Posted: Jun 28, 2014 7:36 AM
Updated: Jun 28, 2014 7:36 AM
1906 Alex Smith shoots a record 295 to beat brother Willie in the U.S. Open.
1933 Primo Carnera knocks out Jack Sharkey in the sixth round at the Long Island City Bowl to win the world heavyweight title.
1947 Betty Jameson wins the U.S. Women's Open by six strokes over amateurs Sally Sessions and Rolly Riley.
1952 Louise Suggs beats Betty Jameson and Marlene Bauer by seven strokes to win the U.S. Women's Open.
1956 Charles Dumas becomes the first high jumper to clear 7 feet, jumping 7 feet, 5/8 inches in the U.S. Olympic trials at Los Angeles.
1957 Jackie Pung loses the U.S. Women's Open when she turns in an incorrect scorecard. Betsy Rawls is declared the winner.
1969 Donna Caponi beats Peggy Wilson by one stroke to win the U.S. Women's Open.
1990 Dave Stewart of the Oakland A's pitches the first of two no-hitters on this day, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0. Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers duplicates Stewart's feat, throwing a 6-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals. It's the first time in major league history that two no-hitters are pitched in the two leagues on the same day.
1991 Britain's Nick Brown scores a big upset at Wimbledon, beating 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the second round. Brown, at 591 the lowest-ranked player in the men's championship, posts the biggest upset, based on comparative rankings, since the ATP began compiling world rankings in 1973.
1994 Martina Navratilova sets a Wimbledon record, playing her 266th career match. Navratilova passes Billie Jean King's record of 265 when she and Manon Bollegraf beat Ingelisa Driehuis and Maja Muric 6-4, 6-2 in a doubles quarterfinal.
2001 Russian swimmer Roman Sludnov becomes the first person to swim the 100-meter breaststroke in under a minute, breaking a world record for the second time in two days at the national championships in Moscow. Sludnov finishes in 00:59.97.
2004 Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks becomes the fourth pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts when he strikes out San Diego's Jeff Cirillo in the eighth inning of the Padres' 3-2 win.
2007 After 16 years in Europe, the NFL shuts down its developmental league.
2007 Barry Bonds hits his 750th career home run in San Francisco's 4-3, 10-inning loss to Arizona.
2008 Two weeks away from her 20th birthday, Inbee Park becomes the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Open by closing with a 2-under 71 as everyone around her faded away. Park finishes at 9-under 283 and earns $585,000 for the richest purse in women's golf. Her four-shot victory over Helen Alfredsson, who shot 75, is the largest in the Women's Open since Karrie Webb won by eight shots at Pine Needles in 2001.
2009 Indoor tennis at Wimbledon. The new retractable roof over Centre Court is closed after rain halts play during a fourth-round match with Amelie Mauresmo leading top-ranked Dinara Safina, 6-4, 1-4.
2011 Six-time champion Roger Federer is eliminated in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second straight year, wasting a two-set lead before losing 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France. The Swiss star, who had been 178-0 in matches in which he had won the opening two sets at a major tournament, was broken one time in each of the last three sets.
2012 The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency files formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.