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Sept. 24

1950 — Philadelphia's Russ Craft has four interceptions to lead the Eagles in a 45-7 rout of the Chicago Cardinals. Chicago quarterback Jim Hardy sets an NFL record by throwing eight interceptions.

1953 — Rocky Marciano knocks out Rolando La Starza in the 11th round at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain his world heavyweight title.

1967 — Jim Bakken of St. Louis kicks an NFL-record seven field goals to give the Cardinals a 28-14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1971 — The World Hockey Association announces its formation with 12 teams to start play in October 1972.

1974 — Detroit's Al Kaline doubles down the right-field line off Dave McNally of Baltimore in the fourth inning for his 3,000th career hit. The Orioles beat the Tigers 5-4 at Memorial Stadium.

1993 — Juniata's women's volleyball team beats Washington of St. Louis, 4-15, 15-12, 15-13, 16-14, to snap Washington's NCAA-record winning streak at 59 matches.

1994 — Washington ends Miami's NCAA-record home winning streak at 58 with a 38-20 victory against the Hurricanes at the Orange Bowl.

1995 — On the final day of competition, Europe rallies to upset the United States and win the Ryder Cup, 14 1/2-13 1/2 at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y.