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AP Sportlight

The Associated Press — Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA - By The Associated Press
Sept. 7

1892 — Jim Corbett knocks out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round in New Orleans to win the first world heavyweight title fought with gloves under the Marquis of Queensberry rules.

1953 — Maureen Connolly becomes the first woman to complete the Grand Slam when she beats Doris Hart, 6-2, 6-4, in the U.S. Open women's singles final. Tony Trabert wins his first U.S. men's singles title in three sets over Vic Seixas.

1958 — Australia's Ashley Cooper beats countryman Malcolm Anderson to win the men's title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships. Althea Gibson beats Darlene Hard for the women's title.

1969 — Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey, 6-2, 6-2 to capture the U.S. Open women's singles title.

1970 — Jockey Willie Shoemaker rides Dares J to a 1 1/2-length victory at Del Mar to become the winningest jockey. Shoemaker's win breaks the all-time record of 6,033 set by Johnny Longden four years earlier.

1975 — Spain's Manuel Orantes upsets Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to win the U.S. Open men's title.

1980 — John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg of Sweden 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4 to win his second straight U.S. Open men's title.

1993 — Mark Whiten of the St. Louis Cardinals has the greatest game at the plate in major league history In the 15-2 win against Cincinnati. Whiten hits four home runs and drives in 12 runs, becoming the only player to accomplish both feats in one game.

1997 — In the new Arthur Ashe Stadium court, 16-year-old Martina Hingis and 17-year-old Venus Williams play the youngest Grand Slam final in the Open Era. Hingis wins her first U.S. Open title 6-0, 6-4.

2001 — Venus Williams and Serena Williams reach the finals of the U.S. Open and become the first sisters to play for a Grand Slam championship in more than 100 years. Venus defeats Jennifer Capriati 6-4, 6-2, after Serena powers her way past top-seeded Martina Hingis 6-3, 6-2 in 51 minutes.

2002 — Venus and Serena Williams meet in a prime-time U.S. Open women's singles final for the second straight year. Younger sister Serena comes out on top, defeating the two-time defending champion, 6-4, 6-3, for her second U.S. Open women's singles title.

2003 — In the closest 1-2-3 finish in IRL history, Sam Hornish Jr. edges Scott Dixon and Bryan Herta at the finish line to win his second straight Delphi Indy 300. His margin of victory is .0099 seconds, and just .0100 separates first and third place.

2003 — Andy Roddick wins his first Grand Slam tournament title, defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3, in the U.S. Open men's singles final.

2008 — Helio Castroneves wins the PEAK Indy 300 in the closest finish in the history of the IndyCar Series, but it isn't enough to stop Scott Dixon from taking his second series championship. Castroneves comes from last place to win the race, but Dixon, needing to finish eighth or better to win the title, finishes inches behind the winner.

2012 — Bob and Mike Bryan beat Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-4 to win the U.S. Open men's doubles title for a record 12th Grand Slam championship. The American twins break a tie with Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde for the most in the Open era, which started in 1968.

2014 — Serena Williams wins her third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major title overall. Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 and matches Chris Evert's total of six championships at the U.S. Open. Bob and Mike Bryan win a record-tying fifth U.S. Open doubles championship for their 100th tournament title.

2014 — The Philadelphia Eagles come back from a 17-0 halftime deficit to defeat Jacksonville 34-17. The Eagles are the first team in NFL history to win a game by at least 17 points after being shut out and trailing by 17 or more points at halftime.

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