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AP Sportlight

Thursday - 6/26/2014, 9:08am  ET

Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press

1903 -- Willie Anderson captures the U.S. Open with a two-stroke victory over David Brown in a playoff.

1914 -- Jack Johnson wins a 20-round referee's decision over Frank Moran at the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris.

1950 -- Chandler Harper wins the PGA championship by beating Henry Williams Jr., 4 and 3 in the final round.

1959 -- Mickey Wright beats Louise Suggs by two strokes for her second straight U.S. Women's Open title.

1971 -- JoAnne Carner wins the U.S. Women's Open with a seven-stroke victory over Kathy Whitworth.

1992 -- Top-seeded Jim Courier, the Australian and French Open champion, loses 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to qualifier Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia at Wimbledon. It's the first time in Wimbledon history that a qualifier beat the top seed.

1999 -- Juli Inkster shoots a 6-under 65 to win the LPGA Championship, becoming the second woman to win the modern career Grand Slam. Pat Bradley won her Grand Slam 13 years earlier.

2004 -- Jason Windsor pitches a five-hitter, Kurt Suzuki's RBI single caps a three-run seventh inning and Cal State Fullerton wins the College World Series with a 3-2 victory over Texas.

2006 -- Roger Federer wins his record 42nd straight grass-court match, beating Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to open his bid for a fourth consecutive Wimbledon championship. Federer breaks the record he shared with Bjorn Borg, the five-time Wimbledon champion who won 41 straight matches on grass from 1976-1981.

2008 -- Zheng Jie completes the biggest victory of her career at Wimbledon, beating new No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 6-1, 6-4 in the third round. The 133rd-ranked Zheng's victory, her first against a top-10 player, is the earliest exit by a top-ranked woman at Wimbledon since Martina Hingis lost in the first round in 2001.

2009 -- Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi wins his 100th career Moto GP race at the Assen TT, claiming victory in 42 minutes, 14.611 seconds.

2010 -- Cristie Kerr cruises to a 12-stroke victory in the LPGA Championship in one of the most lopsided wins at a major. Kerr leads wire-to-wire, closing with a 6-under 66 for a 19-under 269 total. Kerr breaks the tournament record for victory margin of 11 set by Betsy King in 1992 and matches the second-biggest victory in a major.

2011 -- Australian teenager Bernard Tomic reaches the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 win over Xavier Malisse, becoming the youngest quarterfinalist at the All England Club since Boris Becker in 1986.

2011 -- Venus and Serena Williams are eliminated in the fourth round of Wimbledon, the first time in five years that neither sister will play in the quarterfinals at the All England Club. Six-time men's champion Roger Federer comes back to down Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 and reach his 29th successive Grand Slam quarterfinal.

2012 -- Rafael Nadal makes his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2005 when he is overpowered by big-serving Lukas Rosol 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round at Wimbledon. Rosol, a 26-year-old Czech ranked No. 100, becomes the lowest-ranked player to defeat Nadal in a major tournament.

2013 -- The Cleveland Cavaliers select UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick, a surprising start to the NBA draft.


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