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1949 Amer­i­can ten­nis player Gussie Moran caused a stir at Wim­ble­don when she ap­peared wear­ing lace-trimmed knick­ers de­signed by Teddy Tin­ling. The All Eng­land Club was so out­raged that Tin­ling was not a wel­come vis­i­tor for 33 years. 1960 Floyd Pat­ter­son knocked out Swe­den’s Inge­mar Jo­hans­son in the fifth round at the New York Polo Grounds to be­come the first man to re­gain box­ing’s world heavy­weight ti­tle. Pat­ter­son had lost his crown to the Swede a year ear­lier. 1987 New Zealand beat France 22-9 in Auck­land to be­come the first win­ners of the rugby union World Cup. 2006 Michael Owen was car­ried off on a stretcher with a rup­tured knee lig­a­ment in Eng­land’s 2-2 draw with Swe­den in their group match at the World Cup in Ger­many. He was out of ac­tion for al­most a year. 2008 Dutch club FC Twente named for­mer Eng­land man­ager Steve McClaren as their new coach. McClaren led Twente to the Ere­di­visie ti­tle in 2010. 2010 The France squad re­fused to train af­ter declar­ing their op­po­si­tion to the de­ci­sion to send home Ni­co­las Anelka from the World Cup in South Africa. 2011 FIFA con­firmed that its vi­cepres­i­dent Jack Warner – ac­cused of bribery in the run-up to the FIFA pres­i­den­tial vote – had re­signed from all foot­ball ac­tiv­ity. 2013 Barca for­ward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were or­dered to at­tend a court hear­ing as part of an in­quiry into al­leged tax fraud.

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