Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

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Sept. 5

1922 - The United States beats Australia 4-1 to capture the Davis Cup for the third straight year. 1938 - Don Budge leads the United States to a 3-2 victory over Australia in the Davis Cup final.

1939 - Australia beats the United States to win the Davis Cup. Adrian Quist and John Bromwich post victories over Bobby Riggs and Frank Parker.

1943 - Joseph Hunt wins the men's title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships with a four-set victory over Jack Kramer.

1949 - Pancho Gonzalez captures his second consecutive men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships. Gonzalez needs 67 games - the most ever in a final - to defeat Ted Schroeder, 16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Mary Osborne du Pont defeats Doris Hart 6-4, 6-1 for the women's title.

1950 - Arthur Larsen wins the men's title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships and Mary Osborne du Pont wins the women's title for the third straight year.

1951 - Sixteen-year-old Maureen Connolly wins the U.S. women's singles title with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 victory over Shirley Fry.

1975 - Eighteen-year-old Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia loses to Chris Evert in the U.S. Open women's semifinals, then appears at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service office in New York and asks for political asylum.

1989 - Chris Evert's illustrious career ends in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open when she blows a 5-2 first-set lead and is beaten 7- 6, 6-2 by Zina Garrison. Evert's record at the U.S. Open is 101-12 and she finishes her career with a match record of 1,304-145 and 18 Grand Slam titles.

1993 - Noureddine Morceli of Algeria breaks the world record in the mile by almost 2 seconds with a time of 3 minutes, 44.39 seconds in the Rieti Invitational. Britain's Steve Cram set the previous mark of 3:46.32 in 1985 at Oslo, Norway.

1994 - San Francisco's Jerry Rice catches a pair of scoring passes and runs in a 23-yard reverse to become the NFL's career touchdown leader with 127.

1998 - Mark McGwire becomes the third player in baseball history to reach 60 home runs, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-0. He joins Babe Ruth and Roger Maris with 60 homers in a single season. …

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