Friday, July 31, 2020


On this day



1976 : East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski beat American Frank Shorter by 50 seconds to win the Olympic Games marathon in 2:09:55 in Montreal


1992 : Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)


2012 : Michael Phelps became the greatest medal winner in Olympic history as part of the winning American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team in London; Phelps' 19th career Olympic medal and 15th overall gold




Blessing Mahwire


Blessing Mahwire was born on the 31st of July 1982. He was the first player in Zimbabwe from the Masvingo. During his school cricket he was a batsman who could bowl. Later he attended the CFX Academy and he turned it around and became a fast bowler who could bat lower down the order. He made his Test debut against Pakistan in 2002 at Harare, though he did not impress in the first few outings he was recalled. Despite many opportunities he could not impress. After mediocre outings against New Zealand and India he was dropped.

He played 10 tests and 23 ODIs for the Zimbabwe National Cricket team.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

On this day

In 1874 the 1st baseball teams to play outside US were Boston-Philadelphia in British Isles.

In 1908 Around the World Automobile Race ended in Paris.

In 1930, the 1st FIFA World Cup Final was held in Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay in which Uruguay beat Argentina, 4-2.

James Anderson

James Michael Anderson, who was born on 30th of July 1982, usually known as Jimmy Anderson, is an English international cricketer. He plays for Lancashire County Cricket Club and the England cricket team. Talking about fast bowling, Anderson is the all-time leading wicket-taker among fast bowlers
He also holds the record of most wickets for England in both Test and One-Day International (ODI) cricket. He is the first English bowler, and the 6th overall, to pass 500 Test wickets.
Anderson plays first-class cricket for Lancashire County Cricket Club. He has represented England in 150 Test matches and nearly 200 One Day Internationals. He is England's all-time highest international wicket-taker when combined across all three formats.

Career Statistics
Test 2003–
ODI 2002–15
T20I 2007–09

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

On this day

1751: 1st international world title prize fight: Jack Stack of England, beat challenger M. Petit of France in 29 mins in England

1874: Major Walter Copton Wingfield patented a portable tennis court

1899: Southern California Golf Association formed

Fernando Alonso

The 28th Formula One World Drivers' Champion was at that time the youngest ever. He was just 24 years of age at that time. He also led the Renault team to the 2005 Constructors' Championship, thus ending the Michael Schumacher-Ferrari combination that dominated.  In 2006 he successfully defended his title against strong opposition from Schumacher, whose subsequent retirement left Alonso well-placed to succeed him as Formula One's resident superstar

Formula One World Championship career
Nationality     Spain Spanish
Active years     2001, 2003–2018
Teams             Minardi, Renault, McLaren, Ferrari
Car number     14
Entries                314 (311 starts)
Championships    2 (2005, 2006)
Wins                     32
Podiums              97
Career points     1,899
Pole positions      22
Fastest laps      23
First entry      2001 Australian Grand Prix
First win              2003 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last win              2013 Spanish Grand Prix
Last entry      2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2018 position      11th (50 pts)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

On this day

1992 : Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium

In 1991 in Tour de France, Spanish rider Miguel Induráin beat Gianni Bugno of Italy by 3' 36" for 1st of 5 consecutive Tour wins; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov was the points winner

In 2019 in 106th Tour de France, 22 year old Egan Bernal became first ever Colombian and Latin American winner; Points champion: Peter Sagan of Slovakia

Miguel Induráin

Miguel Induráin Larraya who was born on 16 July 1964, is a retired Spanish road racing cyclist. Induráin won five Tours de France from 1991 to 1995, the fourth, and last, to win five times, and the only five-time winner to achieve those victories consecutively.
He was a Giro d'Italia winner for 2 consecutive years (1992 and 1993); he was also the time trial world champion (1995), time trial Olympic champion (1996) and time record holder (1994) for two months.

