SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once that second-quarter layup went in and he finally had his first NBA points after a trio of misses, Bronny James could exhale and everything began to slow down.

He hardly expects to be perfect at this early stage of his professional career, and every touch and possession will provide an opportunity for growth and learning.

He sure felt the love and support Saturday, even playing in the Bay Area ruled by Stephen Curry and the Warriors.

“The atmosphere, it was more than I expected,” a grinning James said. “It’s a big game for me, but I didn’t know the people of Golden State would come and rep for me, so that was pretty nice to see.”

Oversized headphones on his ears and dressed in full Lakers gold as he geared up for his NBA Summer League debut Saturday, the rookie looked so much like his famous father, LeBron, it caused some at Chase Center to do a double-take.

Down to their familiar mannerisms, facial expressions and the way they run or shuffle back on defense. Bronny James took his place in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers and his professional career was formally underway, with plenty of scouts in the building to witness it as he wore jersey No. 9 — not to be confused with his dad’s former 6 uniform he sported before switching to 23.

“Every first game that I step on the next level there’s always some butterflies in my stomach, but as soon as the ball tips and we go a couple times down it all goes away and I’m just playing basketball,” he said. “It’s always going to be there but get through it.”

The younger James wound up 2 for 9 for four points, missing all three of his 3s, with a pair of assists, two rebounds and a steal in just under 22 minutes of court time — 21:43 to be exact — as the Lakers lost 108-94 to the Sacramento Kings.

James missed his initial two shots while playing nearly six minutes in his first action — grabbing a defensive rebound 1 minute, 20 seconds into the game then missing a 21-foot jump shot moments later. He came up short on a 26-foot 3-point try at the 4:23 mark of the opening quarter before getting a breather.

There were cheers and a warm ovation when James returned to the court at the 8:17 mark of the second quarter. He was initially whistled for his first career foul on a 3-point attempt by Sacramento’s Xavier Sneed on the right wing with 7:23 remaining, and James argued briefly before the play went to replay review and was overturned. James missed a 3 off the front rim from the top of the arc at 7:04.

Then, at last, James scored his first NBA points on a driving layup 5:51 before halftime.

“Moments like that can slow the game down for you especially because I wasn’t as productive as I wanted to beforehand,” he said. “… I couldn’t get the 3-ball to fall, but all the reps it’s going to come more smooth.”

James missed a pair of free throws at the 4:43 mark of the third period in his first trip to the line.

At one point during his warmup routine, the 6-foot-2 guard stood with hands on hips in a resemblant position to one of his father. And during the game, the son leaned over by the baseline 3-point corner, gripping his knees while waiting for the offensive possession to begin.

The younger James was drafted by the Lakers with the 55th overall selection in the second round out of the University of Southern California.

He will get another chance to play Sunday, when the Lakers face the Warriors, again at the Chase Center. Coach Dane Johnson plans to give James plenty of chances to acclimate and gain valuable experience in the coming days and weeks.

“Hopefully he’ll play all the games, we’ll see how it goes,” Johnson said. “We’re going to try to integrate him and get him as many reps as we can. He needs more experience playing.”

Johnson applauded James’ keen court awareness, noting, “we all know he has good instincts already, so finding the consistency within those he’ll build as we keep going forward in the summer league and throughout the coming season. His instincts are there, we’ve just got to keep building habits.”

If all goes as planned, the 19-year-old James and his dad would become the first father-son pair to play in the NBA at the same time — and on the same team no less.

Bronny is NBA career scoring leader LeBron’s oldest son. He survived cardiac arrest last July 24 during an informal team workout at USC and it was later determined he had a congenital heart defect. The younger James signed a four-year contract that will pay him $7.9 million.

He will remind himself along the way to stay aggressive and “believe in myself knowing I can make plays for myself and my teammates.”

“Looking at my mistakes and looking at the things I did right is really good for me,” James said. “But also just game by game growing that comfort in my playing my game, I feel like that’s a big part of why I come out here and get those reps in.”


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jayson Tatum of the NBA champion Boston Celtics was not present Saturday for the start of the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball training camp, excused because of personal reasons.

Tatum is expected to join the team by Monday, when it will have the third of its four camp practices in Las Vegas, U.S. coach Steve Kerr said. The team plays its first exhibition on Wednesday against Canada, then leaves Thursday for nearly five weeks abroad — going first to Abu Dhabi for two games, then to London for two more games, then finally to Paris for the Olympics.

The 26-year-old Tatum — one of two Celtics on this U.S. team, along with Jrue Holiday — is seeking his second Olympic gold medal, after being part of the team that won at the Tokyo Games held three years ago. Tatum averaged 15.2 points for the Americans in those Olympics, second on the team behind Kevin Durant’s 20.7 points per game.

The Olympics will be the capper of a busy few months for Tatum. The five-time All-Star helped the Celtics win their first NBA title since 2008 last month — then started his offseason by agreeing to a league-record $314 million, five-year extension that could keep him in Boston through the 2029-30 season.

That contract was finalized Saturday, the first day that such a deal could be executed by NBA rule.

“Jayson is a special person and player, and it’s been a thrill for all of us to watch his entire journey in Boston,” Celtics President Brad Stevens said Saturday in a release distributed by the team. “He has embraced all that comes with being a great Celtic, and shows consistent and genuine care for every one of his teammates, coaches, and staff across the organization.

Tatum averaged 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game this past season for the Celtics, and has averaged 23.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in his first seven NBA seasons.

Tatum was in Las Vegas for most of the week prior to the start of the U.S. camp, hosting his own elite camp for select high school and college players. Fellow U.S. Olympian Bam Adebayo was also part of that camp, as were fellow NBA players Paolo Banchero and Chris Paul.


After falling just short in the NBA Finals, Luka Doncic will not be in the Olympics either after Slovenia was eliminated in a 96-68 loss Saturday to Greece, which is led by Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Doncic scored 21 points, but Slovenia fell in the semifinals of the Paris Olympics qualifying tournament at Piraeus, Greece.

Antetokounmpo scored 13 points in 21 minutes, while Thomas Walkup scored 19 points as Greece advanced to the tournament final to face the winner of a semifinal between the Dominican Republic and Croatia. The winner of the final will advance to Paris.

