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2017

Chelsea sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for £60 million

Chelsea announced that they had agreed on terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Morata, for a reported club-record fee of around £60 million. The former club stated the move was subject to a medical being passed and personal terms being agreed.

2013

Chris Froome wins the 100th Tour de France

The 100th Tour de France started on the island of Corsica. The race took the contestants through 21 race stages, covering a total distance of 3,403.5km and ending on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. British cyclist Chris Froome, member of Team Sky won the race with the time a little bit under 84 hours.

1996

Wayne Gretzky signs last contract of his NHL career

A professional ice hockey player, Wayne Gretzky spent 20 seasons playing in the NHL. During that time, he played for Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings, St. Louis Blues and NY Rangers. It was Rangers, where he spent his last 3 seasons, after rejecting a 3-year deal with Blues and taking on an $8 million worth contract with NY.

1989

Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

About 76 seconds into the round, Williams attempted to hit Tyson with a left jab. Tyson countered and hit Williams with a left hook that sent Williams to the canvas. Though Williams was able to get back on his feet, referee Randy Neumann controversially stopped the fight and awarded Tyson the victory by technical knockout.

1957

The first black wins a major US tennis tournament

Althea Gibson won the tournament US Nationals as the 1st person of color to win a US-based tennis competition. In that same year, she also won Wimbledon. Just a year prior, she became the 1st non-white person to win a Grand Slam title - the French Championship. In the next year, she was voted Female Athlete of the Year.

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