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...their first pennant since 1959.2011 - Danell Leyva becomes the first American man gymnast to win a gold medal at the World Championships since 2003. Leyva wins the parallel bars title to become the first gold medalist for the U.S. since Paul Hamm...

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...triumph over Atlanta.1991 - The U.S. women's gymnastics team makes wins its first team medal - a silver - at the world championships in Indianapolis.2002 - Sam Hornish Jr. wins his second straight IRL title. Hornish, side by side with Helio...

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...to terms on a 10-year contract worth $87.5 million.2002 - There are no medals for the United States at the World Championships. In yet another stunning outcome, Yugoslavia comes back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and...

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Aug. 27 1903 - Britain's Hugh Doherty is the first non-American to win the men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships with a 6-0, 6-3, 10-8 victory over the William Larned. 1909 - William Larned wins his fifth U.S.

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Today In Sports History

...Michael Johnson at the 1996 Atlanta Games.2009 - Trey Hardee of the United States wins the decathlon gold medal at the world championships in Berlin for his first major title. Hardee has personal bests in three of the 10 events and collects 8,790...

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...a record score of 274, seven strokes ahead of Andy Bean.1995 - Gwen Torrence, the 100-meter champion at the World Championships, wins the 200 meters, then is disqualified for running out of her lane.1995 - Michael Bradley, a third-year...

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Kevin Durant withdraws from US national team

...coming out of camp that he was not prepared to fulfill the commitment he made to the team."Durant was the MVP of the world championship in 2010, leading the Americans to that title for the first time since 1994. The Oklahoma City star also started...

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Today in Sports History

...starts before tasting victory.1995 - Britain's Jonathan Edwards twice breaks the world record on his way to the World Championship becoming the first man to clear 18 meters and 60 feet in the triple jump. After clearing 18.16 on his initial...

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AUGUST 6 1926 - Gertrude Ederle, 19, of New York City becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel. She is timed in 14 hours and 31 minutes. 1958 - Glen Davis of Columbus, Ohio, sets a world record in the 400 hurdles with a time of 49.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-06/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...champion Frankie Fredericks, win in 38.24 seconds.1999 - Michael Johnson shatters another world record at the world championships - this time, breaking the 400-meter mark with a time of 43.18. He cuts .11 seconds off the record of 43...

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