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All Black rugby team scores record 57-0 against Springboks

The 2017 Rugby Championship was the sixth edition of the expanded annual southern hemisphere Rugby Championship, featuring Argentina, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. The competition is operated by SANZAAR, a joint venture of the four countries' national unions. Fly-half Beauden Barrett inspired the All Blacks to a record 57-0 win over the Springboks in a Rugby Championship.


NHL locks out its players

The 2012–13 NHL lockout was a labor dispute between the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association that in September 2012. A tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement was reached in January 2013, with its ratification and signing of a memorandum.


Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players

Gary Bettman, attempted to convince players to accept a salary structure linking player salaries to league revenues, guaranteeing the clubs what the league called cost certainty. As a result of failed negotiations, it was the first time the Stanley Cup was not awarded since 1919, the first time a major professional sports league in North America canceled.


Patrick Vieira makes his Arsenal debut

Wenger was officially in command of managerial affairs at Arsenal by the start of October, but Vieira had already made his mark, coming on as a substitute against Sheffield Wednesday in September; The Times described him as a "thinking man's Carlton Palmer … who, at last, gives the Arsenal midfield some variety."


Leonard knocks out Hearns to unify middleweight title

Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns fought in September 1981 at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada to unify the world welterweight championship in a scheduled fifteen-rounder. They fought before a live crowd of 23,618 and a worldwide TV audience of some 300 million. After hurting Hearns with a right, Leonard exploded with a combination of punches and sent Hearns through the ropes.

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