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  1. Yearbook, Dec. 18: Seahawks seal division

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 18, 1988: It didn't clinch their best record. It didn't seal their first playoff berth. But this day 26 years ago did bring the Seattle Seahawks something to which they had never laid claim -- a division title. It came thanks to a 43-37 win a...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Dec. 11: A-Rod's record deal

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 11, 2000: Before this date 12 years ago, the largest contract in baseball history belonged to pitcher Mike Hampton, who signed just days earlier for eight years, $121 million. Then Alex Rodriguez happened. Yes, the man who would go on to b...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Dec. 10: Tomlinson's TD record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 10, 2006: He was a player worthy being the 21st Century "L.T." And on this day six years ago, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson put a stamp on his finest season as a pro, scoring his 27th, 28th and NFL-record 29th touchdowns of...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Dec. 8: The Bears' record win

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 8, 1940: Washington went 9-2 in the regular season, Chicago 8-3. Washington and Chicago met in mid-November, with the former winning 7-3. But when the two teams squared off on this day 72 years ago with the NFL championship on the line, the u...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Dec. 6: Jerry Rice's record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 6, 1992: Welcome to the 20th anniversary of Jerry Rice's big catch! Or at least one of his big catches -- the one that allowed him to break the NFL record for most career touchdown receptions. The play: A fourth-quarter, 12-yard route down th...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  6. Yearbook, Nov. 28: Bear Bryant's record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 28, 1981: His journey started in 1945 with the University of Maryland, then stretched through Kentucky and Texas A&M before ending -- geographically speaking -- in Tuscaloosa, Ala. But that same journey passed a particularly special marker on th...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  7. Yearbook, Nov. 20: AC Green's record streak

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 20, 1997: On this day 15 years ago, in a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks, the ball was jumped and caught by Dallas guard Michael Finley, who immediately called a timeout. The reason: Starting forward A.C. Green...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  8. Yearbook, Oct. 7: Walter Payton sets record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 7, 1984: Before there was any hint of a "Super Bowl Shuffle," there was Walter Payton pounding the ball from the Chicago Bears backfield -- so much so that on this day 28 years ago, Sweetness broke Jim Brown's career rushing record on a six-yard...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  9. Yearbook, Oct. 5: Eddie Robinson's record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 5, 1985: He started his quest in 1941, at a mere 22 years old. It took him all of one year to show his knack for coaching, with his second squad at Grambling State going 9-0 and not giving up a point. Fast-forward 43 years, and on this day, c...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  10. Yearbook, Sept. 6: Ripken breaks record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 6, 1995: On this day 17 years ago, Cal Ripken Jr. surpassed Lou Gehrig and took his seat atop the consecutive-games list. Ripken wouldn't miss an outing for another three seasons, setting the mark at 2,632....

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  11. Yearbook, Aug. 30: Mike Powell jumps long

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 30, 1991: With this leap, Mike Powell did it. On this day 21 years ago, the American jumped 29 feet, 4 1/2 inches at the World Track and Field Championships in Tokyo, breaking Bob Beamon's 23-year-old record. Powell's mark still stands....

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  12. Yearbook, Aug. 28: Gagne sets saves record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 28, 2003: Remember this guy? On this day nine years ago, Los Angeles Dodgers super-closer Eric Gagne broke Tom Gordon's record for consecutive saves to start a season, earning his 44th in a row. He went on to go 55 for 55, win the National Leagu...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  13. Yearbook, Aug. 27: Rickey gets the record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 27, 1982: It was 30 years ago today when Rickey Henderson swiped second base off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Doc Medich, breaking Lou Brock's modern record for steals in a season (118 at the time). Henderson went on to swipe three more bases in th...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  14. Twitter Pics: Billy Hamilton's steals record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Billy Hamilton made headlines Tuesday night with his 146th stolen base of the season, breaking Vince Coleman's 29-year-old minor league record during the Pensacola (Fla.) Blue Wahoos' Double-A doubleheader with the Montg...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  15. Yearbook, Aug. 17: Phelps golden, times 8

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 17, 2008: You might have heard of this guy. Recently, even, in this space. On this day four years ago, Michael Phelps claimed the last of these record eight gold medals, when the United States' 4x100 relay squad beat all comers....

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  16. Yearbook, Aug. 14: Bobby Cox gets tossed

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 14, 2007: It was but five years ago today when a long-standing Major League Baseball record fell -- managerial ejections -- as the Atlanta Braves' Bobby Cox got tossed by umpire Ted Barrett, the skipper's 132nd dismissal. The previous record hol...

    Blog | August 14, 2012