1953 — Notre Dame ties Iowa 14-14 by faking injuries in both halves. With 2 seconds to go in the first half, a Notre Dame player stops the clock by faking an injury and the Fightin’ Irish score on the next play. With 6 seconds left in the game and Notre Dame out of timeouts, two players fake injuries and the Irish score on the last play to tie the game.
1971 — The New York Rangers score eight goals in the third period of a 12-1 rout over the California Seals.
1981 — Brigham Young’s Jim McMahon passes for 552 yards in a 56-28 victory over Utah. Gordon Hudson sets the NCAA record for yards gained by a tight end with 259.
1982 — The NFL resumes play after seven weeks of the season were canceled when the NFL Players Association went on strike Sept. 23.
1982 — Joe Montana passes for 408 yards and three touchdowns in San Francisco’s 31-20 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals.
1987 — The Columbia Lions extend their Division I-record losing streak to 41 games with a 19-16 loss to Brown. Columbia gives up a touchdown with 47 seconds left in the game.
1987 — Southwestern Louisiana quarterback Brian Mitchell rushes for 271 yards and four touchdowns and passes for 205 yards in a 35-28 victory over Colorado State.
1998 — Villanova’s Brian Westbrook becomes the first player to record 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season, and catches two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 27-15 victory over Rhode Island.
2003 — Golden State’s Clifford Robinson makes his 1,000th career 3-pointer in the Warriors’ 101-91 victory over the Miami Heat. The 6-foot-10 Robinson is the tallest player to record more than 900 3-pointers.
2004 — New York Jets running back Curtis Martin gains over 1,000 yards this season in the first quarter of a 10-7 win over Cleveland to join Hall of Famer Barry Sanders as the only players in NFL history to begin their careers with 10 straight 1,000-yard seasons.
2004 — Roger Federer wins a record 13th straight final, beating Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-2 in the title match of the ATP Masters Cup. Federer breaks the record of 12 straight finals victories shared by Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.
2008 — Michigan’s 42-7 drubbing by Ohio State put a merciful end to the worst season in Michigan’s 129 years of intercollegiate football. The Wolverines (3-9) lose the most games in school history.
2009 — Colt McCoy passes for 396 yards and four touchdowns, earning his NCAA record 43rd career victory as a starter in a 51-20 win over Kansas.
2010 — Jimmie Johnson becomes the first driver in the seven-year history of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship to overcome a points deficit in the season finale, finishing second to Ford 400 winner Carl Edwards while winning his record fifth consecutive title. He is only the third driver to overcome a points deficit in the season’s final race and win the championship since 1975.
2010 — FC Dallas defender George John deflects a shot into his own net in overtime and the Colorado Rapids beat FC Dallas 2-1 for their first MLS championship.
2011 — Detroit’s Justin Verlander becomes the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to be voted Most Valuable Player. After winning the AL’s pitching triple crown by going 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts, Verlander receives 13 of 28 first-place votes and 280 points. He is the first pitcher voted MVP since Oakland’s Dennis Eckersley in 1992 and the first starting pitcher since Boston’s Roger Clemens in 1986.