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AP Sportlight



Published: Tue, October 24, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



AP Sportlight

Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA

Oct. 24

1943 -- The Green Bay Packers grab nine interceptions, seven off Frank Sinkwich, in a 27-6 victory over the Detroit Lions.

1948 -- Chicago's Bill Blackburn returns two interceptions for touchdowns to highlight a 35-point third quarter as the Cardinals beat the Boston Yanks 49-27.

1965 -- Fran Tarkenton of the Minnesota Vikings passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns in a thrilling 42-41 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

1976 -- Chuck Foreman of the Minnesota Vikings rushes for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-12 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

1979 -- San Diego's Dan Fouts sets an NFL record with his fourth consecutive 300-yard game with 303 yards, but the Chargers lose 45-22 to the Oakland Raiders.

1992 -- The Toronto Blue Jays take baseball's championship outside the United States for the first time, beating the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in 11 innings in Game 6 of the World Series.

1993 -- Eric Metcalf returns two punts for touchdowns to give the Cleveland Browns a 28-23 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Metcalf's first touchdown is a team-record 91 yarder and the other goes for 75 yards with 2:05 left in the game.

1994 -- Atlanta's Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher to win three straight Cy Young Awards, unanimously sweeping the NL honor.

1998 -- Ricky Williams of Texas becomes the leading scorer in NCAA Division I history with 428 career points, scoring two touchdowns in a 30-20 victory over Baylor.

2003 -- Se Ri Pak becomes the first woman to make the two-round cut in a men's golf tournament since Babe Zaharias in 1945. Pak shoots a 2-over 74 on the Korean tour for a 2-over 146 halfway through the 250,000 SBS Super Tournament. Pak finishes tied for 29th place.

2004 -- The New England Patriots extend their NFL victory streak to 21 games with a 13-7 win over the AFC East rival New York Jets. The Patriots also set the regular-season mark of 18 straight wins, surpassing the 17 won by the 1933-34 Chicago Bears.

2004 -- Arizona's Emmitt Smith breaks Walter Payton's NFL record for 100-yard rushing games with his 78th. Neil Rackers of the Cardinals ties an NFL record by kicking three field goals of at least 50 yards.

2004 -- Priest Holmes and Derrick Blaylock each score four touchdowns rushing in Kansas City's 56-10 rout of Atlanta. The eight TDs rushing by Kansas City is an NFL record.

Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




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