August 31, 1997 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
  • Eddie George runs for 216 yards on 35 carries and scores a touchdown as the Oilers, playing their first NFL game in Tennessee, beat Oakland 24-21 in overtime at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis
  • Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268