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August 22
1851 The United States won the first international yacht race, defeating 14 British opponents.
1950 Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player allowed to participate in the national championships.
1951 The Harlem Globetrotters performed before 75,000 at Berlin's Olympic Games. It was the largest crowd ever to witness a basketball game.
1957 Floyd Patterson KO'd Pete Rademacher in the sixth round to retain his world heavyweight fight title.
1959 A second pro football league was named on this date, the American Football League. The original members of the league were Lamar Hunt of Dallas; Bob Howsam, Denver; K.S. (Bud) Adams, Houston; Barron Hilton, Los Angeles; Max Winter and Bill Boyer, Minneapolis; Harry Wismer, New York City. Buffalo's Ralph Wilson joined the group two months later and William H. Sullivan of Boston was added in November.
1984 Evelyn Ashford set a world record in the 100-meter dash in 10.76 seconds during a meet in Zurich Switzerland.
1987 Brazil snapped the 34-game winning streak of the U.S. men's basketball team with a 120-115 victory in the Pan Am Games.
1989 Nolan Ryan became the first player in major league history to reach 5,000 career strikeouts.
1992 The Detroit Drive won ArenaBowl VI, 56-38, over the Orlando Predators.
2000 Colorado Rockies catcher Brett Mayne became the first position player since 1968 to win a major league game, pitching a scoreless 12th inning in a 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves.
2004 The United States men's rowing team scored a gold medal in the Eights competition at the Athens Olympics.
2004 The Philadelphia Barrage won the Major League Lacrosse Championship, with a 13-11 victory over the Boston Cannons.
2007 Marlon Byrd and Travis Metcalf each belted grand slams, helping the Texas Rangers set a modern-record for most runs in a game by decimating the Baltimore Orioles 30-3.
2008 At the Beijing Olympics, American's Todd Rogers and Philip Dalhausse won the gold medal in beach volleyball; Bryan Clay of the United States claimed the title of World's Greatest Athlete by winning gold in the men's decathlon .
2009 Heather O'Reilly scored the lone goal to lead Sky Blue FC over the Los Angeles Sol 1-0 in the inaugural WPS Championship at The Home Depot Center.
2010 Chicago Cubs manager Lou Pinella announced his retirement.
2010 The Chesapeake Bayhawks won the Major League Lacrosse Championship, with a 13-9 victory over the Long Island Lizards.
2011 Former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor was taken by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the supplemental draft.
2012 Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon was suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy.
2013 Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury with first-degree murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd.
Birthdays Carl Yastrzemski (1939) - Hall of Fame MLB player; Bill Parcells (1941) - NFL head coach; Paul Molitor (1956) - MLB player.
As of August 21, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET

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