Events in Sport in July 1994

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez of Spain upsets Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for her only Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 2 Middlesex cricket seam bowler Richard Johnson takes all 10 Derbyshire wickets for 45 runs at the County Ground in Derby

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras successfully defends title against Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 7-6, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Jul 3 US Open Senior Golf, Pinehurst: South African Simon Hobday wins by 1 stroke from Graham Marsh and Jim Albus
  • Jul 3 FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Jul 4 FIFA World Cup: A Bebeto strike saves Brazil from embarrassment, beat USA 1-0 at Stanford
  • Jul 6 Shreveport Pirates lose first Canadian Football League game 40-10 vs Ottawa, folded 1995

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jul 9 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
  • Jul 12 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
  • Jul 13 O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • Jul 15 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
  • Jul 16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • Jul 16 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Jul 17 FIFA World Cup Final: 0-0 a.e.t. but Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties at the RoseBowl in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 18 Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
  • Jul 18 Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
  • Jul 18 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • Jul 20 O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • Jul 22 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
  • Jul 22 O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • Jul 23 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • Jul 23 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • Jul 24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 24 49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 24 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5' 39" ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • Jul 28 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
  • Jul 28 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels
  • Jul 31 28th Curtis Cup: Draw, 9-9
  • Jul 31 Helen Alfredss wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship