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1. Michael Phelps, Swimming, USA
Olympic great Michael Phelps swam a third 2015 world-best time in as many days in the 200m individual medley at the USA National Championships. Phelps won the 100m butterfly in 50.45 seconds, faster than the 50.56 South African Chad Le Clos swam to win world gold on the same day. A day earlier, Phelps won the American 200m butterfly title in one minute 52.94 seconds in San Antonio – 0.54secs faster than Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh swam in winning the world title in Kazan, Russia. Phelps now has a record 55 national titles.
2. Usain Bolt, Track and Field, Jamaica
Usain Bolt captured the gold medal in the men’s 100, 200, and 4X100 relay at the IAAF Track & Field World Championship in Beijing, China. His winning time in the 100 was 9.79 and the 200 was 19.55.
3. Mike Fiers, Baseball, USA
Houston Astros Mike Fiers pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading the Astros to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Having never even gotten an out in the ninth inning in his five-year career, Fiers was dominant. He struck out 10 and walked three, retiring the final 21 batters.
4. Mo Farah, Running, UK
Mo Farah won the gold medal in the men’s 5000 and 10000 meter races at the IAAF Track & Field World Championship in Beijing, China. His winning time in the 5000 was 13 minutes 50.38 seconds, and the 10000 race was 27 minutes 01.13 seconds.
5. Ashton Eaton, Track & Field, USA
Ashton Eaton broke his own decathlon world record and won the gold at the IAAF Track & Field World Championship in Beijing, China. His winning point total was 9045 points. The Olympic champion beat his own mark with a run in the closing 1,500 meters.
6. Jason Day, Golf, Australia
Jason Day won the Barclays Open FedEx Cup playoff in Edison, New Jersey. He had finishing weekend rounds. He shot 63-62 on the weekend at Plainfield Country Club to post 19-under 261, tying a tournament record.
1. Ronda Rousey, MMA, United States
American Mixed Martial Arts fighter Ronda Rousey defeated Brazilian Bethe Correia in a 34 second beat-down at the UFC 190 title fight on Saturday, August 1, held at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Correia landed a few punches but the champion fought back quickly. A strong right hand sent Correia to the fence, giving Rousey the opportunity to put her away just 20 seconds into the fight.
2. Katie Ledecky, Swimming, United States
Katie Ledecky rallied to win the 200-meter freestyle at the World Champions in swimming in Kazan, Russia, on . She also bested her own world record in in the prelims of the 1500 meter freestyle race. Her winning time and new world record was 15 minutes 27.71 seconds.
3. Sarah Sjöström, Swimming, Sweden
Sarah Sjöström won the 100 meter women’s butterfly race and set a new world record of 55.74 seconds at the World Champions in swimming in Kazan, Russia. Her time took a 0.24 second chunk off Dana Vollmer’s 55.98 world record from the 2012 Olympic Games, making Sjöström only the second woman ever behind Vollmer to break the 56-second barrier in the 100 fly.
4. Anita Wlodarczyk, Track & Field, Poland
Anita Wlodarczyk broke her own world record in the women’s hammer throw at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Throws Festival in Cetniewo, Poland. Her winning throw was 80 meters, 262.47 feet, making her the first women to throw 80 meters
5. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Track and Field, Jamaica
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sprinted her way to the 100-meter gold in 10.7 at the World Championships held at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest. She now holds three medals, all of them in the 100 — all gold — making her the first woman to win that many in the 32-year history of the championships.
6. Almaz Ayana, Track & Field, Ethiopia
Almaz Ayana won the gold medal in the women’s 5000 meter race at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Track & Field World Championship in Beijing, China. Her winning time of 14 minutes 26 and 83 seconds was a new IAAF Track & Field World Championship record.