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Posted: Nov 01, 2014 12:00 AM
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
Nov. 2

1958 — Chicago and Los Angeles establish an NFL attendance record when 90,833 fill the L.A. Coliseum to see the Rams beat the Bears 41-35.

1985 — Gordon Brown has 214 yards and quarterback Steve Gage has 206 to become the first teammates to each rush for more than 200 yards as Tulsa beats Wichita State 42-26.

1986 — Minnesota's Tommy Kramer passes for 490 yards and four touchdowns but the Vikings still lose to the Washington Redskins in overtime, 44-38.

1986 — Gianni Poli of Italy wins the New York Marathon in 2:11:06 and Grete Waitz of Norway wins her eighth title in 2:28:06.

1990 — Beach Towel becomes the first harness horse in history to win $2 million in a single year with a victory in the Breeders Crown 3-year-old Colt and Gelding Pace. The victory pushes his 1990 earnings to $2,091,860.

1991 — Nevada makes the biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-point deficit in the third quarter and rallying to beat Weber State 55-49.

1996 — A.J. Pitorino of Hartwick rushes for an NCAA all-divisions record 443 yards on 45 carries in a 42-14 win over Waynesburg.

2003 — Margaret Okayo shatters her own course record by nearly two minutes at the New York City Marathon, finishing in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 31 seconds. Countryman Martin Lel wins a marathon for the first time, finishing in 2:10:30.

2006 — Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom becomes the first goalie in the modern era, which began in 1943, to win twice without starting. Backstom replaces an ill Manny Fernandez and stops all 19 shots he faces over the final two periods as the Wild rally for a 5-2 victory over Vancouver. Backstrom relieved Fernandez after a three-goal first period against Nashville on Oct. 7 before Minnesota came back for a 6-5 victory.

2007 — Washington misses all 16 of its 3-point shots, an NBA record for most attempts without making one, in a 103-83 loss at Boston.

2008 — Paula Radcliffe defends her title at the New York City Marathon to become the second woman to win the race three times. Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil wins the men's race for the second time in three years.

2012 — The New York City Marathon is called off to help those still dealing with the horrendous aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces the cancellation of the marathon, just hours after insisting that the race needed to be run as scheduled to help the city continue recovering from the massive storm. Instead, Bloomberg says the "controversy and division" about whether the race should be run caused the change of plans.

2012 — Kemba Walker scores a career-high 30 points in Mike Dunlap's coaching debut and Charlotte snap a 23-game losing streak with a 90-89 victory over Indiana. The Bobcats lost their final 23 games last season to finish 7-59, the worst winning percentage (.106) in NBA history.

2013 — Mucho Macho Man wins the $5 million Classic by a nose a year after finishing second in the Breeders' Cup race. Mucho Macho Man, ridden by Gary Stevens, runs 1 1-4 miles in 2:00.72 and Kathy Ritvo becomes the first female trainer to win North America's richest race.

2013 — Quinn Epperly of Princeton sets an NCAA record by opening with 29 straight completions, and accounts for 401 total yards and six TDs in a 53-20 win over Cornell.

Nov. 3

1899 — Jim Jeffries beats Sailor Tom Sharkey to retain the world heavyweight title after referee George Siler stops the fight in the 25th round at the Greater New York Athletic Club.

1968 — Jim Turner of New York kicks six field goals to lead the Jets to a 25-21 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

1973 — Roosevelt Leaks rushes for 342 yards to lead Texas to a 42-14 victory over Southern Methodist.

1973 — Jay Miller sets an NCAA record with 22 catches for 263 yards as Brigham Young beats New Mexico 56-21.

1973 — Freshman Mike Northington scores five touchdowns to set an NCAA record and lead Purdue to a 48-23 victory over Iowa.

1973 — Stan Mikita of Chicago scores his 1,000th NHL point with an assist in a 5-4 loss to Minnesota.

1990 — David Klingler tosses seven TD passes, offsetting the NCAA record of 690 passing yards by Texas Christian substitute quarterback Matt Vogler, to lead Houston to a 56-35 victory.

1995 — The Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies open their first NBA season with victories. The Raptors beat New Jersey 94-79 and the Grizzlies beat Portland 92-80.

1996 — Jerry Rice becomes the first player with 1,000 career NFL receptions in San Francisco's 24-17 victory over New Orleans.

2001 — Arkansas beats Mississippi 58-56 in seven overtimes in the longest major college football game in history. The Razorbacks stop the Rebels' 2-point conversion try in the seventh overtime for the win. After ending regulation tied at 17, the teams score touchdowns in every extra period but the second.

