Ian Happ hit a pair of three-run homers — one from each side of the plate — as the Chicago Cubs salvaged the series finale Thursday with a 10-2 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies.

Happ was 4-for-4 with a career-high six RBIs. He homered off Phillies left-hander Cristopher Sanchez in the fourth and right-hander Seranthony Dominguez in the fifth. The only other time Happ homered from each side was May 7, 2018, against the Marlins.

Cubs right-hander Jameson Taillon (5-4) got the win, giving up two runs on four hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. Chicago broke a three-game losing streak but has lost seven of its last 11. The Phillies have won eight of 12.

The Phillies carried a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth after Nick Castellanos hit his 12th home run, a solo shot, in the top of the inning. But the Cubs erupted for eight runs over the fourth and fifth innings combined. Sanchez (6-4), who had thrown 19 straight scoreless innings, gave up seven runs on seven hits and three walks over four-plus innings.

Twins 12, Tigers 3

Jose Miranda and Ryan Jeffers combined for eight hits and seven RBIs as Minnesota pounded Detroit in Minneapolis in a game that was called in the bottom of the seventh due to inclement weather.

Miranda went 5-for-5 and scored four runs while driving in three. Jeffers’ three hits included a homer and four RBIs as the Twins took two of three games in the series. Bailey Ober (8-4) gave up three runs (one earned) on seven hits in six innings while striking out eight.

Detroit starter Kenta Maeda (2-5) was rocked for nine runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. Colt Keith homered and Jake Rogers drove in two runs.

Mariners 7, Orioles 3

Julio Rodriguez broke out of a 3-for-37 slump with a home run and a double, rallying Seattle past visiting Baltimore in a matchup of division leaders.

J.P. Crawford hit a three-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a tie and Mitch Garver followed with a two-run homer as the American League West-leading Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak.

Gunnar Henderson and Jordan Westburg went deep for the Orioles, the AL East leaders, who led 2-0 entering the bottom of the fifth. Baltimore had won six of its previous seven games.

Nationals 1, Mets 0

Jake Irvin gave up just one hit and one walk over eight scoreless innings and Jesse Winker delivered a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning as host Washington edged New York in just under two hours.

Winker belted his 10th home run of the season to make his mark on the pitchers’ duel. Nationals right-hander Derek Law pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts for his first save. Irvin (7-6) struck out eight, and it was the first time he pitched eight innings in his career. He retired his final 17 straight batters.

Mets reliever Adrian Houser (1-5) gave up the home run to Winker and was saddled with the loss after seven scoreless innings from starter Jose Quintana, who gave up four hits with three walks and one strikeout. It was Winker’s sixth home run in 23 career at-bats against Houser.

Cardinals 3, Pirates 2 (10 innings)

Pedro Pages ripped a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the 10th inning, and St. Louis held on to beat the host Pittsburgh in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Pages connected against Pittsburgh reliever Dennis Santana (2-1) to drive in automatic runner Michael Siani. With two outs, Alec Burleson provided St. Louis with some vital insurance, sending a single to left to plate Pages.

Michael A. Taylor started the home half of the 10th at second and scored on Nick Gonzales’ deep fly ball to left-center. Brendan Donovan made the catch, but by taking what seemed to be a sigh of relief, he failed to quickly get the ball back into the infield. But the Pirates never scraped across the tying run, with John King (3-1) completing his second inning of relief for the win.

Reds 8, Yankees 4

Nick Martini, Jonathan India and Spencer Steer homered in the first five innings as visiting Cincinnati became the first National League road team to complete a three-game sweep of New York.

Jake Fraley added a bases-clearing triple to center in the seventh as the Reds sent the Yankees to their 13th loss in 17 games.

Former Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas (4-6) allowed two runs on four hits in five-plus innings for his first win since June 4. Montas took a shutout into the fifth before allowing solo homers to Austin Wells and rookie Ben Rice.

Astros 5, Blue Jays 3

Jeremy Pena hit a solo home run, Jon Singleton had a two-run single and Houston defeated host Toronto to take three of the four games in the series.

The Astros are 5-2 on their 10-game road trip. Left-hander Framber Valdez (7-5) allowed three runs, nine hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings. He was helped by four double plays, three on grounders.

The Blue Jays completed a 3-5 homestand. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 1-for-4 to extend his hit streak to 10 games for Toronto, while Spencer Horwitz went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Right-hander Chris Bassitt (7-7) allowed four runs, eight hits and four walks (one intentional) in five innings. He struck out three.

A’s 5, Angels 0

JP Sears threw five scoreless innings, Brent Rooker contributed an RBI single to a three-run third, and Oakland completed a three-game sweep of visiting Los Angeles.

Miguel Andujar and Tyler Soderstrom also had run-scoring hits in the third inning for the A’s, who earned just their second sweep all season. Sears (5-7) limited the Angels to two hits and a walk while striking out six.

Angels starter Roansy Contreras (1-1) gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Guardians 8, White Sox 4

Steven Kwan had three hits, including a solo homer that ignited a four-run third inning, while brothers Josh and Bo Naylor each posted two hits with two RBIs as Cleveland beat visiting Chicago.

Ben Lively (8-4) allowed a single run in the second and a two-run homer to Paul DeJong in the sixth while striking out six in six innings as the Guardians took two of three in the series. Kwan, an All-Star starter who leads baseball with a .367 batting average, hit his eighth homer to break an early 1-1 tie for Cleveland.

Lenyn Sosa of the White Sox hit an RBI single in the second inning and a solo home run in the ninth, his fifth straight game with at least two hits.

Red Sox 6, Marlins 5 (12 innings)

Tyler O’Neill went 3-for-5 with two RBIs to help Boston recover for the win and a sweep of host Miami.

After Boston scored one run on a groundout in the 12th, O’Neill’s double drove in another to put Boston ahead 6-4. In the bottom half, Vidal Brujan scored on a sacrifice fly to halve the deficit, but Greg Weissert closed out his first career save. Red Sox reliever Zack Kelly (3-1) got the win after starter Nick Pivetta one-hit Miami for seven innings, with 10 strikeouts and a pair of walks.

Miami reliever Matt Andriese (0-1) gave up the go-ahead runs in the 12th. Jesus Sanchez went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and two-run homer for the the Marlins.

Padres 3, Rangers 1

Michael King threw 5 1/3 quality innings, helping San Diego past Texas in Arlington.

King (7-5) allowed one run on four hits, striking out five and walking two. Donovan Solano finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, while former Rangers player Jurickson Profar had a home run among his two hits for the Padres, who have won 11 of 14 games.

Josh Smith and Corey Seager each had two hits for the Rangers. Wyatt Langford drove in the lone run for Texas, which has dropped eight of 10.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The American League starting lineup that Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy will write out for the All-Star Game won’t include any of his own players.

A year after the Rangers had five All-Star starters — four voted in by fans, and another as an injury replacement — the reigning World Series champions didn’t have any players voted in to start the July 16 game that will be played in their home ballpark. Pitchers and reserves will be announced Sunday.

That is all just a reminder of how special 2023 was for the Rangers, who after the huge All-Star presence in Seattle went on to win their first World Series title.

“Incredible year. When you look back at last year and the number of All-Stars, I still remember watching the game and seeing all of them out there. It was really, really cool,” Bochy said Thursday. “Of course, went on to win the World Series. Really, it’s one of those special years that’s going to be in the memory bank for a long time.”

Second baseman Marcus Semien, one of the All-Star starters last year, fell short to Houston’s Jose Altuve in the results revealed Wednesday. Semien was the only Rangers player to make it to the final round of voting for starters.

Semien is hitting .231 with 11 home runs and 45 RBIs, but has hit .088 (6 for 68) the past 16 games to drop his overall average by 34 points. He had two hits in 36 at-bats the past eight games, and wasn’t in the Rangers starting lineup Thursday for only the second time this season.

When Semien didn’t play May 29, it ended his consecutive games played streak at 349. He was in a 1-for-20 slide before that, but hit .355 (11 for 31) in the the nine games after his first day off in more than two years.

“It’s incredible how he shows up every day, gives it all that he has for you, for the team,” Bochy said Thursday. “But I just think it’s good to give him a break today.”

Third baseman Josh Jung, voted in as an All-Star starter as a rookie last season, hasn’t played for Texas since April 1, when his right wrist was broken after getting hit by a pitch. Shortstop Corey Seager is hitting .260 with 15 homers and 38 RBIs after the World Series MVP missed most of spring training following a sports hernia repair.

Switch-hitter Jonah Heim, the AL’s starting catcher last year, has hit .175 over his past 30 games. Right fielder Adolis García, who started after Aaron Judge and Mike Trout were both unable to play, has 16 homers and 44 RBIs but struggled through May and much of June.

Those Rangers aren’t the only players not repeating as All-Star starters from last year. Major League Baseball said this is the first time each league has had no more than one player repeat as an elected starter since fan balloting resumed in 1970.

Bochy said he has not yet considered what his AL lineup might look like after the announcement of the starters: Baltimore catcher Adley Rutschman, Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Altuve, Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson, Cleveland third baseman José Ramirez, Indians outfielder Steven Kwan and New York Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Juan Soto.

This will be Bochy’s fifth All-Star Game as the manager, his first for the AL. He led the National League teams in the 1999, 2011, 2013 and 2015 games, when All-Star managers got to pick reserve players and pitchers.

“We don’t have any say, and I wish I did. I enjoyed that,” Bochy said. “Although, you know, it’s always about who you didn’t take, the snubs that were brought up more than the guys that you picked. That went with the territory. So that, I won’t miss.”



Buddy Hield is heading to the Bay.

The Golden State Warriors are acquiring the sharpshooting guard from the Philadelphia 76ers through a sign-and-trade, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Hield is signing a $21-million contract worth a fully guaranteed $18 million in the first two seasons, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Since sign-and-trades must be completed with at least three-year terms, his deal also reportedly contains a partial guarantee of $3 million in Year 3, plus a player option for the non-guaranteed fourth and final year.

The transaction will officially be reported to the league as part of a five-team trade including the already agreed-upon deals involving Klay Thompson to the Dallas Mavericks and Kyle Anderson to the Warriors, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

Golden State reportedly agreed to send Philadelphia the Mavericks’ second-round pick in 2031 to complete Hield’s acquisition.

The two teams were first reported to be in talks over the 31-year-old late Tuesday.

Hield scored 12.1 points per game last season, splitting time between the Indiana Pacers and the 76ers, who landed him in a three-team deal in February. He posted rounded shooting splits of 42/39/92 in 32 games with Philly, 14 of them starts.

The eight-year vet is likely to replace the outside shooting Golden State lost with Thompson’s reported departure to the Mavericks. Hield, a career 40% 3-point shooter, shot 42.5% in a full season with the Pacers in 2022-23.


The Milwaukee Bucks are signing free agent forward Taurean Prince and guard Delon Wright, according to media reports.

Prince, 30, averaged 8.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 39.6 percent from 3-point range in 78 games (49 starts) with the Los Angeles Lakers last season. Former Lakers head coach Darvin Ham is now an assistant on Doc Rivers’ staff in Milwaukee. The Athletic reported that Prince has agreed to contract terms.

Prince has played eight seasons for the Atlanta Hawks (2016-19), Brooklyn Nets (2019-21), Cleveland Cavaliers (2021), Minnesota Timberwolves (2021-23) and Lakers. He averages 10.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 37.6 percent from 3-point range.

Wright, 32, agreed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Bucks, ESPN reported. Known for his defense, Wright averaged 4.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 47 games (one start) last season split between the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat.

Wright has played for eight different teams since entering the league in 2015-16: Toronto, Memphis, Dallas, Detroit, Sacramento, Atlanta, Washington and Miami. Wright averages 7.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 20.7 minutes in 508 games (85 starts). He is a career 35.4 percent shooter from long range.


The Philadelphia 76ers signed first-round draft pick Jared McCain on Thursday, with the former Duke guard set to participate in summer leagues in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas this month.

McCain was selected with the No. 16 overall pick in last month’s draft after he averaged 14.3 points with 5.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 36 games (all starts) in his lone season at Duke. McCain attended Centennial High School in Corona, Calif., just east of Los Angeles.

McCain’s three games of at least 30 points were the most by a freshman last season. He was a 2023 McDonald’s All-American and helped USA Basketball to a gold medal in the 2022 U18 Americas Championship.



Kelsey Plum’s sizzling shooting generated 28 points as the Aces ran away from the visiting Washington Mystics 98-77 on Thursday night.

Plum shot 10-for-13, including 6-for-9 on 3-pointers, while Jackie Young poured in 20 points and provided 10 assists and A’ja Wilson had 18 points for Las Vegas (12-6), which increased its season-best winning streak to six games.

Wilson shot 9-for-12, contributing to the Aces’ 59.4 percent shooting. Their shooting accuracy helped make up for 18 turnovers. Plum’s 28 points followed a 34-point effort vs. Indiana on Tuesday.

Mystics reserve Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 10 of her 19 points in the first half. Ariel Atkins added 18 points and Emily Engstler recorded 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

The Mystics (5-16) had won five of their past eight games and were coming off a triumph Tuesday in Los Angeles, where they posted a big fourth-quarter comeback. That wasn’t in the works this time.

Washington hung within 59-45 as the midway mark of the third quarter approached. Then Young and Wilson sparked a burst of offense and the Aces were rolling. They ended up with 35 third-quarter points, boosted by a pair of 3-point baskets from Plum in a 24-second span late in the quarter.

The margin reached 30 points in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. The Aces appeared headed toward the 100-point mark for the second time this season, but they slowed the pace by scoring just five points in the last 3½ minutes.

Las Vegas was up 48-35 at halftime. The Aces shot 56.3 percent in the half, when Plum racked up 16 points. She had four of the team’s six 3-point baskets.

Las Vegas has defeated the Mystics twice in a six-day span; the Aces also won 88-77 on Saturday at Washington.


DeWanna Bonner scored 24 points as the Connecticut Sun beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-73 on Thursday night in Minneapolis.

The Sun (16-4) won their second straight game while tagging the Lynx (14-6) with their second loss in a row. Connecticut is second in the league and Minnesota is third.

Bonner shot 10-of-16 from the floor and also had nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Alyssa Thomas recorded a triple-double for the Sun, piling up 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. DiJonai Carrington added 17 points.

Alanna Smith paced the Lynx with 14 points, Kayla McBride had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Bridget Carleton and Courtney Williams tallied 12 points apiece. Olympian and All-Star Napheesa Collier was held to a season-low nine points.

The Sun jumped out to a 20-9 lead in the first quarter behind Bonner’s hot start, as she scored 11 points in the first seven minutes of the game.

The Lynx then stormed back and took a four-point advantage into halftime, then began the third period on an 8-2 run to take a 10-point lead, a span highlighted by 3-pointers from Smith and Carleton.

Connecticut responded by ending the quarter on a 14-5 run behind nine points from Thomas. That lead only increased in the fourth quarter thanks to a 10-0 run that featured three assists from Thomas.

The spurt began after Diamond Miller sank a layup to cut the deficit to one point, but Minnesota went six minutes without making a field goal and had four turnovers.

A 3-pointer by McBride trimmed the Sun’s lead to just three points with 9.1 seconds to go, but Minnesota never got any closer.

Minnesota finished just 4-of-9 from the free-throw line, the Sun made 12 of 13.

For the Sun, Moriah Jefferson remained out with a right ankle injury, while Tyasha Harris was sidelined with an illness. Veronica Burton made her first start of the season for Connecticut and totaled nine points and four steals.



THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Veteran safety John Johnson has re-signed with the Los Angeles Rams after his successful return to the team last season.

The Rams announced the new deal Thursday for Johnson, a third-round draft pick in 2017.

Johnson spent his first four NFL seasons with the Rams as a starting safety. After making the decisive overtime interception in a victory over New Orleans in the NFC championship game, he made six tackles in Los Angeles’ Super Bowl loss to New England in February 2019.

Johnson left for a lucrative free-agent deal with Cleveland in 2021. After two seasons as a starter for the Browns, he returned to Los Angeles last summer.

Johnson began last season as a reserve, but eventually resumed his starting job. He had two interceptions and 42 tackles while taking a leadership role in the Rams’ young defense.

Los Angeles overhauled its secondary in the offseason, signing safety Kamren Curl from Washington and adding cornerbacks Tre’Davious White and Darious Williams — another former Rams defensive back returning to the team.

Johnson is likely to compete for playing time this upcoming season with third-year pro Russ Yeast and rookie Kamren Kinchens.

The Rams open training camp July 23 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.


Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott recently suffered a minor right foot sprain that temporarily required a walking boot, a source told ESPN’s Todd Archer.

Prescott was seen in a walking boot while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas in a picture posted to X on Wednesday. It was unclear when the picture was taken, and he is no longer wearing the boot, according to the source.

The injury is not expected to impact Prescott when the Cowboys hold their first training camp practice on July 25.

It is not known how Prescott suffered the injury. The Cowboys last held an organized workout on June 5.

Prescott underwent season-ending surgery for a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in 2020 after suffering the injury in a Week 5 victory over the  New York Giants. Prescott hasn’t injured his right ankle since the surgery.

Prescott is entering the final year of his contract which will pay him $29 million for the 2024 season.


Following in the footsteps of his All-American father, three-star outside linebacker LaVar Arrington II is heading to Penn State after announcing his commitment on Thursday.

Arrington II, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound two-way player, chose his father’s alma mater over Tennessee and UCLA. He’s ranked as the No. 38 athlete in the Class of 2025 by the 247Sports composite.

A native of Covina, Calif., the younger Arrington compiled 12 sacks and 65 tackles in 2023 as a junior at Charter Oak High School.

“They started off with checking in on me making sure everything was good with me,” Arrington II told 247Sports. “Then they told me that I have a full ride with them. But the thing that caught me was when they said they weren’t offering me for the name but for the way I play football. Quoting (coach) James Franklin: ‘If your last name wasn’t Arrington, we would still offer you.’”

Reigning national champion Michigan, Washington and Colorado were among the more than 10 other programs to make offers to Arrington II.

The elder Arrington is one of the Nittany Lions’ all-time greats, earning consecutive All-American selections, including a unanimous selection in 1999. He also won the Chuck Bednarik and Butkus Awards and the Jack Lambert Trophy in 1999 for his standout defensive efforts.

Arrington was also a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection and the 1998 Co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2000 draft by the Washington Redskins, he was a two-time second-team All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowl selection before spending his final NFL season with the New York Giants.


Oregon landed one of its highest-rated recruits ever on Thursday, earning a pledge from five-star wide receiver Dakorien Moore.

The Duncanville, Texas, native is the top-rated receiver and the No. 5 overall class of 2025 recruit, per 247Sports. Kayvon Thibodeaux, the No. 6 overall prospect from the class of 2019, was the Ducks’ previous highest-ranked commitment, according to 247Sports.

ESPN also ranked Moore as the top wide receiver and the No. 3 overall prospect. Linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux was rated No. 1 by ESPN when he committed to Oregon in 2019.

Moore originally pledged to LSU but backed out in May. He visited Ohio State on May 31, revisited LSU the next week and toured Texas in mid-June before looking at Oregon on June 21.

Moore told 247Sports that he chose the Ducks because he wants to be “different.”

“I want to be a part of something legendary. I see coach (Dan) Lanning building a program that will win a national championship,” he said.

“I feel like (Oregon wide receivers) coach (Junior) Adams will develop me into the best wide receiver and man outside of football, and the culture is different there most of all.”

Moore, who is 5-foot-11, 182 pounds, has caught 130 passes for 2,653 yards and 29 touchdowns over three seasons at Duncanville High School, according to CBS Sports.

Moore joins Oregon’s class of 2025 that includes fellow wide receiver recruits Dallas Wilson (Tampa), Isaiah Mozee (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) and Cooper Perry (Scottsdale, Ariz.).



Forward Jack Roslovic is joining the Carolina Hurricanes on a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

“Jack is a dynamic player who has been an offensive contributor for his entire career,” general manager Eric Tulsky said Thursday in announcing the deal. “Adding another right-handed playmaker capable of injecting speed and skill into the lineup will provide a boost to our forward group.”

Roslovic, 27, was a first-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 2015. He played with the Jets (2016-20) and Columbus Blue Jackets (2020-24) before being traded to the New York Rangers in March for a conditional pick in the 2026 draft.

He tallied 31 points (nine goals, 22 assists) in 59 games with the Blue Jackets and Rangers in 2023-24 and added two goals and six assists in 16 playoff appearances with New York.

In 445 career games, he has recorded 221 points (80 goals, 141 assists).



With the vast majority of drivers hoping for sunshine in Chicago, Christopher Bell may be the most notable exception.

Understandably, Bell would be just as happy to race on wet pavement in Sunday’s Grant Park 165 Chicago Street Race (4:30 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Bell recently demonstrated his comfort level on a wet track in winning the June 23 rain-interrupted NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota led the final 64 laps on wet-weather tires to score his third victory of the season.

That win, however, didn’t constitute the only successful wet work Bell has done in the Cup Series. In last year’s Chicago Street Race, he led a race-high 37 laps, won the first two stages and at one juncture built a lead of almost nine seconds.

But Bell’s performance was all but lost in the hoopla surrounding New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen’s victory in his NASCAR debut. As the Chicago streets began to dry, the driver known as “SVG” drove like lightning and stole the thunder from the Cup regulars with a late charge from 18th to take the checkered flag.

So don’t blame Bell for hoping for wet conditions on Sunday, despite a forecast that promises mostly sunny skies and a minimal chance of rain throughout the weekend.

“Yeah, I think at this point, I’d probably prefer the rain,” Bell said. “Going into the Chicago Street Race (last year), we had a really good practice, and I was looking forward to a dry race. And then the wet, and when we started the race, we just took off and were really good.

“The track is very, very technical, very high-risk and high-reward. I think it’s Turn 4, which is a very fast section of the race track, gets very tight and you have to push hard there to make some lap time. And I don’t know the turns very well, after we come through that half-circle (Turns 8, 9 and 10) on the backside of the race track, that’s another section that’s super-fast, super-rough.

“Really easy to throw it into the wall there. The race track is filled with a lot of very high-risk, high-reward corners, and if you want to do good, you have to push the car hard and be right on the edge.”

It’s not that Bell hasn’t been fast on both wet and dry tracks this season. He won decisively at Phoenix earlier this season, by 5.465 seconds over runner-up Chris Buescher.

In last Sunday’s Cup race at Nashville Superspeedway, Bell won the first two stages to take a one-point edge over regular-season leader Kyle Larson in Playoff points before spinning out in the final stage.

Joey Logano’s five-overtime victory at Nashville shifted the Playoff bubble to Alex Bowman in the last Playoff-eligible position. Heading for Chicago, Bowman holds a 51-point edge over Bubba Wallace, the first driver below the current cut line.

Bowman hopes to preserve his standing with better luck than he had in last year’s Chicago Street Race.

“Chicago’s honestly pretty fun from the driver’s seat,” said Bowman, who fell out after 40 of 78 laps last year and finished 37th. “We had a failure there last year, so I’m excited to go back there and run that whole race, hopefully, and have a good day, ‘cause we were pretty good there, I felt like.”

van Gisbergen is a slight favorite over Larson and Bell entering Sunday’s race, but if the Kiwi hopes to repeat his success, he’ll have to do so with a different team. Last year, SVG won in the No. 91 Chevrolet for Trackhouse Racing. This year, he’s driving the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Camaro.

