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Compiled PAUL MONTELLA | October 4, 2013 08:27 AM EST | AP


1900 — Britain's Harry Vardon wins the U.S. Open golf title, beating J.H. Taylor with a 313 total.

1985 — Eddie Robinson becomes college football's winningest coach as Grambling beats Prairie View A&M 27-7. It's Robinson's 324th career victory, one more than Paul "Bear" Bryant had before he retired from Alabama after the 1982 season.

1986 — Eric Dickerson rushes for 207 yards and scores two touchdowns, including a 42-yard run in overtime, to give the Los Angeles Rams a 26-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

1991 — Fresno State ties an NCAA record for most points in a quarter, with 49 in the second period as it pounds New Mexico 94-17. Fresno State's Derek Mahoney ties an NCAA record with 13 extra points.

1994 — The NBA shortens the 3-point distance to a uniform 22 feet.

1996 — Byron Hanspard rushes for 287 yards, his fifth straight 200-yard game this season, to lead Texas Tech to a 45-24 win over Baylor.

2001 — Barry Bonds sets a new mark for home runs in a single season, hitting Nos. 71 and 72, but San Francisco is eliminated from the playoffs with an 11-10 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2001 — The Mariners win their 115th game of the year to become the winningest team in American League history, passing the record the Yankees set three years earlier.

2005 — Daniel Alfredsson scores twice in the final 6 minutes of regulation and once during the first shootout in NHL history, leading Ottawa to a 3-2 win over Toronto.

2006 — Brendan Shanahan of the New York Rangers becomes the 15th player with 600 goals in the NHL when he scores twice in a 5-2 win over Washington.

2008 — Peyton Manning turns a colossal collapse by the Houston Texans into a stunning victory for the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts score 21 points in a late span of 2:10 — two touchdowns thanks to fumbles by Sage Rosenfels — then intercept Rosenfels on a last-ditch comeback attempt for a 31-27 win.

2008 — The Detroit Shock win their third WNBA title in six seasons, beating the San Antonio Silver Stars 76-60 in Game 3.