THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept. 15
1899 - Willie Smith wins the U.S. Open golf title, beating George low, Val Fitzjohn and W.H. Way. 1923 - Bill Tilden wins the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship, beating William Johnston in straight sets. 1971 - Stan Smith wins the U.S. Open title over Jan Khodes and Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals for the women's title. It's the first time in 16 years both titles were won by U.S. players. 2002 - Sam Hornish Jr. wins another incredible race at Texas Motor Speedway, and his second straight IRL title. Hornish side-by-side with Helio Castroneves for many of the last 25 laps in the season-ending Chevy 500, crosses the finish line 0.0096 seconds - only a few inches ahead of the other driver in contention for the season championship. 2003 - The WUSA shuts down operations five days before the Women's World Cup, saying it doesn't have enough money to stay in business for a fourth season.