Other men’s basketball qualifying tournaments are taking place at Puerto Rico, Spain and Latvia.

Doncic, who was hobbled by multiple injuries throughout the NBA playoffs, helped the Mavericks to one victory in the NBA Finals before they were overcome by the Boston Celtics.

Greece took control early Saturday, taking a 13-0 lead and were never threatened after leading by as many as 23 in the opening half. Greece led by 16 points at the start of the fourth quarter, allowing the team to take it easy on Antetokounmpo in advance of the tournament final.


Free agent guard/forward DeMar DeRozan is joining the Sacramento Kings on a three-year, $74 million sign-and-trade deal, ESPN and The Athletic reported Saturday night.

Sacramento is sending forward Harrison Barnes and an unprotected pick swap in the 2031 draft to the San Antonio Spurs while also dealing guard Chris Duarte, two second-round picks and cash to the Chicago Bulls, per ESPN’s report.

DeRozan, 34, averaged 24.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 79 games (all starts) for Chicago last season. He played a league-leading 37.8 minutes per game.

A six-time All-Star, DeRozan has career averages of 21.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 1,110 career games (1,098 starts) with the Toronto Raptors (2009-18), San Antonio Spurs (2018-21) and Bulls (2021-24).

The Kings are coming off a season in which they went 46-36, finishing in ninth place in the Western Conference to secure a spot in the play-in tournament. They were not able to get out of the play-in, though, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans after beating the Golden State Warriors.

Barnes, 32, averaged 12.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 82 games (all starts) with Sacramento in 2023-24.

The 27-year-old Duarte appeared in 59 games (11 starts) for the Kings last season, posting 3.9 points and 1.8 boards per contest.


The Washington Wizards acquired center Jonas Valanciunas from the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday in a sign-and-trade deal for a 2027 second-round draft pick that is protected by the Chicago Bulls between slots 31 and 50.

Valanciunas, 32, averaged 12.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 82 games (all starts) for the Pelicans last season.

In 12 NBA seasons for the Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies and Pelicans, Valanciunas has averaged 13.4 points with 9.5 rebounds in 856 games (827 starts).

Only six NBA players started in all 82 of their teams regular-season games last season.


Free agent forward Miles Bridges will return to Charlotte, signing a three-year deal with the Hornets worth $75 million, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Bridges, 26, had explored alternative scenarios before ultimately deciding to remain in Charlotte, where he’s coming off a productive season after an extensive period of turmoil off the court.

After pleading no contest to felony domestic abuse charges, Bridges didn’t play at all in the 2022-23 season and was suspended for Charlotte’s first 10 games last season.

However, the former Michigan State standout was a model of consistency on the court after returning. In 69 games (67 starts), Bridges averaged career highs of 21 points and 7.3 rebounds and added 3.3 assists per game.

The 12th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Bridges has career averages of 14.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in 360 games (255 starts) with the Hornets, who acquired him from the Los Angeles Clippers on draft day.


The Atlanta Hawks signed the No. 1 pick of this year’s NBA Draft, Zaccharie Risacher, the team announced Saturday.

Per team policy, no further details of the deal were disclosed. Spotrac predicted Risacher’s deal to be for four years at $57.2 million.

Risacher — who was born in Spain but grew up in France — most recently played for JL Bourg-en-Bresse of LNB Elite, France’s premier division of professional basketball.

In 32 games last season, Risacher averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists for JL Bourg. The 19-year-old is 6-foot-9 and weighed in at 195 pounds at the draft combine in May.

“So exciting. There’s a lot of feelings and emotions right now,” Risacher told ESPN after becoming the Hawks’ first No. 1 draft pick since 1975. “I don’t know what to say, but … I’m so blessed.”


Free agent center Isaiah Hartenstein officially signed a multi-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.

The Thunder did not release contract details, but according to multiple reports earlier this week, the deal is for three seasons and $87 million.

A journeyman to start his NBA career, the 26-year-old Hartenstein joins his sixth team since entering the league as a second-round pick of the Houston Rockets in 2017.

He was a reserve for the Knicks last season before Mitchell Robinson was lost to an ankle injury. Hartenstein started 49 of his 75 games and averaged 7.8 points and 8.3 rebounds last season.

In 322 games (61) starts over six seasons with the Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Knicks, Hartenstein has averaged 6.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists.


Forward Caleb Martin is the latest free agent to join the Philadelphia 76ers, agreeing to a four-year contract worth more than $32 million, per an ESPN report Saturday.

Martin, 28, slots in as the Sixers’ starting power forward alongside former MVP center Joel Embiid and All-NBA forward Paul George, who agreed to a four-year, $212 million maximum deal on Monday. Philadelphia also added guard Eric Gordon and center Andre Drummond in free agency.

Per the report, Sixers forward/center Paul Reed will be waived. His contract for next season is non-guaranteed.

Martin brings valuable playoff experience, including an NBA Finals appearance in 2023, when the Miami Heat lost to the Denver Nuggets. In the 2023 Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Martin averaged 19.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Martin averaged career highs in points (10.0) and assists (2.2) along with 4.4 rebounds in 64 games (23 starts) for the Heat last season.

In 266 games (88 starts) over five seasons with the Charlotte Hornets (2019-21) and Heat, Martin has averaged 8.5 points. 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.


The Detroit Pistons are signing free agent guard Malik Beasley to a one-year contract worth more than $6 million, his agency confirmed Saturday.

Beasley, 27, averaged 11.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 79 games (77 starts) with the Milwaukee Bucks last season. He averaged 41.3 percent shooting from 3-point range.

Beasley was a first-round pick (No. 19 overall) by the Denver Nuggets in the 2016 draft and also played with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers.

In 496 games (191 starts) over eight seasons, he has averages of 10.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 38.5 percent from 3-point range.



Caitlin Clark became the first rookie in WNBA history to record a triple-double as the Indiana Fever rallied late to defeat the WNBA-best New York Liberty 83-78 at home on Saturday at Indianapolis.

The Fever (9-13) snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Liberty (17-4), earning their first win over New York since 2022.

New York appeared on the way to completing the season-series sweep after leading for a majority of the fourth quarter, until Indiana went on an 11-0 run in the closing minutes.

