1890 ”World Championship” Baseball Series, Washington Park, NY: Louisville Colonels beat Brooklyn Bridegrooms, 6-2 in Game 7 to tie series 3-3-1; deciding game never played
1900 II Summer (Modern) Olympic Games, Paris, France: competition ends after 5 months; no opening or closing ceremonies conducted
1924 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
1934 Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates play first of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Dodgers wins 21-3 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
1951 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina wins Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by taking out the Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes in an Alpha Romeo; wins by 6 points from Alberto Ascari of Italy
1953 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
1954 Major league owners vote down sale of A’s to a Philadelphia syndicate
1959 American Football League awards Buffalo Bills franchise to Ralph C Wilson
1961 Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets
1962 Jo Weatherly in a Pontiac finishes 2nd to Rex White in season-ending Dixie 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway to clinch his 1st of 2 consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships
1962 NY Giant Y. A. Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
1970 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
1973 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
1974 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
1979 Dick Howser (best Yank manager win-lost pct .636) returns to New York, replacing Billy Martin
1981 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 9-2 at Yankee Stadium to clinch series, 4 games to 2; first co-MVP’s: LA’s Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero, Steve Yeager
1984 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
1989 Baseball World Series: Oakland A’s beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in earthquake affected ”Bay Bridge Series”; MVP: A’s pitcher Dave Stewart
1995 Baseball World Series: Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd title; MVP: Braves starter Tom Glavine
1995 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled’s Song
1995 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
1995 7th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-10 in South Bend
1996 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
1997 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
2007 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd title in 4 years; MVP: Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell
2011 Baseball World Series: St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals’ 11th title; MVP: Cardinals 3rd baseman David Freese
2012 Baseball World Series: San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants’ 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval
2015 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5 hours, 9 minutes); Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets, 5-4; also joint longest by innings (14)
2018 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th title in franchise history; MVP: Boston utility Steve Pearce
2018 Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina registers biggest win of her career when she rallies for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 triumph over American Sloane Stephens in a classic WTA Finals title decider in Singapore

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