2006 — Pitcher Greg Maddux wins his 16th Gold Glove, tying the record shared by pitcher Jim Kaat and third baseman Brooks Robinson.

2007 — Navy snaps an NCAA-record 43-game losing streak to Notre Dame with a 46-44 victory in triple overtime. It's the first time Navy beat Notre Dame since a 35-14 win in 1963 when Roger Staubach was quarterback for the Midshipmen. The loss is a school-record five straight for the Irish.

2012 — Fort Larned, a 9-1 long shot, leads all the way to win the $5 million Classic by a half-length, capping a weekend of upsets at the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. Brian Hernandez Jr., aboard the winner, celebrates his 27th birthday with the biggest victory of his career. Game On Dude, the 7-5 favorite, is seventh in the field of 12. Upsets dominate five of the first seven races on the second day of the Breeders' Cup, with Little Mike pulling off the biggest stunner at 17-1 odds in the $3 million Turf.

2012 — Kenjon Barner rushes for a school-record 321 yards and five touchdowns and No. 2 Oregon produces another landmark offensive performance in a 62-51 victory over No. 18 Southern California. Oregon's 730 yards and 62 points are the most ever allowed by USC, which began playing football in 1888.

2012 — Brooklyn makes a winning return to major pro sports, with the Nets topping the Toronto Raptors 107-100 in the first regular-season game at Barclays Center.

2013 — Nick Foles ties an NFL mark with seven touchdown passes and throws for 406 yards to revitalize Philadelphia in a 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

2013 — Tom Brady throws for season highs of 432 yards and four touchdowns and New England racks up the most points ever scored against Pittsburgh for a 55-31 win. Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger passes for 400 yards and four touchdowns to become the second quarterback in Steelers history to reach 200 TD passes. Terry Bradshaw threw for 212 TDs from 1970-83.

Nov. 4

1960 — Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia scores 44 points and sets an NBA record by missing all 10 of his free throws as the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 136-121.

1962 — Sonny Randle of the St. Louis Cardinals catches 16 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown in a 31-28 loss to the New York Giants.

1976 — Baseball holds its first free agent draft with 24 players from 13 major league clubs participating. Reggie Jackson eventually signs the most lucrative contract of the group, $2.9 million over five years with the New York Yankees.

1984 — Miami's Dan Marino passes for 422 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Miami Dolphins to a 31-17 victory over the New York Jets.

1984 — Seattle's Dave Brown returns two interceptions for touchdowns in a 31-17 triumph over the Kansas City Chiefs.

1994 — The San Antonio Spurs' season opener is delayed for 50 minutes when a fireworks display triggers the Alamodome sprinkler system, drenching fans, players and coaches.

2000 — R.J. Bowers rushes for 128 yards to become the first player in NCAA history to gain 7,000 yards in his career as Grove City beats Carnegie Mellon 14-10. Bowers, with 7,127 yards, also increases his all-division record for career touchdowns to 90.

2000 — In the highest scoring Division I-AA game in NCAA history, Ricky Ray passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns and scores three more to lead Sacramento State over Cal State Northridge 64-61.

2001 — Luis Gonzalez's RBI single caps a two-run rally off Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth, and the Arizona Diamondbacks win their first championship by beating the New York Yankees 3-2 in Game 7.

2006 — Invasor beats heavy favored Bernardini by one length in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.

2006 — Rod Brind'Amour of Carolina scores his 1,000th career point, assisting on a goal in the Hurricanes' 3-2 win over Ottawa.

2007 — Adrian Peterson runs for an NFL-record 296 yards and three touchdowns in Minnesota's 35-17 win over San Diego. It's the second time he tops 200 yards rushing this season, the only rookie to accomplish the feat. San Diego's Antonio Cromartie returns a missed field goal an NFL-record 109 yards for a touchdown in the game.

2007 — Paula Radcliffe outlasts Gete Wami to win her second New York City Marathon. Radcliffe, the world-record holder, finished in 2:23:09. Martin Lel of Kenya wins his second men's title, edging Abderrahim Goumri of Morocco in 2:09:04.

2009 — The New York Yankees win the World Series, beating the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 in Game 6 behind Hideki Matsui's record-tying six RBIs.

2012 — Guan Tianlang wins the Asia-Pacific Championship, making the 14-year-old Chinese star the youngest player to qualify for the Masters. Guan closes with a 1-under 71 needing a par on the 18th hole to beat Taiwan's Pan Cheng-tsung. Guan, an eighth-grader, easily surpasses the mark set by Italy's Matteo Manassero, who was about to turn 17 when he played in 2010. It's the second straight year a 14-year-old from China will play in a major. Andy Zhang qualified for the U.S. Open last summer.

