Sept. 13--American Kim Zmeskal became the first American to win a medal in the women's all-around at the World Gymnastics Championships. Zmeskal won the gold with 39.848 points, ahead of defending world champion Svetlana Boguinskaia of the Soviet Union at 39.736.
Sept. 13--Toronto's Joe Carter became the first player in major league history to have three consecutive 100-RBI seasons with three different teams. Carter accomplished the feat with a bloop single to right in the Blue Jays' 7-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Sept. 14--Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for an NCAA record 386 yards and scored seven touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific 55-34.
Sept. 14--Freshman Greg Hill set a major-college record with 212 rushing yards in his first game and scored twice as Texas A&M routed LSU 45-7. Hill broke the mark of 207 yards set by Baylor's Walter Abercrombie against Texas A&M in 1978.
Sept. 15--Nancy Scranton birdied the final two holes for a 4-under-par 68 and a three-stroke victory in the du Maurier Ltd. Classic. Scranton, who posted her first victory in seven seasons on the LPGA tour, finished with a 9-under 279 total to finish ahead Debbie Massey.
Sept. 15--The United States women's gymnastics team made history with their first team medal--a silver--at the World Championships in Indianapolis.
Sept. 16--Otis Nixon, the major league-leading base stealer of the first-place Atlanta Braves, was suspended for 60 days for violating baseball's drug policy.
Sept.18--Robert Helmick resigned after seven years as president of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a move he said was aimed at ending a disruptive controversy concerning possible conflict of interest.
Sept. 18--The NCAA placed Tennessee on two years probation for recruting violations in football and accepted the self-imposed penalties Tennessee announced in August. The NCAA was satisfied that the the school was reducing its scholarships by 10 for the next two seasons and had eliminated a permanent coaching position.
Sept. 18--Hammer thrower John Billingsley was suspended from competition for two years after testing positive for high levels of testosterone during the U.S. Championships. He was selected for random testing after finishing eighth in the event in the meet in New York.
Sept. 19--Precious Bunny, driven by Jack Moiseyev, took the lead early and held off Nuke Skywalker to win the 46th Little Brown Jug.
Sept. 20--Detroit Lions defensive back Terry Taylor was reinstated by NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, almost one year to the day since he was banned for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Sept. 21--USA Basketball announced the "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics. Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, and John Stockton were named.
Sept. 22--Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula recorded his 300th career victory in the Dolphins' 16-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
Sept. 22--Harry Gant made a dramatic comeback in his crumpled car to capture the NSACAR Goody's 500, his fourth straight Winston Cup victory. Gant's four-race winning streak tied Darrell Waltrip (1981) and Dale Earnhardt (1987) for consecutive victories in Winston Cup competition.
Sept. 22--Pat Bradley sank an 18-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat Rosie Jones in the Safeco Classic. Bradley won $60,000 to become the only woman in history to win more than $4 million in her career.
Sept. 29--The United States broke Europe's six-year Ryder Cup reign in dramatic fashion, winning the title when Bernhard Langer of Germany missed a 5-foot putt on the final stroke of the final hole. The miss allowed Hale Irwin, playing against Langer in the final head-to-head matchup, to halve the match, giving the American team a 14 1/2 points to 13 1/2 points victory.
Sept. 29--Pat Bradley won the MBS LPGA Classic by a shot over Michelle Estill for her 30th career victory, which qualified her for enshrinement in the LPGA Hall of Fame.
Oct. 2--Eric Lindros, picked No. 1 overall in the NHL draft, renounced his option of playing regularly in the National Hockey League this season by refusing to sign with the Quebec Nordiques before a midnight deadline.
Oct. 2--The Toronto Blue Jays clinched the American League East title and became the first team in sports history to draw 4 million fans in one season.
Oct. 2--Steffi Graf became the youngest woman to win 500 matches as a professional when she beat Petra Langgrova of Czechoslovakia 6-0, 6-1 in the Leipzig International Tournament.
Oct. 4--The San Jose Sharks surrendered 52 shots and lost 4-3 to the Vancouver Canucks in their first NHL regular-season game.
Oct. 4--Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, become the 35th filly to win the Kentucky Futurity when Somatic broke stride about 70 yards before the finish line.