On This Day

July 2000 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 UEFA European Championship Final, Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands: David Trezeguet scores in extra time to give France a 2-1 win over Italy
  • Jul 2 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Hale Irwin wins by 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Fleischer for his second US Senior title
  • Jul 4 Canadian jockey Russell Baze scores his 7,000th career victory aboard This Is the Moment at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California
  • Jul 6 West Ham United FC pays a record £1.8 million for the late Bobby Moore's collection of memorabilia; 79 items including his 1966 World Cup winner's medal
  • Jul 6 Real estate developer Stan Kroenke announces the acquisition of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Pepsi Centre for $450m from the Ascent Entertainment Group

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams wins her first career Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras wins 4th straight Wimbledon singles title; beats Patrick Rafter of Australia 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 for his 13th Grand Slams title

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Jul 9 Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Jul 11 71st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Turner Field, Atlanta
  • Jul 15 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
  • Jul 16 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Raymond Floyd wins his 4th and final Champions Tour major by 1 stroke from Larry Nelson and Dana Quigley
  • Jul 20 The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 23 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Tiger Woods beats Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by 8 shots to win his first Open title; becomes youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jul 23 US Open Women's Golf, Merit Club: Australian Karrie Webb wins by 5 strokes ahead of runners-up Cristie Kerr and Meg Mallon; third of Webb's 7 major titles

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 87th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 6 Zion Williamson, American basketball power forward (2019 NBA Draft: #1 pick New Orleans Pelicans), born in Salisbury, North Carolina

Weddings in Sport

  • Jul 8 Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (28) weds Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey player Bret Hedican (29) at the Mauna Lani Resort in Kona, Hawaii

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
  • Jul 7 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American auto racer (USAC National Midget Champion 1996; NASCAR 87 starts), dies in a crash during practice at 30
  • Jul 10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)