|Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA|
1903 — Willie Anderson captures the U.S. Open with a two-stroke victory over David Brown in a playoff.
1914 — Jack Johnson wins a 20-round referee's decision over Frank Moran at the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris.
1950 — Chandler Harper wins the PGA championship by beating Henry Williams Jr., 4 and 3 in the final round.
1959 — Mickey Wright beats Louise Suggs by two strokes for her second straight U.S. Women's Open title.
1971 — JoAnne Carner wins the U.S. Women's Open with a seven-stroke victory over Kathy Whitworth.
1992 — Top-seeded Jim Courier, the Australian and French Open champion, loses 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to qualifier Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia at Wimbledon. It's the first time in Wimbledon history that a qualifier beat the top seed.
1999 — Juli Inkster shoots a 6-under 65 to win the LPGA Championship, becoming the second woman to win the modern career Grand Slam. Pat Bradley won her Grand Slam 13 years earlier.
2004 — Jason Windsor pitches a five-hitter, Kurt Suzuki's RBI single caps a three-run seventh inning and Cal State Fullerton wins the College World Series with a 3-2 victory over Texas.
2006 — Roger Federer wins his record 42nd straight grass-court match, beating Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to open his bid for a fourth consecutive Wimbledon championship. Federer breaks the record he shared with Bjorn Borg, the five-time Wimbledon champion who won 41 straight matches on grass from 1976-1981.
2010 — Cristie Kerr cruises to a 12-stroke victory in the LPGA Championship in one of the most lopsided wins at a major. Kerr leads wire-to-wire, closing with a 6-under 66 for a 19-under 269 total. Kerr breaks the tournament record for victory margin of 11 set by Betsy King in 1992 and matches the second-biggest victory in a major.
2011 — Australian teenager Bernard Tomic reaches the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 win over Xavier Malisse, becoming the youngest quarterfinalist at the All England Club since Boris Becker in 1986.
2011 — Venus and Serena Williams are eliminated in the fourth round of Wimbledon, the first time in five years that neither sister will play in the quarterfinals at the All England Club. Six-time men's champion Roger Federer comes back to down Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 and reach his 29th successive Grand Slam quarterfinal.
2012 — Rafael Nadal makes his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2005 when he is overpowered by big-serving Lukas Rosol 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round at Wimbledon. Rosol, a 26-year-old Czech ranked No. 100, becomes the lowest-ranked player to defeat Nadal in a major tournament.
1939 — Joe Louis stops Tony Galento in the fourth round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.
1953 — Betsy Rawls wins the U.S. Women's Open with a six-stroke playoff victory over Jacqueline Pung.
1966 — Ernie Terrell scores a unanimous 15-round decision over Doug Jones in Houston to win the WBA title, which had been stripped from Muhammad Ali.
1971 — Muhammad Ali wins a four-year legal battle to overturn his 1967 conviction for draft evasion in an 8-0 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1992 — Connie Price-Smith, who earlier won the discus, wins the shot put at 62 feet, 6 inches, to become the first woman to win both events at the U.S. Olympic trials since Earlene Brown in 1960.
1994 — Oleg Salenko scores a World Cup record five goals as Russia beats Cameroon 6-1.
1995 — Chanda Rubin beats Patricia Hy-Boulais in a record marathon match at Wimbledon. Rubin's 6-7 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5), 17-15 victory breaks the record for the most games (58) in a women's Grand Slam singles match. The previous record was 56 games, set in 1972 when Kerry Melville beat Pam Teeguarden 9-7, 4-6, 16-14, in the French Open semifinals.
1997 — Evander Holyfield, bleeding badly from his right ear after being bitten by Mike Tyson, retains the WBA heavyweight championship in Las Vegas when Tyson is disqualified after the third round.
2007 — The Portland Trail Blazers end months of debate when they choose Greg Oden over fellow college freshman Kevin Durant with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
2007 — Frank Thomas hit his 500th home run to become the 21st major leaguer to reach the career mark.