2012 — Andrew Luck breaks the NFL's single-game rookie record by throwing for 433 yards in leading Indianapolis to a 23-20 win over Miami. Luck is 30 of 48 with two TDs and breaks Cam Newton's previous mark of 422 yards set last season.

2012 — Tampa Bay rookie Doug Martin rushes for a franchise-record 251 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-32 win at Oakland.

Nov. 5

1927 — Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to capture the PGA Championship for the fourth consecutive year and fifth overall.

1961 — Bill Stacy of the St. Louis Cardinals returns two interceptions for touchdowns in a 31-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

1966 — Virgil Carter of Brigham Young passes for 513 yards and rushes for 86 to set an NCAA record for total yards with 599 in a 53-33 victory over Texas Western.

1977 — Brigham Young sophomore Marc Wilson sets an NCAA record with 571 passing yards in a 38-8 rout of Utah.

1978 — Oakland coach John Madden becomes the 13th head coach to win 100 games in the NFL as the Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs 20-10.

1994 — George Foreman regains part of the heavyweight title he lost to Muhammad Ali in 1974, stopping Michael Moorer with a two-punch combination at 2:03 of the 10th round. Foreman, 45, captures the IBF and WBA championships to become the oldest champion in any weight class.

1995 — John Elway becomes the seventh player in NFL history to throw for 40,000 yards in his career, leading the Denver Broncos to a 38-6 rout of the Arizona Cardinals.

1995 — Warren Moon throws for three touchdowns and 237 yards to become the second fastest to reach the 40,000-yard plateau as Minnesota edges Green Bay 27-24.

1997 — The Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first major league baseball team to switch leagues this century, moving from the AL to the NL when baseball's ruling executive council approved the shift.

1999 — Carolina's Ron Francis becomes the sixth NHL player to reach 1,500 career points when he assisted on Sami Kapanen's first-period goal for the Hurricanes in 3-2 loss at Detroit.

2000 — Elvis Grbac completes 39 of 53 passes for a 504 yards and three touchdowns in Kansas City's 49-31 loss to Oakland.

2006 — Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil makes a remarkable New York debut, becoming the first South American to win the New York City Marathon in 2:09.59. Defending champion Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia is the first woman in more than a decade to win two straight titles in New York, winning in 2:25:05.

2008 — Tony Parker scores a career-high 55 points, including a 20-footer at the buzzer to force a second overtime in San Antonio's 129-125 victory over Minnesota.

2010 — Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano tussle at Churchill Downs just moments after tangling during the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon in an ugly, chaotic scene. Castellano's horse Prince Will I Am runs into the path of Romp and Martin Garcia. Garcia is able to stay on top of his horse but also impedes Borel and A.U. Miner. After the race, an enraged Borel is restrained by security personnel and his older brother Cecil.

2010 — Mexico beats the United States in one of the biggest upsets in the history of women's soccer. The Mexicans, on goals by Maribel Dominguez and Veronica Perez, post 2-1 victory and qualify for the 2011 World Cup.

2011 — Drosselmeyer, a 14-1 long shot, roars down the middle of the track and catches Game On Dude in the closing strides to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Joseph O'Brien becomes the youngest jockey to win a Breeders' Cup race when he guided St Nicholas Abbey to victory in the $3 million Turf at Churchill Downs. Court Vision pulls off a 64-1 upset in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile as three-time champion Goldikova finishes third in her final race. Court Vision nips Turallure by a nose and paid $131.60, the second highest payoff in the world championships after the $269.20 Arcangues paid in the 1993 Classic.

2011 — Drew Alleman kicks a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give top-ranked LSU a 9-6 win over No. 2 Alabama.

2011 — Case Keenum throws for 407 yards to become the most prolific passer in NCAA history and he adds his first two rushing touchdowns of the season to in Houston's 56-13 win over UAB. Keenum finishes the game with 17,212 yards, passing Timmy Chang's career record of 17,072 yards passing for Hawaii from 2000-04.

Nov. 6

1934 — Joe Carter scores four touchdowns and Swede Hanson rushes for 190 yards as the Philadelphia Eagles crush the Cincinnati Reds 64-0.

1966 — Philadelphia's Timmy Brown returns kickoffs 93 yards and 90 yards for touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 24-23 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

1981 — Larry Holmes knocks out Renaldo Snipes in the 11th round to retain the world heavyweight title in Pittsburgh.