Monday, July 27, 2020

On this day

In 1913, 11th Tour de France was won by Philippe Thys of Belgium

In 1919, 13th Tour de France was won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium

In 1920 in 14th Tour de France, Belgian rider Philippe Thys became the first to win the race 3 times

In 1956, England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker took 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings in 4th Test at Manchester. It was the best return ever in Test cricket and bettered it in the 2nd innings with 10-53

In 1986, 73rd Tour de France was won by Greg LeMond of USA

In 1997, 84th Tour de France was won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

In 2008, 95th Tour de France was won by Carlos Sastre of Spain

In 2014, 101st Tour de France was won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy

Allan Border

Allan Robert Border is a famous Australian cricketer, born on 27th July 1955, in New South Wales. He was a left-handed batsman.
He was also a successful part-time left-arm orthodox spinner.
He holds the record for being the only player to have scored more than 150 runs in both the innings of a test match. He made 150* and 153 against Pakistan at Lahore in 1979-80.
He still holds the record for playing the most consecutive Test matches to be played, as he played 153 matches.

Career Statistics
Format M    Runs Avg    SR
Test         156    11174 50.6    -
ODI         273    6524 30.6    71.4

Sunday, July 26, 2020

On this day

In 1914 12th Tour de France was won by Philippe Thys of Belgium

In 1931 25th Tour de France was won by Antonin Magne of France

In 1953 Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France won first of 3 consecutive Tour general classification events

In 1987 74th Tour de France won by Stephen Roche of Ireland

In 1992 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain defended his title by 4' 35" from Italian Claudio Chiappucci; Laurent Jalabert points winner

In 2009 96th Tour de France was won by Alberto Contador of Spain

In 2015 102nd Tour de France was won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

Jonty Rhodes

Jonathan Neil Rhodes was popularly known as Jonty Rhodes. He is a former South African cricketer, who was born on 27 July 1969 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa. He is considered one of the best fielders of all time. No one other has fielded better than him in backward point position.
He was also a very good batsman. He is known for his brisk paced batting in the lower middle order for the team in the death overs.
He served South African Cricket between 1992 and 2003. In 1999, he was voted as one of the Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

Career Statistics
Format M Runs Avg SR

1992–00 52 2532 35.7 45.7

1992–03 245 5935 35.1 80.9

Saturday, July 25, 2020

On this day

In 1937 the 31st Tour de France was won by Roger Lapebie of France

In 1940 American John Sigmund began swimming for 89 hours, 46 minutes from St. Louis to Caruthersville, Missouri in the Mississippi River; 292 miles, longest solo swim of all time

In 1948 the 35th Tour de France, Italian cyclist Gino Bartali won both general and mountain classifications for the second time (1938)

In 1982 69th Tour de France was won by Bernard Hinault of France

In 1993 Tour de France, Spaniard Miguel Induráin made it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov was the points winner

In 2004 91st Tour de France there was no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

In 2010 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg

Monde Zondeki

Monde Zondeki was born on 25th of July 1982 in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa. He is a South African cricketer who has played five Tests and seven One Day Internationals for South Africa. He plays first-class cricket for the Cape Cobras and Western Province. He plays first-class cricket for the Cape Cobras and Western Province. He also featured in three One Day Internationals for the African XI.
He is a fast bowler.

Friday, July 24, 2020

On this day

In 1904, 2nd Tour de France was won by Henri Cornet of France

In 1921, 15th Tour de France was won by Leon Scieur of Belgium

In 1931, Paavo Nurmi ran world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

Daniele De Rossi – Italian Soccer Player

Daniele De Rossi born on 24th July 1983 is an Italian former professional footballer who was in the defensive midfielder slot. He is mostly known for his time playing with his hometown club Roma in Serie A. He is also a former Italy national team player.

