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July 29
1911 Boston's Joe Wood twirled a no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader as the Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Browns, 5-0.
1953 Jockey Walter Blum rode his first career winner at Saratoga Race Course.
1968 Cincinnati's Joe Culver pitched a no-hitter over the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-1, in the second game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia.
1972 In preparation for a July 31 race at Saratoga, Secretariat went three furlongs in :35.
1973 Jockey Pat Day rode his first career winner, Forblunged, in a $2,000 claiming race at Prescott Downs, Prescott, Ariz. His mount earned $347 -- the winner's share of the $631 purse.
1983 San Diego's Steve Garvey ended his consecutive playing streak at 1,207 games after a collision with Atlanta's Pascual Perez which resulted in Garvey dislocating his thumb.
1984 The USA won the first of what will be an Olympic record 83 gold medals at the Los Angeles Games. Cyclist Connie Carpenter-Phinney barely edged teammate Rebecca Twigg in the 79.2-kilometer road race, although both clocked in the same time.
1986 The United States Football League won and lost in its lawsuit against the NFL with the jury finding that the league violated antitrust laws, but the USFL was only rewarded $1 in damages.
1989 Camtastic won the Canadian Pacing Derby in 1:52.4 at Greenwood Raceway in Toronto.
1990 Kit Lobell, driven by Berndt Lindstedt, set the world record for five- year-olds and older trotting on a half-mile track, winning in 1:57.2 at Yonkers Raceway in New York.
1991 Jack Nicklaus beat Chi Chi Rodriguez by four strokes in a playoff to capture the U.S. Senior Open title.
1992 The U.S. swim team captured the gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle relay. Matt Biondi and Tom Jager became the first U.S. male swimmers to win golds in three Olympics.
1992 Lady Starlet, driven by Mike Lachance, won the Merrie Annabelle Trot in 1:59.2 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
1995 Jockey Russell Baze won his 5,000th career victory, aboard Cyrus Says, in the sixth race at Sonoma County Fair. He was the 15th rider to reach that plateau.
1996 Carl Lewis won a record fourth consecutive gold medal in the long jump and his ninth gold overall for his career at the Atlanta Olympic Games.
1996 Shannon Miller, America's most decorated female Olympian in gymnastics, captured her first individual gold medal on the balance beam.
1996 Michael Johnson set an Olympic record in the 400 meter with a time of 43.49 seconds.
1996 Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda announced his retirement in his 20th year of managing the Dodgers.
1999 Avalanche center Dale Hunter retired at the age of 38 after playing 19 years in the NHL.
1999 American Cyclist Lance Armstrong won his third consecutive Tour de France.
2003 Bill Mueller hit three home runs, including two grand slams, and drove in a career-high nine runs to lead Boston to a 14-7 win over Texas. Mueller was the first player in major league history to hit a grand slam from each side of the plate in the same contest.
2007 The San Jose SaberCats won their third ArenaBowl title in six years.
2007 Spain's Alberto Contador won the Tour de France.
2008 Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy received a 15-month prison sentence for his role in betting on NBA games.
2009 The Philadelphia Phillies acquired Cleveland Indians left-hander Cliff Lee, last season's American League Cy Young Award winner for four minor league prospects.
2010 The Baltimore Orioles named Buck Showalter manager.
2010 The Philadelphia Phillies acquired pitcher Roy Oswalt from the Houston Astros for three players.
2011 U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati announced that Jurgen Klinsmann was named the new head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team.
2011 The New Orleans Saints traded RB Reggie Bush to the Miami Dolphins for safety Jonathan Amaya and an undisclosed draft pick.
2011 The Cincinnati Bengals traded WR Chad Ochocinco to the New England Patriots for undisclosed draft picks.
2011 The New England Patriots finalized a trade for standout DL Albert Haynesworth, acquiring him from the Washington Redskins for an undisclosed draft choice.
2011 The Washington Redskins traded QB Donovan McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings for two draft picks.
2011 The Philadelphia Eagles signed CB Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year contract. They also signed QB Vince Young to a one-year contract.
2012 Fred Couples won the Senior Open Championship by two strokes over Gary Hallberg.
2012 Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 for the fourth time in his career.
2012 Kimberly Rhode became the first American to win a medal at five straight Olympics, taking gold in the women's skeet shooting competition at the London Games.
2012 Yannick Agnel chased down Ryan Lochte in the last 50 meters and France beat the U.S. to win gold in the 400 freestyle relay.
2013 QB Donovan McNabb made it official and retired as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
2013 Mark Wiebe parred the fifth playoff hole on to defeat Bernhard Langer and capture his first major victory at the Senior British Open.
Birthdays Bill Mott (1953) - horse trainer.
As of July 28, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET

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