1983 — James Wilder of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushes for 219 yards and a touchdown in a 17-12 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

1992 — Manon Rheaume of the Atlanta Knights becomes the first woman to suit up for a regular-season pro hockey game. The 20-year-old goalie doesn't play in Atlanta's 3-2 overtime loss to Cincinnati in the IHL game.

1993 — French-based Arcangues stages the biggest Breeders' Cup upset, rallying to beat Bertrando by 2 lengths in the $3 million Classic at Santa Anita. Arcangues went off at 133-1 and returned $269.20 on a $2 bet.

1993 — Evander Holyfield regains the WBA and IBF heavyweight championships from Riddick Bowe in a fight disrupted by a parachutist. During the seventh round at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the chutist tumbles into the ringside seats and stops the fight for 21 minutes.

1994 — German Silva of Mexico overcomes a wrong turn in the final mile to beat countryman Benjamin Paredes by 2 seconds in the closest finish in the New York City Marathon's 25-year history.

1999 — Charles Roberts rushes for 409 yards and five touchdowns to lead Sacramento State past Idaho State 41-20, setting a new NCAA record for a single-game rushing performance.

2004 — David Greene sets an NCAA Division I-A record for most wins by a quarterback as Georgia routs Kentucky 62-17. Greene, 40-9 as a starter, breaks former Tennessee star Peyton Manning's record.

2005 — Annika Sorenstam becomes the first player in LPGA Tour history to win a tournament five straight times, shooting an 8-under 64 for a three-stroke victory in the Mizuno Classic.

2006 — Anaheim improves to an NHL-best 11-0-4 with a 3-2 overtime win over Pittsburgh. By earning at least one point in each of their first 15 games, the Ducks tie the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers for the most consecutive games without a loss in regulation to start a season.

2008 — Jay Cutler passes for a career-high 447 yards and throws three touchdown passes in the final 15 minutes — the last an 11-yarder to Brandon Marshall with 1:14 remaining — to rally Denver to a 34-30 win over Cleveland.

2010 — Joe Paterno becomes the first major college coach with 400 career wins as Penn State rallies from a 21-0 deficit behind backup quarterback Matt McGloin to defeat Northwestern 35-21.

2010 — Michigan wins the highest scoring game in its 131-year history by stopping a 2-point conversion attempt in the third overtime for a 67-65 victory over Illinois.

2010 — Zenyatta comes within a head of finishing a perfect career. Horse racing's biggest star closes from dead last, but Blame holds off the 6-year-old mare and wins the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic under the lights Churchill Downs. Zenyatta entered the race hoping to improve to 20-0 on her career.

2011 — Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya shatters the course record in the New York City Marathon and Firehiwot Dado makes a stunning comeback for her first major marathon title. Mutai finishes in 2:05:06, crushing the previous mark of 2:07:43 set by Tesfaye Jifar of Ethiopia a decade earlier. Dado of Ethiopia trails Mary Keitany by nearly 2½ minutes at the 15-mile mark but passes her with about a mile left. The 27-year-old Dado wins in 2:23:15 — almost a minute better than her previous personal best.

Nov. 7

1925 — Brown and Boston University attempt a "scripted" game in which the teams ran 40 plays (20 each) from scrimmage each quarter without running a clock. Brown wins 42-6.

1968 — Red Berenson scores six goals, including four in the second period, to lead the St. Louis Blues to an 8-0 victory over Philadelphia.

1976 — Minnesota's Sammy White catches seven passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings post a 31-23 victory over the Detroit Lions.

1985 — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former middleweight boxer convicted twice of a triple murder in 1966 and the hero of a Bob Dylan song, is released after 19 years in prison. Carter, 48, is freed after a federal judge rules the boxer and a co-defendant were denied their civil rights by prosecutors during trials in 1967 and 1976.

1991 — Magic Johnson, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships, announces he has tested positive for the AIDS virus and is retiring.

1998 — Awesome Again steals Skip Away's thunder and the $5.12 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs with a three-quarter length victory over Silver Charm. Skip Away finishes sixth and misses becoming the first horse to earn $10 million.

1999 — Tiger Woods becomes the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments, capturing the American Express Championship.

2003 — The defending champion U.S. baseball team fails to qualify for the 2004 Athens Olympics, losing to Mexico 2-1 in the quarterfinals of a qualifying tournament in Panama City, Panama.

2004 — Pittsburgh, a week after stopping New England's record 21-game winning streak, hands Philadelphia its first loss, 27-3. The Steelers are the only team in NFL history to beat undefeated teams in consecutive weeks after each had won at least six games.

