1900 Gloucestershire captain Gilbert Jessop hits his second century (139 in 95 minutes) before lunch in same County Cricket match (104 previous day); Yorkshire wins by 40 runs
1913 Pittsburgh Pirates future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Max Carey scores 5 runs without a hit, reaching first base on an error and 4 walks, as the Bucs beat Philadelphia Phillies, 12-2
1937 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France
1939 New York Yankees starting pitcher Atley Donald sets American League rookie record for consecutive wins; beats St. Louis Browns 5-1 for his 12th straight victory
1940 American John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hours, 46 minutes from St. Louis to Caruthersville, Missouri in the Mississippi River; 292 miles, longest solo swim of all time
1941 41-year-old Lefty Grove wins his 300th and final MLB career game as the Boston Red Sox defeat Cleveland Indians, 10-6 at Fenway Park
1948 35th Tour de France: Italian cyclist Gino Bartali wins both general and mountain classifications for the second time (1938)
1957 Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick for England v WI at Headingley
1964 Australian cricket captain and opening batsman Bob Simpson hits 311 v England in the drawn 4th Test in Manchester
1981 Anti-apartheid protesters in Hamilton, New Zealand, force the cancellation of a rugby test between New Zealand’s All Blacks and South Africa’s Springboks by invading the pitch during the game
1982 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
1982 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
1983 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Billy Casper wins with birdie on first extra hole after an 18-hole playoff with Rod Funseth
1991 Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479′ HR in Yankee Stadium
1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
1992 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain
1993 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1993 US Open Women’s Golf, Crooked Stick GC: Lauri Merten fires a final round 68 (−4) to win her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Donna Andrews and Helen Alfredsson
1993 Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
1997 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
1999 British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Irishman Christy O’Connor Jr wins by 3 strokes from John Bland of South Africa
2004 91st Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)
2004 Copa América Final, Estadio Nacional, Lima: Brazil beats Argentina, 4-2 on penalties; 2-2 after extra time
2010 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg
2012 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)
2015 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title
2016 England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson becomes first quick to take 50 wickets against all other 7 major Test cricket-playing nations during 2nd Test against Pakistan in Manchester
2021 USA’s men’s basketball team see their 25-game Olympic winning streak end; beaten 83-76 by France in first round match in Tokyo
2021 Australia wins women’s 4 x 100m relay for third straight Olympics as Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris, Emma McKeon, Cate Campbell set new WR 3:29.69 in Tokyo
2021 Japanese judokas Uta Abe (women’s 52kg) and brother Hifumi (men’s 66kg) make history as first siblings to win Olympic gold medals in different events on same day at the Tokyo Games
2021 Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome wins the sport’s inaugural Olympic gold medal in the men’s street section at the Tokyo Games
2021 Evian Championship Women’s Golf, Evian Resort GC: Australian Minjee Lee recovers from 7 shots behind to beat South Korea’s Lee6 Jeongeun in a play-off for her first major title
2021 British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Sunningdale: Welshman Stephen Dodd wins his first major title with a 1 stroke victory over Miguel Ã?ngel Jiménez of Spain

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