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This Day in Sports History — August 14

James Jeffries
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 14:

1903 — James Jeffries defeated James J. Corbett in the 10th round of their fight in San Francisco to retain his heavyweight title. (More info.)

1936 — The United States won the first Olympic basketball tournament at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. (More info.)

1959 — The American Football League formed with franchises in Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, New York and Los Angeles. Boston, Buffalo and Oakland were later added prior to 1960. (More info.)

1964 — Pitcher Bo Belinsky of the California Angels was suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer. (More info.)

1977 — Lanny Wadkins won the PGA Championship on the third playoff hole at Pebble Beach in California in the first major tournament played under the sudden-death rule. (More info.)

1982 — Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies recorded his 12,365th career at-bat to pass Henry Aaron and set a new major league record. (More info.)

1987 — Mark McGwire of the Oakland A’s set the major league rookie home run record with his 39th long ball, hitting it off Don Sutton of the Angels in Anaheim. (More info.)

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