Career Statistics

Youth career
1997–2000 Ostia Mare
2000–2001 Roma
Senior career*
Years         Team           Apps (Gls)
2001–2019 Roma           459  (43)
2019–2020 Boca Juniors   5            (0)
Total                           464 (43)
National team
2001         Italy U19 3 (2)
2002         Italy U20 4 (0)
2003–2004 Italy U21 16 (3)
2004–2017 Italy         117 (21)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

On this day

In 1921, Edward Gourdin of US set long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"

In 1922, 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium

In 1933, 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France

In 1949, Test Cricket debut of England's Brian Close aged 18 years 149 days took place

Graham Gooch – England Cricketer
Graham Gooch is the most prolific run scorer of all time. With a total of 67,057 runs in first class and List A cricket put together. He is England's leading run scorer, in Tests with 8900 runs from 118 games, and has scored more than a 100 first class centuries. In short, Gooch was a batsman like no other, especially in the domestic circuit. He was also a useful medium pacer, and had more than 200 first class wickets.

Career Statistics
Competition             Test ODI         FC          LA
Matches                     118 125         581     614
Runs scored             8,900 4,290 44,846  22,211
Batting average     42.58 36.98 49.01  40.16

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

On this day

In 1923, the 17th Tour de France was won by Henri Pelissier of France.

In 1972, in the 59th Tour de France, Eddy Merckx of Belgium took 4th consecutive general classification title as well as points and combination events.

In 1973, the 60th Tour de France was won by Luis Ocana of Spain.

In 1979, the 66th Tour de France was won by Bernard Hinault of France.

In 1984, the 71st Tour de France was won by Laurent Fignon of France.

In 1990, the 77th Tour de France was won by Greg LeMond of USA.

In 2012, the 99th Tour de France was won by Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain.

Nuwan Kulasekara

Born in the small town of Nittambuwa, Nuwan on 22nd July in 1982, Kulasekara, first made an impression on his ODI debut against England at Dambulla in 2003 at the age of 21. picking up 2/19 against England. With no great performances behind him, his selection for that match against England was a surprise, but he more than justified his inclusion with a superb performance. The talent and potential were there for all to see.

He played 184 ODIs taking 199 wickets at an average of 33.92 at an economy of 4.9
He played 58 T20Is taking 66 wickets at an average of 23.18 at an economy of 7.46

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

On this day

In 1884 the first Test Cricket match was played at Lord's

In 1957 Althea Gibson became the first black to win a major US tennis tournament

In 1968 55th Tour de France was won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands

In 1996 83rd Tour de France was won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark

In 2013 100th Tour de France was won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

Chetan Chauhan

Chetan Pratap Singh Chauhan (born on 21 July 1947) is a former cricketer who played 40 Test matches for India. He played Ranji Trophy for Maharashtra and Delhi. He played most of his international cricket in the late 1970s and was the regular opening partner of Sunil Gavaskar during that period.
He played 40 tests scoring 2084 runs at an average of 31.57 and 179 first class matches scoring 11143 runs averaging 40.22.

Chandu Borde

Chandrakant Gulabrao "Chandu" Borde (born on 21 July 1934), is a former cricketer who played for the Indian team between 1958 and 1970. Following his retirement, Borde became a cricket administrator, as the Chairman of national selectors. He has received various awards from the Government of India for his contributions to cricket, on and off the field.

Career Statistics
Competition            Test First-class
Matches              55 251
Runs scored          3,061 12,805
Batting average     35.59 40.91
100s/50s              5/18 30/72
Top score              177* 207*
Balls bowled        5,695 20,304
Wickets                52 331
Bowling average     46.48 27.32
5 wickets in innings     1         14
10 wickets in match      0   3
Best bowling              5/88 8/52
Catches/stumpings      37/– 160/–

Monday, July 20, 2020

On this day

In 1858 Fee was for the first time charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)

In 1924 Tour de France was won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy. It was the 18th edition

In 1947 34th Tour de France was won by Jean Robic from France

In 1952 Emile Zatopek ran Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)

In 1969 in the 56th Tour de France, Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx won general, points, mountains, team classification titles

1980 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands

Lev Aronin

Lev Solomonovich Aronin was born on the 20th of July 1920 in Samara, Soviet Russia.
In a Candidate Masters' tournament at 1946, Aronin won clear first place with 11/14, losing only one game. This gave him the Soviet Master title, and marked a big improvement in his play in just two years.
Peaks in Career
Title International Master (1950)
Peak rating 2420 (1971)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

