Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Sept. 11.
1982 — Chris Evert wins her sixth U.S. Open singles title, defeating Hana Mandlikova, 6-3, 6-1.
Chris Evert-Lloyd holds the women's singles trophy after defeating Hana Mandlikova in the finals at the U.S. Open at the National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, New York, Sept. 11, 1982. (AP Photo/Adam Stoltman)
1983 — Jimmy Connors wins his second consecutive and fifth overall singles title at the US Open, beating Ivan Lendl, 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0.
Jimmy Connors raises his arm in victory after winning the men’s singles title of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament for the fifth time in New York, Sept. 11, 1983. Connors won over Ivan Lendl by 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 and 6-0. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett)
1985 — Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the all-time hit leader with his 4,192nd hit, breaking Ty Cobb’s record. Rose lines a 2-1 pitch off San Diego pitcher Eric Show to left-center field for a single in the first inning. It’s the 57th anniversary of Ty Cobb’s last game in the majors.
Cincinnati Reds batter Pete Rose waves one finger as he celebrates at first base after singling in the first inning of the game to break Ty Cobb's record on in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sept. 11, 1985. (AP Photo/Charles Robinson)
1988 — Mats Wilander wins the longest men’s final in U.S. Open history, edging Ivan Lendl, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
U.S. Open second seed Mats Wilander raises his arms in exultation after capturing the 1988 title, Sept. 11, 1988 in New York. He beat top seed Ivan Lendl at the National Tennis Center. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
1993 — Steffi Graf wins her third U.S. Open singles title with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Helena Sukova.
Germany's Steffi Graf peeks at her check after winning the women's singles title at the U.S. Open in New York, Sept. 11, 1993. Graf defeated Helena Sukova, 6-3, 6-3. CBS-TV reporter is unidentified. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
1994 — Andre Agassi wins the U.S. Open with a three-set victory over Michael Stich and becomes the first unseeded player to beat five seeded players in a Grand Slam and the first unseeded champion since Fred Stolle in 1966.
Andre Agassi holds up his championship trophy after defeating Michael Stich to win the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York in this Sept. 11, 1994 file photo. (AP Photo/ Richard Drew)
2004 — Svetlana Kuznetsova becomes the first Russian woman to win the U.S. Open when she defeats countrywoman Elena Dementieva, 6-3, 7-5.
Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, begins the celebration after defeating Elena Dementieva, of Russia, 6-3, 7-5 to claim the women's singles championship at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
2005 — Drew Bledsoe becomes the 10th player in NFL history to throw for 40,000 yards in a career, leading Dallas to a 28-24 win over San Diego in his debut with the team.
Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
2005 — Roger Federer defends his U.S. Open singles title by beating 35-year-old Andre Agassi, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1.
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after winning the mens final against Andre Agassi of the United States, at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. Federer won 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
2010 — James Madison, a top team in the Football Championship Subdivision, beats No. 13 Virginia Tech 21-16. The last time Virginia Tech lost to a I-AA team was 1985, when Richmond beat the Hokies 24-14 at Lane Stadium.
James Madison's quarterback Drew Dudzik celebrates after their 21-16 won over 13th ranked Virginia Tech in an NCAA football game at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)
2010 — Wladimir Klitschko, the IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, stops former titleholder Samuel Peter in the 10th round, an emphatic victory that came after getting knocked down three times and squeaking by Peter in their first meeting nearly five years ago.
Ukrainian heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, right, boxes against his challenger Samuel Peter of Nigeria during their title fight in Frankfurt, central Germany, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
2010 — Kim Clijsters wins a second consecutive U.S. Open championship and third overall, easily beating Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 in a final that lasts exactly one hour.
This Sept. 11, 2010 file photo shows Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, kissing the championship trophy after winning the finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
2011 — Carolina’s Cam Newton becomes the first rookie to throw for more than 400 yards in his NFL opener in a 28-21 loss to Arizona. Newton, the No. 1 draft pick playing on the same field where he led Auburn to the BCS championship in January, completes 24 of 37 passes for 422 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates his touchdown run against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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