1901 - Seven-year-old Ogden wins two races in a single day at Sheepshead Bay race track in Coney Island, N.Y. Ogden edges Cameron by a head in the second race on the card, a six furlong sprint on the main track. In the sixth race, a 1 1-16 mile distance on the turf, Ogden beats Monarka by a length.
1908 - Tommy Burns knocks out Bill Lang in the sixth round in Melbourne for his last successful defense of his heavyweight title.
1924 - Bill Tilden wins his fifth straight U.S. men's singles title with a 6-1, 9-7, 6-2 victory over Bill Johnston.
1940 - Byron Nelson wins the PGA by beating Sam Snead 1-up at the Hershey Country Club in Pennsylvania.
1945 - Frank Parker wins the men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships by beating Bill Talbert. Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz for the women's title.
1970 - The tie-break makes its debut in Grand Slam tennis at the U.S. Open. A total of 26 tie-breaks (the nine-point sudden death tie-break) are played on the first day of the tournament. Bob McKinley and Ray Ruffels both win matches in fifth-set tie-breaks.
1971 - Sixteen-year-old Chris Evert wins the first of her record 101 U.S. Open matches, defeating Edda Buding, 6-1, 6-0, in 42 minutes.
1984 - Phil Simms passes for 409 yards, including 306 in the first half, and four touchdowns to lead the New York Giants to a 28-27 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
1984 - In his first NFL start, Atlanta's Gerald Riggs rushes for 202 yards and scores two touchdowns as the Falcons beat New Orleans 36-28.
1991 - Jimmy Connors turns 39 years old and comes back from a two-sets-to-one and a 2-5 fifth-set deficit to defeat 24-year-old Aaron Krickstein, 3-6, 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6. The fourth-round Labor Day match lasts four hours and 41 minutes.
1995 - Frank Bruno wins a heavyweight championship in his fourth attempt registering a unanimous decision over Oliver McCall to take his WBC title in Wembley, England.
2000 - Tennessee wins its 700th football game with a 19-16 win over Southern Mississippi.
2001 - Michael Schumacher becomes the winningest driver in Formula One history, winning the Belgian Grand Prix for his 52nd career victory. Schumacher breaks the mark shared with Alain Prost and clinches his fourth world championship.
2003 - Eric Gagne sets a major league record with his 55th consecutive save in Los Angeles's 4-1 victory over Houston.
2004 - In a second-round match, Sargis Sargsian defeats Nicolas Massu, 6-7 (8), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4, in five hours and nine minutes. It's the second-longest match on record at the U.S. Open and falls 18 minutes shy of breaking the record for longest match, set in 1992 when Stefan Edberg defeated Michael Chang in 5:26 in the semifinals.
2007 - Allyson Felix becomes the second woman to win three gold medals at a single world championships, helping the United States to victory in the 4x400-meter relay. U.S. teammate Bernard Lagat gets a double for doing something no one had ever done at the track and field world championships. Lagat becomes the first 1,500-5,000 double winner in world championship history, biding his time in the 5,000 meters before kicking for home.
2010 - Seattle Storm forward Lauren Jackson is selected the WNBA's most valuable player for the third time in her career. Jackson, a 6-foot-5 forward from Australia, averaged 20.5 points and 8.3 rebounds while helping the Storm to a 28-6 record - tying the league mark for the most wins in a season.