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Events in Sport in July 2008

  • Jul 2 A settlement is reached allowing former NBA franchise the Seattle SuperSonics to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; new owner Clay Bennett agrees to pay City of Seattle $45 million to wriggle out of last 2 years of KeyArena lease

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams successfully defends her title beating younger sister Serena 7-5, 6-4

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal of Spain ends Roger Federer's 5 year reign at Wimbledon 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jul 16 79th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • Jul 20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Irishman Pádraig Harrington successfully defends his Open title; shoots 4-under par over the final 9 to be 4 strokes clear of runner-up Ian Poulter

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 20 16th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Jul 27 95th Tour de France won by Carlos Sastre of Spain