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5/7/2014Netherlands head coach, Van Gaal pulls goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen in the 120th minute of the match against Costa Rica (0-0) in favour of Tim Krul for the penalty shootout. Krul will save 2 penalty kicks and Netherlands will qualify to the semifinals of the World Cup in Brazil. Another Dutchman, Frantisek Fadrhonc had taken the same decision in 1978 for AEK against QPR and was vindicated.
5/7/2014Czech Petra Kvitova wins her second Wimbledon title with a 6-3 6-0 victory in 55 minutes over Canada's Eugenie Bouchard. Bouchard, 20, had made history by becoming the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final.
5/7/200927-year-old Swiss Roger Federer becomes tennis's greatest men's champion as he beat Andy Roddick 5-7 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 16-14 in four hours and 16 minutes to claim his sixth Wimbledon crown. This is a record 15th Grand Slam title (6 Wimbledon, 3 Australian Open, 1 Rolland Garros, 5 US Open) for the Swiss master, overhauling the total of 14 of Pete Sampras.
5/7/2003Serena Williams defeats her sister Venus in the Wimbledon final by 2-1. It is the 6th all-Williams Grand Slam final (Serena is ahead by 5-1 wins)
5/7/199932 year-old water polo player Tassos Papanastassiou (324 caps) announces his retirement
5/7/1998Pete Sampras wins his 5th Wimbledon title by defeating Igor Ivanisevic. With this victory Sampras equals Borg's record of 5 consecutive titles (1976-80)
5/7/1997Martina Hingis becomes the youngest female tennis player (15 years and 282 days old) to win the Wimbledon title after defeating Jana Novotna 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Previous record holder Lottie Dod was 15 years and 285 days old when she won the title in 1887
5/7/1992Nikos Galis leaves Aris Salonica when the club president president Theofilos Mitroudis offers him a coaching post suggesting he should stop his career as a player. Ten days later, Galis moves to Athens
5/7/1986Nikos Galis scores a record 53 points as Greece beat Panama 110-81 for the World Basketball Championship in Zaragoza
5/7/1986First ''Good Will Games'' open in Moscow
5/7/1982Riots and 14 suicides in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro follow Brazil's defeat (by Italy 2-3) in Barcelona for the 12th World Cup
5/7/1980John and Tracy Austin defeat Mark Edmonson and Dianne Fromholtz. They become the first sibling team to ever win and the first family team to win since husband-wife combo Leslie and Kitty Godfree in 1926
5/7/1980Bjorn Borg defeats John McEnroe 3-2 at Wimbledon final after 3 hours and 55 minutes. It is his 5th consecutive title since 1976
5/7/1975Arthur Ashe becomes the first black tennis player to win the Wimbledon tournament after defeating Jimmy Connors
5/7/1969Australian tennis player Rod Laver becomes the first to win 4 Wimbledon titles after defeating John Newcombe 3-1
5/7/1956Panagiotis Mavraganis, the 22-year-old runner of Panellinios GC, who, one day before, won the 800m race in the junior atletics meeting between Greece and Yugoslavia, is killed by a bus at the center of Athens
5/7/1947Center Larry Doby becomes the first black player in the NFL (Cleveland Indians-Chicago White Sox 5-6). Later he will be the second black manager in NFL history
5/7/1924The 8th Olympic Games (4/5 - 27/7) open at Colombes Stadium in Paris. 2.826 men and 130 women from 44 countries take part. Henri Didon's slogan ''Citius-Altius-Fortius'' is adopted. The greek sculptor Konstantinos Dimitriadis wins gold medal for ''the discus thrower'', a statue set opposite Panathinaikon Stadium
5/7/1902Australia win the one and only test match held in Sheffield

 

             
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