On This Day

July 2010 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 2 FIFA World Cup: Ghana, only African team remaining in last 8, are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Uruguay; Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams successfully defends her crown overpowering Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 for his second Wimbledon title

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • Jul 8 During 1st round of the John Deere Classic, Paul Goydos becomes the 4th, and oldest player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59; round included 12 birdies and 6 pars
  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup Final, Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands, 1-0 for first World Cup title
  • Jul 11 US Open Women's Golf, Oakmont CC: Paula Creamer wins her first major championship, 4 shots ahead of runners-up Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen
  • Jul 13 81st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Angel Stadium, Anaheim

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 14 18th ESPY Awards: Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn win

NFL Quarterback Drew Brees
NFL Quarterback
Drew Brees
  • Jul 18 "150th Anniversary" British Open Golf, St Andrews: South African Louis Oosthuizen wins his only major title, 7 strokes clear of runner-up Lee Westwood of England
  • Jul 25 97th Tour de France won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 25 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Carnoustie: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 1 stroke from American Corey Pavin

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Weddings in Sport

  • Jul 2 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • Jul 10 NBA star Carmelo Anthony (25) weds actress Lala Vasquez (30) at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York City
  • Jul 17 Actress Khadijah Haqq (29) weds New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray (29) at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles
  • Jul 17 Boston Celtics star player Paul Pierce (32) weds interior-designer Julie Landrum (27) at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 1 Don Coryell, American College Football Hall of Fame/NFL coach (SD Chargers), dies at 85
  • Jul 5 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • Jul 11 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, dies at 99

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

Jul 13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 19 Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (b. 1975)
  • Jul 21 Ralph Houk, American baseball catcher, coach, manager and executive (World Series champion 1947, 52-53, coach, 58; mgr 1961-62; NY Yankees), dies at 90
  • Jul 24 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • Jul 27 Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)