Shane van Gisbergen goes for third straight NASCAR Xfinity road course win

Last year, New Zealand’s Shane van Gisbergen won the NASCAR Cup Series’ Chicago Street Race in his NASCAR debut.

This year, the three-time Australian Supercars champion will try to add a NASCAR Xfinity Series victory to his resume in The Loop 110 on the 2.14-mile, 12-turn course on the streets of the Windy City (3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

“I’m looking forward to racing the Xfinity car on this Chicago Street Course,” said van Gisbergen, who is competing full-time in the series for Kaulig Racing. “Obviously, I have already raced the Cup car here, but these cars (Xfinity and Cup) are not comparable.

“So, it’s going to be another massive challenge for me but (crew chief) Bruce (Schlicker) and my 97 Kaulig Racing team always bring fast cars to the track. Happy to have (sponsor) WeatherTech on board with us this weekend in their home city and hopefully park it in Victory Lane.”

van Gisbergen is seeking his third straight Xfinity victory on courses with both right and left turns, having won back-to-back races at Portland (June 1) and Sonoma (June 8). With the two triumphs, van Gisbergen is guaranteed a spot in the Xfinity Playoffs in his rookie season.

van Gisbergen will have plenty of competition in Saturday’s race. Defending series champion Cole Custer also is the defending race winner, having led all 25 laps in last year’s inaugural race, which was shortened because of drenching rain.

The Xfinity event also features a handful of excellent road course racers doing double duty, among them Xfinity regular AJ Allmendinger and full-time NASCAR Cup drivers Kyle Larson, Ty Gibbs, John Hunter Nemechek, Joey Logano and Daniel Suarez.



Hayden Springer used an unlikely eagle-birdie finish to shoot a 12-under 59 to open the John Deere Classic on Thursday, marking the 14th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history.

Springer fired an 8-under 27 on the front nine at TPC Deere Run – the lowest nine-hole score on tour since 2000 – then went quiet for several holes. He was 9 under through 16 holes when he holed out from the rough for eagle at the par-5 17th.

That put him one birdie away from the elusive 59. He found the center of the 18th fairway, put his second shot about 12 1/2 feet from the pin and drained the putt center-cup.

It marked the second 59 on tour in the span of three weeks after nobody had shot sub-60 since 2020. Cameron Young posted a 59 in the third round of the Travelers Championship.

Springer, 27, is ranked No. 236 in the world and has never won on the PGA Tour. He turned pro in 2019. After losing his card, he earned his way back on tour via Q-school last December.

Springer led Englishman Harry Hall by four shots as of 1:45 p.m. local time in Silvis, Ill.



LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic says he wouldn’t have been surprised if his second-round match against young Jacob Fearnley at Wimbledon went to a fifth set, but he’s “very glad it didn’t.”

The seven-time champion at the All England Club beat his 22-year-old Scottish opponent 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 on Centre Court on Thursday in another test of his fitness following recent knee surgery.

“Can I be playing better and moving better? Yes, absolutely,” Djokovic said in an on-court interview. “So I’m hoping that as the tournament progresses each day or each match I’ll be feeling a bit better.”

Fearnley, a wild-card entry who recently finished playing college tennis at TCU, had a strong cheering section that erupted when he took the third set.

“He served very well, it was very difficult to break his serve. He made me work, definitely,” Djokovic said.

The 24-time Grand Slam champion said he should have closed it out in straight sets, but that he “was not really comfortable in my own skin, particularly in the third and fourth.

“Sometimes you have rough days where maybe you are not feeling your best,” he added, “and of course it also depends on the opponent across the net. He made me earn this victory.”

No. 5 Jessica Pegula become the highest-seeded women’s player to lose. The American was defeated by Wang Xinyu 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-1. For Wang, it was her first victory over a top-10 player.

Two-time Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka was the No. 3 seed at Wimbledon before she pulled out before the first round because of a shoulder injury.

Britain’s big day got off to a rough start when wild-card entry Yuriko Lily Miyazaki won only 19 points en route to a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Daria Kasatkina.

The 28-year-old Miyazaki committed 31 unforced errors and five double-faults in falling to the No. 14-seeded Kasatkina, a Russian who won the Eastbourne title ahead of the grass-court Grand Slam.

Later on Centre Court, Andy Murray was set to play doubles with his brother, Jamie. The two-time Wimbledon champion pulled out of the singles competition.

Kasatkina will next face Paula Badosa, who advanced Thursday by beating Brenda Fruhvirtova 6-4, 6-2.

No. 12 Madison Keys marked U.S. Independence Day with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Wang Yafan to reach the third round.

“I’ve always really loved playing during the Fourth of July. I think I’ve spent more Fourths of Julys in London than anywhere else in the world,” the 29-year-old American said. “It’s always fun, and it’s definitely an experience. Like today walking by I saw a bunch of Americans, and they all said, ‘Happy Fourth.’”


Andy Murray was knocked out of the Wimbledon men’s doubles competition Thursday in London, leaving him one more chance to win some matches at the All England Club.

Murray, 37, has said he is playing at Wimbledon for the final time. He already had to pull out of the singles draw as he continues to recover from surgery to remove a spinal cyst.

The two-time Wimbledon singles champ played doubles with his older brother Jamie Murray and lost 7-6 (6), 6-4 to Rinky Hijikata and John Peers of Australia in the first round.

Andy Murray told the BBC it was “really special” to team with his brother at Wimbledon for the first time.

“Jamie’s usual partner was playing with Neal Skupski, so he asked me,” he said. “Obviously it was a bit of a race against time to try and get out here, and physically it wasn’t easy today, but I’m glad we were able to get out here and do this one time together.”

There’s still the mixed doubles competition. Murray entered that draw with Great Britain’s Emma Raducanu as his partner. The competition begins Friday, with Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador and Shuai Zhang of China facing Murray and Raducanu in the first round.

Murray also plans to compete at the Paris Olympics later this summer, expected to be his final appearance before retiring from the game.


No. 5 seed Jessica Pegula was ousted in the second round of Wimbledon Thursday by China’s Xinyu Wang, who recorded her first ever defeat of a top-10 player.

The 22-year-old beat world No. 5 Pegula 6-4, 6-7 (9), 6-1 in a match that seemed like it could go either way through the first two sets.

Pegula made a ferocious comeback attempt in the second set to stay in the match, coming from 3-1 down in the tiebreak and fending off a match point before winning the set.

“I had a few chances in the second set,” Wang said on court after the win. “But I was telling myself, ‘OK, just focus on the next point, not the last point.’”

Pegula lost steam in the third set to Wang, who built a quick 5-0 lead before finishing off the match with a serve-and-volley.

“Couple of days ago I was asking my coach, ‘When will this happen,’” said Wang, whose highest ranking was at world No. 32 in October 2023. “Jessica was really tough to play on grass. Her ball was super low and I’m just really happy I won in the end.”

Pegula, 30, reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last year. Although she was coming off an unexpected loss to Emma Raducanu in the round of 16 at the Rothesay International in late June, prior to that she won her first grass-court title and WTA win this season at the ecotrans Ladies Open in Berlin last month.

Next up for Wang is Harriet Dart, who defeated fellow Brit Katie Boulter 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8).

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland won her 21st consecutive match while dispatching Croatia’s Petra Martic 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 23 minutes.

Swiatek leads the WTA Tour with 45 victories against just four defeats in 2024. She won two of three break-point opportunities and totaled three aces and 25 winners. Martic had two aces and 13 winners.

“For sure I’m happy. It wasn’t easy because Petra is changing the rhythm a lot, she’s playing a lot of top spin, she’s playing slice and I needed to adjust quickly,” Swiatek said. “It’s not the first time I’ve come into this tournament with a streak. It’s not that easy to have this baggage on your shoulders. This year feels different. I don’t feel like everyone is focusing on it. Two years ago was a lot harder when it was 30-something (37) matches.”

Swiatek advanced to the third round and will face Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva, a 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 winner over No. 27 Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.

Fourth-seeded Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan needed three sets to defeat German’s Laura Siegemund 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

No. 10 Ons Jabeur of Tunisia eliminated American Robin Montgomery 6-1, 7-5, while No. 11 Danielle Collins of the United State also won in two sets, 6-3, 6-4 over Dalma Galfi of Hungary. American Madison Keys at No. 12 beat Yafan Yang of China 6-2, 6-2.

The Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova, the 31st seed, emerged from a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) battle with American Katie Volynets.

Other seeded players winning included No. 13 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, the Russian trio of No. 14 Daria Kasatkina, No. 15 Liudmila Samsonova and No. 17 Anna Kalinskaya, and No. 18 Marta Kostyuk and No. 21 Elina Svitolina, both from Ukraine.

Bernarda Pera of the United States rallied to a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 23 Carolina Garcia of France.



GENEVA (AP) — The international swimming federation says its top administrator has been ordered to testify as a witness in a U.S. criminal investigation into the case of 23 Chinese swimmers who failed doping tests in 2021 yet were allowed to continue competing.

The news comes just three weeks before the Paris Olympics, where 11 of the Chinese swimmers who tested positive for the banned heart medication three years ago are set to compete.

The swimmers won three gold medals for China at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, just weeks after the World Anti-Doping Agency declined to challenge Chinese authorities’ explanation of food contamination at a hotel to justify not suspending them.

Those decisions, which World Aquatics separately reached also, were not revealed until reporting in April by the New York Times and German broadcaster ARD.

A House Committee on China asked the Justice Department and the FBI on May 21 to investigate the case under a federal law that allows probes into suspected doping conspiracies even if they occurred outside the U.S.

World Aquatics confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that executive director Brent Nowicki was subpoenaed to testify in the investigation.

“World Aquatics can confirm that its executive director, Brent Nowicki, was served with a witness subpoena by the United States government,” the federation said in a statement to AP. “He is working to schedule a meeting with the government, which, in all likelihood will obviate the need for testimony before a Grand Jury.”

World Aquatics declined to answer questions about where and when Nowicki was served his subpoena and didn’t say which office was handling the investigation.

“Per our standard practice, the FBI does not confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation,” the bureau said Thursday in an email reply.

The Chinese swimmers case could become the highest-profile use so far of a U.S. federal law passed in 2020 in fallout from the long-running scandal of Russian state-backed doping in sports.

The 23 swimmers tested positive for trimetazidine in January 2021 and those were filed weeks later in the global anti-doping database. They included Zhang Yufei, who went on take Olympic gold in the women’s 200-meter butterfly and 4×200 freestyle relay, and Wang Shun, the men’s 200 medley champion.

A later investigation by Chinese state authorities said traces of the substance were found in the kitchen of a hotel where the team stayed. No explanation has been given about how and why the drug prescribed in pill form got there.

WADA accepted the theory which allowed the Chinese swimmers to continue to compete, and has since described it as “a relatively straightforward case of mass contamination.”

The agency has since defended its handling of the case that was kept secret in 2021, saying it had no way to independently disprove the theory during the COVID-19 pandemic when travel to China was not possible.

Lawyers for WADA said in April this year they did not have evidence to win separate appeals against the 23 swimmers before the Tokyo Olympics. Any appeals seeking suspensions for the swimmers would have been heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, where Nowicki was a long-time senior counsel before joining World Aquatics in 2021.

“This scandal raises serious legal, ethical, and competitive concerns and may constitute a broader state-sponsored strategy by the People’s Republic of China to unfairly compete at the Olympic Games in ways Russia has previously done,” the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party said in the letter to the Justice Department and FBI.

The case was also raised at a congressional hearing last month in which swimming great Michael Phelps said athletes have lost faith in WADA as the global watchdog trying to keep cheaters out of sports.

