On this date: 1997 — Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield's right ear in WBA title fight
1939 — Joe Louis stops Tony Galento in the fourth round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.
1953 — Betsy Rawls wins the U.S. Women's Open with a six-stroke playoff victory over Jacqueline Pung.
1966 — Ernie Terrell scores a unanimous 15-round decision over Doug Jones in Houston to win the WBA title, which had been stripped from Muhammad Ali.
1971 — Muhammad Ali wins a four-year legal battle to overturn his 1967 conviction for draft evasion in an 8-0 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1992 — Connie Price-Smith, who earlier won the discus, wins the shot put at 62 feet, 6 inches, to become the first woman to win both events at the U.S. Olympic trials since Earlene Brown in 1960.
1994 — Oleg Salenko scores a World Cup record five goals as Russia beats Cameroon 6-1.
1995 — Chanda Rubin beats Patricia Hy-Boulais in a record marathon match at Wimbledon. Rubin's 6-7 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5), 17-15 victory breaks the record for the most games (58) in a women's Grand Slam singles match. The previous record was 56 games, set in 1972 when Kerry Melville beat Pam Teeguarden 9-7, 4-6, 16-14, in the French Open semifinals.
1997 — Evander Holyfield, bleeding badly from his right ear after being bitten by Mike Tyson, retains the WBA heavyweight championship in Las Vegas when Tyson is disqualified after the third round.
2006 — The Toronto Raptors select Andrea Bargnani with the No. 1 pick in an unpredictable NBA draft, as four of the top seven picks are traded by the middle of the first round.
2007 — The Portland Trail Blazers end months of debate when they choose Greg Oden over fellow college freshman Kevin Durant with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
2007 — Frank Thomas hits his 500th home run to become the 21st major leaguer to reach the career mark.
2007 — Craig Biggio becomes the 27th player in major league history to get 3,000 hits in Houston's 8-5 11-inning victory over Colorado.