Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
1936 — End Larry Kelley of Yale is named the Heisman Trophy winner.
1951 — Arnold "Showboat" Boykin of Mississippi scores seven touchdowns in a 49-7 rout of Mississippi State.
1959 — Louisiana State halfback Billy Cannon is named the Heisman Trophy winner.
1973 — Jack Nicklaus wins the Disney World Open to become the first professional golfer to surpass $2 million in career earnings.
1980 — South Carolina running back George Rogers is named the Heisman Trophy winner.
1984 — Greg Page knocks out South Africa's Gerrie Coetzee in the eighth round in Sun City, Bophuthatswana, to win the WBA heavyweight title.
1984 — Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie is named the 50th Heisman Trophy winner.
1990 — Ty Detmer of Brigham Young wins the Heisman Trophy. Detmer, who had set or tied 25 NCAA passing and total offense records, becomes the first BYU winner and third consecutive junior winner.
1991 — France wins the Davis Cup for the first time in 59 years when Guy Forget beats Pete Sampras in four sets to give France an insurmountable 3-1 lead over the United States.
1992 — Washington guard Michael Adams sets a professional record for career 3-point baskets with his 795th in the Bullets' 119-106 victory over San Antonio. Louie Dampier had 794 3-point goals for Kentucky of the ABA and San Antonio of the NBA from 1967-79.
2000 — Indiana holds Vancouver scoreless in overtime for a 86-76 victory. It's the eighth time in NBA history that a team fails to score in an overtime period.
2001 — North Texas (5-6) loses to Troy State 18-16 to become the third team to go to a bowl with a losing record. The Mean Green, bound for the inaugural New Orleans Bowl as the Sun Belt Conference champion, join SMU (4-6 in 1963) and William & Mary (5-6 in 1970) as the only teams to play in a bowl game with losing records.
2003 — Sylvester Croom becomes the Southeastern Conference's first black head football coach, accepting an offer to take over troubled Mississippi State.
2004 — McKendree College coach Harry Statham tops Dean Smith with his 880th career victory, an 83-72 win over Maryville. Smith, with 879 wins, still holds the NCAA record for career victories because all of Statham's wins are at the NAIA level.
2007 — Hawaii remains the nation's only undefeated major college team with a 35-28 come-from-behind victory over Washington. Colt Brennan of Hawaii completes 42-of-50 passes for 442 yards and five TDs. Brennan, with 4,174 yards, breaks 4,000 yards passing in each of his three seasons at Hawaii.
2008 — The San Jose Sharks (21-3-1) match the best start in NHL history through 25 games with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Montreal Canadiens also had 43 points through 25 games in the 1943-44 season, going 20-2-3.
2009 — Brent Seabrook scores in the 11th round of a shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 to give coach Joel Quenneville his 500th career victory. Quenneville becomes the 14th NHL coach to reach 500 wins.
2012 — Landon Donovan scores the tiebreaking goal on a penalty kick in the 65th minute, and David Beckham leaves the MLS as a two-time champion with the Los Angeles Galaxy's 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup.
1907 — Tommy Burns defends his world heavyweight title by knocking out Gunner Moir in the 10th round at London.
1944 — Ohio State quarterback Leslie Horvath wins the Heisman Trophy.
1947 — Notre Dame quarterback Johnny Lujack wins the Heisman Trophy.
1952 — Oklahoma halfback Billy Vessels is named the Heisman Trophy winner.
1958 — Army back Pete Dawkins is named the Heisman Trophy winner.
1977 — Veterinarian Mark Gerard is indicted in a horse-switching scandal. Cinzano, a purportedly dead 4-year-old champion colt, won a race on Sept. 23 at Belmont Park, under the name of Lebon, a 57-1 long shot.
1993 — The Houston Rockets tie the NBA record for the best start to a season, improving to 15-0 with a 94-85 victory over the New York Knicks. The Rockets matched the start of the 1948-49 Washington Capitols.
1995 — Notre Dame advances to the NCAA women's soccer championship by becoming the first team to beat 13-time champion North Carolina in the national semifinals. The lone score comes when Tar Heels forward Cindy Parlow accidentally heads a ball into her own net.
2002 — Oakland's Tim Brown and Jerry Rice take turns rewriting the NFL record book in a 26-20 win over the New York Jets. Brown becomes the third player with 1,000 receptions and the third with 14,000 yards receiving. Rich Gannon ties an NFL record with his ninth 300-yard passing game of the season. On the very next play after Brown's 1,000th catch, Rice scores on a 26-yard catch, giving Oakland a 13-10 lead. It's Rice's record 192nd TD catch and puts him over 1,000 yards receiving for a record 14th season.