On this day

1903 1st Tour de France: French rider Maurice Garin won inaugural event

1922 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller first to break 1 minute barrier for 100m freestyle; swims 58.6s at Alameda, CA

1933 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)

Roger Binny – Indian Cricketer

Roger Michael Humphrey Binny, is a former Indian all-rounder who played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India. He was a part of the 1983 World Cup winning squad. Binny, came into his own in the World Cup. The wickets suited his medium-pace, and in tandem with Madan Lal, and led by the inspirational Kapil Dev, he helped India win their first World Cup title.
He was also a part of the Indian squad that won the World Championship of Cricket in 1985.
Roger made 211 against Kerala, sharing a record unbroken 451-run opening wicket partnership with Sanjay Desai in 1977/78. He had an indifferent Test debut against Pakistan in 1979 as he scored 46 in the first innings, but stayed wicketless throughout the match.
He played 27 tests and 72 ODIs at an average of 32.64 and 29.35 respectively

Saturday, July 18, 2020

On this day

In 1896, George Giffen was the 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket

In 1921, Babe Ruth achieved 139 home runs and becomes the all-time home run leader in Major League Baseball, taking the title from Roger Connor

In 1994, Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights

W. G. Grace - English Cricketer

William Gilbert Grace was one of the greatest ever to have played the game. He was also a medical practitioner and was also known as 'The Doctor' among the cricketing community. He made his first-class debut at just 17 years after his birth in 1848. Though a few of his first-class records are available, he has amassed over 54000 runs having played over 850 games. He was a prolific run-scorer and often became the talking point of English media early in his career due to his stunning batting. Grace played around 44 domestic seasons and in the process, scored over 800 runs in just 8 days including a couple of triple-hundreds in 1876.

He played 22 test in which he scored 1098 runs, the highest being 170.

Friday, July 17, 2020

On this day

1990 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

1993 Graeme Obree breaks the world hour cycling record, riding 51.596km on Old Faithful at the Hamar velodrome in Norway

1994 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time

Graeme Obree

Obree was known as the Flying Scotsman. He is one of cycling’s record makers.
He did not have a very long career, but broke the world hour record twice – the first time in 1993, a record of 51.596 kilometres.  He beat the record of cyclist Francesco Moser – 51.151 kilometres –  by 445 metres.
Although he went on to lose the record a week later, he regained it a year later in 1994, this time riding 52.713km. His record was broken at the end of that year by the Spanish Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain.

Career Record
World Hour Record : 
1993 (51.596 km)
1994 (52.713 km)
World Champion (4000 m Pursuit)
1993, 1995

Thursday, July 16, 2020

On this day

1895 Lancashire batsman Archie MacLaren scores the first-ever quadruple-hundred (424) in first-class cricket against Somerset at Taunton

1896 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji debuts for England v Australia in 2nd Test at Old Trafford; first Indian to play Test cricket

1950 FIFA World Cup Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil, 2-1

1960 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer

Shaun Pollock – South African Cricketer

Shaun Maclean Pollock is one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket. He was born in South Africa in 1973 on 16th of July in Port Elizabeth.
He was a very fluent batsman and a fast bowler. He opened the bowling with Allan Donald on many occasions.
He was well known for exploiting swing and seam off the wicket and on many occasions carried out South Africa’s batting campaign in the death overs.
He had a considerably long career playing 303 ODIs for South Africa scoring 3519 runs and taking 393 wickets.
He captained South Africa from 2000 to 2003 and also regularly played test cricket.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

On this day

1815 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill

1912 American athlete Jim Thorpe is placed in top 4 in all 10 events, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982

2000 World record Rugby attendance of 108,874 see New Zealand beat Australia, 39-35 in Tri Nations match at Stadium Australia, Sydney; 5 tries each with Andrew Mehrtens' goal kicking (6) the difference

James Thorpe – American Athlete

James Thorpe was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. He was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, and became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States.

