals as Jim Breetch's four give the Bengals a 12-9 win.
1998 — The New York Yankees close out their historic season with 3-0 victory at San Diego, sweeping the Padres in four games to win their record 24th World Series championship.
2001 — Washington rookie Rod Gardner has six catches for 208 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown, in the Redskins' 17-14 overtime win over Carolina.
2006 — A pair of rookie start in the World Series for the first time. Anthony Reyes pitches brilliantly into the ninth inning, to help St. Louis cruise past Detroit and Justin Verlander 7-2 in Game 1.
2006 — Michigan State rallies from a 35-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Northwestern 41-38 in the biggest comeback in NCAA Division I-A history. Brett Swenson kicks the winning 28-yard field goal with 13 seconds left following an interception by Travis Key.
2007 — Rob Bironas kicks an NFL-record eight field goals, the last a 29-yarder with no time left to give Tennessee a 38-36 win over Houston. Bironas adds two extra points to set the NFL record for most points by a kicker, with 26. The Texans, trailing 32-7, survive backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels' four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. Rosenfels' fourth touchdown pass, a 53-yarder to Andre' Davis to put Houston up 36-35 with 57 seconds to play, ties an NFL record.
2007 — New England's Tom Brady passes for 354 yards and a team-record six touchdowns in a 49-28 victory over Miami. The Patriots improve to 7-0 for the first time in franchise history and match an NFL record by winning each game by at least 17 points.
2009 — Olympic champion Liu Zige knocks a stunning 1.6 seconds off the world record in the women's 200-meter butterfly at China's National Games. Liu is timed in 2:01.81, eclipsing the previous world mark of 2:03.41 set by Australia's Jessicah Schipper at the world championships in July.
2009 — Jayson Werth homers twice, Shane Victorino and Pedro Feliz also connect and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4 in Game 5 to win their second straight NL pennant.
2012 — Tamika Catchings scores 25 points to help the Indiana Fever win their first WNBA title with an 87-78 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.
2012 — Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman throws for 420 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-28 loss to New Orleans. Jonathan Vilma of New Orleans plays for the first time while appealing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints bounty program.
1933 — Primo Carnera retains the world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Paolino Uzcudun in Rome.
1950 — The Los Angeles Rams beat the Baltimore Colts 70-27.
1961 — Erich Barnes of the New York Giants ties an NFL record by returning an interception 102 yards for a touchdown in a 17-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
1975 — The 10-team World Football League, citing lack of television and season ticket support, disbands before the 12th week of a 20-week season.
1994 — Alcorn State's Steve McNair becomes the NCAA's career yardage leader with 15,049, surpassing the old mark set by Brigham Young's Ty Detmer, who had 14,665. McNair's 649 yards also breaks his own Division I-AA single-game record as he leads the Braves to a 41-37 win over Southern.
2000 — Bengals running back Corey Dillon rushes for an NFL single-game record 278 yards in a 31-21 victory over the Denver Broncos. Three years after he broke Jim Brown's single-game rookie record with 246 yards against Tennessee, Dillon betters Walter Payton's 27-year-old mark by three yards.
2001 — New York routs Seattle 12-3 in Game 5 to win the AL pennant for the 38th time. The Yankees become the first team since their predecessors in 1960-64 to win four straight pennants.
2003 — Alex Gonzalez leads off the bottom of the 12th with a solo homer, lifting Florida to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the World Series. The loss to Florida snaps the Yankees' winning streak in extra-inning World Series games at seven.
2005 — Mount Union drops a regular-season game for the first time since 1994, losing 21-14 to Ohio Northern in a Division III matchup. The Purple Raiders, winners of 110 straight regular-season games, had not lost an Ohio Athletic Conference or regular-season game since they were beaten 23-10 by Baldwin-Wallace on Oct. 15, 1994.
2006 — Roger Federer wins his first Madrid Masters and 10th title of the season with a three-set victory over Fernando Gonzalez. Federer is the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles in three straight years.