2006 — Chase Holbrook of New Mexico State passes for 514 yards and three touchdowns and runs for another score in the Aggies' 50-23 win over Louisiana Tech. Holbrook's 4,619 passing yards and 4,541 total offensive yards for the season set NCAA records for a sophomore.
2009 — The New Jersey Nets are pounded into NBA infamy, falling 117-101 to the Dallas Mavericks for their 18th straight loss to start the season. The Nets pass the 1988-89 Miami Heat and 1999 Los Angeles Clippers, who both dropped their first 17 games.
2012 — St. Louis Rookie Greg Zuerlein kicks a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime after booting a 53-yarder as time expired in regulation to give the Rams 16-13 win over San Francisco. The winning kick allowed the Rams to avoid a second tie in three weeks against the NFC West leaders.
1943 — Notre Dame quarterback Angelo Bertelli wins the Heisman Trophy.
1946 — Army halfback Glenn Davis is named the Heisman Trophy winner.
1950 — Tom Fears of the Los Angeles Rams has 18 receptions against Green Bay.
1950 — Cloyce Box of the Detroit Lions has 302 yards receiving and scores four touchdowns against the Baltimore Colts.
1956 — Wilt Chamberlain scores 52 points in his collegiate debut with Kansas.
1957 — Texas A&M halfback John David Crow is named the Heisman Trophy winner.
1972 — Bobby Howfield of the New York Jets kicks six field goals against New Orleans.
1973 — Dick Anderson of the Miami Dolphins intercepts four passes, returning two for touchdowns, against Pittsburgh.
1979 — Southern California halfback Charles White is named the Heisman Trophy winner.
1982 — Tommy Hearns wins the WBC welterweight title with a 15-round decision over Wilfred Benitez in New Orleans.
2000 — The 200-yard rushing games by Mike Anderson, Corey Dillon, Warrick Dunn and Curtis Martin mark the first time in NFL history that four runners have 200 yards on the same day. It's never happened three times in a single day. Anderson rushes for an NFL rookie record 251 yards and four touchdowns in Denver's 38-23 victory over New Orleans.
2004 — Bode Miller wins his fourth race of the season in the downhill at Beaver Creek, Colo., and Daron Rahlves is second to give the United States its first 1-2 finish on the World Cup circuit. The last time U.S. men went 1-2 in any elite international race was 1984, when Phil Mahre won the Olympic slalom in Sarajevo and twin brother Steve took the silver medal.
2005 — Southern California wins its 34th consecutive game and 16th straight against a ranked opponent, beating No. 11 UCLA 66-19. The 16 victories against Associated Press ranked teams is one better than Oklahoma, which won 15 from 1973-76.
2010 — Miami of Ohio wins the Mid-American Conference championship with a 26-21 victory over No. 24 Northern Illinois. The RedHawks win the MAC for the first time since 2003 and their conference-best 15th title overall a season after they finished 1-11 in 2009.
1945 — "Mr. Inside" Doc Blanchard of Army becomes the first junior to win the Heisman Trophy. Blanchard also becomes the only athlete to win both the Heisman and Sullivan Award.
1951 — Princeton triple-threat tailback Richard Kazmaier wins the Heisman Trophy. Kazmaier led the nation in total offense and the Tigers to an undefeated season.
1956 — Notre Dame quarterback Paul Hornung edges Tennessee's Johnny Majors to win the Heisman Trophy.
1961 — Floyd Patterson defends his world heavyweight title by knocking out Tom McNeeley in the fourth round in Toronto.
1961 — Syracuse running back Ernie Davis becomes the first black to be taken No. 1 in the NFL draft after being selected by the Washington Redskins.
1977 — Tony Dorsett becomes the third rookie to rush for more than 200 yards in a game with 206 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
1982 — Georgia's Hershel Walker wins the Heisman Trophy. The junior running back beats out Stanford quarterback John Elway and Southern Methodist running back Eric Dickerson. Walker finished third in the voting for this award as a freshman and finished second last year.
2004 — Louisville becomes the first football team in NCAA history to score at least 55 points in five straight games, beating Tulane 55-7.
2005 — Croatia wins its first Davis Cup title when Mario Ancic beats Michal Mertinak of Slovakia 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-4 in the decisive fifth match.
2009— Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour sets the major college football record for combined touchdowns passing, rushing and receiving as the Chippewas defeat Ohio 20-10 in the Mid-American Conference championship game. LeFevour throws for two scores, giving him 148 career TDs and surpassing the mark set by Hawaii's Colt Brennan in 2007 and matched by Texas Tech's Graham Harrell in 2008.
2009 — The New Jersey Nets win for the first time this season, ending the worst start in NBA history at 18 losses by beating the Charlotte Bobcats 97-91. Brook Lopez has 31 points and 14 rebounds, and Courtney Lee scores a career-high 27 points in his return to the starting lineup for the Nets.
2010 — Cam Newton passes for a career-best 335 yards and four touchdowns, and runs for a couple of TDs to lead No. 2 Auburn past 18th-ranked South Carolina 56-17 for the Southeastern Conference title. Newton accounts for six TDs, joining Florida's Tim Tebow as only the players in the history of the top division to run and pass for 20 touchdowns in a season.
2010 — Nevada's Colin Kaepernick ties the NCAA record for touchdowns rushing by a quarterback with 59 after scoring three on the ground in a 35-17 win over Louisiana Tech. He ties mark held by Nebraska's Eric Crouch.
2011 — Rafael Nadal recovers from a terrible start and beat Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (0) to give Spain its fifth Davis Cup title.
1924 — Red Green of the Hamilton Tigers scores five goals in a 10-5 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
1971 — Willie Ellison of the Los Angeles Rams sets an NFL record with 247 yards rushing in a 45-28 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Teammate Travis Williams also returns a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown.
1972 — Johnny Rodgers of Nebraska wins the Heisman Trophy beating out Oklahoma's Gregg Pruitt and teammate Rich Glover. The all-purpose back gains 5,586 yards and scores 45 touchdowns in his collegiate career.
1974 — David Thompson scores an ACC-record 57 points to lead North Carolina State to a 144-88 rout of Buffalo State. Thompson surpasses the 56 points scored by South Carolina's John Roche against Furman on Feb. 5, 1971.
1976 — O.J. Simpson of the Buffalo Bills rushes for 203 yards and a touchdown in a 45-27 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
1981 — Southern California's Marcus Allen, who set an NCAA record for yards rushing in a season with 2,342, wins the Heisman Trophy.
1987 — Tim Brown, wide receiver and kick returner from Notre Dame, is awarded the Heisman Trophy.
1995 — Dan Marino completes 35 of 50 passes for 343 yards with two touchdowns and in leading Miami to a 21-20 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons. It was his 52nd 300-yard game of his career, breaking the league record he had shared with Dan Fouts.
2004 — Peyton Manning of Indianapolis is 25-of-33 for 425 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 51-24 win over Tennessee. Manning notches his 13th straight multi-TD game, breaking the NFL record held by Dan Marino, Johnny Unitas, Don Meredith and Brett Favre. The Colts become the third team in league history to score 40 or more points in four straight games.
2004 — Carlos Moya beats Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5) to clinch Spain's second Davis Cup title — and extend the U.S. team's drought in tennis' top team competition. The Americans have won the Davis Cup 31 times, but not since 1995 — their longest gap since the one between titles in 1926 and 1937.
2007 — Allen Iverson scores 51 points in Denver's 111-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
2009 — Hunter Lawrence kicks a 46-yard field goal as time expires, and No. 3 Texas beats 21st-ranked Nebraska 13-12 to win the Big 12 title and avert a BCS meltdown.
2009 — Second-ranked Alabama cruises into the national title game, winning the SEC championship with a 32-13 victory against defending national champion and top-ranked Florida.
2009 — Spain wins the Davis Cup for the second straight year clinching the best-of-five series when Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco win the doubles match against Czech Republic.
2010 — Reggie Wayne has 14 catches for 200 yards and a score in Indianapolis' 38-35 overtime loss to Dallas.
2010 — Serbia celebrates its first Davis Cup title, becoming only the second unseeded nation to win the trophy when Viktor Troicki beats Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to complete a 3-2 comeback win over France. Novak Djokovic tied the series by beating Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match.
2012 — Kobe Bryant scores 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000, and the Los Angeles Lakers snap a two-game skid with a 103-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. The other players to score more than 30,000 are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.
1939 — Iowa's Nile Kinnick wins the Heisman Trophy. The back passed for 638 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 374 yards.
1961 — Syracuse running back Ernie Davis becomes the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy.
1984 — Martina Navratilova loses to Helena Sukova, ending the longest winning streak in history of women's singles tennis — 74 matches dating to Jan. 15, 1984.
1986 — Miami's Vinny Testaverde wins the Heisman Trophy in a runaway. The quarterback, who led the nation in passing efficiency, won the by 1,541 points over Temple running back Paul Palmer, the country's top rusher.
