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In each news story, there in ONE factual error in each. Simply identify what that error is, and correct it.
In Super Bowl XLIV, New Orleans Saints safety Tracy Porter intercepted a Peyton Manning pass intended for Reggie Wayne, and returned it for a touchdown, sealing a Saints victory.
After being called up from AAA Syracuse, Washington Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg struck out 14 batters and walked 0 in his debut against the Detroit Tigers.
In 1998, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa both chased the homerun record of Roger Maris of 61 homeruns in a season. McGwire did it 1st, & they finished with 70 and 65 respectively.
During the 80-81 season, Wayne Gretzky set the record for most goals in a season with 92, breaking Phil Esposito's mark of 72. Brett Hull has come the closest since with 86 goals.
On June 17th, 2010, the Lakers defeated the Celtics by a score of 83-79, winning the franchises 18th NBA championship. It was the 12th time they had met in the NBA Finals.
During the 2006 World Cup Finals, attacking midfielder and French team captain, Zinedine Zidane, headbutted an opposing player from Brazil for allegedly insulting a family member.
During the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, the US ice hockey team upset the hugely favored Soviet team in the medal round, and went on to win the gold medal by beating Sweden.
During the final kickoff of an AFC wildcard game, Frank Wycheck lateralled the ball across the field to Derrick Mason, who ran it in for the winning touchdown, defeating the Bills.
At the 1992 Region Finals, Bobby Hurley inbounded to Christian Laettner, who hit a turnaround jumper to defeat Kentucky in overtime. Duke then beat Michigan for the championship.
In Super Bowl XXIII, as the 49ers trailed the Bengals by 3 points late in the 4th quarter, Joe Montana led a 92 yard drive, connecting with Jerry Rice for the winning touchdown.
Nov 1st, 1939, in 'The Match of the Century', Seabiscuit, a 'grandson' of Man O' War, defeated triple crown winner and favorite War Admiral at Pimlico Race Course in Philadelphia.
In 1997, at the Mirage in Las Vegas, boxer Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfields ear, causing referee Mills Lane to disqualify him and award Holyfield the victory.
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