This date in the history of sport: September 25

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1866 – Jerome Park, named after its founder, Leonard Jerome, opens in the Bronx, New York. Jerome, seeking to emulate the British racing system, also created the American Jockey Club, a precursor to the current Jockey Club, formed in 1894.

1920 – Molly Bjurstedt Mallory wins her fifth title in six years with a straight set victory over Marion Zinderstein at the US Lawn Tennis Association Championships.

1926 – Walter Hagen wins his third consecutive championship and fourth overall in the PGA standings. Hagen defeats Leo Diegel, 4 and 3, in the Championship game at Salisbury Golf Links in Westbury, NY

1949 – Louise Suggs wins the Women’s US Open by 14 strokes over Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

1962 – Sonny Liston eliminates Floyd Patterson with 2 minutes and 6 seconds of the first round at Comiskey Park in Chicago to win the world heavyweight title.

1966 – Gloria Ehret wins the LPGA Championship by three strokes over quadruple champion Micke Wright.

1982 –Ricky Edwards rushes for 177 yards and four touchdowns to help Northwestern end their 34-game losing streak in a 31-6 victory over Northern Illinois.

1994 – Oliver McCall marks a major upheaval by stopping Lennox Lewis 31 seconds after the start of the second round to win the WBC heavyweight title in London.

1995 – Jerry Rice has 181 receiving yards in San Francisco’s 27-24 loss to Detroit. It’s his 51st 100-yard game, which breaks Don Maynard’s NFL record.

2004 – Hofstra’s Bobby Seck throws eight touchdown passes to tie an Atlantic 10 to set a school record in Pride’s 62-43 win over Rhode Island.

2005 – Fernando Alonso becomes the youngest Formula 1 champion by finishing third in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Alonso, 24, a six-time winner in his third full season in Formula 1, ends Michael Schumacher’s five-year possession of the title.

2010 – Collingwood and St. Kilda are tied 68-68, the first of an Australian football grand final since 1977, staging a rematch to decide the league title.

2011 – The Detroit Lions ended a 13-game losing streak with a 26-23 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions, who won the Metrodome for the first time since 1997, are 3-0 for the first time since 1980.

2013 – Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA win the America’s Cup with one of the biggest comebacks in sports history to keep the oldest international sport trophy in the United States. Spithill steers Oracle’s 72-foot space-age catamaran to its eighth consecutive victory, overtaking Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in Race 19 in San Francisco Bay. Almost defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew came back twice from a seven-point deficit to win 9-8.

2016 – Rory McIlroy rallies to make a three-way playoff and win the FedEx Cup. After trailing three strokes with three holes left in the Championship Tour, McIlroy landed a 15-foot birdie putt on the extra fourth hole to win the playoffs and claim the $ 10 million FedEx Cup bonus.


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