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July 23
1969 Willie McCovey belted two home runs and drove in four runs en route to the National League's 9-3 win over the AL, its seventh win in a row.
1974 Steve Garvey singled, doubled, scored a run and drove in another as the National League defeated the American, 7-2.
1980 Kansas City's Dan Quisenberry registered his 200th career save as the Royals defeated the New York Yankees, 5-2. Quisenberry reached 200 saves in his 409th appearance, faster than any other reliever in history.
1981 With the baseball strike six weeks old and 500 games missed, talks collapsed.
1998 Just one day after Carmen Policy resigned from the San Francisco 49ers, he announced he was part of a team attempting to purchase and run the new football franchise in Cleveland.
2000 Cyclist Lance Armstrong won his second consecutive Tour de France.
2000 Tiger Woods won the British Open. At the age of 24, Woods became the youngest golfer and only the fifth player in history to complete the modern career Grand Slam.
2001 The New York Knicks signed guard Allan Houston to a 6-year, $100.4 million deal
2001 Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens passed Tom Seaver for fourth place on career strikeouts list.
2003 A four-team NBA trade was made. Six players were involved, with Latrell Sprewell going to Minnesota, Glenn Robinson and Marc Jackson to Philadelphia, Keith Van Horn to New York and Terrell Brandon and Randy Holcomb to Atlanta.
2003 Philadelphia's Jim Thome drove in his 1000th & 1001st RBI of his career with a two-run homer off Chicago's Matt Clement at Wrigley Field.
2004 The Dallas Cowboys signed RB Eddie George to a one-year contract worth $2.2 million.
2006 Tiger Woods successfully defended his British Open Championship title with a two-shot victory at Royal Liverpool.
2009 Chicago White Sox' Mark Buehrle tossed the 18th perfect game in MLB history, beating the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-0.
2011 Terry Francona won his 1,000th game as a manager when the Boston Red Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners, 3-1.
2011 New York Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter tallied 17 points with seven assists as the Eastern Conference topped the Western Conference, 118-113, in the 13th annual WNBA All-Star.
2012 The NCAA hit Penn State with a $60 million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban, scholarship reductions and a vacation of all wins dating to 1998 in the wake of former assistant Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
2012 The Columbus Blue Jackets traded winger Rick Nash to the NY Rangers for forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon and a 2013 first-round draft pick.
2012 The Detroit Tigers acquired second baseman Omar Infante and pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitching prospect Jacob Turner.
Birthdays Harold "Pee Wee" Reese (1918) - MLB player; Don Drysdale (1936) - MLB player; Nomar Garciaparra (1973) - MLB player; Gary Payton (1968) - NBA player.
As of July 22, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET

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