2007 — Craig Biggio becomes the 27th player in major league history to get 3,000 hits in Houston's 8-5 11-inning victory over Colorado.
2009 — Mariano Rivera earns his 500th save, becoming the second reliever to reach the milestone, and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 4-2 for a Subway Series sweep.
2009 — Nineteen-year-old Joey Logano becomes the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, winning the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
2011 — Former All-Star goalie Ed Belfour is elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, joining Doug Gilmour, Mark Howe and Joe Nieuwendyk as the newest class of inductees.
2012 — Kentucky becomes the first school to go 1-2 in the NBA Draft. New Orleans Hornets select Kentucky forward Anthony Davis with the No. 1 pick. Then Charlotte follows by taking fellow freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. The Wildcats join UNLV with six players drafted in the entire draft. UNLV had six players drafted in 1977 — but none in the first round.
2014 — Sebastian K, driven by trainer Ake Svanstedt, trots the fastest mile in harness racing history, finishing in 1:49 in the $100,000 Sun Invitational for older trotters at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Sebastian K, an 8-year-old stallion who raced four times in the U.S. since arriving from Sweden during the winter, breaks the record of 1:49.3 set by Enough Talk in 2008.
1906 — Alex Smith shoots a record 295 to beat brother Willie in the U.S. Open.
1933 — Primo Carnera knocks out Jack Sharkey in the sixth round at the Long Island City Bowl to win the world heavyweight title.
1947 — Betty Jameson wins the U.S. Women's Open by six strokes over amateurs Sally Sessions and Rolly Riley.
1952 — Louise Suggs beats Betty Jameson and Marlene Bauer by seven strokes to win the U.S. Women's Open.
1956 — Charles Dumas becomes the first high jumper to clear 7 feet, jumping 7 feet, 5-8 inches in the U.S. Olympic trials at Los Angeles.
1957 — Jackie Pung loses the U.S. Women's Open when she turns in an incorrect scorecard. Betsy Rawls is declared the winner.
1969 — Donna Caponi beats Peggy Wilson by one stroke to win the U.S. Women's Open.
1990 — Dave Stewart of the Oakland A's pitches the first of two no-hitters on this day, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0. Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers duplicates Stewart's feat, throwing a 6-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals. It's the first time in major league history that two no-hitters are pitched in the two leagues on the same day.
1991 — Britain's Nick Brown scores a big upset at Wimbledon, beating 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the second round. Brown, at 591 the lowest-ranked player in the men's championship, posts the biggest upset, based on comparative rankings, since the ATP began compiling world rankings in 1973.
1994 — Martina Navratilova sets a Wimbledon record, playing her 266th career match. Navratilova passes Billie Jean King's record of 265 when she and Manon Bollegraf beat Ingelisa Driehuis and Maja Muric 6-4, 6-2 in a doubles quarterfinal.
2001 — Russian swimmer Roman Sludnov becomes the first person to swim the 100-meter breaststroke in under a minute, breaking a world record for the second time in two days at the national championships in Moscow. Sludnov finishes in 00:59.97.
2004 — Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks becomes the fourth pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts when he strikes out San Diego's Jeff Cirillo in the eighth inning of the Padres' 3-2 win.
2007 — After 16 years in Europe, the NFL shuts down its developmental league.
2007 — Barry Bonds hits his 750th career home run in San Francisco's 4-3, 10-inning loss to Arizona.
2008 — Two weeks away from her 20th birthday, Inbee Park becomes the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Open by closing with a 2-under 71 as everyone around her faded away. Park finishes at 9-under 283 and earns $585,000 for the richest purse in women's golf. Her four-shot victory over Helen Alfredsson, who shot 75, is the largest in the Women's Open since Karrie Webb won by eight shots at Pine Needles in 2001.
2009 — Indoor tennis at Wimbledon. The new retractable roof over Centre Court is closed after rain halts play during a fourth-round match with Amelie Mauresmo leading top-ranked Dinara Safina, 6-4, 1-4.
