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September 2
1901 Seven-year-old Ogden won two races in a single day at Coney Island.
1924 Bill Tilden won his fifth straight U.S. Open men's singles title.
1957 Milwaukee's Warren Spahn recorded his 41st career shutout, 8-0 over the Chicago Cubs.
1966 Miami Dolphins posted their first victory in franchise history - 24-7 over the Denver Broncos.
1984 Atlanta Falcons RB Gerald Riggs rushed for 202 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns in a 36-28 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
1990 Chicago's Bobby Thigpen set a major league record with his 47th save in a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.
1994 The Arizona Rattlers won ArenaBowl VIII with a 36-31 victory over the Orlando Predators.
1995 Frank Bruno won the heavyweight championship with a unanimous decision over WBC champion Oliver McCall in England.
1996 Boston's Mike Greenwell set a major record by driving in all nine runs, as the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners, 9-8.
1998 The San Francisco 49ers signed WR Jerry Rice to a new six-year contract that made him the highest paid wide receiver in the league.
1999 Baltimore's Cal Ripken hit his 400th career home run in the Orioles' 11-6 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
2003 Eric Gagne established a major league record with his 55th consecutive save in Dodgers 4-1 win over the Astros at Dodger Stadium.
2007 LeBron James poured in 31 points as the United States captured the gold medal at the FIBA Americas tournament after a dominating 118-81 victory over Argentina.
2009 The Vancouver Canucks signed goaltender Roberto Luongo to a 12-year contract extension.
2009 Pittsburgh's Garrett Jones hit the team's 10,000th career home run in its 123 year history in a game against the Cincinnati Reds.
2010 Seattle's Lauren Jackson was named the WNBA Most Valuable Player.
2011 Running back Fred Taylor signed a one-day contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars so he could retire with the team that drafted him.
2013 The Cincinnati Bengals signed DT Geno Atkins to a five-year contract extension worth $55 million.
2013 The Chicago Blackhawks signed goaltender Corey Crawford to a six-year contract extension worth $36 million.
Birthdays Alfred Goodwill Spalding (1850); Jimmy Connors (1952) - tennis player; Eric Dickerson (1960) - NFL player; Lennox Lewis (1965) - boxer; Nate Archibald (1948) - NBA player; Carlos Valderrama (1961) soccer player; Tommy Maddox (1971) - NFL quarterback.
As of September 1, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET

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