Officials from the Montreal-based agency declined an invitation to come to the hearing, saying it would be “inappropriate to be pulled into a political debate before a U.S. congressional committee regarding a case from a different country, especially while an independent review into WADA’s handling of the case is ongoing.”

That review report is pending from a WADA-appointed former public prosecutor in the Swiss canton of Vaud that is home to the International Olympic Committee and governing bodies of many Olympic sports.

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart suggested to The Associated Press an ongoing federal investigation could make sport officials traveling to the U.S. “fearful that they may have to answer questions about their activities from the FBI.”

The U.S. will host the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles, and in Paris on July 24 the IOC should confirm Salt Lake City as host for the 2034 Winter Games.

The Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, named for a whistleblower who exposed Russian state-backed doping, passed with bipartisan backing. It received broad support from the global sports world for its aims to criminalize doping.

However, WADA lobbied against what it saw as a risk of overreach from the “extraterritorial” jurisdiction it could give to U.S. federal agencies, and the IOC also voiced concerns.

The Rodchenkov Act, Tygart said, “was enacted in 2021 with broad athlete, sport and multinational governmental support because WADA could not be trusted to be a strong, fair global watchdog to protect clean athletes and fair sport.”




INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians used a pair of two-run innings and a three-hit game from Alika Williams to defeat the Louisville Bats 5-3 in their July Fourth celebration at Victory Field on Thursday night.

The Indians (4-5, 37-45) used costly errors by the Bats defense to their advantage early, putting up two runs in the first inning. With two runners on – Ji Hwan Bae reaching safely via error as the leadoff man – Henry Davis hit an infield single that led to Bae scoring on a throwing error by third baseman Edwin Ríos. Another throwing error by shortstop Erik González on a fielders’ choice by Jake Lamb extended the lead to two.

González countered with an RBI single in the second inning, but Indianapolis continued to tack on the runs. In the fifth inning, four of the first five Indians batters reached base safely. Bae led off the offensive attack with a triple, coming around to score on a single by Williams. Lamb then roped a double down the right field line, opening up the lead to 4-1.

The Bats (3-6, 41-42) countered with two runs in the top of the sixth on a run-scoring wild pitch by Luis Cessa (W, 3-3) and RBI double by González. Another error proved costly in the bottom half, however, with the Indians taking one run back in the bottom half on a throwing error by second baseman Livan Soto.

Lyon Richardson (L, 1-6) allowed four of the Indians five runs (three earned) with eight strikeouts across five innings. In total, the Louisville pitching staff racked up 12 strikeouts of Indians batting.

In relief of starter Jake Woodford, Ryan Borucki tossed a perfect inning with three strikeouts on just 11 pitches. He combined with Cessa, Brady Feigl and Ryder Ryan (S, 2) for eight strikeouts in 6.0 innings.

Seven of the Indians 10 hits came from Bae, Williams and Davis, the top three batters in the lineup.

The victory was Indianapolis’ third consecutive in the Fourth of July. In 26 celebrations at Victory Field since 1997, the Indians are 14-12.

The rain-shortened five-game home-and-home series continues tomorrow at 7:05 PM. RHP Domingo Germán (3-4, 5.75) will take the bump for Indianapolis against LHP Justus Sheffield (0-0, 0.00).



Only three teams in the USL W League’s three-year history have made the playoffs each season, only one of those teams has been crowned champion. That team, Indy Eleven. On Friday, the Girls in Blue begin their title defense against Minnesota Aurora FC.

Indy Eleven won its third straight division title in 2024, topping the Valley Division for the second consecutive season following a Great Lakes Division title in 2022. Indy posted a 7-1-2 regular season record, which included five shutouts and a goal differential of +25 en route to the crown.

The match-up is a familiar one for Indy, as the teams have met in the playoffs the previous two seasons. In 2022, the league’s inaugural season, the pair were arguably two of the best teams in the league. Coming in as two of the only three undefeated sides, 10-0-2 Indy and 11-0-2 Minnesota met in Eagan, Minnesota, for quarterfinal action, with the Aurora coming out on top, 1-0. To date, that is one of only three losses Indy has suffered in W League regular season or playoff action.

The 2023 edition was the opposite. Indy shut out Minnesota, 1-0, thanks to a 57th-minute tally from first team all-league selection Sam Dewey off an assist from second-team selection Grace Bahr to win the Central Conference Final on its way to history.

USL W League scouting report:

Minnesota Aurora is entering the playoffs following another undefeated season with a record of 10-0-2. They found the back of the net 61 times, averaging over five goals per game. Katie Duong has scored in the last seven matches and can finish in a variety of ways. Mariah Nguyen and Saige Wimes are aggressive in the final third and make excellent runs inside the box. It will be interesting to see how Aurora’s defense, led by captain and goalkeeper Taylor Kane, will fair against the strong offense of Indy Eleven.

Captain Ella Rogers and newcomer Amelia White earned W League Team of the Month accolades for their play this season, while Rogers is tied for the team lead with Natalie Mitchell after registering six goals. Mitchell also leads the squad with four assists. In goal, 2023 second team all-league selection Nona Reason has three of Indy’s four shutouts in only four appearances. Thirteen different players have scored goals in 2024, with 14 different players registering assists.

Indy has cemented itself as one of the most successful teams in the W League’s three-year history, posting a 28-3-5 record across all matches.

Friday’s match kicks off at 4 p.m. ET as the front half of a doubleheader with the USL Championship men’s team (7:30 p.m. ET at Rhode Island) and will be played at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, Michigan. Central Conference opponent Detroit City FC plays host to the four-team pod, squaring off against River Light FC in the night cap. Matches will be streamed live on SportsEngine Play. The winning sides will square off in the Central Conference Championship on Sunday.


Minnesota Aurora FC vs. Indy Eleven
Friday, July 5, 2024 – 4 p.m. ET
Keyworth Stadium | Hamtramck, Mich.

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Indy Eleven: 7-1-2, 23 pts (+25), 1st in Valley Division
Minnesota Aurora FC: 10-0-2, 32 pts (+55), 1st in Heartland Division


Indy Eleven will face Minnesota Aurora FC in the USL W League Central Conference Semifinals on Friday, July 5 at 4 p.m. Most recently, Indy fell to Racing Louisville FC 6-2. Natalie Mitchell and Katie Soderstrom scored the two goals for the Girls in Blue. Last time out, Minnesota Aurora FC defeated RKC Third Coast 14-0. 


The Girls in Blue are tied 1-1-0 with Minnesota Aurora FC in the all-time series record. The most recent meeting between the teams occurred on July 8, 2023, and resulted in a 1-0 victory for Indy Eleven. Sam Dewey scored the game-winning goal off an assist from Grace Bahr, earning the USL W League Central Conference title for Indy Eleven.


June 7, 2024 | W, 1-0
July 13, 2022 | L, 2-1


  • Indy Eleven is one of three teams to make the USL W playoffs all three years. The only other teams to achieve this feat are Minnesota Aurora FC and the Long Island Rough Riders.
  • Natalie Mitchell leads the team in both assists and points, registering six goals and four assists for a total of 16 points.
  • This campaign, the Girls in Blue have earned five clean sheets, most recently against Lexington SC on June 18, 2024.
  • Mitchell ties captain Ella Rogers in most goals scored, both scoring six goals for the Girls in Blue.
  • Indy Eleven has scored 38 goals over ten games, allowing only 13 goals against.
  • The Girls in Blue matched their regular season goal total from the 2023 season.
Player# of goals
Ella Rogers6
Natalie Mitchell6
Katie Soderstrom5
Norah Jacomen4
Amelia White4

2024 Season Goal Leaders

Player# of assists
Natalie Mitchell4
Katie Soderstrom3
Emma Pelkowski2
Amelia White2

2024 Season Assist Leaders

Player# of minutes played
Ella Rogers618
Addie Chester556
Emma Pelkowski535
Hadley Snyder532
Amelie Darey525

2024 Season Minutes Played


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, June 30, 2024) – Indy Eleven fell 6-2 to Racing Louisville FC in the final regular season match of 2024.

Despite the loss, the Girls in Blue head to the USL W League playoffs, finishing with a 7-1-2 record. Louisville wraps up the season at 4-4-2.

For the third straight season, Indy Eleven secured the divisional title (2023-24 Valley, 2022 Great Lakes), drawing on June 21 against Kings Hammer FC. As the Valley Division champion, Indy will play in the Central Conference bracket with Heartland champion Minnesota Aurora, Great Lakes champion Detroit City FC and conference wild card opponent River Light FC out of the Heartland Division. Games will be hosted by Detroit City FC.

Check Indy Eleven social accounts (/IndyElevenWomen) for updated playoff information, including dates, times and ticket information, as it becomes available.

Playoff Schedule
July 5-7: Conference Semifinals & Finals
July 12-14: W League Semifinals
July 19-21: W League Final

Scoring Summary 
LOU – Sophia Boman 10’
LOU – Sarah Schupansky 31’
LOU – Sarah Schupansky 40’
LOU – Sophia Boman 47’
LOU – Sarah Schupansky 64’
LOU – Kaela Dickerman 84’
IND – Katie Soderstrom 89’
IND – Natalie Mitchell 90′

Discipline Summary
IND – Grace Bahr (caution) 56′

Indy Eleven line-up: Kate Phillips, Amelie Darey (Emily Tobin 71′), Grace Bahr, Norah Jacomen (Nyota Katembo 45′), Addie Chester, Jenna Chatterton (Lauren Adam 63′), Hadley Snyder, Brooke Otto, Natalie Mitchell, Susie Soderstrom (Lizzie Sexton 63′), Katie Soderstrom

Indy subs: Ashton Blair


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July 5, 1998 – Lizzie Arlington became the first woman to play professional men’s baseball when she pitched the 9th inning for the Reading Coal Heavers against the Allentown Peanuts. The young female phenom allowed 2 hits and walked a batter but preserved the game for a Coal Heavers 5-0 win. In the months leading up to this day in the spring of 1898, sporting and theatrical promoter William J. Connor hired Ms. Arlington for the sum of $100.00 a week and negotiated with Atlantic League president Edward G. Barrow for her to sign a minor league contract. She showed up in the baseball annals later that year while pitching for the reserve team of the Philadelphia Nationals, and continued to pitch and play infield against several professional clubs in exhibition games around the country throughout the summer. She got the experience to prepare for her brief career by playing a lot of ball with her father and brothers in her younger years.

A throng of spectators showed up for the game in anticipation that Lizzie would take the field, and they had to be excited when she did and made history. According to reports she entered the field with much fanfare, arriving to the mound in a “stylish carriage drawn by two white horses” and, responding to applause by lifting her cap, revealed her hair done in the latest fashion. She wore black stockings and a gray uniform with knee-length skirt. During the pre-game practice, Arlington played second base like a professional, “even down to expectorating on her hands and wiping them on her uniform”, according to the report.

July 5, 1934 – Lou Gehrig, Number 4 hit a record 17th career grand slam in Yankees 8-3 win v Washington, passes Babe Ruth’s total.

July 5, 1937 – NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio, Number 5 hit his 20th Home Run of the season and first career grand slam in an 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox

July 5, 1947 – History was made in the American League on this day. Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby became the first black player in AL when he strikes out in 6-5 loss vs Chicago White Sox. Doby had on the Number 14 jersey in his inaugural season as he was the second player of color, behind legend Jackie Robinson in playing in the MLB.

July 5, 1953 – Do you like to hear about amazing streaks? Well check this one out. Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts, wearing his Number 36 stood tall on the mound to throw his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over the Pirates of Pittsburgh.

July 5, 1961 – St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White, Number 12 crushed 3 Home Runs  to go along with an additional double in a 9-1 rout of the LA Dodgers.

July 5, 1987 – Oakland A’s 1st baseman Number 25, Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game as Oakland beats Red Sox, 6-2

July 5, 1989 – Barry Bonds wearing the Pirates Number 24 homers in Pittsburgh’s 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds, who wore Number 25 the majority of his career on the Giants, as the MLB father-son HR record holders (408).


