1743 Champion of England titleholder Jack Broughton publishes ‘Rules of the Ring’ – earliest boxing code
1883 Dutch soccer club FC Dordrecht is established in Dort in the Western Netherlands (KNVB Cup 1914, 32)
1920 Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman is hit in head by NY Yankees pitcher Carl Mays; he dies the next day in only MLB game related fatality
1928 Belgian cyclist Georges Ronsse wins men’s road race at UCI Road World Championships in Budapest, Hungary
1936 XI Summer Olympic Games close in Berlin
1936 The Berlin Olympic equestrian competition concludes with Germany winning all 6 gold medals in an unprecedented team achievement
1947 Future Baseball HOF outfielder Ralph Kiner hits 3 successive HRs for host Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-7 win over St. Louis Cardinals; both clubs smash a then MLB record 10 homers
1954 American brand management company Authentic Brands Group first publishes sports magazine ”Sports Illustrated”
1964 Mildred Sampson of New Zealand runs female world marathon record 3:19:33 in Auckland, New Zealand
1964 St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium
1965 American Football League’s 9th franchise is officially awarded to Joe Robbie and television star Danny Thomas; Miami Dolphins start play in AFL’s Eastern Division in 1966
1976 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Congressional CC: Dave Stockton wins 2nd PGA C’ship in a Monday bad weather finish; by 1 stroke from Ray Floyd & Don January
1976 St. Louis Cardinals beat San Diego Chargers, 20-10 in Tokyo, Japan (NFL Expo)
1977 Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
1981 Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
1981 American swimmer Mary T. Meagher breaks her own world women’s 100 m butterfly record (57.93) in Brown Deer, Wisconsin; holds 100/200m double WR
1984 Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
1987 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9
1992 Canadian Open Women’s Golf (du Maurier Classic), St. Charles CC: American Sherri Steinhauer wins first of 2 majors (British Open 2006) by 3 from Judy Dickinson
1997 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
1997 The South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana wins against the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at First National Bank stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
1997 New Zealand beats Australia, 36-24 in Dunedin to retain the Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer lands 5 penalties and 3 conversions; halftime NZ, 36-0
2003 New Zealand beats Australia, 21-17 at Eden Park, Auckland to win their 5th Tri Nations Rugby Series; All Blacks have undefeated 4-0 record and regain Bledisloe Cup from Wallabies
2004 Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe wins the men’s 200m freestyle in Olympic record 1:44.71, giving him the 200/400m freestyle double at the Athens Olympics
2008 British swimmer Rebecca Adlington wraps up the 400/800m freestyle double at the Beijing Olympics with a world record 8:14.10 in the 800
2008 British sailor Ben Ainslie convincingly wins the Finn class at the Beijing Olympics, his third gold medal in as many Games
2008 British cyclist Bradley Wiggins becomes the first rider ever to successfully defend his Olympic title in the individual pursuit when he takes gold at the Beijing Olympics
2008 Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe swims a world record 2:05.24 to beat American Margaret Hoelzer by 1.01 and win the 200m backstroke at the Beijing Olympics
2008 British team of Tom James, Steve Williams, Pete Reed & Andrew Triggs Hodge wins the men’s rowing coxless fours in Beijing, the third straight Olympics that Great Britain wins gold in this event
2008 New Zealand rowers Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell successfully defend their 2004 Olympic title in the women’s double sculls by beating Germany by 0.01 seconds at the Beijing Games
2008 Romanian rower Georgeta Andrunache wins the women’s coxless pairs at the Beijing Olympics; her 5th career gold medal, and her 3rd consecutive Olympic gold in the event
2008 César Cielo Filho wins the men’s 50m freestyle in 21.30 in Beijing, Brazil’s first ever swimming Olympic gold medal
2008 South Korean weightlifter Jang Mi-Ran wins the women’s unlimited (+75 kg) division at the Beijing Olympics by breaking world records 5 times: once in snatch, twice in clean-and-jerk, and twice in total
2009 Usain Bolt of Jamaica edges American Tyson Gay to win 100m in world record 9.58s at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin
2016 Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze sets a world record of 473 total kilograms to win the men’s +105kg gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
2016 Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perković retains her Olympic title with a distance of 69.21m at the Rio de Janeiro Games
2016 New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington retains her K-1 200m Olympic title with a time of 39.864 at the Rio de Janeiro Games
2016 Russian pair Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina retain their Olympic synchronised swimming duet title at the Rio de Janeiro Games with final score 194.9910
2018 Brandt Snedeker shoots 10th sub-60 round in PGA history with an 11-under par 59 in the opening round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina
2018 International Tennis Federation votes to change format of the Davis Cup to a big prize money, season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site; 24 team qualifying tournament to start in February 2019

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