1888 Longest US men’s single tennis tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80 game 1st-round contest
1900 Great Britain beats France by 158 runs in Paris; cricket’s only appearance at an Olympic Games
1915 Chicago White Sox obtain ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson from Cleveland for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer & $31,500; Jackson involved in ‘Black Sox Scandal’ 1919
1919 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for .505 average)
1921 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Germantown CC, PA: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory wins her 6th US singles title; beats 3-time champion Mary Browne 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
1922 1st Women’s World Games (first track & field competition for women) is conducted over 1-day at the Pershing Stadium in Paris
1934 Australian cricket opening batsman Bill Ponsford is dismissed for 266 in his final Test match against England at The Oval; out for 22 in 2nd innings
1945 17-year-old Dodgers utility Tommy Brown becomes youngest player to hit a MLB home run in Brooklyn’s 11-1 rout of Pittsburgh Pirates at Ebbets Field
1947 Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
1948 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
1949 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
1957 Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0
1958 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st major league lefty catcher since 1906
1961 Philadelphia Phillies beat Milwaukee Braves, 7-4 at County Stadium; end losing streak with dubious MLB record of 23 straight loses
1964 Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings
1980 NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
1980 Cleve Dan Spillner, 545 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles
1982 Don Lever becomes first captain of NHL New Jersey Devils
1985 Met Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win
1990 Gene Michael names NY Yankee VP/GM replacing Harding Peterson
1990 NY Yankee Kevin Maas is quickest to reach 15 HRs (approx 132 at bat)
1991 Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)
1993 Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)
1994 Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior featherweight, wins the IBF World Boxing Title
1999 7th Athletics World Championships open at Seville, Spain
2004 Ethiopian runners Kenenisa Bekele (27:05.10 OR) and Sileshi Sihine go 1-2 in the 10,000m at the Athens Olympics
2006 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Medinah CC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd PGA C’ship by 5 strokes from Shaun Micheel
2008 Russian long-distance swimmer Larisa Ilchenko wins inaugural women’s open water marathon (10k) in 1:59:27.7 at the Beijing Olympics
2009 12th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
2012 South Africa become the top-ranked test cricket nation after defeating England
2016 German canoeist Sebastian Brendel teams with Jan Vandrey to win the C-2 1,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up C-1 / C-2 1,000m double
2016 The Hungarian crew wins canoe sprint K-4 500m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Danuta Kozák becomes the only female to win K1, K2 and K4 at the same Olympics
2016 Canoeists Max Rendschmidt and Marcus Gross part of winning German crew in K-4 100m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wrap up K-2 / K-4 1,000m double
2016 Star British runner Mo Farah wins the men’s 5,000m in 13:03.30 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up 5k/10k double which he also completed in London 2012
2016 Controversial South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya retains her Olympic women’s 800m title in a time of 1:55.28 in the final in Rio de Janeiro
2016 4 women’s high jump competitors tie at clearing winning height 1.97m at the Rio Olympics; all then fail at 2.00m; Ruth Beitia of Spain wins the gold based on having no misses prior to bar being raised to 2.00m
2016 Chinese diver Chen Aisen does the Olympic 10m platform double in Rio de Janeiro; having already won the synchronised event, he wins the individual gold by a comfortable margin
2016 In a blanket finish American triathlete Gwen Jorgensen takes the Olympic gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 1:56.16; 0.40 ahead of Nicola Spirig Hug of Switzerland, and Great Britain’s Vicky Holland by 0:45
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics: team sports – China beats Serbia, 3-1 for the women’s indoor volleyball gold; in the men’s water polo final, Serbia downs Croatia, 11-7 for first Olympic title
2017 Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, Des Moines G & CC: US retains Cup 16½- 11½; down by 5, Europe can only halve the singles 6-6

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