spotlight Today in sports history: Walter Payton eclipses 15,000 yards, 100 rushing TDs in 1986 Associated Press Sep 14, 2020 Sep 14, 2020 Updated Sep 14, 2020 Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Sept. 14. Video 1923: Jack Dempsey knocks out Luis Firpo in his last successful title defense 1923 — Jack Dempsey knocks out Luis Firpo in the second round for his last successful defense of his world heavyweight title, at Madison Square Garden in New York.Heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey stands over challenger Luis Firpo down on the canvas in the second round of their title bout at the Polo Grounds in New York City on Sept. 14, 1923. Referee Gallagher begins the full count of ten over the "Wild Bull of the Pampas." (AP Photo) AP FILE 1947: Jack Kramer wins US Lawn Tennis Association championship 1947 — Jack Kramer beats Frank Parker to win the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship. Kramer wins 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3.Jack Kramer, right, and Frankie Parker hold their individual trophies and the championship cup which Kramer won for the second consecutive year by defeating Parker 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3, in the final round of the men's singles tournament at Forest Hills, N.Y., Sept. 14, 1947. (AP Photo/Joe Caneva) AP FILE 1968: Jimmy Ellis wins WBA heavyweight title by beating Floyd Patterson 1968 — Jimmy Ellis wins the WBA heavyweight title by beating Floyd Patterson in the 15th round in Stockholm, Sweden.Floyd Patterson, in his familiar peek-a-boo style, ducks easily under a punch thrown by Jimmy Ellis during the seventh round of their championship fight in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 14, 1968. Ellis won the 15-round on decision, allowing him to retain the WBA heavyweight championship title. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1986: Chicago's Walter Payton reaches 15,000-yard plateau, scores 100th rushing TD 1986 — Chicago’s Walter Payton rushes for 177 yards, to reach the 15,000-yard plateau and scores his 100th career rushing touchdown as the Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles 13-10.Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton is airborne as he plunges into the endzone for his 100th career touchdown in third quarter action against the Philadelphia Eagles in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 14, 1986. Payton also carried 33 times for 176 yards and broke a 15,000-yard career mark. (AP Photo/Mark Elias) AP FILE 1994: MLB season canceled after monthlong strike 1994 — The baseball season, already shut down by a monthlong strike, is canceled along with the World Series in a vote by 26 of the 28 teams.Bud Selig, acting commissioner of Major League Baseball, addresses a news conference at Milwaukee County Stadium, Sept. 14, 1994, to announce the cancellation of the baseball season, Sept. 14, 1994. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea) AP FILE 2002: Tim Montgomery sets world record in 100 meters 2002 — Tim Montgomery of the United States sets a world record in the 100 meters, clocking 9.78 seconds at the IAAF Grand Prix Final in Paris. The previous world record of 9.79 was set by fellow American Maurice Greene in 1999.In this Sept. 14, 2002, file photo, Tim Montgomery runs on his way a then-world record of 9.78 seconds in the men's 100 meters during the final of the IAAF Grand Prix track and field meet in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File) AP FILE 2003: Baltimore's Jamal Lewis rushes for an NFL-record 295 yards 2003 — Jamal Lewis rushes for an NFL-record 295 yards on 30 carries in Baltimore’s 33-13 victory over Cleveland.Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis (31) runs past Cleveland Browns defender Ben Taylor (58) during the fourth quarter in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. Lewis rambled for 295 yards on 30 carries, shattering the record of Corey Dillon of Cincinnati, who collected 278 yards on Oct. 22, 2000.(AP Photo/Nick Wass) AP FILE 2006: Shaun Micheel snaps Tiger Woods' five-tournament winning streak 2006 — Tiger Woods’ five-tournament winning streak finally ends when Shaun Micheel knocks him out in the first round of the World Match Play Championship. The score was 4 and 3, matching Woods’ worst loss in match play.Shaun Micheel of the United States, left, and Tiger Woods, right, check their putting line on the 15th green during the afternoon round of their World Match Play championship match at the Wentworth Golf Course, Virginia Water, England, Thursday Sept. 14, 2006. Woods halved this hole but lost the match to Micheel 4 and 3. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi) AP FILE 2010: Reggie Bush forfeits his Heisman Trophy 2010 — Reggie Bush announces he is forfeiting his Heisman Trophy. The running back releases a statement saying he would give back the award that he won in 2005 while he was at Southern California. It’s the first time college football’s top award is returned by a recipient.In this Dec. 10, 2005, file photo, Southern California tailback Reggie Bush picks up the Heisman Trophy after being announced as the winner of the award in New York. Bush said Tuesday, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, that he is forfeiting his Heisman Trophy. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) AP FILE 2011: Pittsburgh Pirates clinch record 19th consecutive losing season 2011 — The Pittsburgh Pirates clinches its 19th consecutive losing season, a record for a major league franchise in North America, losing to the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2.Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, center, starting pitcher Charlie Morton, left, and pitching coach Ray Searage watch from the dugout during the bottom of the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. The Cardinals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) AP FILE 2014: Bill Belichick becomes sixth NFL coach to reach 200 regular-season wins 2014 — New England’s Bill Belichick becomes the sixth head coach in NFL history to reach 200 regular-season wins with a 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Belichick has a 200-106 (.654) record in the regular season.New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick jogs off the field following an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Patriots won 30-7. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) AP FILE Tags Wire Timegoggles Dcc Dccjs Sports Related to this collection +4 National TikTok owner picks Oracle; Trump's indoor Nevada rally; a special Sunday in sports. Get caught up. Updated Sep 14, 2020 Your morning headlines: The Gulf braces for another possible hurricane; Taylor Swift returning to ACMs; plus today's forecast, celebrity birthdays and more. +2 Professional Racial injustice themes filled empty NFL stadiums. See Sunday's most striking gestures. Sep 14, 2020 The once-reluctant league brought racial injustice to the forefront on the NFL's first full slate of games Sunday.