ON THIS DAY
1903: Maurice Garin won the inaugural Tour de France cycling race.
2004: Chelsea agreed a £24m fee with Marseille for striker Didier Drogba.
2006: David O’leary left Aston Villa by mutual consent after three years as manager.
2007: Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were confirmed as Honda’s drivers for the 2008 Formula One season.
2009: American Stewart Cink won golf’s British Open Championship, defeating 59-year-old countryman Tom Watson in a four-hole play-off. 2011: Keri-anne Payne became the first Great Britain athlete to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics by winning the 10kilometre open water race at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai.
2012: Tottenham Hotspur and England defender Ledley King retired from professional football.
2017: Jodie Taylor became the first female England player to score a hat-trick at a major tournament as the Lionesses started their European Championship campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Scotland.
2018: Liverpool announced the signing of Roma’s Brazil international Alisson on a six-year contract after agreeing a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.
2018: Lewis Hamilton agreed a two-year contract extension with Mercedes through to the end of the 2020 Formula One season.
Nigel Pearson left his role as Watford boss, with Hayden Mullins taking up the position of interim head coach for the final two games of the season.