TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

1920 Res­o­lute beats Sham­rock IV (Eng­land) in 14th run­ning of Amer­ica’s Cup. 1924 Games of the VIII Olympiad close in Paris, France. 1946 Bos­ton Red Sox player Rudy York hits two grand slams in one game. 1972 NHL star Mau­rice (Rocket) Richard signs with WHL Que­bec Nordiques. 1973 Wal­ter Blum be­comes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 win­ners. 1984 Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb as the Ma­jor Base­ball League all-time sin­gle base hit leader as he col­lects his 3,053rd. 1986 Greg LeMond wins the Tour de France. 1989 At­lanta Braves’ player Dale Mur­phy is 10th to get six RBIs in an in­ning (6th). 1996 The Cen­ten­nial Olympic Park bomb­ing at the 1996 Sum­mer Olympics in At­lanta kills one and in­jures 111. 2008 Carlos Sas­tre wins the Tour de France bi­cy­cle race in France. 2008 Rafael Nadal wins his sec­ond Rogers Cup tennis cham­pi­onship in Toronto with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Ger­man Ni­co­las Kiefer in the fi­nal. In the men’s dou­bles fi­nal, Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and part­ner Ne­nad Zi­mon­jic of Ser­bia de­feat the Amer­i­can pair­ing of Bob and Mike Bryan 6-2, 4-6, 10-6. 2008 Re­lief pitcher Rich (Goose) Gos­sage and for­mer man­ager Dick Wil­liams are in­ducted into the Na­tional Base­ball Hall of Fame in Coop­er­stown, N.Y. 2012 The 2012 Sum­mer Olympics be­gin in Lon­don, Eng­land.

Fed­eral agents scour the area in Cen­ten­nial Park in At­lanta where an ex­plo­sion killed one per­son and in­jured 111 others dur­ing the Sum­mer Olympics, 21 years ago to­day.

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