Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

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Sept. 4

1920 Man o' War wins the 1 5/8-mile Lawrence Realization Stakes at Belmont Park by 100 lengths, the largest winning margin in modern racing history. His time for the race, 2:40 4/5, shatters the world record by 6 4/5 seconds for his fifth record-setting performance of the year. 1966 The Houston Oilers' defense holds the Denver Broncos to no first downs in a 45-7 rout.

1992 Jimmy Connors loses to Ivan Lendl, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0, in his record 115th and final U.S. Open singles match.

1993 Mats Wilander beats Mikael Pernfors, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 1-6, 7- 6 (6), 6-4, in 4 hours, 1 minute. Play ends at 2:26 a.m., the latest finish to a U.S. Open match.

1994 Fu Mingxia of China becomes the first woman to win consecutive highboard world titles, beating countrywoman Chi Bin in Rome.

1994 Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins becomes the second quarterback with 300 touchdown passes by throwing for five scores in a 39-35 victory over New England.

1998 The New York Yankees reach 100 wins on the earliest date in major league history five days before the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1954 Cleveland Indians with an 11-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox. …

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