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July 24
1886 Brooklyn's Adonis Terry pitched a no-hitter against St. Louis, winning 1-0.
1949 Cleveland pitcher Bob Lemon belted a pair of homers in the Indians' 7-5 win over the Washington Senators.
1960 Jay Hebert won the PGA Championship by one stroke over Jim Ferrier.
1967 Don January won the PGA Championship by defeating Don Massengale in a playoff.
1973 At the All-Star Game, the NL pounded the AL, 7-1, as a record 54 players were used, 28 of them by the NL.
1976 U.S. swimmer John Naber became the first person to crack the two-minute barrier in the 200-meter backstroke at the Olympic Games in Montreal.
1976 U.S. Olympian Mac Wilkins set an Olympic record with a discus toss of 70 feet and 1/2 inch in Montreal.
1977 Hollis Stacy captured the U.S. Women's Open with a two-stroke victory over Nancy Lopez.
1983 Marked the anniversary of the infamous "Pine Tar" incident between the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. George Brett smacked a home run with two out in the ninth inning off Rich Gossage to give the Royals a 5-4 lead. Brett was called out when the pine tar was noticed. However, the homer was reinstated following an appeal. The final out in the bottom of the ninth inning was completed August 18.
1996 Ireland's Michelle Smith won the 200 individual meter medley in swimming and became only the second woman in Olympic history to win three gold medals in Summer Games.
1999 Cyclist Lance Armstrong was the first American to win the Tour de France since Greg Lemond won it in 1990.
2003 The New Jersey Nets re-signed point guard Jason Kidd. The contract was worth $99 million over six seasons.
2005 American Lance Armstrong won his seventh consecutive Tour de France.
2005 Tom Watson parred the third playoff hole to beat Des Smyth and won the Senior British Open Championship for the second time.
2009 The St. Louis Cardinals acquired OF Matt Holliday from the Oakland Athletics for three players.
2010 The Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Dan Haren to the LA Angels for LHP Joe Saunders, reliever Rafael Rodriguez, minor league pitcher Patrick Corbin and a player to be named later.
2011 Australia's Cadel Evans won the Tour de France.
2011 Russ Cochran fired a five-under 67 to win the Senior British Open Championship by two strokes.
2011 Second baseman Roberto Alomar, pitcher Bert Blyleven and general manager Pat Gillick were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
2012 Shea Weber will remain a member of the Predators for the next 14 years after Nashville matched the $110 million offer sheet the defenseman signed with the Philadelphia Flyers last week.
2013 The Boston Red Sox signed infielder Dustin Pedroia to an eight-year contract extension worth $110 million.
2013 The Tampa Bay Bucaneers signed WR Mike Williams to a six-year deal worth $40.2 million.
Birthdays Barry Bonds (1965) - MLB player; Julie Krone (1963) - jockey; Karl Malone (1963) - NBA player.
As of July 23, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET

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