July 1994 in Sport

Events in Sport

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 101st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez beats Martina Navratilova (64 36 63)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 108th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Goran Ivanišević (7-6 7-6 6-0)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Jul 3 15th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Simon Hobday
  • Jul 3 FIFA World Cup: Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2
  • Jul 3 Tammie Green wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 4 FIFA World Cup: USA loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals
  • Jul 5 Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
  • Jul 6 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jul 9 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 10 Kelly Robbins wins Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic by Owens-Corning

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • Jul 12 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
  • Jul 13 O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • Jul 15 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
  • Jul 16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • Jul 16 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jul 16 FIFA World Cup: Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer Nick Price
Nick Price

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Jul 17 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties, in football's 15th World Cup in Pasadena
  • Jul 18 Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
  • Jul 18 Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
  • Jul 18 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • Jul 20 O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • Jul 22 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
  • Jul 22 O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • Jul 23 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • Jul 23 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • Jul 24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 24 49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 24 81st Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 28 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
  • Jul 28 Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game
  • Jul 31 28th Curtis Cup: Draw, 9-9
  • Jul 31 Helen Alfredss wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Andres Escobar, Colombian world cup soccer star, shot for losing to US

Person of interestLew Hoad

Jul 3 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), dies of a heart attack at 59

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Jul 9 Bill Mosienko, Ukrainian-Canadian National Hockey League player, dies at 72
  • Jul 10 Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
  • Jul 12 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • Jul 16 Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
  • Jul 17 Jean Borotra, [Flying Basque], Fr tennis star (Davis Cup), dies at 95
  • Jul 24 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1988), dies at 26
  • Jul 30 Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80