1933 — Primo Carnera retains the world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Paolino Uzcudun in Rome.
1950 — The Los Angeles Rams beat the Baltimore Colts 70-27.
1961 — Erich Barnes of the New York Giants ties an NFL record by returning an interception 102 yards for a touchdown in a 17-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
1975 — The 10-team World Football League, citing lack of television and season-ticket support, disbands before the 12th week of a 20-week season.
1976 — Twins Tom and Dick Van Arsdale appear in a game for the Phoenix Suns, the first and only brothers to play for the same NBA club. The Suns lose 111-98 to the New Orleans Jazz.
1994 — Alcorn State’s Steve McNair becomes the NCAA’s career yardage leader with 15,049, surpassing the mark set by BYU’s Ty Detmer, who had 14,665. McNair’s 649 yards also breaks his Division I-AA single-game record when he leads the Braves past Southern 41-37.
2000 —Corey Dillon rushes for an NFL single-game record 278 yards in Cincinnati’s 31-21 victory over the Denver Broncos. Three years after he broke Jim Brown’s rookie record with 246 yards against Tennessee, Dillon betters Walter Payton’s 27-year mark by 3 yards.
2001 — New York routs Seattle 12-3 in Game 5 to win the AL pennant for the 38th time. The Yankees become the first team since their predecessors in 1960-64 to win four straight pennants.
2005 — Mount Union drops a regular-season game for the first time since 1994, losing 21-14 to Ohio Northern in a Division III matchup. The Purple Raiders, winners of 110 straight regular-season games, had not lost an Ohio Athletic Conference or regular-season game since they were beaten 23-10 by Baldwin-Wallace on Oct. 15, 1994.
2006 — Roger Federer wins his first Madrid Masters and 10th title of the season with a three-set victory over Fernando Gonzalez. Federer is the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles in three straight years.
2011 — Keith Nichol catches a 44-yard pass from Kirk Cousins on the game’s final play for a tiebreaking touchdown, giving the 15th-ranked Spartans a 37-31 victory against No. 4 Wisconsin.
2012 — Lance Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by cycling’s governing body following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accuses him of leading a massive doping program on his teams.
2016 — Baker Mayfield has seven touchdown passes and 545 yards to help No. 16 Oklahoma beat Texas Tech 66-59 in the game that breaks the NCAA record for combined offensive yards with 1,708 yards.
2016 — Joe Williams rushes for a school-record 332 yards and four touchdowns in his second game back from retirement, and Utah holds off pass-happy UCLA 52-45.
2016 — Leonard Fournette breaks LSU’s single-game rushing record on just his first eight carries, sending the No. 25 Tigers past No. 23 Mississippi 38-21. Fournette finishes with 284 yards rushing in his first action since an ankle injury Sept. 24. He averages 17.8 yards on 16 carries and his touchdowns go for 78, 76 and 59 yards.
2017 — The Phoenix Suns fire coach Earl Watson three games in to the NBA season.