- Associated Press - Sunday, July 26, 2020

July 27

1920 - Resolute defeats Shamrock IV of Britain to defend the America’s Cup title for the United States.

1937 - The United States wins the Davis Cup by beating Britain four matches to one.

1954 - Chick Harbart beats Walter Burkemo 4 and 3 in the final round to win the PGA championship.

1969 - Betsy Rawls wins the LPGA championship by four strokes over Sue Berning and Carol Mann.



1973 - The Miami Dolphins beat the College All-Stars 14-3 in Chicago.

1986 - Greg Lemond becomes the first American to win the Tour de France. LeMond’s teammate, Bernard Hinault of France, finishes second.

1986 - Pat Bradley sinks a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat hard-charging Japanese veteran Ayako Okamoto in the LPGA-du Maurier tournament.

1986 - Speedskater Bonnie Blair sets a U.S. Olympic Festival record for total medals won with 16 and total golds with 10 by taking two titles.

1986 - Bobby Hillin Jr., 22, becomes the youngest winner in the history of NASCAR stock car racing, surviving the Talladega 500 at Alabama International Motor Speedway.

1987 - The 29-game winning streak of the independent league Salt Lake Trappers ends with a 7-5 loss to Billings.

1992 - Patty Sheehan shoots a 1-over 72 for a two-stroke victory over Juli Inkster in their 18-hole playoff in the U.S. Women’s Open.

1993 - Reggie Lewis, the 27-year-old Boston Celtics star who collapsed during a playoff game on April 29 from a heart ailment, dies after a light workout at the team’s practice facility at Brandeis University.

1996 - Canada’s Donovan Bailey sets the world record to win the 100 meters in 9.84 seconds at the Summer Olympics. The Atlanta Games are later marred by the Centennial Olympic Park bombing that kills Alice Hawthorne, wounds 111 others.

2005 - Grant Hackett emds one of the sport’s most enduring world records, eclipsing Ian Thorpe’s mark in the 800-meter freestyle. The 6-foot-6 Australian wins his second gold and third medal of swimming’s world championships with a time of 7:38.65, breaking the mark set four years earlier by his countryman.

2006 - Floyd Landis’ Tour de France victory four days earlier is thrown into question when he tests positive for excessive testosterone.

2013 - Tournament leader Hunter Mahan withdraws from the RBC Canadian Open after his wife went into labor. Mahan had yet to tee off for the third round.

2014 - Martina Hingis leads Washington to its fourth straight World TeamTennis title and fifth in six years, beating Olga Govortsova 5-2 in singles in the Kastles’ 25-13 victory over the Springfield Lasers.

2015 - The Arizona Cardinals hire Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason. The Cardinals say Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.

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