Career history
As player:
Canton Bulldogs (1915–1917, 1919–1920)
Cleveland Indians (1921)
Oorang Indians (1922–1923)
Rock Island Independents (1924)
New York Giants (1925)
Rock Island Independents (1925)
Tampa Cardinals (1926)
Canton Bulldogs (1926)
Chicago Cardinals (1928)
As coach:
Indiana (1915) (assistant head coach)[3]
Canton Bulldogs (1915–1920)
Cleveland Indians (1921)
Oorang Indians (1922–1923)
Tampa Cardinals (1926)
Career highlights and awards
First-team All-Pro (1923)
NFL 1920s All-Decade Team
NFL 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
2× Consensus All-American (1911, 1912)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

On this day

1951 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race)

1951 In his last race, 1948 Triple Crown champion Citation wins the Hollywood Gold Cup by 4 lengths, to become American racing's first millionaire horse.

1912 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)

Deshabandu Hashan Prasantha Tillakaratne

Deshabandu Hashan Prasantha Tillakaratne (born 14 July 1967) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and a former Test captain for Sri Lanka.[1] He was a key member for 1996 Cricket World Cup winning team for Sri Lanka. He is currently a politician and also involved in many aspects of cricket within the country.
He batted as a lower middle order batsman and on many occasions in ODIs held one end in the last ten overs to take the team forward in exciting run chases.
He was involved in a cameo in an ODI against the West Indies in Sharjah 1995 Champions trophy chasing 333

Career statistics
Competition                    Test ODI
Matches                       83         200
Runs scored                    4,545 3,789
Batting average            42.87 29.60
100s/50s                            11/20 2/13
Top score                     204* 104
Balls bowled                     76 180
Wickets                               0    6
Bowling average             –          23.50
5 wickets in innings             –          0
10 wickets in match             –          0
Best bowling                     –          1/3
Catches/stumpings             122/2 89/6

Monday, July 13, 2020

On this day

1919 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield

1924 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)

1930 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay

1941 Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder

1976 Last day of Test Cricket for English all-rounder Brian Close, aged 45

2014 FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina, 1-0

Utpal Chatterjee – Indian Cricketer

Utpal Chatterjee was born on 13 July 1964, in Kolkata, India) and is a former Indian cricketer. He bowled left arm spin and was a low order batsman. He had his early education at the prestigious Shyambazar A.V School and Calcutta Boys' School in Kolkata, India.

He played domestic cricket for Bengal and played three One Day Internationals for India in 1995. He is the only cricketer ever from Bengal to have picked up more than 500 first class wickets. He picked up 52 wickets in the ranji trophy' season of 1999-2000. He retired in 2004 with 504 first class Wicket's to his name.

Career Statistics
Competition               Tests ODIs
Matches                       0 3
Runs scored                  6
Batting average          6.00
100s/50s                          -/-
Top score                  3*
Balls bowled
Wickets                          3
Bowling average          39.00
5 wickets in innings          -
10 wickets in match          n/a
Best bowling                  2/35
Catches/stumpings          1/-

Sunday, July 12, 2020

On this day

1817 Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course

1926 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)

1928 1st televised tennis match

1954 Major League Baseball Players Association founded

1998 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Zinadine Zidane scores twice as France wins first World Cup beating Brazil, 3-0

Sanjay Manjrekar – Indian Cricketer

Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar (born 12 July 1965) is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer. He played international cricket for India from 1987 until 1996 as a right-handed middle order batsman. He scored around four thousand runs in international cricket and occasionally doubled as a wicket-keeper. Following the conclusion of his cricket career, he now works as a cricket commentator.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

On this day

1930 Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334

1982 FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000

2010 FIFA World Cup Final, Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands, 1-0 for first World Cup title

Joginder Singh – Indian Cricketer

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
List A 7 6 3 96 52* 32.00 73 131.50 0 1 10 4 0 0
T20s 9 5 3 32 24* 16.00 23 139.13 0 0 3 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
List A 7 7 276 202 3 1/26 1/26 67.33 4.39 92.0 0 0 0
T20s 9 9 114 132 3 1/3 1/3 44.00 6.94 38.0 0 0 0