2011 — East Carolina's Dominique Davis completes his first 26 passes against Navy, breaking the single-game record of 23 set by Tee Martin of Tennessee in 1998 and ties by Aaron Rodgers of California in 2004. Davis is 26 for 26 for 251 yards in the first half of a 38-35 win against Navy. The senior completed his final 10 passes last week against Memphis, giving him 36 straight completed passes — eclipsing the season mark of 26 set by Rodgers in 2004.
2011 — Keith Nichol catches a 44-yard pass from Kirk Cousins on the game's final play for a tiebreaking touchdown, giving the 15th-ranked Spartans a 37-31 victory against No. 4 Wisconsin.
2011 — Mike Green has two goals and two assists, Matthieu Perreault adds two goals, and the Washington Capitals rout the Detroit Red Wings 7-1 in a matchup of the NHL's last remaining unbeaten teams. It's only the second time in NHL history that two teams with records of at least 5-0 face off.
2012 — Lance Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by cycling's governing body following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accuses him of leading a massive doping program on his teams.
2012 — The San Francisco Giants beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NL championship series. Series MVP Marco Scutaro produces his sixth multihit game of the series and matches an LCS record with 14 hits.
1949 — Don Doll of the Detroit Lions intercepts four passes in a 24-7 victory over the Chicago Cardinals.
1960 — Jim Martin of Detroit becomes the first kicker to kick two field goals over 50 yards in a game as the Lions beat the Baltimore Colts 30-17.
1971 — Greg Pruitt rushes for 294 yards on 19 carries to lead the Oklahoma Sooners to an NCAA record 711 yards rushing and a 75-28 pounding of Kansas State.
1976 — Pittsburgh's Tony Dorsett rushes for 180 yards in a 45-0 rout over Navy to become the top career rusher in NCAA history with 5,206 yards.
1988 — Dan Marino passes for 521 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions as the Miami Dolphins lose to the New York Jets 44-30. Marino completes 35 of 60 passes as he produces the second-best single-game total yardage in NFL history.
1993 — The Toronto Maple Leafs break the NHL record for most victories at the start of the season, winning their ninth straight game by beating the second-year Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0.
1994 — Tyrone Hughes returns kickoffs of 92 and 98 yards for touchdowns as he sets two NFL records for return yards in the New Orleans Saints' 37-34 victory over the Los Angles Rams. Robert Bailey of the Rams also sets an NFL record with a 103-yard punt return.
1999 — Florida State's Bobby Bowden gets his 300th win with a 17-14 win over his son, Clemson coach Tommy Bowden. With the victory Bowden joins Bear Bryant, Pop Warner, Joe Paterno and Amos Alonzo Stagg as the only major college coaches to reach 300 victories.
2004 — Texas' Cedric Benson becomes the sixth player in NCAA Division I history to rush for 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. Benson, who led the nation in rushing coming into the game against Texas Tech, surpasses 1,000 yards in the first quarter with an 8-yard run.
2004 — Oklahoma's freshman running back Adrian Peterson, needing 99 yards to tie Emmitt Smith and Marshall Faulk as the quickest freshmen to gain 1,000 yards, gains 126 yards on 22 carries in the Sooners' 41-10 rout of Kansas. Peterson has 1,027 yards in just seven games.
2005 — San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson is held to a career-low 7 yards rushing on 17 carries and fails to score in the Chargers' 20-17 loss at Philadelphia, ending his NFL record-tying streak of games with a touchdown at 18.
2008 — Carolina's Brandon Sutter gives one of hockey's most famous families another milestone, scoring his first NHL goal in a 4-1 loss at Pittsburgh. The 19-year-old Sutter, son of New Jersey Devils coach Brent Sutter, is the ninth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.
2010 — Auburn's Cam Newton sets two records in the Tigers' 24-17 win over LSU. He breaks the SEC's single-season rushing mark for a quarterback of 1,006 yards by Auburn's Jimmy Sidle in 1963, and tops Heisman winner Pat Sullivan's 40-year-old school mark of 26 TDs rushing and passing in a season.
2011 — DeMarco Murray runs for a franchise-record 253 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown for the second-longest in club history, to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 34-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams.
