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July 8, 2014
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July 8
1935 Lefty Gomez pitched six innings and Jimmy Foxx drove in three runs as the American League All-Stars defeated the National League, 4-1, in the third annual All-Star Game.
1952 Ross Cleverly took out counterpart D. Emerson with his first punch, just seven seconds into the bout at Palmerston, New Zealand.
1952 A two-run homer by Hank Sauer turned out to be the game-winner in a rain-shortened 3-2 National League victory over the Americans after five innings.
1962 Stan Musial clubbed three home runs to lift the St. Louis Cardinals over the New York Mets, 15-1.
1967 Billie Jean King swept three titles at Wimbledon; the singles title over Sann Hayden, the doubles title with Rosie Casals and with Owen Davidson for the mixed doubles title.
1984 John McEnroe defeated Jimmy Connors, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2, to capture the men's singles title at Wimbledon.
1990 West German Andreas Brehme scored with just six minutes remaining to lift his squad to a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the World Cup Final.
1991 Michael Stitch stunned three-time champ Boris Becker to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
1995 Steffi Graf grabbed her sixth Wimbledon singles title, taking out Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.
1997 Cleveland's Sandy Alomar became the first player to win the All-Star MVP in front of his home fans as the American League defeated the National, 3-1.
2000 Twenty-year-old Venus Williams defeated Lindsay Davenport, 6-3, 7-6, at Wimbledon Championship. It was Williams her first ever Grand Slam title.
2002 Major League Baseball will name its All-Star MVP Award after Hall of Famer Ted Williams, who passed away earlier in the month.
2002 Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees outslugged Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs in the final round, 7-1, to win the Home Run Derby at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
2004 Xavier named Sean Miller basketball coach.
2004 The Atlanta Hawks named Mike Woodson head coach.
2006 Amelie Mauresmo won the Women's Wimbledon title with a three set victory over Justine Henin-Hardenne.
2007 Roger Federer outlasted Rafael Nadal in a grueling five-set classic to win his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title.
2009 Claude Lemieux announced his retirement from the NHL.
2009 The Los Angeles Lakers signed forward Ron Artest to a three-year contract.
2010 The New York Knicks signed forward Amare Stoudemire to a five-year contract worth $100 million.
2012 Korea's Na Yeon Choi won the LPGA's U.S. Open by four shots over Amy Yang.
2012 Roger Federer outlasted Englishman Andy Murray to win his record-tying seventh Wimbledon and 17th career Grand Slam title.
2013 The NY Giants signed WR Victor Cruz to a 5-year, $43 million extension.

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