Sportlight - by the Associated Press


Sunday, June 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


1917 -- In baseball's greatest relief effort, Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox retires all 26 batters for a 4-0 victory over Washington. Shore relieved Babe Ruth with nobody out and a man on first, who was cut down stealing.

1917 -- Molla Bjurstedt win the women's U.S. Lawn Tennis Association title for the third straight year with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Marion Vanderhoef.

1963 -- Julius Boros wins a three-way playoff to take the U.S. Open. Boros beats Jacky Cupit by three strokes and Arnold Palmer by six.

1969 -- Joe Frazier stops Jerry Quarry in the eighth round at Madison Square Garden in New York for the world heavyweight title.

1972 -- President Nixon signs the Higher Education Act of 1972. Title IX of this congressional act bars sex bias in athletics and other activities at colleges receiving federal assistance.

1974 -- Sandra Haynie wins the LPGA championship by two strokes over JoAnne Carter.

1975 -- Lou Graham beats John Mahaffey by two strokes in a playoff to win the U.S. Open.

1991 -- A Mazda becomes the first Japanese car to win the Le Mans 24 hours race, overtaking a Mercedes in the last three hours. Bertrand Gachot of Belgium, Johnny Herbert of Britain and Volker Weidler of Germany were the winning drivers of the rotary-powered Mazda.

1996 -- Michael Johnson breaks the world record in the men's 200 meters in 19.66 seconds at the U.S. track and field trials in Atlanta. The previous mark of 19.72 was set by Italy's Pietro Mennea in 1979 in Mexico City.

2002 -- Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron finishes his career with his 7,141st trip to the winner's circle, his final ride a victory on Came Home in the $107,500 Affirmed Stakes.