Fran Tarkenton threw for 407 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Vikings to a 42-41 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
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Jackie Robinson dies of heart disease at his home in Stamford, Conn. The 53-year old Hall of Famer broke the color line playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
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Due to a chronic bad back, New York Islander Mike Bossy retires. The Montreal native finished his career with 573 goals and 553 assists.
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In Arlington, Va, sportscaster Marv Albert was spared a jail sentence after a courtroom apology to the woman he'd bitten during a sexual encounter.
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Orlando Hernandez (8-0, 1.90) loses his first postseason game as the Mets defeat the Yankees 4-2 with a tie-breaking, eighth inning double by Benny Agbayani.
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