2012 — The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency files formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.
2014 — Brittney Griner blocks 11 shots to set a single-game WNBA record and adds 21 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to an 80-77 victory over the Tulsa Shock.
1916 — Amateur Chick Evans Jr. wins the U.S. Open with a record 286 total.
1929 — Bobby Jones beats Al Espinosa by 23 strokes in a 36-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open.
1962 — Murle Lindstrom wins the U.S. Women's Open by two strokes over Jo Anne Prentice and Ruth Jessen.
1978 — Willie McCovey becomes the 12th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs.
1991 — Wimbledon breaks 114 years of tradition by playing on the middle Sunday of the tournament, a move forced by a huge backlog of matches caused by rain earlier in the week.
1991 — Meg Mallon sinks a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to break a tie with Pat Bradley and Ayako Okamoto and win the LPGA Championship.
1994 — Diego Maradona is kicked out of the World Cup by FIFA for failing a drug test following Argentina's June 25 victory over Nigeria in Foxboro, Mass.
1994 — Tonya Harding is stripped of her national title and banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association because of her role in an attack on Nancy Kerrigan.
1995 — Eddie Murray of the Cleveland Indians becomes the second switch-hitter and the 20th player in baseball history to reach 3,000 hits when he singles in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins. Murray joins Pete Rose, the career hits leader with 4,256.
2002 — Ronaldo scores both goals to lead Brazil to a 2-0 victory over Germany for the team's record fifth World Cup title.
2010 — Six-time champion Roger Federer loses to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. Berdych beats Federer 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 marking the first time since 2002 that Federer fails to reach the final.
2012 — Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan becomes the first player in a Grand Slam tournament to win every point of a set on her way to beating French Open runner-up Sara Errani 6-0, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon. The only previously known player to record a "golden set" is Bill Scanlon against Brazilian player Marcos Hocevar in the first round of the Gold Coast Classic in Delray Beach in 1985. Scanlon won that match 6-2, 6-0.
2012 — Marin Cilic of Croatia outlasts Sam Querrey of the United States 17-15 in the fifth set after 5½ hours of play to reach Wimbledon's fourth round. It's the second-longest singles match in tournament history, by time. The record is the 11 hours, 5 minutes for John Isner's 70-68 fifth-set victory over Nicolas Mahut in 2010. The 16th-seeded Cilic wins 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (3), 17-15.
2013 — Inbee Park wins the U.S. Women's Open for her third straight major this year. Babe Zaharias is the last player to win three straight majors on the calendar, but that was in 1950 when that's all there were.
1859 — Amherst defeats Williams 66-32 in the first intercollegiate baseball game.
1920 — Suzanne Lenglen of France becomes the first player to win three Wimbledon titles in one year, taking the singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
1932 — Helen Moody wins her fifth women's singles title in six years at Wimbledon, defeating Helen Jacobs 6-3, 6-1.
1938 — Don Budge defeats Henry Austin 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 to win the men's singles title and sweep the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon for the second straight year.
1951 — Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians pitches his third career no-hitter, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1.
1951 — Beverly Hanson wins the Eastern Open by three strokes over Babe Zaharias in her first start on the LPGA Tour. Hanson is the only golfer to win a tournament in her first professional start.
1961 — Mickey Wright beats defending champion Betsy Rawls by six strokes to win the U.S. Women's Open.
1977 — Britain's Virginia Wade wins the singles title on the 100th anniversary of Wimbledon, defeating Betty Stove 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
1990 — Cathy Johnston completes a wire-to-wire performance, beating Patty Sheehan by two strokes to win the LPGA du Maurier Classic.
1995 — The NBA locks out its players at 12:01 a.m., the first work stoppage in league history.
2007 — Cristie Kerr wins the U.S. Women's Open by making only two bogeys over her final 45 holes. Kerr finishes at 5-under 279 for her 10th career victory.
2011 — Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-7 (9), 6-3 to reach the Wimbledon final for the first time and claim the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal. Nadal, the defending champion, reaches the Wimbledon final for the fifth time with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over Andy Murray.
