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AP Sportlight



Published: Tue, September 5, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



AP Sportlight

Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA

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 Gonzales captures his second consecutive men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships after losing the first two sets against Ted Schroeder. 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.

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.

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.

1998 -- Marion Jones completes an undefeated season, 35-for-35, winning the long jump and the 100 meters an hour apart at the IAAF Grand Prix Finals in Moscow.

2001 -- Alexei Yashin, who sat out an entire season in a contract dispute two years earlier, agrees to the longest deal in NHL history. The New York Islanders and the 27-year-old Russian agree to terms on a 10-year contract worth $87.5 million.

2002 -- There are no medals for the United States at the World Championships. In yet another stunning outcome, Yugoslavia comes back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and defeats the U.S. team 81-78. After going 58-0 using NBA players in international competitions, the Americans lose two straight.

2003 -- Mike Maroth becomes the first major league pitcher in 23 years to lose 20 games in a season when Detroit loses to Toronto 8-6. Maroth (6-20) allows eight runs and nine hits in three-plus innings. Oakland's Brian Kingman went 8-20 in 1980.

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