2007 — Dallas center Mike Modano breaks Phil Housley's NHL record for career points by an American-born player with two quick goals in the opening minutes of the Stars' 3-1 victory against San Jose. Modano, with 1,233 points and 511 goals in 1,253 regular-season games, does it in 242 fewer games than Housley.

2008 — Jerry Sloan is the first NBA coach to win 1,000 games with one team when his Utah Jazz beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 104-97. Sloan, 1,000-596 with the Jazz, has an overall coaching record of 1,094-717 with the Jazz and Chicago Bulls.

2008 — Peter Laviolette becomes the winningest American-born coach in NHL history when the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1. Laviolette moves ahead of former Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella with his 240th career victory.

2009 — David Haye wins the WBA heavyweight title with a majority decision over Nikolai Valuev in Nuremberg, Germany. Haye beats the tallest and heaviest champion in history, in his third fight since moving up from cruiserweight.

2009 — Zenyatta comes from last after a poor start and fights off Gio Ponti in the stretch to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. The 5-year-old mare, ridden by Mike Smith, beats a loaded field of 11 males and becomes the first female to win the race in its 26-year history.

2010 — Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia wins the men's title at the New York City Marathon in his debut at the distance. Kenya's Edna Kiplagat takes the women's race for her first major marathon championship.

2010 — Flavia Pennetta routs 18-year-old CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 to give Italy its second straight Fed Cup final victory over the United States.

2010 — Brett Favre rallies Minnesota from 14 points down to force overtime and drives the Vikings into position for Ryan Longwell's 35-yard game-winning field goal for a 27-24 win over Arizona. Favre completes 36 of 47 passes for a career-high 446 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

2010 — Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning starts his 200th consecutive game, a 26-24 loss at Philadelphia. Manning joins Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to start 200 consecutive games.

Nov. 8

1942 — Parker Hall of the Cleveland Rams throws seven interceptions against the Green Bay Packers.

1952 — Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL's leading career goal scorer with his 325th in a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Black Hawks.

1959 — Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers scores 64 points against the Boston Celtics.

1970 — Tom Dempsey of New Orleans kicks an NFL-record 63-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give the Saints a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions.

1975 — Kansas snaps second-ranked Oklahoma's 28-game winning streak, 23-3, in Norman, Okla. The Jayhawks defense holds the Sooners' offense to its lowest scoring output since 1966.

1980 — Dave Wilson of Illinois sets an NCAA record with 621 yards passing in a 49-42 victory over Ohio State.

1981 — Don Shula records his 200th NFL victory when the Miami Dolphins edge the New England Patriots 30-27 in overtime.

1986 — Tulsa's Steve Gage is the first quarterback to rush and pass for 200 yards in a game. Gage rushes for 212 and passes for 209 in a 34-27 triumph over New Mexico.

1987 — The St. Louis Cardinals score 28 points — three TD passes by Neil Lomax and a fumble recovery by Niko Noga — to overcome a 28-3 deficit and beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-28.

1991 — Paul Coffey breaks the NHL career mark for goals by a defenseman by scoring in the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Coffey's 311th career goal breaks the mark set by Denis Potvin, who had 310 for the New York Islanders.

1997 — Phil Housley becomes the second U.S.-born player in NHL history to score 1,000 points, tallying an assist as the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1.

2003 — John Gagliardi becomes college football's career victory leader when St. John's rallies to beat Bethel 29-26. Gagliardi, in his 55th season and his 51st at the Minnesota school, gets his 409th victory, passing Eddie Robinson, who retired in 1997 after winning 408 games at Grambling.

2005 — Pierre Turgeon becomes the 34th player in NHL history to reach 500 goals, scoring in the third period of Colorado's 5-2 win over San Jose.

2008 — Chris Paul has his sixth straight double-double with 21 points and 13 assists in New Orleans' 100-89 victory over Miami. Paul sets an NBA record for consecutive games at the start of a season with at least 20 points and 10 assists, breaking the mark set by Oscar Robertson in 1968.

2009 — Indianapolis becomes the fourth team in league history with 17 consecutive regular-season wins with a 20-17 victory over Houston. New England did it twice — winning a record 21 straight from 2006-08 and 18 in a row from 2003-04. Chicago won 17 straight from 1933-34.

2009 — Italy clinches the Fed Cup title after Flavia Pennetta beats Melanie Oudin 7-5, 6-2. Pennetta's victory gives the experienced Italians an insurmountable 3-0 lead over a young United States team in the best-of-five series.

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