Chris Evert wins Wimbledon, beating Evonne Goolagong in three sets (6-3, 4-6, 8-6).
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In the championship match, Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors in four sets to win his third of five consecutive Wimbledon titles.
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Astros' hurler Joe Niekro notches his 200th career victory. The Niekro brothers (Joe & Phil) will join the Gaylords (Jim & Gaylord) as the only brothers to win at least 200 games per pitcher.
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After winning his first 14 outings -- including a 20-strikeout performance against Seattle -- Roger Clemens suffer his first loss of the year.
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Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova in three sets to claim her first of seven Wimbledon championships.
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Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar is shot to death in Medellin. Ten days earlier, he had accidentally scored a goal against his own team in World Cup competition.
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Dodger righthander Hideo Nomo becomes the first player from Japan to be selected for the major league All-Star game.
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Born on this Day
Dick Berardino (1937) Richard Petty (1937) Tony Armas (1953) Jose Canseco (1964, pictured) Tim Spehr (1966) Troy Brown (1971) Sean Casey (1974) Eric Daze (1975) Tomas Vokoun (1976) Joe Thornton (1979) Sam Hornish, Jr. (1979) Johnny Weir (1984) Chad Henne (1985) Rhett Bomar (1985) Brett Cecil (1986)
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