On this date: 2008 — Fresno State captures NCAA baseball's College World Series
1921 — Jock Hutchinson is the first American to win the British Open, a nine-stroke victory over Roger Wethered in a playoff.
1932 — Gene Sarazen wins the U.S. Open by shooting a 286, the lowest in 20 years.
1948 — Joe Louis knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round in New York to defend his world heavyweight title. Louis announces his retirement after the fight.
1952 — Jim Turnesa wins the PGA Championship with a 1-up victory over Chick Harbert in the final round.
1966 — Buckpasser sets a world record in the 1-mile Arlington Classic in 1:32 3-5 and becomes the first 3-year-old to win more than $1 million.
1969 — Pancho Gonzalez, 41, wins the longest tennis match in Wimbledon history by beating Charles Pasarell in a 112-game match that lasts 5 hours, 12 minutes.
1981 — Sugar Ray Leonard wins the WBA junior middleweight title with a ninth-round knockout of Ayub Kalule in Houston.
1991 — Nine-time champion Martina Navratilova survives a first-round scare from Elna Reinach to win her record 100th singles match at Wimbledon.
1995 — Betsy King completes her 20-month quest to enter the LPGA Hall of Fame by winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic, her 30th title.
1999 — San Antonio wins its first NBA championship, defeating the New York Knicks 78-77 in Game 5 of the Finals. The Spurs, keyed by finals MVP Tim Duncan's 31 points, becomes the first former ABA team to win the championship.
2004 — Larry Walker hits three home runs — the third in the 10th inning — in Colorado's 10-8 victory over Cleveland.
2005 — Serena Williams loses 6-3, 7-6 (4) to Jill Craybas in the third round at Wimbledon, her earliest exit from a major since 1999.
2006 — Asafa Powell matches Wallace Spearmon's world best in the 200 meters, winning the Jamaican national championships in 19.90 seconds.
2006 — Bernard Lagat becomes the first runner in the history of the U.S. track and field championships to sweep the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, after winning the shorter race.
2008 — Fresno State captures its first national championship in a men's sport with a 6-1 victory over Georgia in Game 3 of the College World Series finals. Steve Detwiler homers twice and drives in all six runs.