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July 2015 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 4 Super Rugby Final, Westpac Stadium, Wellington: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14 for their first title
  • Jul 4 Copa América Final, Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago: Chile defeats Argentina, 4-1 penalties to win their first title; 0-0 after extra time
  • Jul 5 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada: Carli Lloyd scores a hat-trick as US beats Japan, 5-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stripped of his WBO welterweight boxing title after failing to pay $200k sanctioning fee and vacate his 2 junior middleweight titles

  • Jul 8 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 11 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams becomes oldest winner in Open era (33) beating Garbiñe Muguruza 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 12 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković successfully defends his title for 3rd Wimbledon crown; beats Roger Federer 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 12 US Open Women's Golf, Lancaster CC: Chun In-gee of South Korea wins her first major title by 1 stroke from compatriot Amy Yang
  • Jul 14 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
  • Jul 20 British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: American Zach Johnson wins in a 4-hole play-off with Australian Marc Leishman & Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa
  • Jul 25 UCI BMX Supercross series: Niek Kimmann & Stefany Hernandez win the world title
  • Jul 26 102nd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 26 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Sunningdale: American Marco Dawson wins by 1 shot from Bernhard Langer of Germany

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

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Music legend Billy Joel (66) weds equestrian Alexis Roderick (33) in Long Island

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel
  • Jul 12 Former football player Ledley King (35) weds long-term girlfriend Amy Kavanagh at Syon House in West London

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 2 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 68
  • Jul 8 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), dies at 69
  • Jul 17 Jules Bianchi, French auto racer (Marussia Formula 1 Racing Team), dies from injuries during accident at 2014 Japanese F1 GP, at 25
  • Jul 25 Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), dies of heart failure at 69
  • Jul 28 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991; Nottinghamshire), dies from a brain tumour at 66
  • Jul 29 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', dies at 97
  • Jul 31 Billy Pierce, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star x 7; World Series 1945; AL wins leader 1957; MLB ERA leader 1955; AL strikeout leader; 1953; Chicago WS), dies from gallbladder cancer at 88