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July 26
1888 Philadelphia's Ed Seward twirled a no-hitter against Cincinnati, winning 12-2.
1948 Babe Ruth made his final public appearance, attending a New York City premier of the "Babe Ruth Story."
1952 Bob Mathias took his second Olympic decathlon in Helsinki, Finland.
1962 Warren Spahn set an NL record for most home runs by a pitcher when he clubbed the 31st of his career off of New York's Craig Anderson.
1962 Jockey Angel Cordero Jr. rode his first winner in the U.S., Counterate, at Aqueduct Racetrack.
1973 The New York Racing Association and the Philip Morris Corporation announced the inaugural Marlboro Cup, a race to feature Secretariat and his stablemate, Riva Ridge, that would be run Sept. 15 at Belmont Park.
1981 Pat Bradley fired a record 279 to win the U.S. Women's Open. Kathy Whitworth, who finished third, became the first million-dollar golfer in LPGA history.
1984 Montreal Expos Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb's major league record of 3,052 singles in a career when he slammed a single in the eighth inning of the Expos 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1986 Rising heavyweight contender Mike Tyson took out Marvis Frazier, son of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, just 30 seconds into the first round. It is recorded as the quickest knockout in the history of nationally televised bouts.
1997 Head Coach Don Shula, NYG owner Wellington Mara, Pittsburgh's Mike Webster and Oakland/New England's Mike Haynes were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
1999 The major league umpires sued major league baseball for the right to rescind their resignations.
1999 The 49ers signed troubled running back Lawrence Phillips to a multi-year contract.
2005 Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux recorded his 3,000th career strikeout.
2007 New York Jets RB Curtis Martin announced his retirement from the NFL.
2007 Wake Forest men's basketball coach Skip Prosser died of an apparent heart attack on campus. He was 56 years old.
2009 Spain's Alberto Contador won the Tour de France for the second time.
2009 Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
2009 Jimmie Johnson held off a furious charge from his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin in the closing laps to win the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and became the first driver to record consecutive Sprint Cup Series victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
2009 Loren Roberts of the United States won his second Senior British Open title beating Mark McNulty on the third hole of a sudden death playoff.
2009 The United States men's national soccer team failed in its quest for a third straight CONCACAF Gold Cup championship after falling to Mexico, 5-0.
2010 Matt Garza tossed the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay history in a 5-0 win over Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field.
2011 Long-time Detroit Red Wings forward Kris Draper officially announced his retirement after 20 NHL seasons.
2013 The New York Yankees acquired outfielder Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs for minor league pticher Corey Black.
Birthdays Hoyt Wilhelm (1923) - MLB pitcher; Bob Lilly (1939) - NFL player; Dorothy Hamill (1956) - figure skater; Joe Smith (1975) - NBA player.
As of July 25, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET