This Day in Sports History

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1900: Start of first and only Olympic cricket match in Paris; GB beats France by 158 runs.

1982: Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec.

1983: LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 years for counterfeiting.

1992: Three players hit hundreds on the same day before Sri Lanka declared at 547 for 8 against Australia at Colombo’s Sinhalese Sports Club. Asanka Gurusinha made 137, captain Arjuna Ranatunga 127, and new cap Romesh Kaluwitharana 132 not out. But, in the second innings, Sri Lanka’s last eight wickets fell for 37 runs and they lost the match by 16.

1995: Mike Tyson returns to the ring after serving 3 years in prison and DQs Peter McNeeley in 89 seconds.

2001: German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins the Hungarian Grand prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship and equal Alain Prost’s record of 51 Grand Prix victories.

2004: US gymnast Carly Patterson becomes the second American woman to win the all-around gold medal, and 1st to win at a non-boycotted Olympic games, when she takes gold in Athens.

2004: American swimmer Michael Phelps wraps up the 200/400m individual medley double at the Athens Olympics when he wins the 200m (1:57.14 OR) ahead of teammate Ryan Lochte.

2016: A 6-way tie for first place in the final of the equestrian individual jumping competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Nick Skelton of Great Britain wins gold medal jump-off.

2016: Germany beats Sweden 2-1 in the women’s football gold medal match at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 52,432 at the Maracanã Stadium.

2018: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Cincinnati Masters to become the first player to win all 9 Masters 1,000 tennis tournaments since the series started in 1990.

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