Friday, July 10, 2020

On this day

1960 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia, 2-1

1968 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969

1992 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons

Graham Gooch – England Cricketer

Graham Alan Gooch is a former cricketer who captained Essex and England. He was one of the most successful international batsmen of his generation. Gooch made his debut in Test cricket in 1975 at 21 against the touring Australia side captained by Ian Chappell. His career blossomed later after being appointed captain, a position he held twice: firstly, and briefly, at the end of the "summer of four captains" in 1988. Gower was thus returned as captain for the losing 1989 Ashes series - in which, for a second time, Gooch's loss of form with the bat resulted in his being dropped, by his own request. Returning for the summer of 1990, Gooch had a golden summer both as batsman and captain against India and New Zealand, scoring runs seemingly at will.

Career Statistics
Format M Runs Avg SR

1975–95 118 8900 42.6 49.2

1976–95 125 4290 37.0 61.9

Thursday, July 9, 2020

On this day

1877 First official lawn tennis tournament ever Wimbledon tennis championship began (men's singles only)

1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) was formed

1933 Frankford Yellowjackets was sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles

BJ Watling – New Zealand and South African Cricketer

Bradley-John Watling, after being born in South Africa, moved to new Zealand with his family when he was 10 years old. A top order batsman with a good technique, Watling has also been used as a wicket keeper on numerous occasions.

Innings: 110
Not Outs: 15
Aggregate: 3658
Highest Score: 205
Average: 38.51
50s: 18
100s: 8
200s: 1
300s: 0
Ducks: 10
Pairs: 0
4s: 411
6s: 8
Balls Faced: 8637
Scoring Rate 42.35
Opened Batting: 10

Catches: 10
Most Catches in Innings: 2
Most Catches in Match: 3

Wicket Keeping
Catches: 231
Stumpings: 8
Most Catches in Innings: 6
Most Catches in Match: 9
Most Dismissals in Innings: 6
Most Dismissals in Match: 9

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

On this day

1889 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins his 7th Wimbledon singles title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

1898 Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0

1900 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)

1909 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights

Todd Martin – American Tennis Player

Todd Martin is an American retired tennis player. He played the men's singles final at the  Australian Open in 1994 and the US Open in 1999. Healso achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 4.

Career record 411–234
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 4 (September 13, 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1994)
French Open 4R (1991)
Wimbledon SF (1994, 1996)
US Open F (1999)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1999)
Grand Slam Cup F (1995)
Olympic Games 1R (2000)
Career record 100–85
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 30 (April 26, 1996)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

On this day

1919 Philadelphia Phillies tie MLB record of 8 steals in an innings (9th) in a 10-5 loss vs NY Giants

1887 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 3-time runner-up Herbert Lawford wins his only Wimbledon title beating Ernest Renshaw 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

1890 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Irishman Willoughby Hamilton wins his only Wimbledon title beating 7-time champion William Renshaw 6-8, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

1900 Boston Beaneaters pitcher Kid Nichols notches his 300th career MLB victory with an 11-4 win over Chicago Orphans

M.S.Dhoni – Indian Cricketer

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is the only captain in the history of Cricket to win all ICC trophies.









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Joe Sakic – Canadian Ice Hockey Player

Through a 20-season career in the National Hockey League, Joe Sakic is unique as one of the few players to have won the Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal, gold in the World Cup of Hockey, gold at the World Championships and gold at the World Junior Championships.

Medal record

Representing Canada

Men's ice hockey

Olympic Games

Gold medal – first place          2002 Salt Lake City   

World Championships

Gold medal – first place          1994 Italy       

Silver medal – second place  1991 Finland  

World Cup

Gold medal – first place          2004 World Cup         

Silver medal – second place  1996 World Cup         

World Junior Championships

Gold medal – first place          1988 Soviet Union

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