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Oct. 15

1977 — Arkansas' Steve Little ties the NCAA record with a 67-yard field goal in a 13-9 loss to Texas.

1983 — Columbia beats Yale 21-18, the Lions' last victory before losing an NCAA-record 44 straight games.

1983 — The Chicago Black Hawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs score five goals in 1 minute, 24 seconds to set an NHL record for the fastest five goals by two teams.

1987 — The union orders players to report to work without agreement on a new contract, ending a 24-day strike. The returning players, however, report after the 1 p.m. Wednesday deadline to be eligible for Sunday's games and are told they won't play or be paid.

1988 — Oklahoma rushes for an NCAA-record 768 yards, including 123 by quarterback Charles Thompson. Thompson scores three touchdowns and passes for one in the first period of a 70-24 rout of Kansas State.

1995 — The Carolina Panthers beat the New York Jets 26-15 for their first NFL victory.

2000 — For the first time in NFL history, a game starts with back-to-back touchdown returns on kickoffs. Atlanta's Darrick Vaughn returns the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, and St. Louis matches the Falcons immediately as Tony Horne takes the ball 3 yards deep in the end zone and runs down the sideline for a game-tying score. St. Louis wins 45-29.

2003 — The Florida Marlins win the National League pennant with a 9-6 victory over Chicago, becoming the ninth team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in a best-of-seven series. Ivan Rodriguez is selected the MVP of the NL championship series after driving in his NLCS-record 10th run and scoring twice.