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Oct. 22

1933 — Primo Carnera retains the world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Paolino Uzcudun in Rome.

1950 — The Los Angeles Rams beat the Baltimore Colts 70-27.

1961 — Erich Barnes of the New York Giants ties an NFL record by returning an interception 102 yards for a touchdown in a 17-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

1975 — The 10-team World Football League, citing lack of television and season ticket support, disbands before the 12th week of a 20-week season.

1994 — Alcorn State's Steve McNair becomes the NCAA's career yardage leader with 15,049, surpassing the old mark set by Brigham Young's Ty Detmer, who had 14,665. McNair's 649 yards also broke his own Division I-AA single-game record as he leads the Braves to a 41-37 win over Southern U.

2000 — Bengals running back Corey Dillon rushes for an NFL single-game record 278 yards in a 31-21 victory over the Denver Broncos. Three years after he broke Jim Brown's single-game rookie record with 246 yards against Tennessee, Dillon betters Walter Payton's 27-year-old mark by 3 yards.

2001 — New York routs Seattle 12-3 in Game 5 to win the AL pennant for the 38th time. The Yankees become the first team since their predecessors in 1960-64 to win four straight pennants.

2003 — Alex Gonzalez leads off the bottom of the 12th with a solo homer, lifting Florida to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the World Series. The loss to Florida snaps the Yankees' winning streak in extra-inning World Series games at seven.