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AP Sportlight



Published: Fri, September 1, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



AP Sportlight

Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA

Sept. 1

1912 -- Smokey Joe Wood of the Boston Red Sox, on his way to a 34-win season, beats Walter Johnson of the Senators 1-0 in a specially arranged pitching duel at Boston. The victory is Wood's 16th straight.

1923 -- The United States wins its fourth consecutive Davis Cup by beating Australia four matches to one.

1946 -- Patty Berg wins the U.S. Women's Open golf title by beating Betty Jameson in the final round.

1973 -- George Foreman knocks out Jose Roman at 2:00 of the first round in Tokyo to retain the heavyweight title.

1975 -- Tom Seaver strikes out Manny Sanguillen in the seventh inning to become the first pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in eight consecutive seasons. Seaver records 10 strikeouts in the Mets' 3-0 triumph over Pittsburgh.

1984 -- Willie Totten of Mississippi Valley State passes for a Division I-AA record 536 yards and nine touchdowns in a 86-0 rout of Kentucky State. Jerry Rice catches 17 passes for 294 yards and five touchdowns and breaks his own Division I-AA record for receiving yards.

1989 -- Chris Evert becomes the first 100-match winner in 108 years of U.S. tennis championships. Evert, playing her final U.S. Open, beats Patricia Tarabini 6-2, 6-4.

1996 -- Kenya's Daniel Komen lowers the world record in the 3,000 meters by more than 4 seconds in the Rieti Grand Prix. Komen, who set the two-mile record in July, finishes in 7 minutes, 20.67 seconds, breaking the mark of 7:25.11 set by Noureddine Morceli in 1994.

1998 -- Mark McGwire breaks Hack Wilson's 68-year-old NL record for home runs in a season, hitting his 56th and 57th in the St. Louis Cardinals' victory over the Florida Marlins.

2001 -- Iowa's Aaron Greving ties an NCAA record by scoring touchdowns on three consecutive carries in a 51-0 victory over Kent State.

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