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AP Sportlight

Thursday - 9/5/2013, 9:08am  ET

1920 -- Jack Dempsey knocks out Billy Miske in the third round to retain the world heavyweight title.

1920 -- Bill Tilden wins his first of seven U.S. Open men's singles titles, defeating Bill Johnston, 6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3, at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.

1948 -- The United States sweeps Australia 5-0 to retain the Davis Cup title.

1975 -- Chris Evert wins her first of six singles titles in the U.S. Open with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, victory over Evonne Goolagong. In the men's semifinals, Manuel Orantes performs one of the great comebacks in tennis history, saving five match points to defeat Guillermo Vilas, 4-6, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4, after trailing two-sets-to-love and 0-5 in the fourth set.

1980 -- Chris Evert Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia to win her fifth U.S. Open singles title in the last six years.

1992 -- Noureddine Morceli of Algeria smashes the world record for 1,500 meters, clocking 3:28.86 in Rieti, Italy. Morceli breaks the record of 3:29.46 set by Said Aouita of Morocco in 1985.

1993 -- Helena Sukova of the Czech Republic beats Martina Navratilova 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. Navratilova's loss leaves the United States without a women's quarterfinalist for the first time in the tournament's history, dating to 1887.

1995 -- Cal Ripken plays in his 2,131st consecutive major league game to surpass Lou Gehrig's 56-year record. Ripken receives a 22-minute standing ovation and later hits a homer in Baltimore's 4-2 win over California.

2001 -- Barry Bonds becomes the fifth player in baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season, connecting in the second inning of San Francisco's game against Arizona.

2003 -- In the U.S. Open, No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne wins the all-Belgian women's singles final, beating No. 1 Kim Clijsters, 7-5, 6-1.

2012 -- Defending U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic beats 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4 on to reach the semifinals at a 10th consecutive Grand Slam tournament.


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