The report was a story about how on the Saturday prior the USFL’s  playoff game between the New Jersey Generals and the Philadelphia Stars had to be be relocated from Philly’s Veterans Stadium to the old Franklin Field because the Philadelphia Phillies had a home game on the diamond. Generals owner Donald Trump, an avid proponent of moving the USFL to a fall schedule had this to say, “Sure the Stars had a conflict of dates in Vets Stadium with the Phillies, and they tell me if we played in the fall they would have a similar conflict in September or October, but that’s my point. If we played in the fall we wouldn’t have a baseball conflict later when its our playoffs.” The outspoken businessman went on to state,”Our attendance is up, but its up despite the spring season, not because of it.”

This issue would soon be discussed at the USFL meetings in August whether the USFL would move to the fall schedule to challenge the NFL head to head. Trump was not on the fall bandwagon by himself though, Birmingham Stallions owner, Marvin Warner and J. William Oldenberg of the LA Express supported the change of schedules to a more traditional football season as well. Davis Dixon the author of the USFL plan clearly intended for the League to be a spring phenom and history tells us that he was probably right in thinking so. It is thought that the USFL will return after a 30 year hiatus in 2022 to a spring format.

Hall of Fame Birthday for July 5

July 5, 1951 – Omaha, Nebraska – Johnny Rodgers who was listed as the University of Nebraska’s wingback from 1970 to 1972 was born. The FootballFoundation.org says that in three years at wingback in Bob Devaney’s offense Nebraska won three Big 8 Conference titles and was national champion in 1970 and 1971. Rodgers was all-conference three times, consensus All-America in 1971 and unanimous All-America in 1972. After that magical 1972 season Johnny took home the Heisman Trophy and was named Player of the Year by ABC. In his career he carried the ball 130 times and averaged 5.7 yards a try. He caught 143 passes and averaged a gain of 17.3 yards. He had 133 kick returns and averaged 17.8. When the stats are combined into a category called all-purpose running, they show 406 plays and an average of 13.8, a record. He had a jittery, swirling running style. In 1971 Nebraska and Oklahoma met in a duel of teams ranked 1 and 2. Oklahoma led 31-28 late in the game. Rodgers made a 72-yard punt return. And Nebraska won 35-31. Johnny Rodgers received the great honor of being selected for inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. After graduation Rodgers played four seasons in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes and then a few more years with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.

July 5, 1956 – Fort Ord, California – James Lofton, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Receiver played football for the Packers, the Raiders, Bills, Eagles and the Rams was born. He hails from Stanford University where he had a brilliant college career before becoming a pro. The ProFootballHOF.com says the Packers took him number six overall in the 1978 NFL Draft. James was a First-Team All-Pro in 1981 with Green Bay and was selected to the Pro Bowl 8 times in his long NFL career. In his 16 seasons James hauled in 764 receptions for 14,004 yards and 76 touchdowns. That career total of yardage according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame was an NFL best at the time of his retirement, while his 43 games with 100 or more yards receiving ranked third. He was eventually traded to the Raiders but a few years later landed on the Bills roster.  In 1991, at age 35, the still-speedy receiver became the oldest player in league history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. That same year he recorded a career-best 220 receiving yards in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.


July 5

1904 — The Philadelphia Phillies snapped the New York Giants’ 18-game winning streak with a 6-5 10-inning victory.

1935 — Tony Cuccinello of the Dodgers and his brother Al — for the Giants — each hit home runs in the same game to mark the first time in major league history that brothers on opposing teams connected for homers. Brooklyn beat New York 14-4.

1937 — Frank DeMaree of Chicago went 6-for-7 in the first game of a doubleheader, in which the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 13-12 in 14 innings. DeMaree had three doubles and three singles. The Cubs won the second game 9-7 and DeMaree had two more singles.

1947 — Larry Doby became the first black to play in the American League. He struck out as a pinch-hitter as Cleveland lost 6-5 to the White Sox.

1987 — Mark McGwire became the first rookie to hit 30 homers before the All-Star break and Jose Canseco homered twice, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

1991 — The Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins were given final approval by baseball owners with a unanimous vote to join the NL in 1993.

1993 — Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics opened both games of a doubleheader with a homer to become the second player to accomplish the feat. Harry Hooper of the Boston Red Sox homered to start both games against Washington on May 30, 1913.

1998 — Toronto’s Roger Clemens became the 11th pitcher in baseball history to notch 3,000 strikeouts during a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay. Clemens needed five strikeouts to reach the mark. He struck out Quinton McCracken and Wade Boggs in the first inning and then got Mike DiFelice, Miguel Cairo and Randy Winn in the third to reach the milestone.

1998 — Juan Gonzalez became the second player to top 100 RBIs before the All-Star break, homering in the first and seventh innings off Seattle’s Randy Johnson to improve his major league-leading total to 101. Gonzalez ended with the second-most RBIs before the All-Star break in major league history. Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers had 103 in 1935 en route to 170.

1998 — San Diego’s Andy Ashby threw only 75 pitches for a 7-2 complete game victory over the Colorado Rockies. Ashby, who also had an RBI double, pitched a five-hitter, faced 30 batters, struck out two and walked none.

2000 — Luis Gonzalez became the first player in franchise history to hit for the cycle as Arizona beat Houston 12-9.

2004 — Eric Gagne’s streak of 84 consecutive saves ended when he blew a two-run lead for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who came back to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in 10 innings.

2005 — Boston’s Manny Ramirez hit his 20th grand slam in a 7-4 win over Texas, passing Eddie Murray for sole possession of second place on the career list. Lou Gehrig hit 23.

2016 — The Chicago Cubs became the first team since the 1976 Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine to have five players voted as All-Star Game starters when their entire infield earned the honor along with center fielder Dexter Fowler. First baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, shortstop Addison Russell and third baseman Kris Bryant also were elected. The only other team to start four infielders was the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals.

2019 — The Minnesota Twins set an MLB record of 165 home runs hit before the All-Star Game.


July 6

1929 — The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs in the first and fifth innings in beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 28-6, in the second game of a doubleheader. The Cardinals had 28 hits and set an NL record with the 28 runs.

1933 — The first major league All-Star game was played at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The AL, managed by Connie Mack, defeated the NL, managed by John McGraw, 4-2 on Babe Ruth’s two-run homer.

1938 — Johnny Vander Meer, Bill Lee and Mace Brown combined to limit the AL to one run and seven hits as the NL won the All-Star game 4-1 at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field. Lefty Gomez of the New York Yankees suffered his first defeat in four All-Star starts.

1942 — The AL beat the NL 3-1 in the All-Star game at the Polo Grounds in New York on first-inning home runs by Lou Boudreau of the Cleveland Indians and Rudy York of the Detroit Tigers. York’s shot came with a man on base.

1949 — Walker Cooper of Cincinnati went 6-for-7, including three home runs and drove in 10 runs, against Chicago at Crosley Field. Cooper also had three singles and scored five times to lead the Reds to a 23-4 rout of the Cubs.

1966 — Boog Powell of the Baltimore Orioles knocked in 11 runs in a doubleheader against the Kansas City A’s to tie an AL record. In the first game, Powell hit two home runs, including a grand slam, two doubles and a sacrifice fly to drive in seven runs as the Orioles won 11-0. Powell had four RBIs in the nightcap.

1983 — On the 50th anniversary of the All-Star game, Fred Lynn’s grand slam off Atlee Hammaker, the first in All-Star competition, capped a record seven-run third inning. The AL also set a one-game record for runs scored in a 13-3 victory that ended an 11-game NL winning streak. Chicago’s Comiskey Park was the site, as it was for the first All-Star game in 1933.

1986 — Atlanta’s Bob Horner became the 11th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game and it still wasn’t enough to win the game. The Montreal Expos pounded the Braves’ pitching staff for an 11-8 victory.

2000 — Keith McDonald of the St. Louis Cardinals became the second player in major league history to homer in his first two at-bats, connecting in the second inning of a 12-6 loss to Cincinnati.

2005 — Florida pitchers retired 28 consecutive batters from the third inning on and set a team record with 22 strikeouts in a 12-inning, 5-4 victory over Milwaukee. A.J. Burnett matched his career high and the individual club record with 14 strikeouts in six innings.

2007 — Justin Morneau homered three times in the second game of a doubleheader to help Minnesota sweep Chicago 20-14 and 12-0. The Twins won the opener behind Jason Kubel’s seven RBIs.

2009 — Chase Utley hit a three-run homer and Shane Victorino and Greg Dobbs each had two-run shots during a 10-run first inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies rout the Cincinnati Reds 22-1.

2010 — Alex Rodriguez hit the 21st grand slam of his career and adds a solo home run to bring his career total to 597.

2016 — The Orioles and the Dodgers combine for 36 strikeouts in a 14 inning game at Dodger Stadium.

2017 — With two hits in a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals, Florida Marlins Ichiro Suzuki become the all-time leader for hits by a player born outside the United States with 3,054 passing Rod Carew.

2022 — Aaron Judge hits his 30th homer of the year, a grand slam, in the Yankees’ 16 – 0 demolition of the Pirates. He is the fourth Yankees hitter to reach the mark before the All-Star Game, following Roger Maris in 1961, Alex Rodriguez in 2007 – and himself in 2017.


July 7

1923 — Lefty O’Doul, pitching for the Boston Red Sox, allowed 13 runs in the sixth inning to the Cleveland Indians, who won 27-3. In 1928, he was to return to the majors as a great hitting outfielder.

1936 — The NL won its first All-Star game 4-3 at Braves Field in Boston.

1937 — Lou Gehrig drove in four runs with a home run and a double to pace the AL to an 8-3 victory over the NL in the All-Star game at Washington’s Griffith Stadium. In attendance was President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1959 — At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, the first of two All-Star games played that season went to the NL, 5-4. The NL scored the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the eighth when Hank Aaron singled in a run and scored on a triple by Willie Mays.

1964 — The NL beat the AL 7-4 in the All-Star game on Johnny Callison’s two-out, three-run homer off Dick Radatz in the bottom of the ninth inning at New York’s Shea Stadium. The win pulled the NL even with its rivals (17-17-1) for the first time since the series began.

1998 — Coors Field lived up to its billing as a hitter’s haven as the American League beat the Nationals 13-8 at Coors Field in the highest-scoring All-Star game in major league history. The 21 runs broke the record set in the AL’s 11-9 win in 1954.

2006 — Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner became the first player in major league history to hit five grand slams before the All-Star break when he connected in the second inning of a 9-0 win over Baltimore.

2009 — Alan Embree earned the win in Colorado’s 5-4 victory over Washington without throwing a pitch. He entered with two outs in the eighth and picked off Austin Kearns, who had singled off Joel Peralta. It was the first time a major leaguer had gotten a win without throwing a pitch since B.J Ryan for Baltimore at Detroit on May 1, 2003.

2011 — Dustin Pedroia hit a three-run shot and Boston added three consecutive home runs in the seventh in a 10-4 win over Baltimore. Six different Boston players homered, including the three straight by David Ortiz, Josh Reddick and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

2011 — A Texas Rangers fan died after falling about 20 feet onto concrete reaching out for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton during a game. Shannon Stone, 39, was at the game with his young son, who watched as his dad tumbled over the outfield railing after catching the ball. The accident happened in the second inning after Oakland’s Conor Jackson hit a foul ball. Hamilton retrieved the ball and tossed it into the stands as players routinely do.

2016 — Colorado’s Trevor Story tied an NL rookie record for most home runs before the All-Star break, homering twice and boosting his total to 21 as the Rockies beat Philadelphia 11-2.

2018 — Mark Reynolds homered twice and drove in a career-high 10 runs and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 18-4. Reynolds (5 for 5) tied his career high for hits and equaled the Nationals’ RBI record.

