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This date in sports history for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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June 11

1898 — Willie Simms becomes the only African American jockey to win the Preakness Stakes when he rides Sly Fox to victory. With this win, Simms becomes the only African American jockey to have won all three Triple Crown races. Simms’ other Triple Crown wins took place in the Kentucky Derby (1896, 1898) and Belmont Stakes (1893, 1894).

1919 — Walter Hagen wins the U.S. Open with a one-stroke playoff victory over Michael Brady.

1919 — Sir Barton, ridden by Johnny Loftus, is the first to win thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, winning the Belmont Stakes.

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

1938 — Ralph Guldahl wins the U.S. Open golf tournament for the second straight year by beating Dick Metz.

1949 — Cary Middlecoff wins the U.S. Open golf tournament by beating Sam Snead and Clayton Heafner.

1955 — Nashua wins the Belmont Stakes with Eddie Arcaro in the saddle. It’s the sixth Belmont victory for Arcaro, tying Jimmy McLaughlin’s record.

1977 — Seattle Slew, ridden by Jean Cruguet, runs wire to wire in the Belmont for a four-length victory 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 for the WBC heavyweight title at Las Vegas.

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

1988 — Stanford becomes the first team since 1974 to win consecutive titles, with a 9-4 victory over Arizona State in the College World Series.

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

1994 — For the first time in 11 years, the United States loses in the women’s world basketball championships. Guards Hortencia and Paula combine for 61 points, and Brazil stuns the defending champions 110-107 in the semifinals.

2001 — Tennis’ Grand Slam tournaments double the number of seeded players to 32, with the order determined using a formula that assesses past performance on the event’s playing surface.

2006 — Asafa Powell equals the 100-meter world record he holds with Justin Gatlin with a 9.77-second run at the British Grand Prix.

2006 — Se Ri Pak beats Karrie Webb on the first playoff hole to win the LPGA Championship. Pak atones for a three-putt bogey on the 18th hole in regulation which set up the playoff.

2006 — Rafael Nadal wins his second consecutive French Open title beating Roger Federer in four sets. Nadal spoils Federer’s bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam championship and extends his record clay-court winning streak to 60 matches.

2010 — Boise State accepts an invitation to join the Mountain West Conference.

2010 — Nebraska’s membership in the Big Ten Conference becomes official when the Big Ten’s board of presidents and chancellors unanimously approve adding the Cornhuskers.

2011 — Ruler On Ice posts a huge upset in the Belmont Stakes, taking the lead from Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford in the straight and winning the final leg of the Triple Crown. Shackleford leads from the start, but when the field of 12 turn for home in the 1½-mile Belmont, 24-1 long shot Ruler on Ice takes over under Jose Valdivia Jr. to win by three-quarters of a length ahead of Stay Thirsty.

2011 — Texas A&M sweeps the men’s and women’s titles at the NCAA outdoor championships, becoming the first school to post dual three-peat champions. Villanova’s Sheila Reid becomes the first woman to win the 1,500 and 5,000 meters at the same NCAA meet.

2012 — Rafael Nadal wins his record seventh French Open title, returning to Roland Garros to defeat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. It’s Nadal’s 11th Grand Slam title, tying him on the all-time list with Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg, who won six French Open titles.

2012 — The Los Angeles Kings win their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis score two goals apiece, and Jonathan Quick makes 17 saves in his latest stellar performance for the Kings, the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup.

 

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