1939 — Kansas State’s homecoming game against Nebraska is the second college football game ever televised, following Fordham vs. Waynesburg in New York earlier in the fall. The Cornhuskers win 25-9 before a limited Nebraska television audience.
1950 — Nevada’s Pat Brady set an NCAA record with a 99-yard punt in a 34-7 loss to Loyola Marymount.
1962 — New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Title passes for 505 yards and seven touchdowns, and Del Schofner catches 11 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in a 49-34 victory over the Washington Redskins.
1973 — Gail Goodrich scores 49 points and Elmore Smith sets an NBA record with 17 blocks, leading the Los Angeles Lakers past Portland 111-98.
1973 — With jockey Eddie Maple substituting for suspended Ron Turcotte, Secretariat concludes his racing career with a victory in the Canadian International Championship Stakes at Woodbine in Toronto.
1978 — Joe Delaney rushes for 299 yards and four touchdowns to send Northwestern Louisiana to a 28-18 victory over Nicholls State.
1989 — Tony Alford rushes for 310 yards on 28 carries to break a Western Athletic Conference record and scores three touchdowns, powering Colorado State past Utah 50-10.
1989 — Central State crushes Lane 101-0. Lane concedes with 11:26 to play in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Henderson Mosley runs for three touchdowns and passes for six.
1990 — Jennifer Capriati, 14, beats Zina Garrison in three sets to capture the Puerto Rico Open and become the youngest player to qualify for the Virginia Slims Championship.
1993 — Ron Francis becomes the 38th NHL player to score 1,000 points with a goal in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 7-3 loss to the Quebec Nordiques.
2006 — Oregon State capitalizes on four turnovers to upset the Trojans 33-31, ending USC’s 27-game Pac-10 winning streak.
2007 — Roger Federer beats Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 6-4 to win his second straight Swiss Indoors and clinch the No. 1 ranking for the fourth consecutive year.
2007 — The Boston Red Sox win their second title in four years with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies in Game 4.
2010 — Caroline Wozniacki wraps up the year-end No. 1 ranking after rallying to beat Francesca Schiavone 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Championships.
2011 — The St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7. The Cardinals capture their 11th World Series crown behind another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six innings from starter Chris Carpenter.
2012 — Marco Scutaro singles home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 to complete a sweep for their second World Series title in three years.
2012 — Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 to win the WTA Championships for the third time, finishing the year with a 59-4 record.