July 2007 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles: American Christie Kerr wins by 2 strokes from Lorena Ochoa & Angela Park
  • Jul 3 America's Cup: Swiss defender Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 1 second to take the series 5-2 off Valencia, Spain

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lowest ever seeds contest final, Venus Williams (20) beats Marion Bartoli (18) 6-4, 6-1

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jul 7 Sprint-Nextel and NASCAR announce NASCAR Nextel Cup Series renamed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 121st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (7-6 4-6 7-6 2-6 6-2)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jul 10 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco
  • Jul 22 136th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • Jul 29 94th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain

Weddings in Sport

  • Jul 6 NBA Finals MVP Tony Parker (25) weds Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria (32) at a civil ceremony in Paris, France

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7 Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria
  • Jul 22 Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali (30) weds former NFL player Curtis Conway (36) in Marina del Rey, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 14 John Ferguson Sr, former professional hockey player (b. 1938)
  • Jul 22 Jarrod Cunningham New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)
  • Jul 22 Mike Coolbaugh former baseball player and coach (b.1972)
  • Jul 22 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • Jul 25 Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
  • Jul 26 Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (b. 1950)

Person of interestBill Walsh

Jul 30 Bill Walsh, American football coach (San Fransisco 49ers), dies of leukemia at 75

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh