|Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA|
1923 — Jack Dempsey knocks out Luis Firpo in the second round for his last successful defense of his world heavyweight title, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1947 — Jack Kramer beats Frank Parket to win the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship. Kramer loses one set in the tournament.
1959 — The new $32 million Aqueduct, operated by the New York Racing Association, opens.
1968 — Jimmy Ellis wins the WBA heavyweight title by beating Floyd Patterson in the 15th round in Stockholm, Sweden.
1986 — Chicago's Walter Payton rushes for 177 yards, to reach the 15,000-yard plateau and scores his 100th career rushing touchdown as the Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles 13-10.
1991 — Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushes for an NCAA record 386 yards and scores seven touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34.
1991 — Freshman Greg Hill sets a major college record with 212 yards rushing in his first game and scores twice as Texas A&M routs LSU 45-7.
1994 — The baseball season, already shut down by a month-long strike, is canceled along with the World Series in a vote by 26 of the 28 teams.
1996 — Oakland's Mark McGwire becomes the 13th major leaguer to hit 50 home runs in a season with a homer in a 9-8 loss to Cleveland.
2002 — Tim Montgomery of the United States sets a world record in the 100 meters, clocking 9.78 seconds at the IAAF Grand Prix Final in Paris. The previous world record of 9.79 was set by fellow American Maurice Greene in 1999.
2003 — Jamal Lewis rushes for an NFL-record 295 yards on 30 carries in Baltimore's 33-13 victory over Cleveland. Lewis, who scored two TDs and averaged 9.8 yards, shatters the single-game mark held by Cincinnati's Corey Dillon, who ran for 278 yards on Oct. 22, 2000, against Denver.
2006 — Tiger Woods' five-tournament winning streak finally ends when Shaun Micheel knocks him out in the first round of the World Match Play Championship. The score was 4 and 3, matching Woods' worst loss in match play.
2008 — Arizona's Edgerrin James gains 55 yards on 18 carries to become the 14th player in NFL history to surpass 15,000 career yards from scrimmage in a 31-10 win over Miami.
2008 — Sebastian Vettel becomes the youngest driver to win a Formula One race at the Italian Grand Prix, edging McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen by 12.5 seconds in the rain at Monza to give Torro Rosso its first win.
2008 — Russia wins its fourth Fed Cup in five years, defeating Spain when Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the title.
2009 — The Williams sisters win the U.S. Open women's doubles title. Venus and Serena defeat defending champions Cara Black and Liezel Huber 6-2, 6-2 for their 10th career Grand Slam doubles title and first at Flushing Meadows since 1999.
2010 — Reggie Bush announces he is forfeiting his Heisman Trophy. The running back releases a statement saying he would give back the award that he won in 2005 while he was at Southern California. It's the first time college football's top award is returned by a recipient.
2011 — Colorado catcher Eliezer Alfonzo becomes the first player suspended twice under the Major League Baseball drug program and will serve a 100-game suspension.
2011 — The Pittsburgh pirates clinches its 19th consecutive losing season, a record for a major league franchise in North America, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2.
2012 — The National Hockey League locks out its players at 11:59 p.m. It's the league's fourth shutdown since 1992, including a yearlong dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season.
2013 — Floyd Mayweather Jr. turns one of the richest fights ever into just another $41.5 million payday, dominating Canelo Alvarez from the opening bell winning a majority decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather remains unbeaten in 45 fights and adds the junior middleweight title to his collection.