2011 — Tim Tebow rallies the Broncos for two touchdowns in the final 2:44 of the fourth quarter to force overtime, and Matt Prater's 52-yard field goal gives Denver an improbable 18-15 victory over the stunned Miami Dolphins. The Broncos appeared beaten when they trailed 15-0 with 5:23 left and took over at their 20.
2011 — Drew Brees completes 31 of 35 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns, and the Saints set a franchise record for points and victory margin in a 62-7 against the hapless Indianapolis Colts.
1943 — The Green Bay Packers grab nine interceptions, seven off Frank Sinkwich, in a 27-6 victory over the Detroit Lions.
1948 — Chicago's Bill Blackburn returns two interceptions for touchdowns to highlight a 35-point third quarter as the Cardinals beat the Boston Yanks 49-27.
1965 — Fran Tarkenton of the Minnesota Vikings passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns in a thrilling 42-41 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
1976 — Chuck Foreman of the Minnesota Vikings rushes for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-12 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
1979 — San Diego's Dan Fouts sets an NFL record with his fourth consecutive 300-yard game with 303 yards, but the Chargers lose 45-22 to the Oakland Raiders.
1992 — The Toronto Blue Jays take baseball's championship outside the United States for the first time, beating the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in 11 innings in Game 6 of the World Series.
1993 — Eric Metcalf returns two punts for touchdowns to give the Cleveland Browns a 28-23 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Metcalf's first touchdown is a team-record 91 yarder and the other goes for 75 yards with 2:05 left in the game.
1994 — Atlanta's Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher to win three straight Cy Young Awards, unanimously sweeping the NL honor.
1998 — Ricky Williams of Texas becomes the leading scorer in NCAA Division I history with 428 career points, scoring two touchdowns in a 30-20 victory over Baylor.
2003 — Se Ri Pak becomes the first woman to make the two-round cut in a men's golf tournament since Babe Zaharias in 1945. Pak shoots a 2-over 74 on the Korean tour for a 2-over 146 halfway through the $250,000 SBS Super Tournament. Pak finishes tied for 29th place.
2004 — The New England Patriots extend their NFL victory streak to 21 games with a 13-7 win over the AFC East rival New York Jets. The Patriots also set the regular-season mark of 18 straight wins, surpassing the 17 won by the 1933-34 Chicago Bears.
2004 — Arizona's Emmitt Smith breaks Walter Payton's NFL record for 100-yard rushing games with his 78th. Neil Rackers of the Cardinals ties an NFL record by kicking three field goals of at least 50 yards.
2004 — Priest Holmes and Derrick Blaylock each score four touchdowns rushing in Kansas City's 56-10 rout of Atlanta. The eight TDs rushing by Kansas City is an NFL record.
2007 — Boston sets a record for runs and victory margin in a World Series opener as the Red Sox flatten the Rockies 13-1. Boston finishes with 17 hits, becoming the first club to hit eight doubles in a Series game since 1925. Dustin Pedroia also becomes the second player to lead off the Series with a home run.
2008 — Make it 9-for-9 for the unstoppable Zenyatta. The 4-year-old filly, ridden by Mike Smith, stays perfect in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita, roaring from last to first around the turn to win the race.
2010 — Cincinnati wide receiver Terrell Owens has one touchdown catch in the Bengals' 39-32 loss at Atlanta. The touchdown is Owens' 150th of his career (147 receiving, three rushing), making him the fifth player in NFL history to accomplish the feat.
2010 — Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall ties an NFL single-game record with four interceptions, including a 92-yard interception-return touchdown, in the Redskins' 17-14 win at Chicago.
2010 — Jonathan Byrd wins a three-man playoff with a hole-in-one on the fourth extra hole in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital Open.
2012 — Pablo Sandoval becomes the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once off Al Alburquerque to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Detroit Tigers 8-3 in the series opener.
2013 — A majority-female officiating crew works a college football game in an apparent first. The Southern Intercollege Athletic Conference bills it as the first time it's happened in an NCAA game. Head linesman Yvonda Lewis, line judge Tangela Mitchell, field judge Sebrina Brunson and back judge Krystle Apellaniz are part of the seven-person crew for the Division II game between Miles and Lane. Miles wins 38-26.
