September 11th

1886 — The Mayflower defends the America’s Cup by beating Britain’s Galatea in two straight sets.

1937 – Don Budge defeats Gottfried von Cramm in five sets to win his first men’s singles title at the US Open. Budge wins 6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

1964 – ABC television cancels Fight of the Week, ending 18 years of regular prime-time boxing on the American television network.

1976 — In the third race at Latonia, jockey John Oldham and his wife, Suzanne Picou, become the first team of husband and wife riders to compete in a parimutuel race. Oldham finished second aboard Harvey’s Hope and Picou rode My Girl Carla to an 11th place.

1977 – In the last match of the US Open played at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, Guillermo Vilas defeated Jimmy Connors, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0, for the title of the gentlemen’s singles

1982 – Chris Evert wins his sixth US Open singles title, beating Hana Mandlikova, 6-3, 6-1.

1982 – In a 23-16 loss to Illinois, Michigan State’s Rolf Mojsiejunko made a 61-yard field goal on his first collegiate attempt.

1985 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the greatest hitter of all time with his 4,192nd hit, breaking Ty Cobb’s record. Rose lined up a 2-1 pitch against San Diego pitcher Eric Show to left center field for a single in the first inning. It’s the 57th anniversary of Ty Cobb’s last game in the majors.

1988 – Mats Wilander wins the longest men’s final in US Open history, beating Ivan Lendl, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

1994 – Andre Agassi wins the US Open with a three-set victory over Michael Stich and becomes the first unranked player to beat five seeds in a Grand Slam and the first unranked champion since Fred Stolle in 1966. Andre wins 6 -1, 7 -6, 7-5.

2001 – Sport comes to a halt after terrorism in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, with Major League Baseball postponing a full regular-season game schedule for the first time since D-Day in 1944.

2010 – James Madison, one of the top teams in the football championship subdivision, defeats No. 13 Virginia Tech 21-16. The last time Virginia Tech lost to an I-AA team was in 1985, when Richmond beat the Hokies 24-14 at Lane Stadium.

2010 – Penn State’s women’s volleyball team ends its record winning streak at 109 games with a 28-26, 25-12, 25-18 loss to Stanford in a tournament in Florida. Penn State’s streak is the second-longest in Division I team sports, behind the Miami men’s tennis program’s 137-game winning streak from 1957-64.

2011 – Carolina’s Cam Newton becomes the first rookie to throw for more than 400 yards in his NFL debut in a 28-21 loss to Arizona. Newton, the No. 1 draft pick playing on the same field where he led Auburn to the BCS championship in January, completes 24 of 37 passes for 422 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.

2015 – Roberta Vinci stuns Serena Williams to end her Grand Slam bid in one of the biggest upsets in tennis history. The 43rd-ranked Italian wins 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the US Open semi-final.

2021 – The Milwaukee Brewers throw a combined no-hitter to beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0. It was the ninth no-hitter record of the season.

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