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July 3, 2013
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1912 New York Giants pitcher Rube Marquard established a major league record with his 19th straight win. He defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-1.
1937 The Del Mar Turf Club, with crooner Bing Crosby as president and actor Pat O'Brien as one of the club officers, opened for racing.
1966 Atlanta's Tony Cloninger became the first NL pitcher to blast two grand slams in one game. In addition, he drove in nine runs en route to a 17-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.
1968 Luis Tiant of the Cleveland Indians fanned 19 Minnesota Twins and scattered six hits as the Tribe won 1-0 in 10 innings.
1973 In a battle of brothers, Detroit's Jim Perry squared off with brother Gaylord of the Cleveland Indians for the first and only time. Gaylord absorbed the loss.
1977 Seattle Slew's nine-race winning streak came to an end in the Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park, when he finished fourth, beaten 16 lengths by J.O. Tobin.
1984 Brooklet's Pride, driven by Homer Hochstetler, set the world record for mares five years old and older pacing on a five-eighths of a mile track, winning in 1:54.1 at Sportsman's Park in Cicero, Illinois.
1988 Runnymede Lobell won the Cane Pace in 1:55.2 at Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York.
1998 The St. Louis Cardinals signed highly-touted, first-round pick and the fifth selection overall J.D. Drew to a four-year, $8.5 million contract. Drew, selected number two by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1997, held out one year because of a contract dispute.
2001 The National Basketball Association owners unanimously approved on the move of the Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis for the 2001-02 season.
2003 The Cleveland Cavaliers signed forward LeBron James, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, to a contract.
2003 The Colorado Avalanche signed unrestricted free agent forwards Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne.
2004 Thirteenth-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova stunned top-seeded and two- time defending champion Serena Williams in straight sets to win the Wimbledon title.
2005 Roger Federer captured his third straight Wimbledon title with a straight-set victory over American Andy Roddick.
2006 Annika Sorenstam carded a one-under-par 70 in a playoff to knock off Pat Hurst and claim her third U.S. Women's Open title and 10th major championship crown.
2006 Steve Yzerman announced his retirement after 22 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.
2010 Serena Williams defended her Wimbledon crown by overpowering Vera Zvonareva, 6-3, 6-2.
2010 Lauren Lappin tripled in two runs and the United States blanked Japan, 7-0, to win its seventh consecutive world softball championship.
2011 Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon men's singles title with a 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal.
2011 The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Martin Havlat from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Dany Heatley.
2012 The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Orange Bowl announced a 12-year agreement that will keep the league's champion in the New Year's Day game.
2012 The Dallas Stars signed winger Jaromir Jagr to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million.

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