1947 — In front of a capacity crowd of 35,000 at Columbia's Baker Field in New York, the Lions end Army's 32-game unbeaten streak in a 21-20 upset. An interception in Army's final drive seals the win, the first over an Army team that had not surrendered a point all season until the loss to Columbia.
1964 — Cotton Davidson of the Oakland Raiders passes for 427 yards and five touchdowns in a 40-7 rout of the Denver Broncos.
1980 — Mike Weaver knocks out Gerrie Coetzee in the 13th round to retain the WBA heavyweight title in Sun City, Bophuthatswana.
1981 — Brian Sipe of the Cleveland Browns passes for 444 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-28 victory over the Baltimore Colts.
1981 — Miami's David Woodley passes for 408 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-27 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
1990 — Evander Holyfield knocks out Buster Douglas in Las Vegas to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.
1998 — Jerry Rice sets an NFL record for receptions in consecutive games with his 12-yard catch from Steve Young on San Francisco's first offensive play. Rice has caught passes in 184 straight games, breaking the mark set by Art Monk from 1980-95.
1998 — Denver's Jason Elam kicks a 63-yard field goal, tying Tom Dempsey's 28-year-old NFL record. Elam's kick, which came at the end of the first half, matches the record Dempsey set for the New Orleans Saints against Detroit on Nov. 8, 1970.
2003 — Trainer Richard Mandella wins a record four races at the Breeders' Cup, capping perhaps the greatest day in racing history when Pleasantly Perfect wins the $4 million Classic at Santa Anita. Mandella wins the $1 million Juvenile Fillies with Halfbridled, the $1.5 million Juvenile with long-shot Action This Day and the $2 million Turf with Johar, who dead-heats with High Chaparral.
2003 — Florida's Josh Beckett throws a shutout to lead the Marlins to a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees to win the World Series. Pitching on three days rest, Beckett allows five hits in Game 6 and captures MVP honors.
2003 — Florida State's Bobby Bowden becomes the winningest coach in major college football history with his 339th victory as the Seminoles beat Wake Forest 48-24. Bowden, 339-97-4 in 38 seasons as a head coach, surpasses Joe Paterno, whose Penn State team loses 26-14 at Iowa.
2005 — Geoff Blum homers in the top of the 14th inning in his first World Series at-bat to help the Chicago White Sox defeat Houston 7-5 in Game 3. At 5 hours, 41 minutes, it's the longest game by time in Series history and matches the longest in innings.
2006 — Joe Sakic becomes the 11th player in NHL history to reach 1,500 career points with an assist during the first period of Colorado's 5-3 loss to Washington.
2008 — Sergei Fedorov scores twice for Washington, giving him 475 goals for his career to set a record for Russian-born players. Fedorov, who also holds the Russian records for assists (678) and points (1,153), broke the goal-scoring tie with Alexander Mogilny (473), who retired in 2006.
2008 — Navy doesn't attempt a pass in a 34-7 victory over Southern Methodist in a game played in a driving rain.
2008 — Raven's Pass wins the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic in an upset, stunning defending champion Curlin on the new synthetic surface at Santa Anita. Raven's Pass, ridden by Frankie Dettori and sent off at 13-1 odds, posts a 1 3/4-length victory in his first race on such a surface.
2009 — The Vikings-Steelers game is the first in NFL history to feature three return touchdowns of 75 yards or longer in a fourth quarter. All three scores — two by Pittsburgh, one by Minnesota — come in the final 6 1/2 minutes of Pittsburgh's 27-17 victory. LaMarr Woodley returns Brett Keisel's forced fumble of Brett Favre 77 yards to give the Steelers a 20-10 lead with 6:23 remaining. Percy Harvin answers 14 seconds later with an 88-yard kickoff return. The Steelers complete the frantic fourth quarter by scoring on linebacker Keyaron Fox's 82-yard return of an interception with one minute remaining.
2009 — The New York Yankees, the sport's top spenders finally cash in with their first pennant in six years, beating the Los Angeles Angels 5-2 in Game 6 of the AL championship series.