Today In Sports History for Aug. 2

...3-pointer with 4:37 left, the Americans surpass the previous Olympic record of 138 points set by Brazil against Egypt in 1988.2012 - Gabby Douglas becomes the third straight American to win gymnastics' biggest prize when she wins the all-around...
3 pitchers, catcher enter baseball Hall

...pitchers didn't stick around with their first clubs very long. Drafted by Montreal, Johnson made the Expos' roster in 1988 and midway through the 1989 season was traded to the Seattle Mariners.Smoltz, signed by his hometown Detroit Tigers...
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Doctor: 3-4 months for George HW Bush's fracture to heal

...cough and other issues.The Republican served two terms as Ronald Reagan's vice president before being elected president in 1988. He lost to Democrat Bill Clinton amid voters' concerns about the economy after one term, highlighted by the success...
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Williams wins to secure Serena Slam

...years after her first, at the 1999 U.S. Open.Only Maureen Connolly in 1953, Margaret Court in 1970, and Steffi Graf in 1988 have won all four majors in a single season. And only Court (24) and Graf (an Open-era record 22) own more Grand...
Cosby's moralizing was his undoing

...millions in donations to colleges and other institutions across the country, including $20 million to Spelman College in 1988. He also freely gave advice and opinions on society's failings, which weren't welcomed as much as the money.One...
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Boston bomber will get chance to break silence at sentencing

...sentencing trial in September.Only three people have been executed under the federal death penalty since it was reinstated in 1988, including Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.In a brief statement during his sentencing hearing, McVeigh didn't...
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Williams overcomes Azarenka to reach Wimbledon semi's left to complete a true Grand Slam, which hasn't been accomplished since Steffi Graf won all four in the same year in 1988. The other women's semifinal will be between 2012 runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and No. 20 Garbine Muguruza...
A win, then a hug: Serena tops Venus

...go to the U.S. Open with a chance at the first true Grand Slam - four majors in a single season - since Steffi Graf in 1988.When a reporter made a passing reference to that, Serena rested her chin on her left hand and declared: "I no longer...
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Serena starts slow, Venus wins

...definitely not guaranteed."And she would head to the U.S. Open with a chance to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win all four majors in a single season."It's a pretty good chance," Williams' older sister, Venus, said about...
Juneau's barn dancing scene has modern twist running around on the dance floor. I want everyone to be able to experience our fun." Juneau barn dances started in 1988 as a weekly class held at the community schools. Since then, the dances have become monthly events held September through...


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