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September 18
1908 Cleveland's Bob Rhoades no-hit the Boston Red Sox, winning 2-1.
1946 Joe Louis retained his World Heavyweight Title with a first-round knockout over Tami Mauriello.
1960 Goose Gonsoulin picked off four passes as the Denver Broncos edged the Buffalo Bills, 27-21.
1963 The Philadelphia Phillies dropped the New York Mets, 5-1 before 1,752 in the last game ever played at the Polo Grounds.
1967 U.S. Yacht Intrepid beat its Australian counterpart in four straight races to successfully defend the America's Cup.
1968 St. Louis' Ray Washburn pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants. Coupled with Gaylord Perry's no-hitter of the Cardinals the day before, it marked the first back-to-back no hitters in baseball history.
1972 Art Williams made his debut and became the first black umpire in National League History.
1977 U.S. Yacht Courageous defeated Australia in four straight races to win the America's Cup.
1980 Niatross set the world record for pacing on a half-mile track by winning the Little Brown Jug in 1:54.4 at Delaware, Ohio.
1987 Detroit's Darrell Evans blasted his 30th home run of the season to lead the Tigers to a 7-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Evans became the first 40-year-old player in major league history to achieve this feat.
1994 Pine Chip, driven by John Campbell, set the all-age world record for trotting on a half-mile track by winning in 1:54 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio.
1996 Boston's Roger Clemens scattered four hits and tied his own major league record of 20 strikeouts set 10 years earlier, as the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers, 4-0.
1999 Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit 60 home runs in back to back seasons.
2004 Bernard Hopkins successfully defended the undisputed middleweight championship of the world with a ninth-round knockout of Oscar De La Hoya.
2005 Green Bay's Brett Favre became the third quarterback in NFL history to pass for over 50,000 yards.
2005 San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson set an NFL record by rushing for at least one touchdown in 14 straight regular-season games.
2006 Former Ohio State RB Maurice Clarett agreed to a plea bargain charges stemming from a pair of criminal cases.
2006 The New York Mets clinched their first division title in 18 years, shutting out the Florida Marlins, 4-0.
2006 The Los Angeles Dodgers tied a major league record with four consecutive home runs in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres.
2006 The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 9-0. It was the lowest scoring game in Monday Night Football history.
2009 The NBA locked out its referees for at least the preseason.
2009 The Boston Bruins traded restricted free agent forward Phil Kessel to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for three draft picks. Toronto then signed Kessel to a five-year, $27 million contract.
2010 Joe Torre will vacate the Los Angeles Dodgers managerial post following the 2010 season, and hitting coach Don Mattingly will take over for 2011.
2010 Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia became the major's 1st 20-game winner with a victory over Baltimore.
2011 The Atlantic Coast Conference expanded to 14 teams and did so again at the expense of the Big East, as Syracuse and Pittsburgh were formally accepted.
2011 Detroit kicker Jason Hanson set an NFL record in a game against Kansas City by appearing in his 297th game for the Lions, the most ever by one player for the same organization.
2011 Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles would miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.
2011 Sixteen-year-old Lexi Thompson became the youngest winner in the 61-year history of the LPGA Tour when she captured the Navistar LPGA Classic.
2012 Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films, died of brain cancer at the age of 69.
2013 The Cleveland Browns traded RB Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round pick.
2013 Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion, passed away at the age of 70.
Birthdays Satchel Paige (1908) - Hall of Fame Pitcher; Rick Pitino (1952) - College Basketball Coach; Dennis Johnson (1954) NBA player; Billy Sims (1955) - NFL running back; Chip Banks (1959) - N
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