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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 10/22

1939 – A pro football game is aired on television for the first time as NBC broadcasts Brooklyn’s win over Philadelphia.

1961 – Erich Barnes of the New York Giants ties an NFL record by returning an interception 102 yards for a touchdown.

1966 – NHL legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal.

1975 – The World Football League disbands before the 12th week of the season due to lack of television and season ticket supporters.

1994 – Alcorn State QB Steve McNair becomes the NCAA’s career yardage leader with 15,049 yards.

2000 – Bengals running back Corey Dillon breaks the NFL record for rushing yards in a game by running for 278 yards in a win over the Broncos.

2005 – For the first time since 1994, the University of Mount Union football team loses a regular season game, snapping a streak of 110 straight regular season victories.

2012 – Lance Armstrong is officially stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and is banned for life from cycling’s governing body after a US Anti-Doping Agency report accuses him of leading a doping program among his teams.

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