2012 — Spain wins its third straight major soccer title, beating Italy 4-0 in the European Championship final in Kiev, Ukraine. The Spanish, who won the Euro 2008 title and World Cup title in 2010, posts the largest score in a Euro final.
2012 — Tiger Woods wins the AT&T National at Congressional in Bethesda, Md. for the 74th win of his career. That moves him past Jack Nicklaus into second place on the tour list, eight short of Sam Snead.
1921 — The Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier heavyweight match at Rickard's Orchard in Jersey City, N.J., becomes the first million-dollar gate in boxing history. The receipts total $1,789,238 with $50 ringside seats. In front of 80,183, Dempsey knocks out Carpentier at 1:16 of the fourth round.
1927 — Helen Wills becomes the first American to win at Wimbledon since May Sutton in 1907, beating Lili de Alvar 6-2, 6-4 for the title.
1937 — Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon. Budge sweeps the championships winning the singles, the men's doubles title with Gene Mako and the mixed doubles crown with Alice Marble.
1938 — Helen Wills Moody wins her eighth and final singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0.
1966 — Billie Jean King wins the first of her six singles titles at Wimbledon, beating Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
1967 — Catherine Lacoste of France becomes the first foreigner and first amateur to win the U.S. Women's Open golf championship. At age 22, she is also the youngest champion.
1988 — Steffi Graf ends Martina Navratilova's six-year reign as Wimbledon champion with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 victory. It is the first time in nine finals that Navratilova loses a Wimbledon singles match.
1989 — Jockey Steve Cauthen becomes the first rider in history to sweep the world's four major derbies after winning the Irish Derby with Old Vic. He had previously won the Kentucky Derby with Affirmed (1978), the Epsom Derby with Slip Anchor (1985) and Reference Point (1987) and the French Derby with Old Vic (1989).
1994 — Colombian defender Andres Escobar, 27, is killed outside a bar in Colombia in retaliation for deflecting a ball into his own goal in a 2-1 loss to the United States in the World Cup.
1999 — Alexandra Stevenson becomes first qualifier in Wimbledon history to reach the women's semis. She beats another qualifier, 16-year-old Jelena Dokic, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
2005 — Venus Williams overcomes an early deficit and a championship point to beat top-ranked Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6 (4), 9-7 for her fifth major title and her first in nearly four years. At 2 hours, 45 minutes, the women's final is the longest on record at Wimbledon.
2005 — Danica Patrick, the 23-year-old rookie, wins her first IRL pole at Kansas Speedway, becoming the second woman to take the top spot. Sarah Fisher was the first female pole-sitter, starting first at a race in 2002 in Kentucky. Patrick finishes ninth the next day in the Argent Mortgage Indy 300.
2009 — The Williams sisters advance to another Grand Slam final — Venus for the eighth time and Serena for the fifth. It's the fourth Williams-vs.-Williams final at the All England Club and eighth in a Grand Slam title match. Two-time champion Serena overcomes Elena Dementieva of Russia 6-7 (4), 7-5, 8-6 in a tense, drama-filled match. Venus completes a 6-1, 6-0 demolition of Dinara Safina in 51 minutes — the most lopsided women's semifinal since 1969.
2010 — The United States beats Japan 7-2 to win its seventh consecutive world softball championship.
2011 — Petra Kvitova beats Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 to become the first left-handed woman to win the Wimbledon title since Martina Navratilova in 1990. Kvitova became the third Czech woman to win the title at the All England Club, following Navratilova and Jana Novotna.
2011 — Wladimir Klitschko wins a lopsided unanimous decision over David Haye, adding the WBA title to his heavyweight haul. The victory in a rain-soaked football stadium in Hamburg, Germany means Klitschko and his older brother, Vitali, hold all three major heavyweight titles. Wladimir already had the IBF title (and minor WBO, IBO belts), while Vitali is the WBC champion.
