New Jersey Net Julius Erving, the ABA's most famous player, is sold to the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA.
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Despite leading the AFC in sacks, Mark Gastineau abruptly retires from football "for personal reasons." At the time of his retirement, Gastineau was the NFL's all-time leader in sacks.
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Led by Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware, the Houston Cougars ran up 1,021 yards against Southern Methodist University in a 95-21 rout of the Mustangs.
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In one of the biggest upsets in World Series history, the Reds sweep the Oakland A's to give Cincinnati its first Series trophy since 1976
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Toronto signs Carlos Delgado to a record four-year, $68 million contract. The Blue Jay first baseman's average salary of $17 million is the most in major league history.
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The Red Sox become the first team in baseball history to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first three games. Johnny Damon's two home runs, including a grand slam in the fourth, and Derek Lowe's solid pitching performance helps Boston claim the ALCS.
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Born on this Day
Mickey Mantle (1931) <br>Juan Marichal (1937)<br>Keith Hernandez (1953)<br>Tim Belcher (1961) <br>Evander Holyfield (1962) <br>Herman Moore (1969) <br>Juan Gonzalez (1969) <br>Eddie Jones (1971) <br>Dexter Coakley (1972) <br>Reidel Anthony (1976)
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