1900 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Dwight Davis & Holcombe Ward beat Ernest Black & Herbert Roper Barrett 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead over British Isles
1908 Tour de France: French road cyclist Lucien Petit-Breton successfully defends his title beating François Faber of Luxembourg
1918 Cincinnati Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, and suspends him ”for indifferent play”
1923 NY State Golf Association formed
1936 Korean nationals representing Japan earn medals in the marathon at the Berlin Olympics; Sohn Kee-chung won gold and Nam Sung-yong bronze
1936 Helen Stephens claims the women’s sprint double at the Berlin Olympics having won the 100m and as part of the victorious American 4 x 100m relay team
1936 Hungarian swimmer Ferenc Csik wins 100m freestyle gold medal in 57.6 at the Berlin Olympics, beating Japanese pair Masanori Yusa & Shigeo Arai
1937 Ranger (US) easily beats Endeavour II (England) in race 4 to wrap up the 17th America’s Cup yachting series, 4-0; it’s the final competition for 21 years
1946 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
1948 Italian rider Mario Ghella beats Reg Harris of Great Britain for the gold medal in the cycling sprint final at the London Olympics
1948 The US crew blitzes the field to win the rowing eights gold medal at the London Olympics; beat silver medallists Great Britain by 10.2 seconds
1957 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
1963 NY Met Roger Craig’s NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
1964 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
1975 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
1975 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught
1976 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
1977 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
1981 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
1981 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
1984 Daley Thompson of Great Britain scores 8,797 points to win the Olympic decathlon in Los Angeles; later recognised as a world record
1984 Valerie Briscoe-Hooks beats fellow American Florence Griffith to win the 200m gold at the LA Olympics; completes the 200-400m double
1987 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National Palm Beach: Larry Nelson wins 2nd PGA C’ship in a playoff with fellow American Lanny Wadkins
1987 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
1988 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
1992 Future 6-weight boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya of the US beats German Marco Rudolph on points to win the lightweight gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics
1992 Cuban boxer Félix Savón wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when he dominates Nigerian David Izonritei on points at the Barcelona Games
1997 Yanks break Minnesota Twins Brad Radke’s string of 12 straight wins
1998 British Senior Open Men’s Golf, Royal Portrush GC: Welshman Brian Huggett beats Eddie Pollard of Northern Ireland by a stroke on the first playoff hole
2008 United States takes all 3 medals in women’s fencing sabre event at the Beijing Olympics; first US podium sweep of a fencing event since 1904; Mariel Zagunis takes gold ahead of Sada Jacobson & Rebecca Ward
2016 Hungary’s Katinka Hosszú records an Olympic record of 2:06.58 in the women’s 200m individual medley, her 3rd gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
2016 Chinese weightlifter Deng Wei sets a world record of 147kg in the clean & jerk, and another for a total score of 262kg, to win the women’s 63kg gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
2018 EPL club Tottenham Hotspur fails to bring in one player during the transfer window; first time since FIFA made system compulsory in 2002-03
2020 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, TPC Harding Park: 23 year old American Collin Morikawa fires final round 64 (-6) to win his first major title by 2 strokes from Paul Casey of England

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