2021 — In what has clearly been the “Year of the No-Hitter″, five Rays pitchers combine to pitch one against the Indians in the second game of a doubleheader that goes seven innings.


July 8

1912 — Rube Marquard’s 19-game winning streak was stopped as the New York Giants lost 7-2 to the Chicago Cubs.

1918 — Boston’s Babe Ruth lost a home run at Fenway Park when prevailing rules reduce his shot over the fence to a triple. Amos Strunk scored on Ruth’s hit for a 1-0 win over Cleveland. Ruth, who played 95 games in the season, finished tied for the American League title with 11 homers.

1935 — The AL extended its All-Star winning streak to three with a 4-1 victory at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. New York Yankee Lefty Gomez went six innings, which prompted the NL to have the rules changed so that no pitcher could throw more than three innings, unless extra innings.

1941 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit a three-run, two-out homer in the ninth to give the AL a dramatic 7-5 victory in the All-Star game at Detroit’s Briggs Stadium. Up to that point Arky Vaughn of the Pittsburgh Pirates was the NL hero with two home runs, the first player to do so in All-Star play. Joe and Dom DiMaggio both played for the AL, marking the first time that brothers appeared in the same All-Star game.

1947 — Frank Shea became the first winning rookie pitcher in the first 14 years of All-Star play as the AL nipped the NL 2-1 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

1952 — The NL edged the AL 3-2 in the first rain-shortened All-Star game. The five-inning contest, at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, featured home runs by Jackie Robinson and Hank Sauer of the Nationals.

1957 — Baseball owners re-elected commissioner Ford Frick to another seven-year term when his contract is up in 1958.

1958 — The 25th anniversary All-Star game, at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, went to the AL, 4-3 in a game that only produced 13 singles. This was the first All-Star game in which neither team got an extra-base hit.

1970 — Jim Ray Hart of San Francisco hit for the cycle and became the first NL player in 59 years to drive in six runs in one inning as the Giants beat Atlanta, 13-0.

1974 — New York shortstop Jim Mason tied a major-league record when he doubled four times in the Yankees’ 12-5 win over Texas.

1994 — Shortstop John Valentin made the 10th unassisted triple play in baseball history in the sixth inning and then led off the bottom of the inning with a homer to lead Boston to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

1997 — Cleveland Indians catcher Sandy Alomar hit a two-run homer to give the American League a 3-1 victory over the National League in the All-Star game. Alomar, the first player to win the All-Star MVP in his own ballpark, broke the tie in the seventh inning off San Francisco’s Shawn Estes.

1982 — Billy Martin records his 1,000 career win as a manger as the A’s beat the Yankees 6-3.

2000 — Dwight Gooden and Roger Clemens teamed up to shut down the Mets, giving the Yankees identical 4-2 victories in the first double-ballpark doubleheader in the majors since 1903. After the opener, many in the sellout crowd of 54,165 at Shea Stadium immediately headed for Game 2, which drew 55,821 at Yankee Stadium.

2008 — Ryan Braun of Milwaukee hit his 56th career home run in his 200th major league game, a 7-3 win over Colorado. Only Mark McGwire and Rudy York (both 59) had hit more in their first 200 games in the majors.

2014 — The Mets record the 4,000th win in franchise history by defeating the Braves 8-3.

2015 — Tampa Bay hits two inside-the park home runs in a 9-7 loss to the Royals. It is the first time the feat has been done since 1997.

2021 — San Diego Padres relief pitcher Daniel Camarena records his first MLB hit, a Grand Slam, in his second at bat against the Washington Nationals’ Max Sherzer.

July 9

1902 — Rube Waddell beat Bill Dinneen 4-2 in 17 innings when light-hitting Monte Cross hit a two-run homer for Philadelphia.

1932 — Ben Chapman of the Yankees hit three homers, including two inside-the-park, as New York beat the Detroit Tigers 14-9 at Yankee Stadium.

1937 — Joe DiMaggio hits for the cycle as the Yankees defeat the Seantors 16-2.

1940 — The NL recorded the first shutout in All-Star play, with a 4-0 win at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. Five pitchers — Paul Derringer, Bucky Walters, Whit Wyatt, Larry French, and Carl Hubbell — held the AL to three hits. Max West hit a three-run homer.

1946 — After a one-year break due to war travel restrictions, the Americans trounced the Nationals 12-0 at Fenway Park, the most one-sided of the All-Star games. Ted Williams of the Red Sox didn’t disappoint the hometown fans. He hit two homers and two singles for five RBIs.

1968 — Willie McCovey hit into a double play, scoring Willie Mays with the only run of the 39th All-Star game, played at the Houston Astrodome. It was the first game of this series played indoors and the first 1-0 contest in All-Star history.

1976 — Houston’s Larry Dierker pitched a no-hitter as the Astros beat Montreal 6-0. Dierker struck out eight and walked four.

1991 — Cal Ripken hit a three-run homer to lead the AL over the NL 4-2 in the All-Star game for the AL’s fourth straight victory in the contest.

1996 — Mike Piazza launched an upper-deck home run in his first at-bat and lined an RBI double next time up, leading the Nationals to a 6-0 victory in the All-Star game in Philadelphia.

2002 — Despite Barry Bonds hitting a home run and Torii Hunter making a spectacular catch, the All-Star game finished in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings when both teams ran out of pitchers.

2005 — It took 847 regular-season games at Coors Field, the most any stadium needed, before hosting its first 1-0 game. The lowest total runs scored in a game at Coors Field before Colorado’s 1-0 win over San Diego was 2-0.

2011 — Derek Jeter homered for his 3,000th hit, making him the first player to reach the mark with the New York Yankees. Jeter hit the milestone with a drive to left field with one out in the third inning off Tampa Bay’s David Price, his first at Yankee Stadium this season. He tied a career high going 5 for 5 and singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning for a 5-4 win. Jeter became the 28th major leaguer to hit the mark and joined former teammate Wade Boggs as the only players to do it with a home run.

2011 — The Los Angeles Dodgers got their first hit with two outs in the ninth inning and still beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 when Dioner Navarro singled in Juan Uribe for the unlikely victory. Uribe was down to his last strike when he drove a pitch from Luke Gregerson over the head of left fielder Chris Denorfia for Los Angeles’ first hit and only the second hit of the game for either team. Navarro then looped a 3-1 pitch into short right-center to give the Dodgers three consecutive shutout victories for the first time since July 1991. San Diego’s Cameron Maybin had the first hit of the game in the fifth, a clean single through the box. It was the Padres’ only hit against rookie right-hander Rubby De La Rosa and three relievers.

2013 — Alex Rios tied an American League record with six hits in a nine-inning game and Adam Dunn hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the eighth to lift Chicago over Detroit 11-4.

2015 — Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings and tied the modern record for most consecutive home victories by a starter to begin a career, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0.

2019 — The American League defeats the National League 4-3 in the 2019 All-Star Game for their 7th straight win.


July 10

1917 — Ray Caldwell of New York pitched 9 2-3 innings of no-hit relief as the Yankees beat the Browns 7-5 in 17 innings in St. Louis.

1932 — The Philadelphia A’s defeated Cleveland 18-17 in an 18-inning game in which John Burnett of the Indians had a record nine hits. Jimmie Foxx collected 16 total bases, and Eddie Rommell of the A’s pitched 17 innings in relief for the win, despite giving up 29 hits and 14 runs.

1934 — Carl Hubbell struck out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession, but the AL came back to win the All-Star game 9-7 at the Polo Grounds as Mel Harder gave up one hit in the last five innings.

1936 — Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein hit four home runs in a 9-6 10-inning victory over the Pirates, and it wasn’t in the cozy Baker Bowl. He hit them in Pittsburgh’s spacious Forbes Field, including the game-winning three-run shot in the 10th off Bill Swift. Klein almost homered in the second inning when he sent Pirates outfielder Paul Waner to the wall in right to haul in a long fly ball.

1947 — Don Black of the Cleveland Indians pitched a 3-0 no-hitter over the Philadelphia A’s in the first game of a twin bill.

1951 — The NL hit four homers en route to an 8-3 triumph at Detroit, giving the league consecutive All-Star victories for the first time.

1968 — The American League and National League agreed to split into two divisions in 1969. The twelve teams in each league will be divided and play a best-of-five games League Championship Series to determine the pennant winner.

1982 — Larry Parrish of the Texas Rangers hit his third grand slam in seven days, off Milt Wilcox in the first game of a doubleheader against Detroit. The Rangers beat the Tigers 6-5. Parrish had hit his first on July 4 and his second on July 7.

2001 — Cal Ripken upstaged every big name in the ballpark, hitting a home run and winning the MVP award in his final All-Star appearance to lead the American League over the Nationals 4-1. Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordonez connected for consecutive home runs as the AL won its fifth in a row.

2007 — Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-3 with an inside-the-park home run to lead the American League to a 5-4 victory over the National League in the All-Star game.

2009 — Jonathan Sanchez pitched the majors’ first no-hitter of the season, recording a career-high 11 strikeouts in San Francisco’s 8-0 win over the San Diego Padres. The only runner the Padres managed came on an error by third baseman Juan Uribe in the eighth.

2012 — San Francisco’s Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning that powered the NL to an 8-0 romp over the American League in the All-Star game.

2013 — David Ortiz doubled in his first at-bat to become baseball’s career leader in hits as a designated hitter and hit a two-run homer an inning later, leading Boston Red Sox to an 11-4 victory over Seattle. Ortiz entered the night tied with Harold Baines for the most hits as a DH.

2014 — Derek Jeter, playing his final regular-season game in Cleveland, went 2 for 4 in the 1,000th multi-hit game of his career. Cleveland scored nine runs in its last two innings at bat to rally past New York with a 9-3 win.

2019 — The independent Atlantic League introduces a “robot umpire” to call balls and strikes at its annual all-star game in York, PA.

2022 — In the 8th inning of their game against the White Sox, Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman drops a routine fly ball hit by Luis Robert and is charged with his first error since June 13, 2018, ending the longest errorless streak by any player at any position in major league history after 440 games. Worse, the error proves costly as Robert later comes around to score the winning run in a 4 – 2 ChiSox win.


July 11

1914 — Babe Ruth made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox and received credit for a 4-3 victory over Cleveland. He was removed for a pinch hitter in the seventh, and Duffy Lewis’ single led to the winning run.

1944 — Phil Cavaretta set an All-Star game record by reaching base safely five straight times — triple, single, three walks — to lead the NL to a 7-1 victory over the AL at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

1950 — The All-Star game returned to Comiskey Park, the site of the first game, and was won by the NL 4-3 on Red Schoendienst’s 14th-inning home run off Ted Gray. It was the first extra-inning All-Star game, the first time the NL won at an AL park and the first All-Star game shown on network television.

1961 — Despite a record seven errors and pitcher Stu Miller getting blown off the Candlestick Park mound by a gale wind, the NL edged the AL 5-4 in the first of two All-Star games played that year.

1967 — Tony Perez’s home run off Catfish Hunter in the 15th inning gave the NL a 2-1 win in the longest game in All-Star history. The game was played in California’s Anaheim Stadium.

1973 — Jim Northrup of Detroit hit two grand slams, batting in the leadoff spot, to lead the Tigers to a 14-3 romp over the Texas Rangers. Northrup became the sixth major leaguer to hit two bases-loaded home runs in a game.

1978 — Steve Garvey keyed the NL’s 7-3 All-Star victory at San Diego’s Jack Murphy Stadium with a game-tying, two-run single and a triple that sparked a four-run eighth inning.

1985 — Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first pitcher in major league history to reach the 4,000-strikeout mark when he fanned New York’s Danny Heep leading off the sixth inning. The Astros beat the Mets 4-3 in 12 innings on Bill Doran’s fifth hit of the game.

