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Compiled By Paul Montella
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November 1, 2013

AP Sportlight

1958 — Chicago and Los Angeles establish an NFL attendance record when 90,833 fill the L.A. Coliseum to see the Rams beat the Bears 41-35.

1985 — Gordon Brown has 214 yards and quarterback Steve Gage has 206 to become the first teammates to each rush for more than 200 yards as Tulsa beats Wichita State 42-26.

1986 — Minnesota’s Tommy Kramer passes for 490 yards and four touchdowns but the Vikings still lose to the Washington Redskins in overtime, 44-38.

1986 — Gianni Poli of Italy wins the New York Marathon in 2:11:06 and Grete Waitz of Norway wins her eighth title in 2:28:06.

1990 — Beach Towel becomes the first harness horse in history to win $2 million in a single year with a victory in the Breeders Crown 3-year-old Colt and Gelding Pace. The victory pushes his 1990 earnings to $2,091,860.

1991 — Nevada makes the biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-point deficit in the third quarter and rallying to beat Weber State 55-49.

1996 — A.J. Pitorino of Hartwick rushes for an NCAA all-divisions record 443 yards on 45 carries in a 42-14 win over Waynesburg.

2003 — Margaret Okayo shatters her own course record by nearly two minutes at the New York City Marathon, finishing in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 31 seconds. Countryman Martin Lel wins a marathon for the first time, finishing in 2:10:30.

2006 — Minnesota’s Niklas Backstrom becomes the first goalie in the modern era, which began in 1943, to win twice without starting. Backstrom replaces an ill Manny Fernandez and stops all 19 shots he faces over the final two periods as the Wild rally for a 5-2 victory over Vancouver. Backstrom relieved Fernandez after a three-goal first period against Nashville on Oct. 7 before Minnesota came back for a 6-5 victory.

2007 — Washington misses all 16 of its 3-point shots, an NBA record for most attempts without making one, in a 103-83 loss at Boston.

2008 — Paula Radcliffe defends her title at the New York City Marathon to become the second woman to win the race three times. Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil wins the men’s race for the second time in three years.

2012 — The New York City Marathon is called off to help those still dealing with the horrendous aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces the cancellation of the marathon, just hours after insisting that the race needed to be run as scheduled to help the city continue recovering from the massive storm. Instead, Bloomberg says the “controversy and division” about whether the race should be run caused the change of plans.

2012 — Kemba Walker scores a career-high 30 points in Mike Dunlap’s coaching debut and Charlotte snap a 23-game losing streak with a 90-89 victory over Indiana. The Bobcats lost their final 23 games last season to finish 7-59, the worst winning percentage (.106) in NBA history.

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