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AP Sportlight

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 9:30am  ET

Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press

1953 -- Woodley Lewis of the Los Angeles Rams has 120 yards in punt returns, including a 78-yard touchdown return, and 174 yards in kickoff returns in a 31-19 victory over the Detroit Lions.

1969 -- Mike Adamle rushes for 316 yards as Northwestern beats Wisconsin 27-7.

1977 -- Reggie Jackson hits three consecutive home runs, all on the first pitch, to lead the New York Yankees to the World Series championship over Los Angeles in six games.

1981 -- Joe Danelo of the New York Giants kicks six field goals in a 32-0 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

1992 -- Miami and Washington are tied for No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 football poll. It's the first tie at the top in 51 years and the third since the poll started in 1936.

1992 -- Philadelphia's Randall Cunningham sets an NFL career rushing mark for quarterbacks, surpassing Fran Tarkenton in the Eagles' 16-12 loss to the Washington Redskins. Cunningham gains 39 yards to move his career total to 3,683, nine better than Tarkenton's previous mark.

1997 -- Willamette's Liz Heaston, a junior, becomes the first woman to play in a college football game when she kicks two extra points in a 27-0 win over Linfield College in the NAIA.

1998 -- New England running back Robert Edwards sets an NFL record with touchdown runs in his first six games, but the Patriots lose 24-14 to the New York Jets.

2002 -- New Zealand's Michael Campbell wins the longest match (43 holes) in World Match Play history in the morning, then defeats Ian Woosnam later in the day to reach the semifinals. Campbell's 10-foot birdie putt at the seventh sudden-death hole beats Nick Faldo by three holes in the longest match in the event's 39-year history.

2003 -- No Pan Intended becomes the 10th pacer to win harness racing's Triple Crown, going wire-to-wire in the Messenger Stakes at The Meadows. No Pan Intended adds the Messenger Stakes win to victories in the Cane Pace at Freehold (N.J.) Raceway and the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio.

2005 -- Boston's Brian Leetch becomes the seventh defenseman -- and 69th player -- in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points with a goal and an assist in the Bruins' 4-3 loss to Montreal.

2006 -- Martin Brodeur turns away 37 shots to become the third goaltender in NHL history with 450 victories as New Jersey edges Pittsburgh 2-1.

2009 -- Tom Brady, Patriots, throws six touchdown passes -- five in one quarter, an NFL mark, in a 59-0 win in the snow against Tennessee. Brady's five TD passes in the second quarter are a record for one period. The 59-point margin matches the largest since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the Los Angeles Rams' 59-0 win over the Atlanta Falcons in 1976. New England's 45-0 halftime lead is the biggest in league history.

2009 -- Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger leads the Steelers to their 12th consecutive victory against Cleveland with his second career 400-yard game. Roethlisberger is 23 of 35 for 417 yards in the 27-14 win over the Browns.


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