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August 31
1969 Former World Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano died in a plane crash near Newton, Iowa.
1985 Angel Cordero Jr., 42, became the third rider in history behind Bill Shoemaker and Laffit Pincay Jr. to have his mounts earn $100 million.
1991 Houston's David Klinger set an NCAA record with six touchdown passes in the second quarter of the Cougars 73-3 blow out win over Louisiana Tech.
1992 Cal Ripken Jr. recorded his 1,000th career RBI with a two-run single off Kelly Downs of Oakland.
1999 Tennis player Peter Korda was suspended for testing positive for steroid use.
2003 The WNBA honored two members of the Detroit Shock, Bill Laimbeer was named coach of the year and forward Cheryl Ford was named rookie of the year.
2004 The Baltimore Ravens signed CB Deion Sanders to a one-year contract.
2009 New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi announced his retirement from football after a 13-year NFL career.
2010 BYU resigned from the Mountain West Conference. The Cougars would join the West Coast Conference next season.
2010 Veteran defenseman Chris Chelios officially retired and would move into a front office role with the Detroit Red Wings.
2011 The San Francisco 49ers signed RB Frank Gore to a three-year contract extension.
2013 The New England Patriots released QB Tim Tebow.
2013 The Portland Thorns FC won the inaugural National Women's Soccer League Championship with a 2-0 victory over the Western New York Flash.
As of August 30, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET

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