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Sept. 6

1986 — Martina Navratilova wins her third U.S. Open title in four years by beating Helena Sukova 6-3, 6-2.

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-old 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.