1881 — William Renshaw sets the record for the shortest men’s championship match by time and games by beating John T. Hartley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 in 37 minutes at Wimbledon.
1968 — Gary Player wins the British Open by two strokes over Bob Charles and Jack Nicklaus. Player finishes with a 1-over 289 at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland. It’s the second Open championship for Player and his fifth major title.
1972 — Robert Irsay buys the stock of the Los Angeles Rams for $19 million and swaps the franchise for the Baltimore Colts. The players and coaches are not affected.
1996 — Cigar matches Citation’s modern North American record of 16 consecutive wins, pulling away to take the $1.05 million Arlington Citation Challenge by 3½ lengths.
2003 — Beth Daniel becomes the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history, birdying the final two holes to beat Juli Inkster by a stroke in the Canadian Women’s Open. At 46 years, 8 months and 29 days, Daniel breaks the age record set by JoAnne Carner in 1985.
2011 — Abby Wambach breaks a tense tie with a thunderous header in the 79th minute in a 3-1 victory over France, and the United States earns its first trip to the Women’s World Cup final since winning it in 1999. Japan upsets Sweden 3-1 in the other semifinal.