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This date in sports for Saturday, July 12, 2014

By From page B3 | July 12, 2014

July 12

1901 — Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox wins his 300th game with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia A’s.

1930 — Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Open. Jones, who also won the British Open, the American Amateur and the British Amateur, becomes the only golfer to take all four events in the same year.

1954 — The Major League Baseball Players Association is founded.

1964 — Mickey Wright wins the U.S. Women’s Open for the fourth time by defeating Ruth Jessen by two strokes in a playoff.

1980 — Mary Decker has her fourth record-setting performance of the year, setting an American mark in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:01.17 at an international meet at Stuttgart.

1995 — Noureddine Morceli of Algeria shatters his world record for 1,500 meters at the Nikaia Grand Prix in Nice, France, with a time of 3:27.37. It is the second world record for Morceli in 10 days.

1998 — France wins soccer’s World Cup, beating heavily favored Brazil 3-0 in the championship match.

1999 — The U.S. men’s basketball team wins its sixth straight World University Games gold medal and 40th straight game — both records — by routing Yugoslavia 79-65 in the final.

2005 — Miguel Tejada and Mark Teixeira lead the American League to a 7-5 win over the National League in Detroit for its eighth straight win. Tejada, the game’s MVP, homers off John Smoltz to start the scoring and Teixeira adds a two-run drive off Dontrelle Willis.

2009 — Eun Hee Ji of South Korea sinks a 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole, finishing off an even-par 71 to win the U.S. Women’s Open. Ji makes three birdies over the final six holes to finish at even-par 284. Candie Kung of Taiwan shoots a 2-under 69 to finish second at 1-over 285.

2012 — Every country competing at the London Games includes female athletes for the first time in Olympic history after Saudi Arabia agreed to send two women to compete in judo and track and field.

 

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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