On This Day

July 2005 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman - sentence later overturned

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6, 9-7 for the 3rd of her 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer makes it 3 straight Wimbledon titles beating American Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6, 6-4

  • Jul 10 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Peter Jacobsen wins his second Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Hale Irwin
  • Jul 12 76th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-5 at Comerica Park, Detroit

Appointment of Interest

Jul 15 After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

British Golf Open

Jul 17 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Tiger Woods wins his 10th major title wire-to-wire by 5 shots from Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

  • Jul 17 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Glen Arbour GC: South Korean Meena Lee wins by 1 from Australian Katherine Hull
  • Jul 24 92nd Tour de France: no winner; Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive victory but disqualified in 2012 for doping

Golf Tournament

Jul 24 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Aberdeen: Tom Watson wins his second Open Senior title in a playoff with Ireland's Des Smyth

  • Jul 31 US Senior Open Men's Golf, NCR CC: Allen Doyle wins by 1 stroke ahead of Loren Roberts and D. A. Weibring for his 3rd Champions Tour major title
  • Jul 31 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Jeong Jang of South Korea leads wire-to-wire to win her first LPGA event and lone major title, 4 strokes ahead of Sophie Gustafson

Weddings in Sport

Lennox Lewis

Jul 15 Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica

  • Jul 21 Tennis star player Lleyton Hewitt (24) weds "Home and Away" TV actress Bec Cartwright (22) at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), dies at 82
  • Jul 4 Hank Stram, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (KC Chiefs Super Bowl 1970), dies of diabetes complications at 82
  • Jul 9 Yevgeny Grishin, Russian speed skater (4 Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 74
  • Jul 9 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • Jul 11 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • Jul 25 Eddie Crook Jr., American boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1960), dies at 76
  • Jul 26 Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
  • Jul 30 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)