1990 — The Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators receive approval to join the NHL in 1992-93.
1992 — Jerry Rice becomes the NFL's career leader in touchdown receptions with his 101st scoring pass during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers' 27-3 victory over Miami. Rice surpassed Steve Largent's mark of 100.
1992 — Jim Courier rebounds from a slow start to beat Switzerland's Jakob Hlasek in four sets as the United States recaptures the Davis Cup.
1998 — Denver rallies for a 35-31 comeback win over Kansas City to become the third 13-0 team in NFL history. The Broncos join the 1934 Chicago Bears and 1972 Miami Dolphins.
2000 — Golden State's Antawn Jamison and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant each score 51 points, including trading six straight scores in the final two minutes of overtime. It's Jamison's second 51-point performance in four days, and Bryant's career high. But Jamison earned extra satisfaction as the Warriors prevailed 125-122 over Los Angeles.
2003 — Army becomes the first team to finish 0-13 in major college history after a 34-6 loss to Navy.
2005 — Philadelphia wins the first scoreless NHL game that was decided by a shootout, beating Calgary 1-0. Philadelphia's Antero Niittymaki stops 28 shots in regulation and overtime and all three during the shootout.
2008 — Florida quarterback Tim Tebow throws three touchdown passes and rallies the No. 2 Gators over No. 1 Alabama for a 31-20 win in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
2008 — Sam Bradford of Oklahoma passes for a Big 12 Championship-record 384 yards and two touchdowns in a 62-21 rout over Missouri. The sophomore hits 34 of 49 passes, helping the Sooners become the first team to score at least 60 points in five straight games.
2008 — Southern California beats UCLA 28-7 to win its record seventh straight Pac-10 championship. The Trojans (11-1) also have won 11 or more games in seven straight seasons — another record.
2009 — Switzerland's Carlo Janka wins the giant slalom to become the first man in more than 2 1/2 years with three consecutive World Cup victories. Janka won the super combined event two days earlier and the downhill yesterday.
2009 — Indianapolis posts a 27-17 win over Tennessee for its 21st straight. The Colts match New England's record, set from 2006-08 and extend their own NFL record of consecutive 12-win seasons to seven.
2009 — Drew Brees is 35 for 49 for 419 yards with two touchdowns and one interception as New Orleans stays undefeated with a 33-30 overtime win at Washington. New Orleans and Indianapolis both improve to 12-0, marking the first time in NFL history that two teams are unbeaten this late in the season.
2009 — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sets an NFL record by playing in his 283rd consecutive game, a 30-17 loss to Arizona. The 40-year-old Favre breaks the record of 282 held by longtime Vikings defensive end Jim Marshall.
2009 — LaDainian Tomlinson scores his 150th career TD on a 4-yard run in San Diego's 30-23 win over Cleveland. Tomlinson reaches 150 TDs faster than any player in league history, hitting the milestone in his 137th game.
1973 — Jerry West of Los Angeles sets an NBA record with 10 steals in the Lakers' 115-111 loss to the Seattle Supersonics.
1985 — Auburn tailback Bo Jackson beats Iowa quarterback Chuck Long by 45 points in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy, the closest vote in the 51-year history of the trophy.
1991 — AJ Kitt becomes the first American in seven years to win a men's World Cup race, taking the first downhill of the season in Val D'Isere, France.
2002 — St. John's (Minn.) coach John Gagliardi wins his 400th game with a 21-14 victory over Linfield in the Division III quarterfinals. Gagliardi is the second coach to reach the 400 mark, eight victories behind Eddie Robinson.
2003 — The computer rankings have Oklahoma as the country's top team while the human poll voters pick USC. Despite getting walloped by Kansas State 35-7, No. 3 Oklahoma takes its 12-1 record to the Sugar Bowl against No. 2 LSU, which won the Southeastern Conference championship by beating Georgia 34-13. No. 1 USC, which finished third in the BCS rankings, plays No. 4 Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
2006 — Willie Parker breaks Pittsburgh's single-game rushing record with 223 yards as the Steelers rough up the Cleveland Browns 27-7. Parker, the first player in Steelers history to have two 200-yard games in a season, betters John "Frenchy" Fuqua's record of 218 yards against Philadelphia in 1970.
2008 — The Arizona Cardinals clinch their first division title in 33 years by beating the woeful St. Louis Rams 34-10. The Cardinals, long the league's doormat franchise with just one winning season in the past 24 years, earn their first playoff berth since 1998 and first divisional title since they won the NFC East in 1975.Tags: