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This Day In Sports

July 31
1932 The Cleveland Indians christened their new home, Municipal Stadium before more than 76,000 fans, but lost 1-0 to the Philadelphia A's.
1954 Milwaukee's Joe Adcock slammed four home runs and a double against the Brooklyn Dodgers. His 18 total bases set a major league record.
1961 The All Star Game was halted 1-1 after nine innings due to rain, the first time rain had ever cancelled the mid-season classic.
1981 Marked the end of the second-ever Major League Baseball strike. It ended after 42 days.
1983 Jan Stephenson captured the U.S. Women's Open with a one-stroke victory over JoAnne Carter and Patty Sheehan.
1990 Nolan Ryan collected his 300th career victory, an 11-3 verdict over the Milwaukee Brewers.
1992 Calder Race Course first utilized past-performance data supplied by Equibase Company for its official track program.
1993 Life Sign won the Art Rooney Pace in a stakes record 1:52.1 at Yonkers Raceway.
1995 Walt Disney announced the acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC for $19 billion. The network of properties consist of Disney, ABC Sports, ESPN, ESPN2.
1996 NL President Leonard Coleman suspended Cincinnati Reds third baseman Chris Sabo for seven games and fined him $25,000 for using a corked bat.
1997 College Football's all-time winningest coach Eddie Robinson and his Grambling State University program were placed on two-year's probation for rules violations, including recruiting, out of season practices and academic eligibility.
1997 The Oakland Athletics traded first baseman Mark McGwire to the St. Louis Cardinals for three players.
1997 The Texas Rangers inked catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a five-year contract extension worth $42 million.
2003 Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux announced he would play during the 2003-04 season, his 16th as a player in the National Hockey League.
2003 NY Yankees OF Bernie Williams recorded his 1,900th career hit with a single off Anaheim's Aaron Sele.
2004 The New York Yankees traded RHP Jose Contreras and cash to the Chicago White Sox for RHP Esteban Loaiza.
2004 Arizona traded OF Steve Finley and C Brent Mayne to Los Angeles for C Koyie Hill, LHP Billy Murphy and OF Reggie Abercrombie.
2006 The MLB trading deadline saw several big name players change teams: Cubs RHP Greg Maddux to the Dodgers, Pittsburgh's Sean Casey to the Tigers, Yankees RHP Shawn Chacon to the Pirates for INF Craig Wilson, Mets get Ps Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez for OF Xavier Nady.
2007 The Boston Celtics acquired star forward Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves for forwards Al Jefferson and Ryan Gomes; guards Gerald Green and Sebastian Telfair; center Theo Ratliff and two draft picks.
2007 The Boston Red Sox acquired closer Eric Gagne from the Texas Rangers for LHP Kason Gabbard and a pair of minor-league outfielders.
2007 The Oakland Raiders signed free agent QB Daunte Culpepper to a one-year contract.
2008 The Chicago White Sox acquired OF Ken Griffey Jr. from the Cincinnati Reds for P Nick Masset and 2B Danny Richar.
2009 The Detroit Tigers acquired LHP Jarrod Washburn from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Ps Luke French and Mauricio Robles.
2009 The Boston Red Sox acquired Cleveland Indians C Victor Martinez for Ps Justin Masterson, Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price.
2009 The Chicago White Sox acquired RHP Jake Peavy from the San Diego Padres four players.
2009 The University of Hawaii suspended head football coach Greg McMackin 30 days without pay and will receive a reduction in his salary after he uttered a gay slur during the Western Athletic Conference's annual football media preview.
2010 MLB Trading deadline arrived and several clubs improved their post- season chances. The Yankees added RHP Kerry Wood from Cleveland, Atlanta acquired OF Rick Ankiel and RHP Kyle Farnsworth from Kansas City, The Dodgers got P Octavio Dotel from Pittsburgh and P Ted Lilly and infielder Ryan Theriot from the Cubs. P Jake Westbrook was traded to the Cardinals, who also shipped OF Ryan Ludwick to the San Diego as part of a three-team deal.
2011 WR Plaxico Burress decided to reboot his career with the New York Jets, agreeing to a one-year deal worth a little over $3 million.
2011 Yani Tseng, 22, collected her fifth major championship when she successfully defended her title at the Women's British Open.
2012 The Chicago Cubs traded RHP Ryan Dempster to the Texas Rangers for two minor league players.
2012 The Philadelphia Phillies traded outfielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants for three players.
2012 Running back Silas Redd, who ran for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns last season for Penn State, transferred to USC.
2012 At the Summer Olympics in London, U.S. women's gymnastics squad snapped a 16-year gold medal drought, winning the team competition. American Allison Schmitt won the women's 200-meter freestyle. Michael Phelps broke the Olympic medals record with his 19th as the United States romped to a dominating win in 4x200-meter freestyle relay.
2013 The NFL overhauled the 2014 Pro Bowl, eliminating the AFC-NFC format in favor of captains picking 43 players per team regardless of conference.
2013 The Washington Wizards signed point guard John Wall to a five-year contract extension worth $80 million.
2013 The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded RHP Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres for relief pitcher Joe Thatcher and minor league pitcher Matt Stiles.
2013 Kevin Strootman scored and added an assist on as Serie A heavyweights Roma easily handled the MLS All-Stars by a 3-1 count at Sporting Park.
Birthdays Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1951) - tennis player; Kevin Greene (1962) - NFL player.
As of July 30, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET