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USA defeats Japan 5-2 in Vancouver

The United States won 5–2, winning its first title in sixteen years. The stakes were high for both sides in this year's finals: if the United States won the match, it would be the only country to have won in three Women's World Cup finals; if Japan had won instead, then it would be the first soccer team to win twice under the same coach.


Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick for a record 15th Grand Slam title

A significant part of the Federer–Roddick rivalry, the match pitted five-time champion Roger Federer against American Andy Roddick for the third time in a Wimbledon final and the fourth time in a Grand Slam final. After 4 hours and 17 minutes, Federer won 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14.


Hingis becomes the youngest Wimbledon singles champion

Martina Hingis defeated Jana Novotná in the final, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1997 Wimbledon Championships. At 16 years and 278 days old, Hingis became the youngest person to win the Wimbledon singles title since Lottie Dod in 1887.


Steffi Graf's record run of 13 consecutive Grand Slam finals is over

At Wimbledon, Graf lost in the semifinals to Zina Garrison, who with this victory broke Graf's string of 13 consecutive Major finals. This was a major upset as Garrison had to save a match point to defeat Monica Seles in the quarterfinal, and was expected to easily fall to Graf, whom she had not beaten in 4 years.


Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR

Mark David McGwire, nicknamed Big Mac, is an American former professional baseball player and currently a bench coach in Major League Baseball. As a first baseman, his MLB career spanned from 1986, through 1989 when he's got his 100th home run, to 2001 while playing for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals.


Napoli present Diego Maradona to a crowd

Maradona arrived in Naples and was presented to the world media as a Napoli player at the Stadio San Paolo, where he was welcomed by 75,000 fans. At Napoli, Maradona reached the peak of his professional career: he soon inherited the captain's armband and quickly became an adored star among the club's fans.


Björn Borg defeats John McEnroe

The 1980 Wimbledon Men's Singles final was the championship tennis match of the Men's Singles tournament at the Wimbledon Championship. In the final, Björn Borg defeated John McEnroe 1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–7(16–18), 8–6 to win the match. It was regarded at the time as the greatest match ever played.


Ashe's Wimbledon win makes history

In the first all-American Wimbledon final since 1947, Ashe seeded sixth and just a few days short of his 32nd birthday, won Wimbledon at his ninth attempt, defeating the overwhelming favourite and defending champion, Jimmy Connors. Ashe played an almost perfect game of tactical tennis to win in four sets.


Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby becomes 1st black player in AL

In July 1947, three months after Jackie Robinson made history with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Doby broke the MLB color barrier in the American League when he signed a contract to play with Bill Veeck's Cleveland Indians. Doby was the first player to go directly to the majors from the Negro leagues.


Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his first of 72 times

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr., an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935, scored his first two home runs on July 5, and one in each of two consecutive games a week later raising his season total to 11, tying his career best from 1918.

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