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1858 -- Fans are charged for the first time to see a baseball game. Approximately 1,500 fans pay 50 cents to see the New York All-Stars beat Brooklyn 22-18 at Fashion Race Course on Long Island.

1958 -- The PGA championship calls for medal play for the first time and Dow Finsterwald beats Billy Casper.

1963 -- Mary Mills wins the U.S. Women's Open golf championship by three strokes over Sandra Palmer and Louise Suggs.

1974 -- Carl Rosen's Chris Evert beats Miss Musket by 50 lengths in the winner-take-all match race at Hollywood Park.

1975 -- Sandra Palmer wins the U.S. Women's Open golf championship by four strokes over Nancy Lopez, Joanne Carner and Sandra Post.

1997 -- Justin Leonard closes with a 65 to win the British Open at 12-under 272 at Royal Troon. Leonard, whose closing round is one of the best in major championship history, takes the lead from Jesper Parnevik with a birdie on No. 17.

2002 -- Tiger Woods, trying to win the third leg of the Grand Slam, shoots his worst round (81) as a professional, knocking himself out of contention.

2003 -- Ben Curtis, an unknown PGA Tour rookie in his first major championship, wins the British Open. Despite four bogeys on the final seven holes, Curtis wins by a single shot over Vijay Singh and Thomas Bjorn.

2006 -- Written off as hopeless just a day earlier, Floyd Landis has a once-in-a-lifetime ride to revive his sagging chances of victory in the Tour de France. Landis, who lost more than 8 minutes to the race leader Oscar Pereiro in a punishing stage just 24 hours earlier, puts himself into third place trailing the leader by 30 seconds.

2008 -- Padraig Harrington is the first European in more than a century to win golf's oldest championship two years in a row. Harrington pulls away from mistake-prone Greg Norman and holds off a late charge by Ian Poulter for a four-shot victory in the British Open.

2009 -- Lauren Lappin homers to start a three-run rally in the third inning, and the United States beats Australia 3-1 in the World Cup of Softball championship game at Oklahoma City.

2010 -- One day after Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils agrees to a staggering contract, the NHL rejects the deal. Kovalchuk's landmark 17-year, $102 million contract with the Devils is deemed to circumvent the league's salary cap.

2012 -- Brandt Snedeker surges to the lead with another bogey-free round at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, shooting a 6-under 64 that leaves him tied with Nick Faldo for the lowest 36-hole score in British Open history. Faldo posted a 130 total at Muirfield in 1992 -- the lowest halfway total in any major -- on the way to the last of his three British titles.

2013 -- China's Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao wins the first diving gold medal at the world championships in Barcelona, Spain. Wu earns a record sixth world title in the women's 3-meter synchronized springboard.

1876 -- Princeton takes the team championship in the first IC4A (Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes Association) track and field meet.

1957 -- Lionel Herbert wins the PGA championship with a 2-1 final round victory over Dow Finsterwald.

1963 -- Jack Nicklaus wins the PGA championship by two strokes over Dave Ragan to become the fourth golfer to win the three major United States titles.

1968 -- Arnold Palmer becomes the first PGA golfer to earn $1 million over his career despite losing by one stroke to Julius Boros in the PGA championship.

1974 -- Sandra Haynie edges Carol Mann and Beth Stone by one stroke to win the U.S. Women's Open championship.

1979 -- Spain's Seve Ballesteros wins the British Open by three strokes over Ben Crenshaw and Jack Nicklaus.

1985 -- The greatest money winner in horse racing history, John Henry, is retired. The 10-year-old, who won 39 races in 83 starts, earned $6,597,947 in total purses.

1989 -- Mike Tyson knocks down Carl "The Truth" Williams with a single left hook and stops him 93 seconds into the first round of his heavyweight title defense. It is the fifth shortest heavyweight title fight in history.

1996 -- Tom Lehman shoots a final-round 73 for a 72-hole total of 13-under 271 to win the British Open, two strokes better than Ernie Els and Mark McCumber.

2001 -- Chris Webber signs the second-biggest contract in NBA history, agreeing to a seven-year deal worth $122.7 million to return to the Sacramento Kings.

2002 -- Ernie Els faces great pressure in the British Open by squandering a three-stroke lead, but outlasts Thomas Levet of France to win a four-man playoff that produces the first sudden-death finish in the 142-year history of the tournament.

2007 -- Bernard Hopkins earns another stunning victory in the twilight of his fighting days, ending Winky Wright's 7 1/2-year unbeaten streak with a unanimous decision in their 170-pound matchup in Las Vegas.

2009 -- China's Guo Jingjing wins her fifth straight world championship in 3-meter springboard. Guo finishes with 388.20 points, far ahead of anyone else in the 12-woman final. Guo captured her first springboard world title in 2001, and she hasn't lost since in the every-other-year competition.

2013 -- Phil Mickelson wins the British Open with a spectacular finish to win his first claret jug. Mickelson birdies four of the last six holes for a 5-under 66 to match the best round of the tournament.

2013 -- Britain's Chris Froome wins the 100th Tour de France, having dominated rivals over three weeks on the road. Froome rides into Paris in style -- in the canary yellow race leader's jersey he took on Stage 8 in the Pyrenees and never relinquished.

1921 -- Jim Barnes wins the U.S. Men's Open golf championship by edging Walter Hagen, Leo Diegel, Jock Hutchinson and Fred McLeod.

1962 -- Gary Player of South Africa becomes the first non-resident of the United States to win the PGA championship.

1963 -- Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson in 2 minutes, 10 seconds of the first round to retain the world heavyweight title. Liston took the title from Patterson with a first-round knockout in Chicago on Sept. 25, 1962.

1973 -- Sue Berning wins the U.S. Women's Open golf championship for the third time with a five-stroke victory over Gloria Ahret.

1984 -- Kathy Whitworth becomes the all-time winner in professional golf tournaments by winning the Rochester Open. Whitworth, with 85 career wins, passes Sam Snead's total of 84 PGA tournament victories.

1984 -- Seve Ballesteros wins the British Open with a four-round 276, breaking the course record set by Ken Nagle in 1960 by two strokes. Tom Watson and Bernhard Langer finish two strokes behind.

1990 -- Nick Faldo wins his second British Open crown in four years, defeating Payne Stewart and Mark McNulty by five strokes.

1996 -- Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey becomes first weightlifter in Olympic history to win three gold medals. Suleymanoglu wins the 141-pound division by hoisting 413

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