Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on September 5:
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A 10-time All-Star second baseman, Bill Mazeroski played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1956 to 1972. Mazeroski was on the Pirates’ teams that won both the 1960 and 1971 World Series. He hit the game-winning home run off Ralph Terry of the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series. A peerless fielder, Mazeroski won eight Gold Glove Awards. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.
1926 — Molla Mallory defeated Elizabeth Ryan to win her record eighth US national tennis championship at Forest Hills in New York. (More info.)
1931 — Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia A’s had his American League record-tying 16-game winning streak snapped due to an error by outfielder Jim Moore, as the St. Louis Browns beat Philadelphia, 1-0, at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. (More info.)
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on August 19:
Profession: Retired Tennis Player
Best Known For: Born Richard Raskind, Renee Richards underwent numerous surgeries to transform from a man into a woman in the 1970s. After suing the United States Tennis Association, who blocked her from playing in the 1976 US Open, Richards won the suit and played on the WTA Tour from 1977 to 1981.
The United States won nine medals, including five golds, to take a commanding lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Thursday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:
Carli Lloyd scored twice as the US women’s soccer team beat Japan, 2-1, to win the gold medal in front of 80,203 at Wembley Stadium. The victory avenged the Americans’ loss to the Japanese team at the Women’s World Cup last summer. Canada beat France, 1-0, to win the bronze medal.
Led by seven medals from its track athletes, the United States ran past China into the lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Wednesday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:
The spotlight turned to the track and field events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Sunday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won his second consecutive gold medal in the men’s 100 meters on Sunday night, running the race in an Olympic record 9.63 seconds — the second-fastest 100 meters in history. Bolt’s Jamaican teammate, and world champion, Yohan Blake won the silver medal, while American Justin Gatlin took the bronze.
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