Lexie Hall topped the Indiana surge with a basket to give the Fever a 79-75 lead with 1:24 remaining in the game.

New York’s Sabrina Ionescu ended the run with a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to a point, but the Liberty did not score over the final 1:08.

Clark led the Fever with 19 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists and two steals in her historic performance. Aliyah Boston had 18 points and eight rebounds, while NaLyssa Smith chipped in a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double. Kelsey Mitchell had 14 points.

Ionescu had a game-high 22 points for New York. Betnijah Laney-Hamilton added 20 points, while Breanna Stewart finished with 14 points.

Ionescu had a shot at the game-tying 3-pointer with 14.1 seconds remaining, but the Fever were able to corral the miss and Mitchell converted two free throws to secure the win.

Indiana pounced on New York to start the game and led by as much as 12 points in the first quarter after a Clark 3-pointer. The Liberty outscored the Fever 20-15 in the second quarter, but Indiana clung onto a narrow 39-38 halftime lead.

The Liberty emerged from the halftime break with a renewed effort and pulled in front after a back-and-forth exchange to start the third quarter. They pushed their lead to as much as 11 points early in the fourth quarter and led 62-55 heading into the final period.

Indiana shot 47.8 percent from the floor the game and went 7 of 24 (29.2 percent) from 3-point range. The Fever outrebounded the Liberty 41-31.

New York shot 40.8 percent from the floor in the loss, and 10 of 42 (23.8 percent) from beyond the arc.


Courtney Williams had 17 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx rallied for a 74-67 win over the Washington Mystics on Saturday night in Minneapolis.

Kayla McBride also scored 17 points for the Lynx (15-6), who snapped a two-game skid. Bridget Carleton chipped in 13 points, and Dorka Juhasz pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.

Ariel Atkins and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 15 points apiece to lead Washington (5-17). Myisha Hines-Allen chipped in with 11 points and 11 boards.

The Lynx outscored the Mystics 19-10 in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Washington trailed by five points when Cecilia Zandalasini made a driving layup to give Minnesota a 72-65 lead with 2:43 to go in the fourth. That proved to be enough as Hines-Allen made the Mystics’ only basket for the remainder of the fourth quarter.

Minnesota played without its top scorer, Napheesa Collier, who missed the game because of a foot injury. The four-time All-Star and member of Team USA for this summer’s Olympics sustained the injury on Thursday against the Connecticut Sun.

The Mystics led 57-55 at the end of the third quarter.

Stefanie Dolson made a jump shot to put Washington on top by seven points with 8:08 remaining in the third quarter. The Mystics then fell behind 54-49 with 2:55 left before finishing the quarter on an 8-1 run.

Atkins started the run with five straight points on a jump shot and a 3-pointer. Hines-Allen added one free throw and Jade Melbourne made two free throws.

The score was tied 36-36 at the half.

Minnesota jumped to a 25-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. Zandalasini buried a 3-pointer to put the Lynx on top by 13 with 41.4 seconds left, but DiDi Richards made a pair of free throws for the Mystics to cut the deficit to 11 heading into the second quarter.

The Mystics posted a 22-11 advantage in the second quarter to pull even.

Washington finished the second quarter on a 7-0 run. Hines-Allen made a pair of two-point baskets and Atkins drilled a 3-pointer during the run.



San Diego Padres right-hander Yu Darvish is going on the restricted list due to a “personal matter involving his family,” manager Mike Shildt said Saturday, according to AJ Cassavell of

Shildt added that there is no timeline for Darvish’s potential return.

“We want to respect his privacy,” Shildt said, according to 97.3 The Fan. “He wants to make sure that everybody knows that he’s physically in a good spot. He’s still working on his craft but he is going to step away right now.”

Darvish, 37, has posted a 3.20 ERA with 1.06 WHIP and 8.5 K/9 over 56 1/3 innings (11 starts) this season.



UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson and two of his former high school teammates were killed in an early morning car crash Saturday in Maryland, police and the team said.

Jackson, 24, and Isaiah Hazel died at the scene, while Anthony Lytton, Jr., was pronounced dead at a hospital after the three-car crash in Prince George’s County, according to Maryland State Police. Lytton was 24 and Hazel was 23.

The three were in the same vehicle just after 3 a.m. when it was struck by another vehicle that was speeding and changing lanes, police said.

The Vikings released a statement saying the team spoke to Jackson’s family, and is “devastated by the news.”

“I am heartbroken by the loss of Khyree,” Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said. “As we got to know him throughout the pre-draft process, it was clear the goals Khyree wanted to accomplish both professionally and personally. His story was one of resilience. He was taking steps to become the best version of himself not just for him, but for those who cared about and looked up to him.”

Jackson was a fourth-round draft pick by the Vikings in April. He played two years at Alabama before finishing his college career with one season at Oregon.

Jackson was in the running to earn a starting cornerback job at the team’s training camp, which opens later this month in Eagan, Minnesota.

“I am absolutely crushed by this news,” Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said. “Khyree brought a contagious energy to our facility and our team. His confidence and engaging personality immediately drew his teammates to him.”

Hazel played college football at Maryland and Charlotte, and Lytton played at Florida State and Penn State.

The three won a state championship together at Maryland’s Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, which paid tribute to them in a social media post.

Hazel was driving, and Jackson and Lytton were passengers in a Dodge Charger, which veered off the road after being hit and struck multiple tree stumps, police said.

Investigators believe the driver of a second vehicle traveling north attempted to change lanes “at a high rate of speed” when it collided with the car driven by Hazel and a third vehicle.

Nobody was injured in the second or third vehicles.

Investigators say alcohol might have been a contributing factor in the crash and charges could be coming.

Jackson was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection by The Associated Press last season after tying for second in the conference with three interceptions. His college career began in junior college in 2019.

“RIP Khyree… Love you,” Oregon coach Dan Lanning posted on social media. “At a loss for words. I will miss your smile. Great player, better person.”



Jose Miranda matched the major league record for consecutive hits and rookie Brooks Lee clubbed his first career home run as the Minnesota Twins beat the visiting Houston Astros 9-3 on Saturday.

