1883 Philadelphia Quakers make 27 errors against Providence Grays in 28-0 shutout defeat at Messer Street Grounds; wild pitches, walks, passed balls count as errors in MLB prior to 1888
1897 US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Robert Wrenn beats Wilberforce Eaves 4-6, 8-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 for his 4th US singles title
1906 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Washington Senators, 4-1 at American League Park
1907 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Howie Camnitz no-hits NY Giants, 1-0 in 5 inning game at the Polo Grounds, NYC
1920 American swimmer Warren Kealoha wins first of 2 consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100m backstroke, beating teammate Ray Kegeris at the Antwerp Games
1933 First televised boxing match — 6-round exhibition at Broadcasting House in London between middleweights Archie Sexton and Lauri Raiteri; aired by BBC-TV
1936 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Bob Feller’s debut MLB game; strikes out 15 St Louis Browns in 4-1 win at League Park, Cleveland
1946 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
1947 1st Baseball Little League World Series, Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Maynard Midgets beat Lock Haven All Stars, 16-7
1953 Former Boston Braves pitcher Phil Paine becomes first major leaguer to play in Japan; on military service with U.S. Air Force plays first of 9 games for Nishitetsu Lions
1953 Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
1953 Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443’3”)
1964 St Louis Cardinals are 11 games back in NL; go on win Baseball World Series, 4-3 v New York Yankees
1968 Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
1969 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno Czechoslovakia
1969 France’s Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
1974 Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval
1980 Charles O. Finley sells Oakland A’s MLB franchise for $12.7m to Walter Haas Jr. (owner & CEO of Levi Strauss)
1982 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
1985 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
1989 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
1991 3rd Athletics World Championships open at Tokyo, Japan
1992 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
2003 9th Athletics World Championships open at Saint-Denis, France
2004 Outstanding British athlete Kelly Holmes wins 1st leg of her 800/1,500m double at the Athens Olympics taking the gold medal in 1:56.38
2004 An American sweep in the 400m medals at the Athens Olympics; Jeremy Wariner gold in 44.00 ahead of Otis Harris and Derrick Brew
2004 Winning pitcher Lisa Fernadez (4-0) leads the US to the softball gold medal at the Athens Olympics, beating Australia 5-1
2008 The star-studded American women’s basketball team led by the likes of Lisa Leslie, Sue Bird & Diana Taurasi win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a convincing 92-65 win over Australia
2008 Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele wraps up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when he takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 12:57.82
2008 Australian diver Matthew Mitcham wins the men’s 10m platform gold medal with final dive at the Beijing Olympics; prevents Chinese from winning every diving event; achieves highest score for an individual dive in Olympic history (112.10)
2008 Midfielder Ã?ngel Di María scores a 58th minute winner as Argentina beats Nigeria 1-0 to take the men’s football gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; 89,102 at the National Stadium
2009 Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, Rich Harvest Farms: US wins 3rd consecutive Cup 16-12; win 8 of 12 singles to dominate final day
2009 The Tradition Senior Men’s Golf, Crosswater Club: Mike Reid wins his second Champions Tour major with birdie on first playoff hole against John Cook
2015 English Indycar driver Justin Wilson suffers a head injury during a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
2020 British Open Women’s Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sophia Popov of Germany claims her first Tour title by 2 strokes from Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura; at #304, lowest ranked player to win a major
2020 Indianapolis 500: 2017 champion Takuma Sato of Japan wins his 2nd title under yellow caution flag after a crash with 3 laps remaining

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