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Today’s sporting highlight in history:

In 2012, the Los Angeles Kings won their first NHL title by defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in game six of the Stanley Cup Final.

On this date:

1898 – Willie Simms becomes the only African-American jockey to win the Preakness Stakes when he rides Sly Fox to victory, and the only one to win all three Triple Crown races. Simms’ other Triple Crown wins: Kentucky Derby (1896, 1898), Belmont Stakes (1893, 1894).

1919 – Walter Hagen wins the US Open with a playoff victory over Michael Brady.

1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes under Johnny Loftus, becoming the first Triple Crown winner in thoroughbred racing.

1921 – Grey Lag, ridden by Earl Sande, wins the first Belmont Stakes to be run counterclockwise. Previous Belmonts were run clockwise over a fishhook course that included part of the training track and the main Sande oval.

1938 – Ralph Guldahl wins the U.S. Open in golf for the second year in a row by defeating Dick Metz.

1949 – Cary Middlecoff wins the US Open by defeating Sam Snead and Clayton Heafner.

1955 – Nashua wins the Belmont Stakes with Eddie Arcaro in the saddle. It is Arcaro’s sixth Belmont win and he ties Jimmy McLaughlin’s record.

1977 – Seattle Slew, ridden by Jean Cruguet, runs from start to finish in the Belmont and wins by four lengths over Run Dusty Run and the Triple Crown.

1978 – Nancy Lopez shoots a record 13 under par to win the LPGA Championship by six strokes over Amy Alcott.

1982 – Larry Holmes stops Gerry Cooney in the 13th round in a fight for the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas.

1984 – The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 in Game 7 to win their 15th NBA title.

1990 – Nolan Ryan, 43, throws the sixth no-hitter of his career as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0. Ryan is the first to throw no-hitters for three teams and the oldest to throw one.

1992 – Tracy Austin, 29, becomes the youngest member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

1994 – For the first time in 11 years, the United States loses at the Women’s Basketball World Championship. Guards Hortencia and Paula combine for 61 points and Brazil surprises the defending champions 110-107 in the semifinals.

2006 – Se Ri Pak beats Karrie Webb on the first playoff hole to win the LPGA Championship. Pak makes up for a three-putt bogey on the 18th hole that set up the playoff.

2006 – Rafael Nadal wins the French Open for the second year in a row, beating Roger Federer in four sets. Nadal thwarts Federer’s bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam and extends his record winning streak on clay to 60 matches.

2011 – Texas A&M wins the men’s and women’s titles at the NCAA outdoor championships, becoming the first school to win back-to-back races three times in a row. Sheila Reid of Villanova becomes the first woman to win the 1,500 and 5,000 meters at an NCAA championship race.

2012 – Rafael Nadal wins his record seventh French Open title, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 on his return to Roland Garros. It is Nadal’s 11th Grand Slam title, drawing level with Rod Laver and Björn Borg, who have won six French Open titles.

2017 – Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the final, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open Era, which began in 1968.

2017 – Stanley Cup Final, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee: The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Nashville Predators 2-0 to win the series 4-2. The Penguins are champions for the second time in a row.

2022 – Charl Schwartzel beats fellow South African Hennie Du Plessis by one stroke to win the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational event at Centurion GC in Hertfordshire, collecting a whopping $4.75 million for the win.

2023 – French Open in men’s tennis: Novak Đoković beats Norwegian Casper Ruud 7:6, 6:3, 7:5 to win his 23rd Grand Slam men’s singles title – a record.

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