Miranda went 2-for-3 after entering the game with 10 hits in his previous 10 at-bats. He was hit by a pitch from Astros right-hander Hunter Brown (6-6) in his first plate appearance then added singles in the second and fourth innings to become the first player in the expansion era with 12 hits in 12 at-bats. Brown retired Miranda on a flyout to left in the sixth.

The other hitters to have hits in 12 consecutive at-bats are the Tigers’ Walt Dropo (1952), the Red Sox’s Pinky Higgins (1938) and the Cubs’ Johnny Kling (1902).

The Twins ambushed Brown with seven runs across the first three innings, snapping his streak of eight consecutive quality starts and five straight wins. Before plunking Miranda with a pitch, Brown surrendered successive singles to Willi Castro, Carlos Correa and Trevor Larnach, with Castro scoring on the Larnach hit and Correa later coming home on a Max Kepler sacrifice fly.

Yankees 14, Red Sox 4

Rookie Ben Rice hit three homers, including a three-run blast to cap a seven-run fifth inning, as host New York routed Boston to stop a four-game losing streak.

Rice hit a leadoff homer off Boston starter Josh Winckowski, then connected twice off Chase Anderson. He hit a three-run homer in the fifth to give the Yankees a 10-4 lead and then added another three-run drive in the seventh to push New York’s edge to 14-4.

Rafael Devers became the 33rd player in Red Sox history to reach 1,000 hits when he started Boston’s three-run third with an RBI single. Devers scored on a base hit by Masataka Yoshida and later hit a 441-foot homer off Cole in the fifth to put Boston ahead 4-3.

Guardians 5, Giants 4

Steven Kwan and rookie Jhonkensy Noel each hit solo homers and six Cleveland pitchers combined to record 14 strikeouts in beating visiting San Francisco.

The Guardians, who lost 4-2 in Friday’s opener, held on despite giving up seven walks. However, the Giants stranded 10 men and went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Back from the injured list to make his first start since June 10, San Francisco left-hander Kyle Harrison (4-4) allowed four runs, four hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Cleveland starter Logan Allen fanned nine batters, walked four, gave up three hits and was charged with two runs while lasting 4 1/3 innings. The win went to Pedro Avila (3-1), who gave up a run in his 1 1/3 innings. Emmanuel Clase recorded his 26th save for the AL Central-leading Guardians.

Angels 7, Cubs 0

Tyler Anderson threw eight scoreless innings and tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts as Los Angeles snapped a five-game losing streak by blanking host Chicago.

Anderson (8-8) did not walk a batter and allowed just three hits — all singles — while not allowing a Cubs baserunner to get as far as second base. He made 98 pitches but was not given the opportunity to throw his first career shutout. Angels manager Ron Washington opted for Ben Joyce to pitch the ninth.

The Angels got at least one hit from everyone in the starting lineup, and 12 hits in all. Jo Adell hit his 14th homer of the season, tying Taylor Ward for the team lead. Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (1-7) wasn’t long for the game, having to come out after two innings because of lower back tightness.

Nationals 14, Cardinals 6

Washington rookie James Wood hit his first major league homer and drove in five runs, and the Nationals routed visiting St. Louis.

Called up on Monday from Triple-A Rochester, Wood had a three-run homer and two-run double and is hitting .304 after six games. Keibert Ruiz had three hits, including a three-run homer, and CJ Abrams also went deep and scored three times for Washington. Jacob Barnes (5-2) pitched two scoreless innings among three relievers who combined to allow one run over the final 5 2/3 innings.

Two of Nolan Gorman’s three hits went for doubles for the Cardinals. St. Louis starter Lance Lynn (4-4) gave up 11 runs (10 earned) on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings. His ERA went from 3.59 to 4.48.

Mets 5, Pirates 2

Luis Torrens had three hits and three RBIs and Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth inning in his return from suspension as visiting New York beat Pittsburgh.

Diaz returned after missing 10 games for violating MLB’s policy on foreign substances. He hit leadoff hitter Oneil Cruz with a pitch before Rowdy Tellez struck out and Andrew McCutchen grounded into a double play.

Cruz homered for the Pirates, who were outhit 11-6 after tying a franchise record with seven home runs in a 14-2 win over the Mets in the opener of the four-game series on Friday.

Rangers 4, Rays 3

Marcus Semien hit a two-run home run to give Texas the lead in the bottom of the seventh in the win over visiting Tampa Bay.

Semien’s 12th homer of the season was his first since June 9 and came amid a 3-for-44 slump. Corey Seager extended his hitting streak to 11 games with two hits for Texas, while starting pitcher Andrew Heaney notched his 1,000th career strikeout.

Yandy Diaz went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk and three RBIs for the Rays, who have lost two straight and three of their last four.

Tigers 5, Reds 3

Detroit scored five times in the eighth inning to rally past host Cincinnati.

Wenceel Perez delivered a game-tying two-run homer before Mark Canha socked a go-ahead RBI double. Riley Greene and Carson Kelly also had RBIs in the eighth for the Tigers, who won consecutive games for the first time since winning three straight from June 2-4.

Hunter Greene pitched seven scoreless innings for the Reds, while Spencer Steer homered for a third straight game.

Braves 5, Phillies 1

Marcell Ozuna and Ozzie Albies both homered for the second straight game and Atlanta beat visiting Philadelphia to even their three-game weekend series.

Ozuna was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, giving him a National League-leading 72. Albies was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

Phillies starter Ranger Suarez (10-3) suffered through his second consecutive poor start. The left-hander, who gave up six runs against the Miami Marlins in his last outing, pitched five innings and allowed five runs on six hits — two of them home runs — with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Rockies 3, Royals 1

Brenton Doyle hit his fourth home run in five games as Colorado beat visiting Kansas City to secure just its second win streak this season of at least three games.

Doyle hit a two-run blast in the bottom of the seventh to break a 1-1 tie. Ryan McMahon went 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI as the Rockies won their third straight for the first time since rattling off seven consecutive victories in May.

Royals right-hander Seth Lugo (11-3), the potential starting pitcher for the American League in the upcoming All-Star game, shouldered the loss despite limiting Colorado to three runs (two earned) over six innings.

Athletics 19, Orioles 8

Brent Rooker and Max Schuemann hit home runs as part of an early 10-run explosion and host Oakland beat American League East-leading Baltimore for the third time this season.

