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WP- Olsavsky; LP- Mielcarek;. Fischer (W) 4-5, HR, 3 RBI.


FRANK CALIPETRO, No. 11 at Tamaron, 117 yards, 8-iron.

July 16

1920–Babe Ruth breaks his own season record of 29 homers with his 30th as the New York Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. Ruth ends the season with 54.

1920–The United States sweeps Australia in five straight matches to win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1913. The U.S. team is made up of Bill Tilden and Bill Johnston.

1938–Paul Runyan wins the PGA golf championship by routing Sam Snead 8 and 7 in the final round.

1947–Rocky Graziano scores a technical knockout with a barrage of 30 punches against Tony Zale in the sixth round to win the world middleweight boxing title. Held in Chicago Stadium, it's the largest grossing fight in history.

1950–Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 to win soccer's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

1989–Betsy King birdies three of the first four holes of the final round to win her first U.S. Women's Open championship by four strokes over Nancy Lopez.

1993–Nick Faldo ties the best single round in 122 years of the British Open with a course-record 63 to give him a one-stroke lead after the second round.

1995–Annika Sorenstam of Sweden wins the U.S. Women's Open by one stroke over Meg Mallon, her first victory on the LPGA Tour.

2001–Jacques Rogge, a Belgian surgeon and Olympic sailor, is elected to succeed Juan Antonio Samaranch as president of the International Olympic Committee.

2005–In Las Vegas, Jermain Taylor beats Bernard Hopkins for the undisputed middleweight title. Hopkins, a winner of a record 20 consecutive defenses, starts slowly and the undefeated challenger builds up a big enough lead on two judges' scorecards to take the crown.

2006–J.R. Todd becomes the first black driver to win an NHRA Top Fuel event, beating Tony Schumacher in the Mopar Mile-High Nationals.


Major League Baseball

MLB–Suspended Washington minor league INF Steven Souza (Hagerstown-SAL) and OF J.R. Higley (Hagerstown-SAL) 50 games each for violating the drug policy. Suspended free agent OF Joshua Flores and SS Manuel Marquez 50 games each for violating the drug policy.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES–Placed C Matt Wieters on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 10.

SEATTLE MARINERS–Signed RHP Jamey Wright. Selected the contract of LHP Chris Seddon from Tacoma (PCL). Optioned RHP Sean White to Tacoma. Announced RHP Chad Cordero declined his option to Tacoma and is a free agent.

TEXAS RANGERS–Signed OF Josh Richmond and assigned him to Spokane (NWL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES–Activated OF Jason Heyward from the 15-day DL. Optioned SS Brandon Hicks to Gwinnett (IL). Placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 10. Reclaed LHP Mike Dunn from Gwinnett.

CINCINNATI REDS–Signed RHP Russ Springer to a minor league contract.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS–Activated OF Manny Ramirez from the 15-day DL. Placed OF Reed Johnson on the 15-day DL.


ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Agreed to terms with general manager John Mozeliak on a three-year contract extension through 2013. Placed OF Nick Stavinoha on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 12. Recalled OF Allen Craig from Memphis (PCL).

Golden League

ORANGE COUNTY FLYERS–Acquired LHP Zachary Cline from Yuma.


National Basketball Association

BOSTON CELTICS–Re-signed F Paul Pierce to a four-year contract.

CHICAGO BULLS–Named Scottie Pippen ambassador.

DENVER NUGGETS–Signed G Anthony Carter and F-C Shelden Williams.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS–Announced Chris Cohan agreed to sell the franchise to Boston Celtics minority partner Joe Lacob and Mandalay Entertainment CEO Peter Guber.

MIAMI HEAT–Signed F Mike Miller to a five-year contract.

NEW JESREY NETS–Signed F Derrick Favors and F Damion James.

UTAH JAZZ–Agreed to terms with G Raja Bell on a three-year contract.


National Football League



National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS–Signed F Gregory Campbell and D Adam McQuaid to two-year contracts and D Andrew Bodnarchuk and F Jeff LoVecchio to one-year contracts.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS–Re-signed F Tom Sestito to a one-year contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS–Re-signed D Derek Meech to a one-year contract.

EDMONTON OILERS–Named Kelly Buchberger and Steve Smith assistant coaches and Todd Nelson coach of Oklahoma City (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD–Signed C Mikko Koivu to a seven-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. Re-signed G Anton Khudobin to a one-year contract.

MONTREAL CANADIENS–Signed F Alexander Avtsin to a three-year contract and F David Desharnais to a one-year contract.

NEW YORK RANGERS–Agreed to terms with D Mike Sauer.

SAN JOSE SHARKS–Signed F T.J. Trevelyan and D Sean Sullivan to one-year contracts.

ST. LOUIS BLUES–Re-signed D Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING–Re-signed C Blair Jones to a one-year contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS–Signed C Jay Beagle to a two-year contract and RW Andrew Gordon, C Andrew Joudrey, D Patrick McNeill and D Zach Miskovic to one-year contracts.


Major League Soccer

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC–Placed MF David Estrada on injured reserve. Activated F Blaise Nkufo.


BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE–Named Betsy Kidd coordinator of softball umpires.

DEPAUL–Named Mac Calloway director of strength and conditioning.

FLORIDA SOUTHERN–Named Lance Niekro assistant baseball coach.

INDIANA STATE–Named Rick Minter linebackers coach, Mike Simmonds and Harold Etheridge offensive line coaches, PJ Volker outside linebackers coach and Clayton Dever offensive assistant.

JAMES MADISON–Signed baseball coach Spanky McFarland to a contract extension through the 2014 season.

NYU–Named Stephanie Marciano women's assistant basketball coach.

OREGON–Named Rob Mullens athletic director.

PENN STATE–Named Jeff Thompson women's gymnastics coach.

PFEIFFER–Named Derrick Ayers women's assistant soccer coach.

POST–Named Edmund Sanders men's assistant basketball coach.

SOUTH ALABMAA–Named Mark Calvi associate head baseball coach.

TULSA–Named Blair Philbrick director of football operations.

WASHINGTON, MO.–Named Rudy Ryback men's and women's club crew coach.

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