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AP Sportlight

Friday - 7/12/2013, 9:00am  ET

Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press

1881 -- William Renshaw sets the record for the shortest men's championship match by time and games by beating John T. Hartley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 in 37 minutes at Wimbledon.

1941 -- The PGA tournament is won by Vic Ghezzi with a 1-up 38-hole victory over Byron Nelson.

1943 -- The first night game in All-Star history is played at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Boston's Bobby Doerr provides the big blow, a three-run homer, for the AL's 5-3 win.

1971 -- Reggie Jackson hits a mammoth home run off the power generator on the right-field roof at Tiger Stadium to highlight a barrage of six homers -- three by each team -- as the AL beats the NL 6-4 in the All-Star game.

1972 -- Robert Irsay buys the stock of the Los Angeles Rams for $19 million and swaps the franchise for the Baltimore Colts. The players and coaches are not affected.

1980 -- Amy Alcott shoots a record score of 280 to win the U.S. Women's Open by nine strokes over Hollis Stacy.

1996 -- Cigar matches Citation's modern North American record of 16 consecutive wins, pulling away to take the $1.05 million Arlington Citation Challenge by 3
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