1889 Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball’s NL
1924 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
1934 After posting 7 straight shutouts to start the NFL season, Detroit Lions beat Pittsburgh, 40-7 at University of Detroit Stadium; scored upon for the first time of the season; rush for NFL single game record 426 yards
1951 NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
1951 Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings
1953 New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
1972 Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
1973 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
1973 Chicago centre Stan Mikita registers his 1,000 NHL career point in the Black Hawks 5-3 loss to the Minnesota North Stars at the Met Centre, Bloomington, Minnesota
1978 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)
1980 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
1980 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball’s all-time HR run king with 868, retires
1983 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
1987 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
1987 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
1988 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum – Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
1989 First NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ Nets, 111-106
1989 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
1990 20th NYC Women’s Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
1990 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
1992 NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
1992 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
1994 United Center in Chicago opens – Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83
1995 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province v N Transvaal
1995 KeyArena opens in Seattle, Supersonics beat the LA Lakers 103-89
2000 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Tiznow, Macho Uno, Spain, Kalanisi, War Chant, Perfect Sting, Kona Gold, Caressing
2001 Baseball World Series: Arizona beats New York Yankees, 3-2 in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix for Diamondbacks’ first title; co-MVP: Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling
2006 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs, winners: Invasor, Street Sense, Round Pond, Ouija Board, Dreaming of Anna, Miesque’s Approval, Thor’s Echo, Red Rocks
2009 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win Bronx Bombers’ record 27th title; MVP: NY outfielder Hideki Matsui
2011 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Secret Circle, Stephanie’s Kitten, Musical Romance, My Miss Aurelia, Perfect Shirl, Royal Delta
2012 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Lucie Šafářová beats Jelena Janković of Serbia 6-1, 6-1 to give the home team a 3-1 win in the final
2016 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Oscar Performance, Tamarkuz, New Money Honey, Beholder
2017 Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Caledonia Road, Stormy Liberal, Bar of Gold, Wuheida, Roy H, World Approval, Good Magic, Talismanic, Gunrunner

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