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This Day In Sports

September 17
1954 Rocky Marciano retained his heavyweight boxing title with an eighth- round knockout of Ezzard Charles at Yankee Stadium.
1967 Colts QB Johnny Unitas threw for 401 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-31 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
1968 San Francisco Giants hurler Gaylord Perry twirled a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals.
1984 New York's Dwight Gooden set a major league record for most combined strikeouts in consecutive starts when he duplicated a 16-strikeout performance of five days earlier, giving him 32 over two starts.
1984 Reggie Jackson homered off Kansas City's Bud Black to become the 13th player in major league history to reach 500 homers.
1989 In Miami's 24-10 win at New England, Dan Marino threw his 200th career touchdown pass and became the 13th player in NFL history to throw for 200 TDs.
1996 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo pitched a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies, winning 9-0. It was the first no-hitter thrown at Coors Field.
1996 The Detroit Tigers lost their 100th game of the season, the fourth time in their history that they have done so.
1996 Pittsburgh manager Jim Leyland announced his resignation following the season, ending an 11-year reign at the helm.
1996 She's A Great Lady set the world record for female pacers by winning in 1:51 at Delaware, Ohio.
2002 Center Patrick Ewing announced his retirement.
2004 San Francisco's Barry Bonds became just the third major league player to hit 700 home runs.
2007 The NBA reinstated referee Joey Crawford, five months after he was suspended indefinitely for improper on-court conduct.
2011 Floyd Mayweather Jr. won his 42nd straight fight and re-added the WBC welterweight title to his ledger with a fourth-round knockout of Victor Ortiz.
Birthdays George Blanda (1927) - NFL Hall-of-Famer; Phil Jackson (1945) - NBA player head coach; John Franco (1959) - MLB pitcher.
As of September 16, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET