1882 National League expels umpire Richard Higham from baseball for dishonesty after his links with gambling on games are confirmed
1899 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks 6-1, 6-1, 7-5 for her first of 2 US singles titles
1905 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore wins her 4th US singles title; beats Helen Homans 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
1913 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman J H Taylor wins Championship for a 5th and final time, 8 strokes ahead of defending champion Ted Ray
1922 American Professional Football Association renamed the National Football League
1930 Ground is broken for construction of Cleveland Stadium, home of MLB Indians, 1932 to 1993, and NFL Browns, 1946-95
1947 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Plum Hollow CC: Jim Ferrier becomes first Australian to win a major title; beats Chick Herbert, 2 & 1
1956 LPGA Championship Women’s Golf, Forest Lake CC: Marlene Hagge wins her only major title; beats Patty Berg by 2 strokes in a sudden-death playoff
1962 Outfielder Jack Reed hits his only MLB home run in the 22nd-inning as NY Yankees edge Detroit Tigers, 9-7 in slowest extra-inning game in league history; 7:00 hours
1972 South African runner Danie Malan sets a new 1,000m world record 2:16.0 in Munich, Germany
1974 India is dismissed for 42 in 17 overs in 2nd Test defeat to England at Lord’s; lowest total in country’s Test cricket history; Chris Old 5-21, Geoff Arnold 4-19
1974 Kansas City pitcher Steve Busby retires first 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batsmen retired; Royals still lose, 3-1 to Chicago
1980 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million
1983 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
1987 CFL’s Montreal Alouettes fold
1987 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak
1988 Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
1988 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak
1989 Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th & 40th consecutive bases
1991 NHL adopts instant-replay and tenth of second clock in final minute
1992 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball
1995 Stanley Cup Final, Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: New Jersey Devils beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2 for a 4-0 series sweep; Devils’ first Stanley Cup finals appearance
1995 3rd Rugby World Cup, Ellis Park, Johannesburg: Springboks fly-half Joel Stransky lands the winning drop goal in extra time as South Africa beats New Zealand, 15-12
1998 NBA Draft: Pacific center Michael Olowokandi first pick by Los Angeles Clippers
2004 NBA Draft: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy power forward Dwight Howard first pick by Orlando Magic
2010 In the longest match in tennis history, American John Isner defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over 3 days
2010 NBA Draft: Kentucky point guard John Wall first pick by Washington Wizards
2011 NHL Draft: Red Deer Rebels (WHL) center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first pick by Edmonton Oilers
2012 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
2013 Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins, 3-2 for 4-2 series victory; Blackhawks’ 5th Championship
2014 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
2015 Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wins the 2014-15 Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP
2016 NHL Draft: ZSC Lions (NLA) center Auston Matthews first pick by Toronto Maple Leafs
2017 World record for highest altitude football match ever played at 18,799ft on Mount Kilimanjaro by women’s international team

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