1904 – Holcombe Ward wins the men’s singles title in the US Lawn Tennis Association singles title.
1908 – Tommy Burns knocks out Bill Squires in the 13th round in Sydney, Australia to retain the world heavyweight title.
1925 – 19-year-old Helen Wills wins her third straight US Lawn Tennis Association singles title with a 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Kathleen McKane. An hour later, Wills teamed with Mary K. Browne to win the doubles title.
1929 – Helen Wills wins her sixth US Lawn Tennis Association singles title by defeating Phoebe Holcroft Watson, 6-4, 6-2.
1963 – The Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania is covered for the first time by ABC’s Wide World of Sports.
1963 – Don Schollander becomes the first swimmer to break the two-minute barrier in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:58.4 at a meet in Osaka, Japan.
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1963 – John Pennel breaks the 17-foot barrier in the pole vault with a jump of 17-0¾ in a meet in Miami.
1988 – Minnesota North Stars forward Dino Ciccarelli is sentenced to one day in jail and fined $1,000 for hitting another player with his stick. Ciccarelli, who received a match penalty and 10-game suspension by the league for the Jan. 6, 1988 attack on Toronto’s Luke Richardson, would be the first NHL player to receive a prison sentence for an on-ice attack. from another player.
1996 – Hsieh Chin-hsiung sets a Little League World Series record with his seventh home run as Taiwan wins the title for the 17th time with a 13-3 win over Cranston, RI
2003 – Jockey Julie Krone becomes the first rider to win a million dollar race by winning the Pacific Classic in Del Mar aboard Candy Ride.
2004 – Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj, four-time world champion in the 1500m, a heartbreaking loser in the last two Olympics, holds off Bernard Lagat in the home stretch to win in 3 minutes 34.18 seconds. El Guerrouj leads Lagat by 0.12 seconds for the gold medal. El Guerrouj had lost four races in the past eight years, but two of those losses came at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.
2007 – The NFL suspends Michael Vick indefinitely without pay just hours after he admitted in court papers that he had actually funded bets on dog fights and helped kill unworthy dogs from the pit.
2008 – On the final day of the Beijing Games, the United States beat Spain 118-107 to win gold in men’s basketball for the first time since 2000. 51 gold medals topping games and even 100 in total. The United States finished with 110 medals and trailed the Chinese in gold medals with 36, the first time since 1992 that they did not top the category.
2008 – The Hawaii mini-mashers get a little help from Mexico’s mistakes to win a fourth straight Little League World Series title for the United States. Tanner Tokunaga hits two home runs and Iolana Akau adds a solo blast as the boys from Waipahu, Hawaii beat Matamoros, Mexico, 12-3.
2008 – Danny Lee becomes America’s youngest amateur champion, edging out Tiger Woods by fending off Drew Kittleson 5 and 4. Lee, 18, 1 month, is six months and 29 days younger than Woods when he won the first of his three o’clock in the morning
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