1995 — Jeff Conine’s solo shot in the eighth inning gave the NL a 3-2 victory in the All-Star game. Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza also homered for the NL.

2000 — Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored as the AL defeated the NL 6-3 in the All-Star game. Jeter became the first Yankee to win the All-Star game MVP.

2006 — With the American League down to its final strike, Michael Young hit a two-run triple off Trevor Hoffman for a 3-2 victory that kept the Americans unbeaten in Major League Baseball’s All-Star game for the past decade. The NL took a 2-1 lead into the ninth behind David Wright’s homer and some daring, old-style baserunning.

2009 — Nick Johnson, Josh Willingham and Dunn homered in consecutive at-bats and the Nationals set season highs for hits and runs in a 13-2 win at Houston.

2015 — The Marlins set a team record with 9 consecutive hits in the 7th inning of a 14-3 win over the Reds.

2023 — Having lost the last nine editions of the All-Star Game since 2012, the National League is victorious in the 2023 All-Star Game played at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, 3 – 2, over the American League. The key blow is a two-run homer by Elias Díaz off Félix Bautista in the 8th inning which puts the senior circuit ahead after a sacrifice fly by Bo Bichette had given the AL a 2 – 1 lead in the 6th. Díaz is named the winner of the Ted Williams Award as the game’s MVP.


July 5

1919 — Suzanne Lenglen beats reigning champion Dorothea Lambert Chambers 10-8, 4-6, 9-7, in the challenge round to win her first women’s singles title at Wimbledon.

1930 — Bill Tilden beats Wilmer Allison 6-3, 9-7, 6-4, to capture his third men’s singles title at Wimbledon.

1947 — Larry Doby becomes the first black to play in the American League. He strikes out as a pinch-hitter for the Cleveland Indians in a 6-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

1952 — Maureen Connolly wins her first of three straight women’s singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Louise Brough 6-4, 6-3.

1968 — The Philadelphia 76ers trade Wilt Chamberlain, basketball’s greatest offensive player, to the Los Angeles Lakers after they are unable to sign him to a contract.

1968 — Australia’s Rod Laver wins the first open Wimbledon tennis championship, defeating countryman Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Laver becomes the first player since Fred Perry (1934-36) to win the men’s title three straight times.

1975 — Arthur Ashe beats Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon. It’s the first all-American final since 1947. Connors, the defending champion, had not dropped a set in the previous six matches.

1980 — Bjorn Borg of Sweden wins his fifth men’s title at Wimbledon, defeating John McEnroe 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6.

1987 — A’s 1st baseman Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game as Oakland beats Red Sox, 6-2.

1992 — Andre Agassi beats Goran Ivanisevic 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in the Wimbledon men’s final to win his first Grand Slam title.

1993 — As’ outfielder Rickey Henderson leads off both games of Oakland’s doubleheader vs Cleveland with homers (first time since 1913).

1996 — Frankie Fredericks edges Michael Johnson to win the men’s 200 meters at the Bislett Games in Norway, snapping the American world champion’s winning streak of 21 races.

1997 — Martina Hingis, 16, becomes the youngest player to win Wimbledon since 1887. Hingis comes back for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jana Novotna.

2003 — Serena Williams beats sister Venus 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 for her second straight Wimbledon title. It’s her fifth championship in the past six Grand Slams, each capped by a victory over Venus.

2008 — Venus Williams wins her fifth Wimbledon singles title, beating younger sister Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 in the final. Defending champion Venus is 5-2 in Wimbledon finals, losing only to Serena in 2002 and ’03.

2009 — Roger Federer wins his record 15th Grand Slam title when he outlasts Andy Roddick for his sixth Wimbledon championship in a marathon match that went to 16-14 in the fifth set.

2012 — Harness racing driver Dave Palone breaks Herve Filion’s North American record for career victories when he pilots Herculotte Hanover to victory in the eighth race at The Meadows in Washington, Pa. The win is the 15,181st of Palone’s 30-year career.

2014 — Petra Kvitova overwhelms Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour to win Wimbledon for the second time.

2015 — The United States wins its third Women’s World Cup title and first since 1999 with a 5-2 victory over Japan behind a first-half hat trick by Carli Lloyd.


July 6

1887 — Lottie Dod of Britain, 15, becomes the youngest woman to win the women’s singles championship at Wimbledon, defeating Blanch Bingley 6-2, 6-0.

1933 — The first major league All-Star game is played at Comiskey Park, Chicago. The American League beats the National League 4-2 on Babe Ruth’s two-run homer.

1957 — Althea Gibson becomes the first black to win a title at the All England Lawn Tennis Club by beating Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2 in the women’s singles title match.

1968 — Billie Jean King wins her third consecutive women’s singles title at Wimbledon by beating Australia’s Judy Tegart 9-7, 7-5.

1975 — Ruffian, an undefeated filly, and Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure compete in a match race. Ruffian, racing on the lead, sustains a severe leg injury and is pulled up by jockey Jacinto Vasquez. She is humanely destroyed the following day.

1994 — Leroy Burrell breaks the world record in the 100 meters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Burrell’s time of 9.85 seconds betters Carl Lewis’ 9.86 clocking set in the 1991 World Championships.

1996 — Steffi Graf beats Spain’s Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-3, 7-5 in the Wimbledon final for the German star’s 20th Grand Slam title and 100th tournament victory.

1997 — Pete Sampras wins the fourth Wimbledon title and 10th Grand Slam title of his career, easily defeating Frenchmen Cedric Pioline 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.

1998 — Twenty-year-old Se Ri Pak becomes the youngest U.S. Women’s Open champion after hitting an 18-foot birdie on the 20th extra hole to beat amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn in the longest Women’s Open in history.

2000 — Venus Williams beats her younger sister Serena 6-2, 7-6 (3) to reach the Wimbledon final. Their singles match is the first between sisters in a Grand Slam semifinal.

2003 — Martina Navratilova claims her 20th all-time Wimbledon title as she and Leander Paes beat Andy Ram & Anastassia Rodionova 6-3, 6-3 in the mixed doubles final.

2008 — Rafael Nadal ends Roger Federer’s bid to become the first man since the 1880s to win a sixth consecutive championship at the All England Club. Two points from victory, the No. 1-ranked Federer succumbs to No. 2 Nadal 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7 in a 4-hour, 48-minute test of wills that’s the longest men’s final in Wimbledon history — and quite possibly the greatest.

2013 — Twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan capture their fourth straight major with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo at Wimbledon. The Americans become the first men’s team in Open-era tennis to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

2013 — Jimmie Johnson becomes the first driver in 31 years to sweep Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 winner is the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982, and the fifth overall, to win both races in a season at Daytona.

2014 — Novak Djokovic wins his second Wimbledon title and denies Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets. Djokovic wastes a 5-2 lead in the fourth set but holds on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory.

2014 — Florida teen Kaylin Whitney breaks the world junior record by running the 200 meters in 22.49 seconds at the U.S. junior national track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. The 16-year-old Whitney broke the world 17-and-under mark of 22.58 set by Marion Jones in 1992.

2015 — Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay $200k sanctioning fee and vacate his 2 junior middleweight titles.

2016 — Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title remains alive after he comes from two sets down and saves three match points before overcoming Marin Cilic in five sets, advancing to the semifinals at the All England Club for the 11th time. It’s the 10th time in Federer’s career he erases a two-set deficit to win in five sets. This is also his 80th match win at Wimbledon, equaling Jimmy Connors’ record.

2019 — Jorge Masvidal sets a UFC record with a KO of Ben Askren five seconds into their bout in Las Vegas.

2019 — LA Clippers acquire 2 NBA megastars in one day; Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from Toronto in free agency, and Paul George from OKC for an unprecedented trade bounty of players and picks.

2020 — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes agrees to the largest contract for an athlete in sports history, inking a 12-year deal that could end up being worth US$503 million.


July 7

1911 — Dorothea Lambert Chambers sets the record for the shortest championship match at Wimbledon — 25 minutes — by disposing of Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in the women’s finals.

1912 — American athlete Jim Thorpe wins 4 of 5 events to win the Pentathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982.

1934 — Elizabeth Ryan teams with Simone Mathiau and wins her record 12th women’s doubles title at Wimbledon, defeating Dorothy Andrus and Sylvia Henrotin 6-3, 6-3.

1953 — Walter Burkemo beats Felice Torza to win the PGA Championship at Birmingham (Mich.) Country Club.

1973 — In the first all-U.S. women’s Wimbledon final, Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert, 6-0, 7-5.

1974 — In Munich, West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 to win soccer’s World Cup.

1978 — NBA approves franchise swap; Buffalo Braves owner John Y. Brown and Harry Mangurian acquire Boston Celtics, while the Celtics owner Irv Levin gets Braves, later moved to San Diego to become the Clippers.

1980 — Larry Holmes retains his WBC heavyweight title with a seventh-round TKO of Scott LeDoux in Bloomington, Minn.

1982 — Steve Scott of the Sub 4 Club sets a United States record in the mile with a time of 3:47.69 in a track meet at Oslo, Norway.

1985 — West Germany’s Boris Becker, 17, becomes the youngest champion and first unseeded player in the history of the men’s singles at Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory over Kevin Curren.

1986 — American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets world heptathlon record of 7,148 points in the inaugural Goodwill Games at Moscow.

1990 — Martina Navratilova wins her ninth Wimbledon women’s singles championship, beating Zina Garrison 6-4, 6-1, to break the record she shared with Helen Wills Moody.

1991 — Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 to capture her third Wimbledon women’s title.

1992 — South Africa beats Cameroon 1-0 in Durban in first FIFA sanctioned match after nearly 20 years international isolation, apartheid.

1993 — Tom Burgess tosses three touchdown passes, and Wayne Walker scores twice as Ottawa spoils the debut of the CFL’s first American-based team by beating Sacramento 32-23.

2002 — Juli Inkster matches the lowest final-round score by an Open champion with a 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Annika Sorenstam in the U.S. Women’s Open. It’s her seventh major.

2007 — Venus Williams claims her fourth Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Marion Bartoli.

2007 — Wladimir Klitschko beats Raymond Brewster with a technical knockout after six rounds, to successfully defend his IBF and IBO heavyweight titles in Cologne, Germany.

2012 — Serena Williams dominates from start to finish, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win a fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th major title overall.

2013 — Andy Murray becomes the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the final. The last British man to win the Wimbledon title before was Fred Perry in 1936.

2018 — Kristi Toliver scores 18 points to help the Washington Mystics beat the Los Angeles Sparks 83-74 for coach Mike Thibault’s 300th career regular-season win. Thibault becomes the first WNBA coach to reach that milestone.

2019 — U.S. Women’s National Team win their record 4th FIFA Women’s World Cup title with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands.

2021 — The Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in game five of the Stanley Cup Finals to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup and third overall. Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is named Finals MVP.


July 8

1889 — John L. Sullivan defeats Jake Kilrain in the 75th round in Richburg, Miss., for the U.S. heavyweight championship. It’s the last bare-knuckle boxing match before the Marquis of Queensbury rules are introduced.

1922 — Suzanne Lenglen beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, 6-2, 6-0 for her fourth straight singles title at Wimbledon.

1939 — Bobby Riggs beats Elwood Cooke in five sets to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon.

1941 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hits a three-run, two-out homer in the ninth inning to give the American League a dramatic 7-5 victory in the All-Star game at Detroit’s Briggs Stadium.

1955 — Peter Thomson wins his second consecutive British Open finishing two strokes ahead of John Fallon. Thomson shoots a 7-under 281 at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.

1967 — Billie Jean King sweeps three titles at Wimbledon. King beats Ann Hayden Jones 6-3, 6-4, for the singles title; teams with Rosie Casals for the women’s doubles title, and pairs with Owen Davidson for the mixed doubles title.

