spotlight Today in sports history: Tommie Smith, John Carlos give Black power salutes at 1968 Olympics Associated Press Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Updated Oct 16, 2020 Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Oct. 16. 1968: Americans Tommie Smith, John Carlos give Black power salutes at Olympics 1968 — Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos give Black power salutes during the medal ceremonies of the 200-meter race and are later banned for life from all Olympic competition by the IOC.In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, Australian silver medalist Peter Norman, left, stands on the podium as Americans Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists in a protest at the Mexico City Olympics. (AP Photo) AP FILE 1977: Broncos intercept Oakland QB Ken Stabler 7 times in 30-7 win 1977 — The Denver Broncos intercept seven passes off Ken Stabler of the Oakland Raiders in a 30-7 victory.In this Oct. 16, 1977, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler (12) tries to get his hands back around the ball as Denver Broncos defensive end Brison Manor (66) takes him down for a loss in Denver's 30-7 win. (AP Photo/Sal Veder) AP FILE 1987: Mike Tyson keeps heavyweight crown with knockout win 1987 — Mike Tyson retains his undisputed heavyweight title with a seven-round knockout of Tyrell Biggs in Atlantic City, N.J.In this Oct. 16, 1987, file photo, heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson leans on the ropes after knocking down challenger Tyrell Biggs in the seventh round of their championship bout in Atlantic City, N.J. The referee is Tony Orlando. (AP Photo/Bill Cramer) AP FILE 2003: New York’s Aaron Boone hits pennant-winning homer 2003 — Aaron Boone hits a pennant-winning homer leading off the bottom of the 11th in New York’s 6-5 win over Boston in Game 7 of the ALCS.In this Oct. 16, 2003, file photo, the New York Yankees' Aaron Boone, center, celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the 11th inning to beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) AP FILE 2011: US gymnast Danell Leyva wins gold medal at World Championships 2011 — Danell Leyva becomes the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal at the World Championships since 2003. Leyva wins the parallel bars title to become the first gold medalist for the U.S. since Paul Hamm claimed the floor exercise and all-around titles in 2003.In this October 2011 file photo, USA's Danell Leyva, right, and teammate Steven Legendre prepare for their performances on the parallel bars at the Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) AP FILE 2016: Drew Brees passes Peyton Manning for most 400-yard games in regular season 2016 — Drew Brees passes for 465 yards and four touchdowns in New Orleans’ 41-38 victory over Carolina, breaking a tie with Peyton Manning for the most 400-yard games in the regular season with his 15th.In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a touchdown pass to Coby Fleener, not pictured, under pressure from Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kyle Love in the second half of New Orleans’ 41-38 win in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) AP FILE Video View Comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Dcc Sports Dccjb Related to this collection +4 National Town halls offer sharp split screen; Early votes transforming election; WH put 'politicals' at CDC Updated Nov 23, 2020 Your Friday morning headlines: Coverage of Biden and Trump's town halls, including takeaways and a fact-check. Plus news of early voting and political appointments at the CDC, and more.