Shea Langeliers, Tyler Nevin and Kyle McCann also homered for the A’s. Luis Medina (2-3) allowed just one run in five innings for his second consecutive win, benefitting from Rooker’s three-run homer in the first and then a seven-run second that featured a three-run shot by Schuemann. Zack Gelof contributed a two-RBI double to the big second inning.

Orioles starter Cade Povich (1-3), who recorded his first big-league win in his previous start, was charged with eight runs on five hits and three walks in one-plus innings. He struck out one.

Blue Jays 5, Mariners 4

Rookie Yariel Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings to earn his first major league victory as Toronto defeated host Seattle.

Rodriguez (1-3), making his seventh career start, allowed one hit, walked two and struck out six. Alejandro Kirk went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Blue Jays, who won for just the fifth time in their past 18 games.

Mitch Haniger and Luke Raley homered for the American League West-leading Mariners, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Dodgers 5, Brewers 3

Pinch hitter Miguel Vargas hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning and Shohei Ohtani tacked on another homer as Los Angeles beat visiting Milwaukee.

Will Smith also went deep for the Dodgers, while James Outman had two hits in his first game since returning from Triple-A.

Christian Yelich hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning for the Brewers, while Rhys Hoskins homered in his second straight game. Milwaukee starter Freddy Peralta gave up three runs on four hits and departed after throwing 104 pitches over four innings.

Marlins 4, White Sox 3

Dane Myers slugged a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, leading host Miami over Chicago.

Myers went 3-for-4 with three RBIs as Miami broke a five-game losing streak. The Marlins still own the worst overall record in the National League (31-58) and the league’s worst home record (17-31).

Chicago has the worst record in the majors (26-65). The White Sox also have the worst road record in the majors (10-36).

Diamondbacks 7, Padres 5 (10 innings)

Christian Walker’s two-run single in the top of the 10th inning lifted visiting Arizona to a win over San Diego.

With Corbin Carroll placed at second to start the inning, Geraldo Perdomo bunted for a hit when reliever Wandy Peralta (2-2) mishandled the ball. Pinch-hitter Randal Grichuk walked to load the bases and Walker poked his hit through a drawn-in infield. Arizona evened the series and handed San Diego just its second loss in its last 12 home games. Ryan Thompson (4-3) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen to get the win. Starter Brandon Pfaadt pitched 4 1/3 innings before leaving with a left ankle contusion.

The Padres forced extra innings when Ha-Seong Kim lined a two-out RBI double into the left field corner that scored Donovan Solano in the eighth. They nearly rallied again in the 10th as Solano doubled home Jake Cronenworth but left the bases loaded. Matt Waldron permitted three runs on five hits in six-plus innings.



C.T. Pan of Taiwan and Aaron Rai of England share the 36-hole lead at the John Deere Classic after they each shot 8-under 63 on Friday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Pan and Rai enter the weekend at 14-under 128, one shot ahead of Englishman Harry Hall, who posted a 66 Friday.

Rai, who contended at last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic before tying for second, made six of his nine birdies on the front nine (his second nine holes). Pan’s highlight was a 100-foot pitch-in eagle at the par-4 14th hole from the rough.

Hayden Springer, who opened the tournament with a 12-under 59 — the 14th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history — followed that with an even-par 71. He started on the back nine and was 3 under through 11 holes before consecutive bogeys, his first two of the tournament.

After a brief recovery with a short birdie putt at the par-4 fifth hole, Springer had trouble in the greenside rough at No. 6 and made a double bogey 6.

The group tied for fourth place with Springer at 12 under also includes Sungjae Im of South Korea (64), Eric Cole (68), Davis Thompson (67), Denny McCarthy (66) and amateur Luke Clanton (67). A golfer at Florida State, Clanton tied for 10th at the Rocket Mortgage and is playing on a sponsor exemption for the second consecutive week.

Two-time John Deere champion Jordan Spieth posted a 67 to move to 6 under, one shot above the projected cut line. Notables expected to miss the cut include Daniel Berger (4 under), Matt Kuchar (3 under) and Nick Dunlap (3 under), who won as an amateur earlier this season at The American Express in the California desert.



CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Larson has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series street race in downtown Chicago, beating Ty Gibbs by a hundredth of a second.

Larson posted a fast lap of 1 minute, 27.836 seconds in the second round of qualifying on the 12-turn, 2.2-mile course Saturday, recording a top speed of 90.168 mph. Gibbs was next at 1:27.846 seconds and 90.158 mph.

Larson is going for his fourth win of the season in his 350th career Cup Series start. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has five poles this year and 21 for his career.

“This year qualifying, I mean racing, too, has been a strong suit, but qualifying, we’ve been able to execute and get five poles to this point,” said Larson, who leads the Cup Series driver standings going into Sunday’s Grant Park 165. “That’s special. So yeah, hopefully, we can keep that up and keep our speed up in the races as well.”

Michael McDowell (90.141 mph) qualified third, followed by Tyler Reddick (89.923) in fourth. Shane van Gisbergen (89.813) rounded out the top five after he won the race last year.

“We’re in for a battle tomorrow,” McDowell said, “and we’ve got a fast car and a good opportunity to try to execute and put ourselves in position to win.”

Larson also had the fastest car in practice. He finished fourth in the inaugural race a year ago.

Larson prepared for the Cup Series start on the tricky, unfamiliar course with a third-place finish in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday. Van Gisbergen got the win, and Ty Gibbs was second.

Larson and van Gisbergen dueled throughout the first stage of the Xfinity Series race in a possible preview for Sunday.

“My Cup car feels much more, I think, like competitively equal, I would say, to be able to battle him in more corners or hopefully hold him off better,” Larson said after the Xfinity Series race. “But like I said, it’s not just him. There’s going to be a lot of other guys that are really good tomorrow.”


CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to oval tracks, Shane van Gisbergen is a work in progress.

When it comes to the streets of Chicago — or any road course, really — van Gisbergen is one of NASCAR’s best drivers.

The 35-year-old New Zealand native proved it again Saturday, pulling away from Ty Gibbs for his third Xfinity Series victory of the season.