1978 — Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to win his third straight men’s title at Wimbledon.

1984 — John McEnroe whips Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 in 100-degree temperatures to take the men’s singles title at Wimbledon.

1990 — West Germany wins the World Cup as Andreas Brehme scores with 6 minutes to go for a 1-0 victory over defending champion Argentina in a foul-marred final.

1991 — Michael Stich upsets three-time champion Boris Becker to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

1994 — Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson.

1995 — Top-ranked Steffi Graf wins her sixth Wimbledon singles title, beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.

1995 — NHL Draft: Detroit Jr. Red Wings (OHL) defenceman Bryan Berard first pick by Ottawa Senators.

1996 — Switzerland’s Martina Hingis becomes the youngest champion in Wimbledon history at 15 years, 282 days, teaming with Helena Sukova to beat Meredith McGrath and Larisa Neiland 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 in women’s doubles.

2000 — Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title. Williams is the first black women’s champion at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957-58.

2007 — Roger Federer wins his fifth straight Wimbledon championship, beating Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2. I’s also Federer’s 11th Grand Slam title overall.

2010 — Paul Goydos becomes the fourth golfer in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59. Goydos puts together his 12-under, bogey-free round on the opening day of the John Deere Classic. Goydos makes the turn at 4-under, then birdies all but one hole on the back nine at the 7,257-yard TPC Deere Run course.

2012 — Roger Federer equals Pete Sampras’ record of seven men’s singles titles at the All England Club, and wins his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

2014 — Germany hands Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stuns the host nation. Miroslav Klose scores a record-setting 16th career World Cup goal in a five-goal spurt in the first half and Germany goes on to score the most goals in a World Cup semifinal.

2016 — Roger Federer loses in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time in his career, falling to Milos Raonic 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Centre Court. The 34-year-old Federer had been 10-0 in Wimbledon semifinals, winning seven of his finals.

2018 — South Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks the LPGA 72-hole scoring record with a 31-under par 257 in winning the Thornberry Creek Classic.

2021 — San Diego Padres relief pitcher Daniel Camarena records his first MLB hit, a Grand Slam, in his second at bat against the Washington Nationals’ Max Sherzer.

2022 — Gymnast Simone Biles aged 25, becomes the youngest person to receive the US Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden.

July 9

1922 — Johnny Weissmuller is the first to swim the 100-meter freestyle under 1 minute as he breaks Duke Kahanamoku’s world record with a time of 58.6 seconds.

1932 — The NFL awards a franchise to Boston under the ownership of George Preston Marshall, Vincent Bendix, Jay O’Brien, and Dorland Doyle. The Boston Braves will change their nickname to Redskins in 1933 and move to Washington after the 1936 season.

1940 — The National League registers the first shutout, 4-0, in the All-Star game.

1954 — Peter Thomson becomes the first Australian to win the British Open. Thomson shoots a 9-under 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, edging Bobby Locke, Dai Rees and Syd Scott by one stroke.

1965 — Peter Thomson wins his fifth British Open title by two strokes over Brian Huggett and Christy O’Connor Sr. Thomson shoots a 7-under 285 at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Thomson’s previous Open victory was in 1958. It’s the last to conclude with two rounds on Friday.

1966 — Jack Nicklaus wins the British Open with a 282 at Muirfield to join Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Gary Player as the only men to win the four majors.

1967 — Mark Spitz and Catie Ball, both 17, swim to world records, and 14-year-old Debbie Meyer sets two records in one race in the Santa Clara International Invitational swim meet. Spitz sets a 100-meter butterfly record at 56.3 and Ball becomes the first U.S. swimmer to set a world record for the breaststroke with a 2:40.5 time for 200 meters. Meyer breaks the 800-meter freestyle record in 9 minutes, 35.8 seconds on the way to a record 18:11.1 in the 1,500.

1968 — Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first reigning NBA MVP to be traded the next season when he moves from Philadelphia 76’ers to LA Lakers.

1988 — Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3.

1989 — Boris Becker and Steffi Graf claim a West German sweep of the Wimbledon singles crowns in the first double finals day in 16 years. Becker wins his third Wimbledon title in five years, rolling past defending champion Stefan Edberg 6-0, 7-6 (1), 6-4, while Graf takes her second straight championship over Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-1.

1991 — South Africa is readmitted by the International Olympic Committee to the Olympic movement, ending decades of sports isolation and clearing the way for its participation in the 1992 Games.

1995 — Pete Sampras becomes the first American to win Wimbledon three straight years by beating Boris Becker 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.

2000 — Pete Sampras passes Roy Emerson for the most Grand Slam championships and ties Willie Renshaw, a player in the 1880s, for the most Wimbledon titles with a four-set victory over Pat Rafter. Sampras, winner of seven Wimbledon titles, 13 Grand Slam championships, extends his mark at Wimbledon to 53-1 over the past eight years.

2001 — Goran Ivanisevic becomes one of Wimbledon’s most improbable champions, beating Patrick Rafter. Two points away from defeat, Ivanisevic rallies to beat Rafter 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7 and becomes the second player to win a Wimbledon singles title without being seeded.

2006 — Roger Federer ends a five-match losing streak to Rafael Nadal, winning 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 to earn his fourth straight Wimbledon title and eighth Grand Slam championship. Nadal had beaten Federer in four finals this year.

2006 — Italy wins its fourth World Cup title winning the shootout 5-3 against France, after a 1-1 draw. Outplayed for an hour and into extra time, the Italians win it after French captain Zinedine Zidane is ejected in the 107th for a vicious butt to the chest of Marco Materazzi.

2009 — Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points.

2011 — Derek Jeter homers for his 3,000th hit, making him the first player to reach the mark with the New York Yankees.

2016 — Serena Williams wins her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final. Williams pulls even with Steffi Graf for the most major championships in the Open era, which began in 1968. This is Williams’ seventh singles trophy at the All England Club.

2021 — British road cyclist Mark Cavendish wins Nimes to Carcassonne stage 13 of the Tour de France for his 34th career state win. The win ties Eddy Merckx for most career stage wins.


July 10

1926 — Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Open golf tournament for the second time with a 293 total.

1934 — Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession, but the American League comes back to win the All-Star game 9-7 at the Polo Grounds.

1936 — Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein hits four home runs in a 9-6 10-inning victory over the Pirates at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field.

1951 — Britain’s Randy Turpin defeats Sugar Ray Robinson in 15 rounds to win the world middleweight title and give Robinson his second loss in 135 bouts.

1960 — UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia, 2-1.

1971 — Lee Trevino rebounds from a double-bogey on the next to last hole with a birdie on the final hole to win the 100th British Open by one stroke over Lu Liang-Huan. Trevino, who won the U.S. Open a month earlier, is the fourth golfer to win both championships in the same year, joining Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), and Ben Hogan (1953).

1976 — Johnny Miller shoots a 66 in the final round to beat 19-year-old Spaniard Seve Ballesteros by six strokes to take the British Open. Ballesteros, who starts the final round two strokes ahead of Miller, shoots a 74 and ends tied for second place with Jack Nicklaus.

1992 — The Major Soccer League, the only major nationwide professional soccer competition in the United States, folds after 14 seasons.

1999 — Team USA wins the Women’s World Cup over China in sudden death. The Americans win 5-4 in penalty kicks, with defender Brandi Chastain kicking in the game winner.

2010 — Paula Creamer wins her first major tournament, never giving up the lead during a steady final round of the U.S. Women’s Open. Creamer shoots a final-round 2-under 69 for a 3-under 281 for the tournament.

2010 — Spain wins soccer’s World Cup after an exhausting 1-0 victory in extra time over the Netherlands. In the end, it’s Andres Iniesta breaking free and scoring a right-footed shot from 8 yards just past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

2011 — The United States advances to the semifinals after one of the most exciting games ever at the Women’s World Cup in Dresden, Germany. The U.S. beat Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie. Abby Wambach scores a thrilling goal to tie it in the 122nd minute, and goalkeeper Hope Solo denies the Brazilians again.

2016 — Andy Murray wins his second Wimbledon title by beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Centre Court.

2016 — Brittany Lang wins her first career major at the U.S. Women’s Open when Anna Nordqvist touches the sand with her club in a bunker for a two-stroke penalty in the three-hole aggregate playoff. The penalty occurs on the second hole of the playoff and is not delivered to the players until they were on the final hole after officials review replays in the latest controversy at a USGA event. Lang seals the win with a short par putt on the final playoff hole, while Nordqvist makes bogey to lose by three shots.

2017 — An independent review of the scoring in Manny Pacquiao’s contentious WBO welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn confirms the outcome in favor of the Australian. A Philippines government department asked the WBO to review the refereeing and the judging of the so-called “Battle of Brisbane” in Australia on July 2 after Horn, fighting for his first world title, won a unanimous points decision against Pacquiao, an 11-time world champion. The WBO said three of the five independent judges who reviewed the bout awarded it to Horn, one awarded it to Pacquiao and one scored a draw.

2021 — Ashleigh Barty of Australia wins Wimbledon defeating Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

2022 — Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Novak Đoković wins 4th straight and record equaling 7th Wimbledon singles title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win over Nick Kyrgios of Australia; Đoković 21 Grand Slam titles.


July 11

1914 — Babe Ruth makes his major league pitching debut for the Boston Red Sox against Cleveland, getting the 4-3 victory over the Indians.

1950 — Red Schoendienst hits a home run in the 14th inning to give the NL a 4-3 victory in the All-Star game.

1967 — Tony Perez homers in the 15th inning off Catfish Hunter to give the National League a 2-1 win in the longest game in All-Star history.

1979 — Renaldo Nehemiah of the United States sets a Pan American Games record in the 110 hurdles with a time of 13.20 seconds.

1981 — Britain’s Sebastian Coe breaks his own world record in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:12.18 in a meet in Oslo, Norway. Seven runners shatter the 3-minute, 51-second barrier in the mile led by Steve Ovett at 3:49.25. Steve Scott finishes third and sets an American record in 3:49.68.

1982 — FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000.

1985 — Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first pitcher in major league history to reach 4,000 strikeouts when he fans New York’s Danny Heep in the sixth inning.

1992 — Treboh Joe, a 9-year-old gelding, makes harness racing history by losing his 162nd consecutive race. Treboh Joe finishes fourth to break the North American record of 161 straight losses held by Shiaway Moses.

1993 — Alain Prost gets his 50th Formula One victory by taking the British Grand Prix.

1995 — Maryland quarterback Scott Milanovich, the most prolific passer in school history, is suspended for eight games by the NCAA for gambling on college sports.

2008 — Spanish cyclist Manuel Beltran tests positive for the performance-enhancer EPO and is immediately kicked out of the Tour de France and suspended by his team, Liquigas.

2010 — FIFA World Cup Final, Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands, 1-0 for first World Cup title.

2011 — So Yeon Ryu wins the U.S. Women’s Open, defeating Hee Kyung Seo by three shots in a three-hole playoff. Ryu becomes the fifth South Korean to win the Open and the fourth in the last seven years.

2012 — Future Basketball Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers.

2015 — Serena Williams wins her sixth title at the All England Club, beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s final. For Williams, it’s her second “Serena Slam” — holding all four major titles at the same time. Overall, it’s the 21st major title for Williams, one shy of Graf’s Open era record.

2017 — Venus Williams reaches the semifinals at Wimbledon for the 10th time. The five-time champion at the All England Club advances by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 under a closed roof on Centre Court.

2021 — Novak Dokovic beats Matteo Berrettini of Italy, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, to win the Wimbledon Title. The win is Dokovic’s 20th Grand Slam title.

2021 — UEFA European Championship Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Italy wins first Euro title since 1968, 3-2 on penalties over England after scores locked at 1-1 AET.

2021 — Copa América Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro: Argentina beats Brazil, 1-0; Lionel Messi named player of the tournament in his first major international title victory.