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This date in sports for Saturday, June 21, 2014

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June 21

1919 — Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman wins the women’s U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championship with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Marion Zinderstein.

1932 — Jack Sharkey scores a 15-round split decision over Max Schmeling to win the world heavyweight title in New York.

1960 — Armin Hary of West Germany becomes the first man to run 100 meters in 10.0 seconds at a meet in Zurich, Switzerland.

1964 — Jim Bunning of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches a perfect game against the New York Mets. The no-hitter gives Bunning one in each league and the Phillies’ Gus Triandos becomes the first catcher to handle no-hitters in both leagues.

1965 — Gary Player becomes the third man to win golf’s top four pro titles when he captures the U.S. Open. Player beats Kel Nagle by three strokes in a playoff round. Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan had won the U.S. and British Opens, the Masters and the PGA.

1970 — Britain’s Tony Jacklin becomes the first English golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open, beating Dave Hill by five strokes.

1971 — Lee Trevino beats Jack Nicklaus by two strokes in a playoff to win the U.S. Open.

1992 — Tom Kite wins the U.S. Open by two strokes over Jeff Sluman. Playing in 35 mph winds, Kite shoots a par 72 for a 3-under 285 total.

1994 — Lori McNeil upsets five-time champion Steffi Graf 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in the first round of Wimbledon. Graf becomes the first reigning women’s champion to lose in the first round.

1998 — Marion Jones becomes the first athlete in 50 years to win the women’s 100 and 200 meters and long jump at the U.S. Track and Field Championships. Jones wins the 200 in 22.24 seconds.

2002 — Lance Deal wins his ninth U.S. hammer championship. He joins Hal Connolly as the only nine-time winners in the event. Deal’s winning throw of 244 feet, 5 inches is the shortest of any of his winning efforts at the U.S. Track and Field Championships.

2003 — Lennox Lewis retains his heavyweight title when a cut stops Vitali Klitschko after six brawling rounds. All three ringside judges had Klitschko winning 58-56, but ring doctor Paul Wallace orders referee Lou Moret to stop the fight.

2005 — French Open winner Justine Henin-Hardenne loses in the first round at Wimbledon. The Belgian becomes the first Roland Garros women’s champion since 1962 to lose her opening match at Wimbledon when she’s beaten by Eleni Daniilidou of Greece, 7-6 (8), 2-6, 7-5.

2005 — Detroit, led by Chauncey Billups’ 21 points, forces Game 7 of the NBA Finals with a 95-86 victory at San Antonio. The Pistons become the first road team to win Game 6 of the NBA Finals since the 2-3-2 format was implemented in 1985.

2007 — Peter Wessels, a Dutch qualifier ranked 488th, beats top-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Ordina Open in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

2012 — Miami’s LeBron James caps his title bid with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, Chris Bosh adds 23 points, Dwyane Wade scores 20 points and the Heat finish off the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, winning 121-106. Mike Miller scores 23 points on 7-for-8 shooting from 3-point range for Miami, which adds this title to the one it claimed in 2006.

 

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