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October 25
1947 After a 32-game unbeaten streak that spanned four seasons and earned two national titles, Army's football team was upset by Columbia, 21-20.
1964 Oakland QB Cotton Davidson threw for 427 yards and five scores, as the Raiders defeated the Denver Broncos, 40-7.
1964 Minnesota DE Jim Marshall picked up a fumble by San Francisco's Billy Kilmer and ran the wrong way, 66 yards into his own team's end zone for a safety.
1981 Cleveland QB Brian Sipe threw for 444 yards and four scores to lead the Browns over the Baltimore Colts, 42-28.
1987 The Minnesota Twins won the World Series, with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 at the Metrodome.
1990 Evander Holyfield KO'd Buster Douglas in Las Vegas and became the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
1991 King Conch, driven by Bill Gale, set the world record for two-year-olds trotting on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning in 1:56.2 at Pompano Park in Pompano Beach, Florida.
1998 Denver's Jason Elam tied an NFL record by kicking a 63-yard field goal against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
1998 San Francisco's Jerry Rice set an NFL record with a catch in his 184th straight game.
1998 The Chicago Fire won their first MLS Cup defeating the D.C. United, 2-0.
1999 Two-time U.S. Open champion Payne Stewart was one of five people killed when a Lear jet crashed just four hours after taking off from Orlando, Florida.
2000 The Minnesota Timberwolves forfeited their next five first-round draft picks and would face a $3.5 million fine due to violations in the NBA's salary cap rules.
2003 Josh Beckett threw a five-hit shutout with nine strikeouts, as the Florida Marlins won the World Series with a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium.
2004 Florida fired head football coach Ron Zook.
2005 New York Giants president and co-chief executive officer Wellington Mara passed away.
2005 Geoff Blum homered with two outs in the 14th inning in his first career World Series at-bat, as the Chicago White Sox had a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
2007 The National Lacrosse League settled on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Professional Lacrosse Player's Association, saving a 2008 season that was cancelled last week when an agreement wasn't reached.
2008 Raven's Pass, ridden by Frankie Dettori, caught defending Breeders' Cup Classic winner Curlin down the stretch to pull off one of the biggest upsets in racing history.
2009 The Yankees won their 40th American League pennant after beating the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Pitcher CC Sabathia was named ALCS MVP.
2009 The Cleveland Indians named Manny Acta manager.
2010 The Toronto Blue Jays named John Farrell manager.
2011 The Boston Red Sox named Ben Cherington general manager.
2011 Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey would undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2012 season.
2012 NBA commissioner David Stern announced his retirement, effective February 2014. Adam Silver, the NBA's deputy commissioner, would succeed Stern.
2012 Hall of Fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward, who worked with multiple world champions, including fellow inductees Lennox Lewis and Thomas Hearns, died at age of 68.
Birthdays Jack Kent Cooke (1912) NFL Owner; Bobby Thompson (1923) - MLB player; Dave Cowens (1948) - NBA player; Dan Issel (1948) - NBA player; Pedro Martinez (1971) - MLB pitcher.
As of October 25, 2014, at 09:43 AM ET

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