Van Gisbergen started on the pole before dropping back after a pit stop. He then made his way through the field before moving in front following a late restart. He led four times for a total of 14 laps.

“It was a bit frustrating all the yellows coming out,” he said. “But managed to make spots every restart and keep moving forward. Had some awesome battles coming through.”

Van Gisbergen got his first two Xfinity wins for Kaulig Racing on road courses at Portland and Sonoma on consecutive weekends last month. Just like he did after those victories, he celebrated by autographing a rugby ball and kicking it into the stands in Chicago.

Gibbs was second, followed by Kyle Larson, Parker Kligerman and rookie Jesse Love.

“Just needed to be a little bit better, a little tighter,” Gibbs said. “I felt like we were pretty solid all day.”

Larson and van Gisbergen dueled throughout the first stage in a possible preview for Sunday. Larson is on the pole for the Cup Series race.

“I was having a blast,” Larson said. “I felt like, you know, obviously. I wanted to win today, but I wanted to learn more than anything. And I wanted to get to battle with him because he’s just really good at creating shapes and angles and passing.”

A three-time champion in Australia’s Supercars, van Gisbergen was a largely unknown commodity in the U.S. before he won last summer in NASCAR’s rainy inaugural weekend on the downtown Chicago course. He became the first driver to win his Cup Series debut since Johnny Rutherford in the second qualifying race at Daytona in 1963.

This time around, he has been closely watched every time he gets into his car — and he seems to be dealing just fine with the increased attention.

“Obviously, everyone’s had expectations, but I think I’ve just been treating it like every other week,” he said. “As I said yesterday when I was in here, I’m more focused on the ovals at the moment and these things are kind of a holiday or a fun weekend.

“I still studied hard for this and wanted to be good at it. Yeah, go right out, and just did my thing.”

Love story

Love led for 14 laps in a bid for a second Xfinity Series win for his impressive rookie season. But he was unable to hold on at the end.

The 19-year-old Love won at Talladega in April in his ninth start for Richard Childress Racing. He was in a prime position at Atlanta in February before running out of gas.

Up next

The Xfinity Series goes to Pocono Raceway next weekend.



LONDON (AP) — After putting one shot into the net, Iga Swiatek muttered to herself. After another point went awry, she placed her hand over her mouth. Generally, she looked as flustered as she ever does on a tennis court.

Once again, she went from unbeatable on the French Open’s red clay to underwhelming on Wimbledon’s green grass.

The No. 1-ranked Swiatek’s 21-match winning streak ended with a listless performance and a slew of mistakes on Saturday, adding up to a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 loss to unseeded Yulia Putintseva in the third round at the All England Club.

“Going from this kind of tennis, where I felt like I’m playing the best tennis in my life, to another surface, where I kind of struggle a little bit more, it’s not easy,” said Swiatek, who only once has made it as far as the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, exiting at that stage a year ago. “All that stuff really combines to me not really having a good time in Wimbledon.”

Never does. In 2022, for example, her 37-match unbeaten run was stopped with another third-round loss at the All England Club, that one to Alize Cornet.

Swiatek, a 23-year-old from Poland, is a five-time Grand Slam champion, including four titles at Roland Garros — most recently last month — and one on the hard courts at the U.S. Open. She has talked about looking forward to improving on grass, but she decided to withdraw last month from the only tuneup event that was originally on her schedule before Wimbledon.

Not that Swiatek thinks that was the issue against the 35th-ranked Putintseva.

On the contrary, Swiatek described herself as not giving herself enough of a chance to rest after the French Open.

“My tank of really pushing myself to the limits became, suddenly, empty,” she said. “I was kind of surprised.”

Next up for Putintseva is a matchup against 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, who is seeded 13th. Other fourth-round women’s matches: No. 11 Danielle Collins vs. 2021 French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova, 2022 Wimbledon champ Elena Rybakina vs. No. 17 Anna Kalinskaya, and No. 21 Elina Svitolina vs. unseeded Wang Xinyu.

Svitolina advanced with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) victory over No. 10 Ons Jabeur, a three-time Grand Slam runner-up, including at Wimbledon each of the past two years.

Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic wrapped up the day’s action at Centre Court by coming back from an uneven opening set to defeat Alexei Popyrin 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

“He was a better player for the first, and then I stepped it up,” said Djokovic, who had surgery on his right knee a month ago and now meets No. 15 Holger Rune in the fourth round. “Each match is getting better. My feeling of movement, confidence in my movement … reaching, sliding — I definitely felt better today.”

Other upcoming men’s matches include No. 9 Alex de Minaur vs. Arthur Fils, No. 4 Alexander Zverev vs. No. 13 Taylor Fritz and No. 25 Lorenzo Musetti vs. Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard.

Zverev’s left knee was treated by a trainer after a second-set tumble as he eliminated Cam Norrie 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (15).

In a match suspended after five games Friday, No. 14 Ben Shelton got past Denis Shapovalov 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, the 21-year-old American’s third consecutive five-setter. In all, there have been 34 matches that went five sets, the most through three rounds at any Grand Slam tournament in the Open era, which began in 1968.

Shelton takes on No. 1 Jannik Sinner on Sunday.

Rune’s 1-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-1 turnaround against qualifier Quentin Halys made him the 10th player to come back to win after dropping the first two sets, the most at Wimbledon in a single year.

After a ho-hum first set, Swiatek faded against Putintseva, making mistake after mistake.

Swiatek not only won all four previous meetings against Putintseva, but also claimed every set they had played. Asked during a postmatch interview on No. 1 Court how she managed to emerge with the victory, the often-animated Putintseva replied: “I don’t know. Really, I don’t.”

Well, here is at least one key part of what happened: Swiatek looked very little like someone who has led the WTA rankings for nearly every week since April 2022 and is assured of remaining there no matter what happens the rest of the way at Wimbledon.

Putintseva is on an eight-match run of her own, all on grass, including a title at Birmingham before arriving in London. This is the first time in 10 appearances at Wimbledon that the 29-year-old from Kazakhstan made it past the second round.

Her best showing at any Slam was getting to the quarterfinals at the French Open twice and U.S. Open once.

“I was playing fearless. I was just: ‘I can do it. I have to believe 100%. I have nothing to lose. Just go for it,’” Putintseva said at her news conference. “Also, my coach told me, ‘No matter which shot you’re doing, believe 100%.’”

