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This Day In Sports

August 23
1906 The Chicago White Sox defeated the Washington Senators to extend their winning streak to 19 straight.
1956 Carl Gambardella had his first career winner, aboard Rollin Warm, at Hagerstown.
1974 Frank Whiteley-trained Ruffian won the Spinaway Stakes by 13 lengths at Saratoga Racecourse, ending her two-year-old season with a 5-for-5 record.
1989 Rick Dempsey's lead-off homer put an end to a 22-inning marathon affair between Los Angeles and Montreal, a game in which the Dodgers won 1-0. It marked the second longest shutout in major league history.
1998 San Francisco's Barry Bonds blasted his 400th career home run to become the first player in major league history to have 400 home runs and 400 stolen bases.
1998 The Orlando Predators won ArenaBowl XII with a 62-31 win over the Tampa Bay Storm,
2003 Former MLB great Bobby Bonds passed away at the age of 57. Bonds had been ill for nearly a year with lung cancer and a brain tumor.
2003 NY Jets QB Chad Pennington suffered a dislocated left wrist in the club's third preseason game against the NY Giants.
2004 The United States softball team won its third consecutive gold medal with a 5-1 victory over Australia at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
2008 Kara Lawson scored 15 points, making all five of her shots from the field, and the U.S. women's basketball team won its fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal by thrashing Australia, 92-65.
2009 The United States won eight out of 12 points in the singles to cruise to a 16-12 victory at the Solheim Cup at Rich Harvest Farms.
2009 The Toronto Nationals won the Major League Lacrosse Championship with a 10-9 victory over the Denver Outlaws.
2011 The Cleveland Browns re-signed offensive tackle Joe Thomas to seven-year contract.
2011 The Los Angels of Anaheim signed pitcher Jered Weaver to a five-year contract extension worth $85 million.
Birthdays Sonny Jurgensen (1934) - NFL quarterback; Julio Franco (1962) - MLB player; Rik Smits (1966) - NBA center; Cortez Kennedy (1968) - NFL defensive lineman; Kobe Bryant (1978) - NBA player; Rex Grossman (1980) - NFL quarterback.
As of August 23, 2014, at 09:46 AM ET