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Oct. 26

1968 — Brooks Dawson of Texas-El Paso completes 17 of 24 passes for 304 yards in the final 10:21 of the fourth quarter as the Miners beat Brigham Young 31-25.

1980 — The St. Louis Cardinals sack quarterback Baltimore quarterback Bert Jones 12 times in a 17-10 victory.

1980 — Earl Campbell of the Houston Oilers rushes for 202 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

1990 — Wayne Gretzky becomes the first NHL player to reach the 2,000-point plateau when he helped set up a goal by Tomas Sandstrom at 14:32 of the first period of the Los Angeles Kings' game at Winnipeg.

1993 — The NFL expands, adding a team in Charlotte, N.C., starting in 1995.

1997 — Warren Moon of the Seattle Seahawks passes for 409 yards and five touchdowns, in a 45-34 victory over Oakland. It's the seventh 400-yard passing game of his NFL career, tying Joe Montana for second place behind Dan Marino's 13.

2000 — The New York Yankees become the first team in more than a quarter-century to win three straight World Series championships, beating the New York Mets 4-2. The Yankees match the Oakland Athletics' three in a row from 1972-74, and win their fourth title in five years.

2002 — Volponi, a 43-1 long shot, finds room along the rail and blows past the fading Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem to take the Breeders' Cup Classic by 6 1/2 lengths ahead of Medaglia d'Oro.