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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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...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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...reclaims his title of world's fastest human by setting a world record of 9.86 seconds in the 100-meter final in the world championships in Tokyo. Lewis clips four-hundredths of a second off the previous mark of 9.90 set by Leroy Burrell in the...

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Today In Sports History

AUGUST 20 1931 - Helen Wills Moody beats Eileen B. Whitingstall 6-4, 6-1 to capture the women's title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship. 1944 - Robert Hamilton upsets Byron Nelson in the final round 1 up to win the PGA championship.

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Let's Tango!

...Hebert, were finalists in the Tango Salon division and semi-finalists in the Stage Performance division of the world championships in Argentina in 2005. He has performed in the Tango Libertad Festival in Japan and has a well-known reputation...

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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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...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.

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Today in Sports History

...in the semifinals at the Summer Olympics.1997 - Michael Johnson wins his third straight 400-meter title at the world championships in Athens, Greece, capturing the gold medal in 44.12 seconds. Sally Barsosio becomes the first Kenyan woman...

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