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1971 Sixteen-time gold glove winner Brooks Robinson committed three errors in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics, but it did not cost them the game as Frank Robinson blasted a three-run homer to win the game for Baltimore.
1976 Chicago White Sox hurlers John Odom (five innings) and Francisco Barrios (four innings) combined on a no hitter as the Sox edged the Oakland Athletics, 2-1.
1983 American League president Lee McPhail ruled that George Brett's "Pine Tar" home run against the New York Yankees on July 24 should count. The home plate umpire had disallowed Brett's controversial home run when he found the pine tar on Brett's bat had exceeded the specified limit of 18 inches.
1987 Jockey Angel Cordero Jr. won his 6,000th victory in the Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park aboard Lost Kitty.
1990 Cal Ripken Jr. committed his first error in 95 games, the longest streak ever for a shortstop.
1990 Jake And Elwood won the Art Rooney Pace in 1:55 at Yonkers Raceway.
1991 Montreal's Dennis Martinez twirled a perfect game against Los Angeles, winning, 2-0.
1994 Texas southpaw Kenny Rogers pitched a perfect game against California, defeating the Angels, 4-0.
1996 New York Yankees Darryl Strawberry hit his 300th career home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Yankees 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.
1999 Lions running back Barry Sanders retired from football at the age of 31. He was only 1,458 yards away from breaking Walter Payton's all time rushing record.
2002 Lance Armstrong won his fourth consecutive Tour de France.
2003 The Cincinnati Reds fired Manager Bob Boone and GM Jim Bowden.
2005 The New York Knicks named Larry Brown their new head coach.
2005 University of Wisconsin head football coach Barry Alvarez announced he would step down at the end of the season, but remain with the school as its athletic director.
2009 Michael Phelps was beaten at the World Swim Championships losing to Germany's Paul Biedermann in the final of the men's 200-meter freestyle.
2009 Coming off the 18th perfect game in major league history, Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle retired the first 17 batters to set a record with 45 outs, until it all unraveled, as Minnesota finally got to the White Sox southpaw and held on for a 5-3 victory at the Metrodome.
2009 Jim Johnson, a longtime defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles, passed away at the age of 68 after a battle with melanoma skin cancer.
2011 The New York Mets traded outfielder Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitching prospect Zack Wheeler.
2011 Bob Bradley was fired as coach of the U.S. men's national soccer team.
2012 The Orlando Magic named Jacque Vaughn head coach.
2012 Minnesota Twins traded pitcher Francisco Liriano to Chicago White Sox for shortstop Eduardo Escobar and pitcher Pedro Hernandez.
2012 Yi Siling claimed the first gold medal of the London Games for China, winning the women's 10-meter air rifle competition with a score of 502.9.
2012 American Ryan Lochte easily won the men's 400-meter individual medley while teammate Michael Phelps failed to medal, finishing fourth.
2013 Brek Shea came off the bench to net the lone goal in a 1-0 United States win over Panama in the final of the Gold Cup at Soldier Field.

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