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AP Sportlight

Published:   |   Updated: July 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM

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.

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.

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

1993 Yobes Ondieki of Kenya becomes the first to break the 27-minute mark in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 26:58.38 at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway.

1998 Se Ri Pak posts the lowest LPGA Tour score with a 10-under-par 61 in the second round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic. Pak birdies five holes on each side, wrapping up the historic round with birdies on her last three holes and ending with a dramatic 20-foot birdie putt.

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.

2008 Kim Kirchen puts on the yellow jersey at the Tour de France, becoming the first Luxembourg rider in 50 years to lead cycling's showcase race. He finishes fifth in the sixth stage, which was won by Italy's Riccardo Ricco.

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. A finals-record 11 yellow cards are handed out and the Dutch finish with 10 men. 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.

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