On This Day

July 2014 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová outclasses Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-0 for her 2nd Wimbledon title

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Roger Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to regain his world #1 ranking

FIFA World Cup

Jul 8 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat Brazil by a record 7-1 in the semi-finals to make it to the final; Miroslav Klose of Germany breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals

  • Jul 13 FIFA World Cup Final, Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Mario Götze scores an extra time winner as Germany beats Argentina, 1-0

Football Awards

Jul 13 FIFA World Cup Awards: Lionel Messi (golden ball), James Rodriguez (golden boot) and Manuel Neuer (Golden gloves)

  • Jul 13 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oak Tree National: Scotsman Colin Montgomerie wins by 1 stroke after a 3-hole playoff with Gene Sauers
  • Jul 13 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Mo Martin wins her first major title, 1 shot ahead of runners-up Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen
  • Jul 15 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota
  • Jul 20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins wire-to-wire by 2 from Sergio Garcia & Rickie Fowler
  • Jul 27 101st Tour de France won by Vincenzo Nibali of Italy

Golf Tournament

Jul 27 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Porthcawl: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second Open Senior title by 13 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland

  • Jul 29 Chicago Cubs player John Baker scores the win against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in the longest game in Cubs history

Deaths in Sport

Alfredo Di Stéfano

Jul 7 Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine soccer forward (Spain 31 caps, Argentina 6, Colombia 4; European Cup 1956-60; Real Madrid) and manager (European Cup Winners' Cup: 1980 Valencia), dies from a heart attack at 88

  • Jul 14 Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), dies of cardiac arrest at 90
  • Jul 28 Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981), dies at 58