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1887 – Seven U.S. Men’s National Tennis Championships and Richard Sears wins his seventh title. Sears defeats Henry Slocum, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 at Newport Casino in Newport, RI Sears retires with an 18 game unbeaten streak in the 1881-1887 Championships.

1905 – Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers doubling Jack Chesbro in a Tigers 5-3 win over the NY Highlanders.

1926 — Guy McKinney, ridden by Nat Ray, wins the first Hambletonian Stakes.

1927 – Helen Wills wins her fourth United States women’s singles tennis title, beating 16-year-old Betty Nuthall of Britain 6-1, 6-4.

1937 – Joe Louis wins a 15-round unanimous decision over Tommy Farr at Yankee Stadium in the first defense of his heavyweight title.

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1961 – Harlan Dean, ridden by Jimmy Arthur, wins the Hambletonian Stakes and sets a combined time record in both runs at 3:57 2-5.

1979 – Kathy Horvath, five days after her 14th birthday, loses a first-round match to Diane Fromholtz, 7-6, 6-2, to become the youngest person to play a match at the US Open. Later in the day, John McEnroe defeated Ilie Nastase, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, in a match where Nastase was dropped by chair umpire Frank Hammond. An 18-minute each for himself ensues during which the fans spiral out of control and Nastase is reinstated by tournament referee Mike Blanchard. Blanchard replaces Hammond in the chair for the rest of the game.

1981 – Bill Shoemaker becomes the first jockey to win a million dollar race when he rides John Henry to a nose win over The Bart in the inaugural Arlington Million at Arlington Park.

1986 – Dawn Patrol and Falcon Bret record fastest dead heat at Roosevelt Raceway at 1:58.1.

1987 — Ben Johnson of Canada sets the world record in the 100 metres, bettering Calvin Smith’s 4-year-old mark of 9.93 by 0.10 seconds at the World Championships in Athletics in Rome. Johnson then lost the record due to steroid use.

1991 – Mike Powell breaks Bob Beamon’s long jump world record with a leap of 29 feet, 4½ inches, two inches beyond the record, at the World Championships in Athletics in Tokyo. The jump also ends Carl Lewis’ 10-year, 65-game winning streak.

2001 – Ashley Martin becomes the first woman to play in a Division I football game, scoring three extra clear runs to help I-AA Jacksonville State hand Cumberland its 18th straight loss, 71-10.

2005 – Andy Roddick has a shocking US Open first-round exit against Gilles Muller, a player making his tournament debut. Roddick, the champion two years earlier and No. 4 seed this year, falls 7-6(4), 7-6(8), 7-6(1) on his 23rd birthday to the first Luxembourger to compete in the Open.

2006 – Curt Schilling becomes the 14th pitcher in major league history to reach 3,000 strikeouts when he backs up Oakland’s Nick Swisher in the first inning of the Red Sox’ 7-2 loss to Oakland.

2006 — Greg Mattox wins his 330th career game.

2007 — Tyson Gay achieves a double in the sprint at the world championships by winning the 200 meters in 19.76 seconds. Gay’s time broke the meet record of 19.79 set 12 years ago by American Michael Johnson in Gothenburg, Sweden. Gay, who beat world record holder Asafa Powell in the 100m, joins Maurice Greene (1999) and Justin Gatlin (2005) as the only male athletes to win the sprint doubles at the championships.

2015 – Scott Dixon wins a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale to snatch the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya led the points from the season-opening race until the final lap. But he finished the race sixth, allowing Dixon to equal him in the standings. Dixon wins the title based on wins (3-2).

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