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Today in Sports History: Ryan Ks 300, 5th straight year.

Aug. 28

1886 Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 to win his sixth straight U.S. national tennis championship.

1888 Henry Slocum defeats Howard Taylor 6-4, 6-1, 6-0 to win the eighth U.S. mens national tennis championship. Slocum, last years runner-up, may be the first mens champion apart from Richard Sears. Sears, the U.S. champion from 1881-1887, retired this past year.

1908 Fred McLeod wins the U.S. Open golf title with a one-stroke victory over Willie Smith in a playoff.

1922 The oldest American international team golf match, the Walker Cup, is set up with the U.S. beating Britain 8-4.

1949 The U.S. takes the Davis Cup, topping Australia 4-1.

1950 Althea Gibson becomes the initial black player to compete in the U.S. Open. Gibson wins her first round match, defeating Barbara Knapp of Britain 6-2, 6-2 at Forest Hills in NY.

1977 The Cosmos beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 at Portland, Ore., to win their second NASL title. Giorgio Chinaglias header in the 77th minute may be the winning goal.

1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for the 5th straight year.

1989 Pete Sampras, 18, wins his first U.S. Open singles match in four sets over Agustin Moreno of Mexico.

1990 Stefan Edberg becomes the initial top-seeded player since John Newcombe in 1971 to reduce in the initial round of the U.S. Open. Edberg loses to Alexander Volkov of the Soviet Union, 6-3, 7-6, 6-2.

1993 Pinch-hitter Jeremy Hess bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth inning gives Long Beach, Calif. a 3-2 victory over Panama in the championship game of the tiny League World Series.

1994 PADRAIG HARRINGTON, 18, becomes the youngest winner in the annals of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship, capturing the final three holes of his 36-hole title match against Trip Kuehne.

1995 Monica Seles, plays in her first Grand Slam tournament in a lot more than 2 1-2 years and beats Ruxandra Dragomir 6-3, 6-1 in first round of the U.S. Open.

2005 Michael Memeas home run in underneath of the seventh gives West Oahu of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, the tiny League World Series title.

2008 Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic is ousted from the U.S. Open, beaten by 188th-ranked Julie Coin 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the next round. Nothing you’ve seen prior on view era that began in 1968 had the No. 1 woman lost this early in the tournament.

2011 California returns the tiny League World Series title to the U.S. with a 2-1 victory over Hamamatsu City, Japan.

2014 Acknowledging he didnt obtain it right with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for an initial offense and at the very least per year for another.

2016 Ryan Harlost leads Endwell, NY, to the tiny League World Series title, striking out eight and limiting South Korea to five hits in six innings in a 2-1 victory.

2021 LA Angels pitcher/DH Shohei Otani becomes the initial player in team history to possess 20 stolen bases and 40 home runs.

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