When she was building a 4-0 lead in the last set by grabbing 16 of its first 19 points, Putintseva only needed to produce two winners. Her other 14 points in that span were gained thanks to either unforced errors (seven) or forced errors (seven) off Swiatek’s racket.

By the end, Swiatek had accumulated 38 unforced errors, more than twice as many as her opponent’s 15.

“I felt like I underachieved a little bit,” Swiatek said. “But it’s tennis, so you have to move on. I’ll have many more chances this year to show my game. I’ll just focus on that.”


Ben Shelton lost a first-set tiebreaker in the third round at Wimbledon before he rallied to win a five-set thriller over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday at the All England Club.

With eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the stands on the No. 1 court, Shelton broke Shapovalov twice in the first five games of the final set to rally from a 2-1 deficit on sets in each of his first three matches of the tournament.

Shelton won 81 percent of his first serves and had 38 winners in his third consecutive five-set match while advancing to the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time. In major tournaments, he has advanced as far as the semifinals at the U.S. Open and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

Shelton will next face Italy’s Jannik Sinner, who got past Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic in three sets Friday.

No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev of Germany closed out a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (15) victory over Canada’s Cameron Norrie by closing out the match on his sixth match point. He also saved five set points in the tiebreak.

After twice receiving treatment for a knee injury that occurred during the match, Zverev advanced to face the winner of Saturday’s match between Taylor Fritz and Alejandro Tabilo of Chile.

No. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia also advanced to the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (3) victory over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff. Medvedev had 17 unforced errors to 37 for Struff and will face Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round.

No. 9 seed Alex De Minaur of Australia won in a walkover over France’s Lucas Pouille and will face France’s Arthur Fils, who rallied to win a five-set match 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 against Russia’s Roman Safiullin.

Spain’s Roberto Bautista-Agut also pulled off a five-set victory, advancing to the fourth round with a 7-6 (6), 3-6, 5-7, 7-6 (1), 6-4 victory over Italy’s Fabio Fognini. Bautista-Agut survived 23 aces by Fognini by making 39 unforced errors to 77 for his opponent and will next face American Tommy Paul.

No. 16 Ugo Humbert of France won his third-round match 7-6 (9), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6) over Brandon Nakashima. Umbert next faces No. 3 seed Carlos Alcaraz of Spain.

France’s Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard moved into the fourth round with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory over Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori.




INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever rookie guard Caitlin Clark became the first player in franchise history and the only rookie in WNBA history to record a triple-double as Indiana defeated the New York Liberty, 83-78, on Saturday afternoon at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Clark finished with 19 points, tied a franchise and career-high with 13 assists and tied a career-high with 12 rebounds as Indiana (9-13) defeated the New York Liberty for the first time since 2022. Saturday was highlighted by a 19-6 run from Indiana to end the fourth quarter for the win and extend Indiana’s home winning streak to five games.

Four Fever players, including all three of Indiana’s 2024 WNBA All-Stars, scored in double figures on Saturday afternoon. Fever center Aliyah Boston tallied 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal. Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell followed with 14 points, four rebounds and two assists. Saturday’s game was Boston’s 11th and Mitchell’s eighth consecutive games scoring in double figures. Fever forward NaLyssa Smith recorded her fifth double-double of the season and 26th of her career with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Clark also became the fastest rookie in WNBA history to record 350+ points, 150+ assists and 120+ rebounds in her 22nd career game played, passing Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu, who previously owned this record in 30 games played.

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Off the bench, Fever forward Damiris Dantas and Fever guard Lexie Hull led the reserves as the two combined for 13 points. Dantas recorded her first points of the season with Indiana early in the second quarter from a made three-point field goal and ended 3-of-3 shooting. Hull played pivotal minutes and recorded six points on 2-of-3 field-goal shooting and went 2-of-2 from the free throw line.

Indiana went on a 15-6 run for more than four minutes in the first quarter, finishing with a 24-18 lead. With about two minutes left in the second quarter, the Liberty earned its first lead of the game, 35-33, but finished the half trailing Indiana, 39-38. The Liberty outscored the Fever, 24-16, in the third quarter, putting Indiana in a seven-point deficit going into the fourth quarter before Indiana rallied for the win. Indiana outscored the Liberty in paint points, 42-30, bench points, 15-14, and outrebounded New York, 41-31.

For New York (17-4), three Liberty players scored in double figures, led by Ionescu’s 22 points on 9-of-23 shooting and 4-of-13 from three-point range. Ionescu dished out four assists and three rebounds in the loss as well. Liberty guard Betnijah Laney-Hamilton trailed closely behind with 20 points, as well as four rebounds and four assists. Forward Breanna Stewart tallied 14 points, eight of which came from the free throw line, but was held to 0-of-5 from three-point range. Center Jonquel Jones pulled down 12 rebounds, but only scored six points.

The Fever take on the Washington Mystics at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday at Noon ET. Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on WHTR Channel 13 and NBA TV.



INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians put up three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the comeback attempt fell short as the Louisville Bats took the series finale on Saturday night at Victory Field, 8-5. The loss snapped Indy’s season-high tying four-game win streak.

After Louisville (4-7, 42-43) put up four runs in the top half of the ninth inning, Seth Beer led off the bottom half with a solo home run to spark the rally. The next four batters also reached safely, with back-to-back doubles by Matt Gorski and Matt Fraizer scoring one, and back-to-back singles by Andrés Alvarez and Ji Hwan Bae plating another. With two runners in scoring position, the threat was silenced on three straight strikeouts by Tony Santillan and Evan Kravetz (S, 1).

The Bats got on the board in the first inning with a solo home run by Rece Hinds and Indianapolis (5-6, 38-46) tied up the game in the third on an RBI single by Bae. A two-run double by Hinds and RBI single by P.J. Higgins against Marco Gonzales (L, 0-1) in the fifth then gave Louisville a lead it did not relinquish.

Julian Aguiar (W, 1-0) fanned six across 6.0 one-run innings as Louisville took its lead.

