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This Day in Sports History

This Day in Sports History

October 12th, 2018 by Associated Press in Sports Pro

Oct. 12

1920—In the final race of his career, 3-year-old Man o War defeats 1919 Triple Crown winner Sir Barton in a match race, the Kenilworth Park Gold Cup. Sent off at odds of 1-20, Man o War wins by seven lengths for his 14th consecutive victory.

1946—The No. 2 Texas Longhorns beat No. 1 Oklahoma 28-7. It's the eighth 1-2 matchup in AP poll history and the first time the second-ranked team wins the game.

1986—Walter Payton becomes the first NFL player to accumulate 20,000 all-purpose yards in the Chicago Bears' 20-7 victory over the Houston Oilers. Payton has 76 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving for a career total of 20,045.

1991—Doug Flutie of the British Columbia Lions breaks Warren Moon's CFL record for yards passing in a season with a 582-yard performance in a 45-38 overtime loss to Edmonton.

2003—Michael Schumacher wins a record sixth world title. He clinches the Formula One championship by two points after finishing eighth in the Japanese Grand Prix. Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello wins the season-ending race.

2008—Washington, the only team in NFL history to open a season with no offensive turnovers through its first five games, fumbles four times in six possessions in its 19-17 loss to St. Louis.

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