2013 — Homer Bailey pitches his second no-hitter in 10 months and the first in the majors this season, pitching the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the slumping San Francisco Giants.
1905 — Marvin Hart wins the vacant world heavyweight title with a 12th-round knockout of Jack Root in the final bout of an elimination tournament in Reno, Nev. James Jeffries, who refereed the bout, had retired in March, leaving the title vacant.
1912 — Rube Marquard of the New York Giants runs his season record to 19-0 with a 2-1 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers. His winning streak ends five days later against the Chicago Cubs.
1931 — Max Schmeling knocks out Young Stribling at 2:46 of the 15th round to retain the world heavyweight title in Cleveland.
1966 — Atlanta pitcher Tony Cloninger becomes the first National League player to hit two grand slams in one game. He adds a single for nine RBIs in a 17-3 triumph over San Francisco.
1982 — Martina Navratilova begins her streak of six straight singles titles at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Chris Evert Lloyd. It's the third Wimbledon singles title for Navratilova, all against Evert Lloyd.
1983 — Calvin Smith sets the 100-meter world record at Colorado Springs, with a run of 9.93 seconds. He breaks the previous record of 9.95 set by Jim Hines in 1968.
1989 — Open Mind becomes the seventh horse to win thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown for fillies when she is placed first after Nite of Fun is disqualified for bearing in during the stretch of the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park.
1995 — Noureddine Morceli of Algeria sets the world record for 2,000 meters at the Paris Gaz de France Grand Prix meet with a time of 4 minutes, 47.88 seconds. The previous record was 4:50.81 by Said Aouita in 1987.
2002 — Cleveland Indians slugger Jim Thome homers in his seventh straight game, leaving him one shy of the major league record. Thome's solo shot was off David Wells of the New York Yankees.
2004 — Maria Sharapova, 17, wins her first Grand Slam title and instant celebrity by beating Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4. For the first time since 1999, none of the four major titles is held by a Williams.
2005 — Roger Federer wins his third consecutive Wimbledon title by beating Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Federer is the third man since 1936 to win three straight Wimbledon crowns, joining seven-time champion Pete Sampras and five-time winner Bjorn Borg.
2006 — Annika Sorenstam wins the U.S. Women's Open after 10 years of frustration and wins her 10th major championship. Sorenstam, who shot a 1-under 70 in the 18-hole playoff, beats Pat Hurst by four strokes for the largest margin of victory in a playoff at the major since Kathy Cornelius won by seven shots 50 years ago.
2007 — The Alinghi team from Switzerland — a country more often associated with Alpine skiing and winter snowscapes — successfully defends sailng's coveted America's Cup, beating Emirates Team New Zealand 5-2.
2008 — Venus and Serena Williams win in straight sets to set up their third all-sister Wimbledon final and seventh Grand Slam championship matchup. Defending champion and four-time winner Venus beats Elena Dementieva 6-1, 7-6 (3), then two-time champ Serena overcomes two rain delays and downs China's Zheng Jie 6-2, 7-6 (5).
2009 — Roger Federer beats Tommy Haas in straight sets to move within one win of a record 15th Grand Slam title. Federer becomes the first man to make it to seven consecutive Wimbledon finals in the history of a tournament that began in 1877. The five-time champion reaches his record 20th Grand Slam final, breaking a tie with Ivan Lendl.
2010 — Serena Williams wins her fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship by sweeping Vera Zvonareva in straight sets in the women's final. Williams, who finished the tournament without dropping a set, takes 67 minutes to win 6-3, 6-2.
2011 — Novak Djokovic wins his first Wimbledon, beating defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. Djokovic, already guaranteed to take over the No. 1 ranking from the Spaniard on July 4, extends his mastery over Nadal this season with a fifth straight head-to-head victory.
2014 — Eugenie Bouchard defeats French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 to become the first Canadian to advance to a Grand Slam tournament final. The 20-year-old Bouchard, who has not dropped a set in six matches at Wimbledon, will play Petra Kvitova, who beat fellow Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-6 (6), 6-1.