As the second arm out of the bullpen for Indianapolis, Braxton Ashcraft – in his first appearance after being activated from the injured list earlier in the day – tossed 3.0 innings with three walks and no strikeouts. He has allowed just one run in 18.1 Triple-A innings since making his Indians debut on June 13 at Jacksonville.

Bae went 3-for-5 with two RBI to lead the Indians offense and record his seventh multi-hit performance in his last 12 games. Henry Davis and Matt Fraizer each followed with two hits apiece.

The Indians have two days off in the Circle City before beginning a six-game series vs. the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, on Tuesday at 7:05 PM. Neither team has named a starter for the opening contest.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head diving coach Drew Johansen has been named the head coach for the U.S. Olympic Team for diving at the 2024 Paris Games, as USA Diving announced its full coaching staff this week.

Johansen will lead Team USA in a fourth-straight Olympics, serving as head coach since 2012. In that span, U.S. divers have totaled nine medals. Three Indiana University divers – Andrew Capobianco, Jessica Parratto and Carson Tyler – will compete in Paris.

Serving as Parratto’s coach, Jenny Johansen will join her husband on the Team USA staff. Together, the Johansens become the first married pair to coach for USA Diving at a Summer Games. Jenny Johansen was a two-time Olympian in 1996 and 2000, competing in both the 3-meter and 10-meter events in Sydney. Tyler will become the first U.S. male diver since that same year to participate in both individual events.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Former Hoosier Rikkoi Brathwaite qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. He will represent his home country of the British Virgin Islands in the 100 meters.

Brathwaite is a two-time IVB National Champion in the 100 meters, winning the 100 meters in 2023 and 2024. He currently ranks 33rd in the world rankings with a score 1246. His fastest time this year in the 100-meters is 10.03 at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla.

At Indiana, Brathwaite was a two-time First Team All-American and Big Ten Indoor Champion in the 60 meters. He was also named Big Ten Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and earned All-Big Ten First Team honors. His fastest time at IU in the 100 meters (10.20) ranks second in the programs all-time list.

Schedule of Competition

August 3rd

Men’s 100m Preliminary Round (4:35 a.m. ET)

Men’s 100m First Round (5:45 a.m. ET)



West Chester (OH) Lakota West LB Grant Beerman committed to Purdue Saturday morning. Beerman  (6’4” 220) in a 3-star prospect in the class of 2025. Cincinnati, Michigan State and West Virginia were also in the running for Beerman’s services and becomes the 12th recruit for 2025.




























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July 7, 1900 – Boston Beaneaters pitcher Kid Nichols notches his 300th career MLB victory with an 11-4 win over Chicago Orphans. According to the Baseball Hall of Fame Charles “Kid” Nichols recorded 362 victories as he played for 15 seasons in the MLB. That lofty total over a century later, still ranks among the game’s all-time top win totals. Nichols was a professional baseball success story right out of the gate, and after being signed by Boston in 1890 he won 20-or-more games every year for his first 10 seasons, relying almost completely on his fastball throughout his career. For clarity Nichols currently sits at 7th on the MLB all-tme wins list for a pitcher behind Cy Young (511), Walter Johnson (417), Pete Alexander (373),  Christy Mathewson (373), Pud Galvin (365), and Warren Spahn (363).

July 7, 1912 – At the Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden all-around athlete Jim Thorpe took home gold medals in 4 of the 5 events his competed in. The former Carlisle football star would eventually lose the honor of gold for decades when the Olympic Committee stripped him of his winnings when they found out he was paid to play baseball in 1910.

July 7, 1919 – The Philadelphia Phillies had some fast players on their roster in 1919. The Phils baserunners tied an MLB record of 8 steals in an inning as they took these all in the 9th frame of a 10-5 loss vs NY Giants.

July 7, 1923 – The Cleveland Indians set an American League record of 27 runs including 13 in the 6th inning in a 27-3 win against the Boston Red Sox

July 7, 1936 – The 4th MLB All Star Game took place at Braves Field in Boston and the winds of change were blowing, mainly from the Windy City. After losing the first 3 All Star Games, finally the National League broke through and won by the score of 4-3. To aid in the cause were 4 different Cubs players scoring all the runs for the NL squad: Augie Galan, Number 51 homered a solo shot in the fifth inning; Number 2 Billy Herman; Frank Demaree wearing Number 6; and Gabby Hartnett in his Uniform Number 9

July 7, 1937 – The very next year at the 5th MLB All Star Game played at Griffin Stadium in Washington DC. The American League won the game 8-3 powered by Number 4 Lou Gehrig drove in 4 of the runs with a Home Run as well as a  later double.

July 7, 1948 – The Cleveland Indians in a surprising move by signed a 42 year old veteran Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige to a Major League contract. Paige who wore Number 31 that season,  in 7 starts pitched 3 complete games with 6 wins and and an ERA of 2.48 in the partial season with the club. Oh and did I mention he also had a save too?



This news story is about the 1912 Stockholm Olympics and in particular a pentathalon gold medal win by a Carlisle student named James Thorpe on July 7, 1912. Yes this is before the great gridiron player was famous and James was in fact Jim Thorpe wins the Gold as he finished first in 4 of the events of the Pentathalon. The Americans were leading in the medal count after just four days after Thorpe’s Gold and one by fellow American 100 meter champ R. C. Craig of the Detroit YMCA took first place in his event in the early days of the Olympiad. In 1913 Jim Thorpe was stripped of the medals due to playing baseball professionally in 1910 but in 1982 the Olympic honor was restored to the star athlete who played many years as a college and pro football player.

July 7, 1928 – Sliced Bread is sold for the first time by the Chillcothe Baking Company in Missouri as inventor Otto Frederick Rohwedder invents a machine to evenly portion the loaves. It really has nothing to do with the game of football but now we have a reference point when someone says it is the best thing since sliced bread!

July 7, 1936 – The RCA Company shows the first real TV program which entertained viewers with a comedy monologue, dancing, a fashion show and short documentary on trains. Where would we be without football on TV?

Notable July 7 Birthdays

July 7, 1958 – Matt Suhey was a Penn State University Running Back that played Pro ball for the Chicago Bears as their Full Back.

July 7, 1973 – Aaron Beasley was an NFL Defensive Back that played for the Jaguars, Jets and Falcons. He played college football for the Mountaineers of West Virginia.


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 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.


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