July 1997 in Sport

Events in Sport

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Jul 1 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 5 104th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 111th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats C Pioline (64 62 64)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 6 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

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Jul 6 Montreal Expos retire Andre Dawson's uniform #10

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 7 Tiger Woods wins golf's Western Open

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Jul 8 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
  • Jul 9 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
  • Jul 9 Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear
  • Jul 10 Hideki Irabu makes his debut as a NY Yankee, he beats Tigers 10-3
  • Jul 12 Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive game without being no-hit
  • Jul 12 Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
  • Jul 13 15th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Larry Gilbert
  • Jul 13 52nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Alison Nicholas
  • Jul 13 David Toms wins Quad City Golf Classic at 265
  • Jul 20 126th British Golf Open: American Justin Leonard shoots a 272 to win at Royal Troon
  • Jul 20 Michele Redman wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Classic

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Jul 22 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Jul 23 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
  • Jul 25 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
  • Jul 27 Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
  • Jul 27 Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)
  • Jul 27 Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
  • Jul 27 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany

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Jul 28 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

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Jul 31 A's trade Mark McGwire to St Louis Cardinals

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 7 Jerry Doggett, American sportscaster (Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers), dies at 80
  • Jul 23 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (b. 1904)
  • Jul 24 Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (Alien 3, Kes), dies of a brain tumour at 63

Person of interestBen Hogan

Jul 25 Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, British Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan