1851 100 Guineas Cup is raced around Isle of Wight; US schooner ‘America’ beats British cutter ‘Aurora’ by 24 minutes; first competition for the America’s Cup yachting trophy
1885 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears wins 5th consecutive US singles title; beats Godfrey M. Brinley 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
1898 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: Malcolm Whitman wins first of 3 straight US singles titles; beats Dwight F. Davis 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
1917 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game; left fielder Carson Bigbee sets MLB record of 11 at-bats in 22 inning, 6-5 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field
1930 Australian cricket slow-medium bowler Percy Hornibrook takes 7-92 as England dismissed for 251 in an innings defeat in 5th Test at The Oval; Australia regain Ashes, 2-1
1934 Australian cricket spin bowler Clarrie Grimmett takes 5-64 as England dismissed for 145 in 5th Test at The Oval; Australia wins by 562 runs to regain Ashes, 2-1
1934 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
1946 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
1946 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
1947 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chicago Bears 0 (105,840)
1951 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
1954 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Maserati
1959 American Football League officially named at a meeting in Dallas, Texas; charter members Dallas, NY, Houston, Denver, LA and Minneapolis-Saint Paul
1965 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
1972 Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.
1975 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
1980 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
1985 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100m backstroke (1:00.31)
1998 South Africa beats Australia, 29-15 in Johannesburg to win their first Tri Nations Rugby Series with an unbeaten record; Springboks fullback Percy Montgomery lands 5 penalties and 2 conversions
2004 Athens Olympic marathon is run on same route as 1896 Games, start at site of the Battle of Marathon to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens: Mizuki Noguchi of Japan wins women’s gold in 2:26:20
2004 American sprinter Justin Gatlin wins the coveted Olympic 100m gold medal in Athens in 9.85 ahead of Francis Obikwelu of Portugal & American Maurice Greene
2004 After winning the doubles tennis gold medal at the Athens Olympics, Chile’s Nicolás Massú wins the men’s singles gold 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 over American Mardy Fish
2004 The rowing program at the Athens Olympics ends with the United States winning the men’s eights, and Romania taking the gold in the women’s eights
2004 Justine Henin of Belgium wins the women’s singles tennis gold medal at the Athens Olympics 6-3, 6-3 over Amélie Mauresmo of France
2007 The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
2008 Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba wraps up the women’s 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when she takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 15:41.40
2008 American decathlete Brian Clay wins 4 of the 10 events and finishes 2nd in 2 others to dominate field and take the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
2008 Russia wins the women’s 4 × 100 m relay ahead of Belgium & Nigeria at the Beijing Olympics; disqualified in 2016 when reanalysis of Yulia Chermoshanskaya’s samples result in positive test for prohibited substances
2008 Steven Hooker wins the men’s pole vault with 5.96m at the Beijing Olympics; Australia’s first gold medal in men’s athletics since 1968
2008 Maurren Higa Maggi wins the women’s long jump with a leap of 7.04m at the Beijing Olympics; Brazil’s first ever gold medal in any women’s individual event
2008 Anne-Caroline Chausson of France and MÄ?ris Å trombergs of Latvia win the inaugural gold medals in BMX, winning the women’s and men’s events respectively at the Beijing Olympics
2010 The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, Crosswater Club: Fred Funk wins last of 3 Champions Tour majors by 1 stroke from Michael Allen and Taiwan’s Lu Chien-soon
2015 15th Athletics World Championships open at Beijing, China
2021 British Open Women’s Golf, Carnoustie CC: Anna Nordqvist of Sweden finishes 1 stroke clear of Madelene Sagström, Lizette Salas and Georgia Hall to win her third major title

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